Have a drone? Bring it to Hoi An

By Frederik Wissink, our official drone specialist Flying a drone in a new country is a very exciting experience. New landscapes, new ways of life all captured from the unique perspective of the air! Here at Hoi An Photo Tour & Workshop, we do get requests about what the regulations are concerning flying a drone in Vietnam. There is a lot of information out there and much of it seems to…

Pics of Asia best of 2018 Video

When we are not running our photography tours and workshops around Hoi An, we are doing the same thing in the rest of Asia. From Vietnam to Iran, Sri Lanka, Banggladesh and India, Pics of Asia runs the best photography workshops in Asia. We have built this short video showcasing the best parts of 2018 (when we could film it!). We hope you enjoy 🙂

sunrise over cua dai beach

Sunrise in Hoi An: tips for amazing landscape photography

Simple geography: Vietnam is facing the ocean on the East, and Laos and Cambodia on the West. Because the mountains and jungle of Laos create a kind of haze, Hoi An isn’t the best location for sunsets. The colours are quite shy and we only have a few months in summer where the sunsets are really spectacular. But for sunrise, I believe Vietnam is perfectly located! So where around Hoi…

portrait of the bamboo man

The story of the bamboo man

For some of you who have been following us regularly on Facebook  or Instagram, you may have seen me talk about the bamboo man before. I have been posting portraits of him for the past 10 years – ever since I started to regularly visit his village during our sunrise photography tour and workshop in Hoi An. I first met Le Sa in 2009, whilst walking along the river in Duy Hai,…

local women walking through hoi an market

Photograph markets in Asia: change your point of view

When travelling through Asia, our photography tends to be focused more on people and human activity. And what better place than local markets to show us the bustling daily activity on this area? Markets are great to photograph because there are a lot of things happening, a lot of moments to capture. But because of how busy they are, markets are also hard work, difficult to photograph. Here are our…