Founded by award-winning Vietnamese all around shooter: Diep Van-Graduated from Hanoi University of Culture in 2006, he has been working as professional tour guide since there till now. With over the decade of working experience, he has wealth of knowledge about the people, culture & history of country as well as remote locations of the country.
Beside as a gentle guide working in tourism, he started to invest in photography field from 2016 as his hobby and getting many honor prizes for photographer recently. On spare time, he usually traveling on his motorbike to research the best photogenic locations of country in different light’s condition through out of year. His photo has been published by The Daily Telegraph newspaper & The Times newspaper; Natgeo Traveller magazine (china edition) & AFAR Travel magazine.
Luminous Vietnam Tours focus on small-group, unique locations & luxury tours to the most extraordinary photogenic places and cultural experiences in Vietnam. With friendly guides helping go to hiddlen loacations and improve your photography (DSLR or even just a smartphone).
And, with special access permits and exclusive travel service (location & people permit, vehicles, accommodation…), you'll enjoy a unique, unhurried and totally unforgettable holiday - even if you're not a photographer.
David Lazar is a travel photographer from Brisbane, Australia, who captures moments of life, culture and beauty through photography. He is drawn to locations which have a rich cultural background steeped in tradition and is especially interested in portrait photography.
It has been a little over a month since I returned from my photography trip with you to Vietnam. I have had a chance to download my images and think back to my trip. I am so happy with the images I captured in Vietnam. Several have been selected, favorited, and commented upon by Editors in the National Geographic Photo Community !! I had a SUPER trip with you and I would be happy to recommend you to anybody interested in a photography tour in Vietnam.
I’ve been on several photo-trips in many countries, but without any doubt, my trip with you was one of my best and has yielded some of my best images. I will certainly be back in Vietnam in the future.
"My Luminous Vietnam Photo Tour was far and away the best photo tour I have ever been on. It was more than a photo tour; it was an investment in myself as a keen photographer, and gave me the opportunity to engage with ordinary Vietnamese people and some extraordinary professional photographers"
“Our Vietnam photo tour with Luminous Journeys was a fantastic trip… (It was my second photo tour with Luminous, after Myanmar in 2014). Some of the set-ups were simply astonishing, and the locations were amazing… Logistics man Diep Van was perfect – a real gem.”
“We feel very privileged to have participated in “Luminous Vietnam”, and would highly recommend it to anyone who is a keen photographer, especially those wanting to take some distinctly different images to give an edge to their portfolio. Our photographers and the itinerary provided so many opportunities for fantastic and unique photos which would be impossible to get on our own.
“The trip was great, well organized, and Diep (logistics coordinator) was typically ahead of everything and kept the group moving well. David Lazar is a great leader, he knows his camera stuff, loves what he does and offers great ideas to achieving outstanding photos – the trip would not have worked as well except for his presence. I appreciated all of the effort that went into organizing and executing this tour. You folks did a great job and your company will be on my list for future photo tours.”
“Big THANKS to Luminous Vietnam Photo Tours for delivering an excellent photo tour. Overall I was pleased and I’d recommend this tour to other photographers who want to capture the wonders of Vietnam!”
“I like to travel and I love photography. Luminous Vietnam photography tour offered me an opportunity to combine the two. The tour was perfectly organized and run smoothly by the resourceful Diep Van. We had multiple unique shooting opportunities arranged by Luminous Team. If you love travel photography I definitely recommend this tour.”
“Having been on several organized trips to Asian destinations over the past few years I have found Luminous Vietnam Photo Tour to have been the best value for money organized tour that I have been on. The opportunities to take unique photos of people and landscapes could not have occurred without the professional organization of the tour leaders. Their expert photographic guidance meant that all members of the tour were able to capture shots that were technically accurate and artistically composed. We were guided to areas and local villages that are not accessible to the ordinary traveler."