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Founded by award-winning Vietnamese all around shooter: Mr Diep Van
Besides his unlimited passion for traveling, a professional tour guide for over a decade, Diep has been taking photographs since sitting at Hanoi of University of Culture in the early 2000s. Photography started as a hobby but it was seriously taken due to his work relations and his significant passion for the beauty of our world, especially in Southeast Asian parts such as Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
Within a few years of taking photographs, his works began to be recognized by many reliable international publications such as Natgeo Traveller magazine (China edition) & AFAR Travel magazine; The Times and The Daily Telegraph newspaper. In addition, Diep continuously adds to his growing profile by winning numerous major awards: 3rd Position of The Independent Photographer 2018, 1st Position of Amateur Photographer of the year 2018, Grand Prize Winner of the AFAR Travel Photography 2019, and a Gold Award of San Francisco Bay International Photography 2020....
Diep photographs a wide variety of subjects, from travel to landscapes to street scenes and portrait. He enjoys documenting the Far East’s rich cultural heritage and its land soaked in glorious sunrise or sunset light in remote and secluded spots. And, he is very happy to share his knowledge and experience with you.
Luminous Vietnam Photo Tour focus on small-group, unique locations & touring to the most extraordinary photogenic places and cultural experiences in Vietnam. With friendly guides helping go to hidden locations 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.
Luminous Vietnam stands out as a leading photo tour provider because of the specialized and exceptional all-around photographic tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Where we specialize in.
Shutter Adventures Co. was founded in 2022 by a landscape photographer, Francis Ansing. It was started with one simple belief: "Every landscape photographer must roam far and wide." After years of organizing hikes and photo tours, Francis finally decided to form a company focused on photography, travel and adventure.
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 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."
I also would like to mention Diep, as he was instrumental in making sure that everything ran smoothly and was coordinated. To that extent, he was truly amazing—the ease of coordination and the timeliness that the tour functioned was remarkable.
Diep deserves much of the credit for that. His restaurant and menu choices were stellar. I am especially grateful for the care he took to manage my dietary preferences.
I thought the tour was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed it. Many of the hotels were lovely especially La Sinfonia del Rey. The homestay was fine for one night and added to the experience. David Lazar was very helpful and generous with his time and made sure the tour ran well.
Diep (travel manager) was outstanding. His organisation was seamless and his attention to detail was amazing. Truly a great team.