Twelve Day Vietnam Photography Tour and Workshop

Landscape - Contrast - Culture - Wildlife

When: 19 February - 2 March 2021

Where: Vietnam

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Please come and join adventurous professional photographers Mark Rayner the Buffalo Master and local Indonesia resident Dayak Dave Metcalf on a spectacular photography tour of Vietnam.

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Join David Metcalf and myself as we continue to venture into wonderful Vietnam for an awesome photography tour in Feb 2019.

Described as one of the most intoxicating places on earth,Vietnam is an amazing country and offers incredible variety for the passionate photographer.

We will point our lenses at stunning landscapes and soaring Mountains in the Northern part of this country, and the hill tribes of the area, including bustling colourful market scenes as many of the tribes gather to trade their locally produced products.

We will head into the rural areas and search for those classic images of peasant woman in conical hats working in the fields, children riding buffalo along country roads and then beautiful Halong Bay as we cruise around the waterways of this large bay, discovering hidden coves andvisiting small villages and capturing the magic light in the late afternoon.

Huge peaks will be all around us as we sail by, the shutters in overdrive.
We will have two days of street photography in Hanoi, one of the most vibrant and exciting cities on the planet, and you will learn the techniques of one of the most difficult aspects of photography.
Then to the historical streets of Hoi An for architectural and people photography.

We will visit fishing villages and small cultural villages in this area and we finish off with the opportunity to photograph wildlife, the very photogenic Langurs in the forest near Danang.

In terms of variety Vietnam is unmatched and we will photograph terraced rice fields, lush green forests, traditional cultures, street scenes, seascapes, waterfalls and rivers, wildlife, ancient towns and villages and most of all spend time with the friendly, welcoming Vietnamese people in their own country.

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About Dave:

David Metcalf, now living in Indonesia, has travelled extensively in Bali and Indonesia for the last thirteen years.

In his younger days Dave and his wife Stephanie travelled 20,000 kms by bicycle through 12 different countries.

Dayak Dave as he is known in Indonesia, due to his love and interest of the Dayak tribes of Kalimantan, has a great interest and passion for everything Indonesian and Bali in particular. Dayak Dave has been known to talk all day from morning until night about anything Indonesian, occasionally over a Bintang beer, from food delicacies, language and culture to Indonesian history and politics. Dave is happy to answer any questions people may have before, during and after the tour and you may contact him on

Dave is also a successful professional photographer and his images can be seen on www.

David Metcalf Photography has been published in many magazines in Indonesia incl Garuda Inflight magazine, The Peak, Kabar, Hello Bali, Jakarta Kini, Expat Living.

He has held three exhibitions in Jakarta.

Dave’s interest and respect for the Indonesian and Asian Culture is quite unique and he combines this with his photographic knowledge and experience to ensure participants have a
truly special experience.

To find out more about David please visit
David Metcalf Photography
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Photographic Prerequisites:

This amazing photography tour workshop is designed to suit the beginner or serious enthusiast. A digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera is recommended, however, any camera that has manual functions would also be suitable. Best lenses to bring include a longer zoom and wide angled lens (and macro lens if you own one). A sturdy tripod is essential, especially for any landscape and macro photography sessions.

Some of the topics that will be covered:

• Landscape
• Portrait
• Sunrise/sunsets
• HDR techniques
• Composition
• Lighting (natural/flash/reflectors etc)
• Exposure and metering techniques
• Filters
• Streamlining your digital workflow and image post-processing techniques

“Photographing a culture in the here and now often means photographing the intersection of the present with the past.”

$ 5,300 USD Based on single occupancy.
$ 4,600 USD sharing.


  • All domestic flights as per itinerary
  • All transport incl boat on Halong Bay, air conditioned vans, train.
  • Local Guides
  • All Food
  • 13 Nights accommodation
  • Park fees and entrance fees to historical sites.
  • Payment can me made via Paypal with a 3% surcharge added or direct to Bank account in Australia or Indonesia.


  • Tips
  • Alcohol
  • Airfares to and from Vietnam
A $ 1,000  USD deposit is required to secure your place for this workshop. This deposit is fully refundable if the workshop does not take place.

Full payment is due 60 days before the commencement of the workshop. This is non refundable if the participant cancels, therefore we strongly recommend having travel insurance.

Minimum five people required for tour to go ahead. If minimum numbers are not met the deposit is fully refundable.


  • Tips
  • Alcohol
  • Airfares to and from Bali.

Travel Insurance

You must secure travel insurance.

Please note this workshop is operated by Trekabout Photography Workshops (Mark Rayner) and David Metcalf Photography (David Metcalf)

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