NANPA provides this event calendar of privately-run Member Workshops/Tours as a NANPA member benefit. NANPA does not monitor or endorse such workshops or tours in any way.
Vietnam with John and Lisa Merrill
April 2 - April 16
Vietnam compels. It’s beautiful, fascinating, and FUN. Join us for an adventure immersed in the vibrant culture and stunning natural beauty of North and Central Vietnam. We’ll introduce you to our favorite people and places and help take your photography to the next level.
With our partners at Secret Indochina, we created a custom tour filled with fascinating experiences and off-the-beaten path photo opportunities. We’ll dive deep into Vietnamese culture with visits to homes, farms, markets and crafts workshops, a cooking class, and a traditional festival. Historic Hanoi and Hoi An offers endless visual delight for street photographers and architecture lovers. Scenic highlights include the lush rice terraces of Pu Luong Nature Reserve, an eerie float through Galaxy Grotto cave, and the stunning karst rock formations jutting from the tropical waters of Lan Ha Bay.
Our “slow travel” philosophy optimizes our journey for image creation and cultural immersion. Whether an avid photographer or casual camera-phone shooter, you’ll be glad that all logistics are taken care of, so you can enjoy each moment and create compelling visual stories of our Vietnam experiences to treasure and share. We stay in hotels with great views and a luxurious ship (with just 10 guest staterooms). We offer optional dawn photo walks as cities and villages wake up, and dine after the magical light of sunset and dusk. It’ll be a mix of the iconic and unusual, pre-planned visits and spontaneous encounters. Cross-cultural connections are easier thanks to the strong relationships Secret Indochina has with the communities we visit.
Photography instruction on the tour is personal, informal and optional. Hands-on photo coaching can be transformative, as you learn to notice light and compose for impact — intentionally making, versus taking, photos. We’ll be at your side in bustling markets and bucolic farms, in different types of light, offering patient encouragement and inspiring ideas, and answers to questions about both the technical and artistic sides of photography. With two pro photographers as leaders, you’ll have double the expertise to tap into on photowalks, on the bus and at meals. It’s always an option to shadow one of us through our image-making process. We’ll show you how to quickly establish rapport and forge the personal connections that lead to stronger portraits and intriguing images which evoke the essence of a vibrant culture.
NANPA provides the above event calendar of privately-run Member Workshops/Tours as a NANPA member benefit. NANPA does not monitor or endorse such workshops or tours in any way.