Travel Photography Workshop - Sydney

Photo and Pho Tour - Discover Sydney's Little Vietnam - Cabramatta.
Beginner & intermediate photographers (3.5 hours). Suitable for DSLR, mirrorless & compact cameras. Food bloggers are also welcome!
If you enjoy travel and photography, then this half-day Photography and Food tour to Sydney’s Saigon suburb - Cabramatta - is a must and lots of fun. Whichever camera you use, there is plenty of great photographic material to practice your travel and street photography skills, both outdoors on the colourful main shopping streets and also the indoor vibrant markets, arcades and shops selling an array of exotic flowers, vegetables, fish, meat and sweets. The local, predominantly Vietnamese residents, including women in traditional cone-shaped bamboo hats busily trade and buy their fresh produce as they would in Vietnam or other Asian countries. It is a hive of activity and at times feels like downtown Saigon!


On every main street there are numerous Vietnamese and Asian restaurants, Pho cafe’s, fragrant street food stalls and shops. During our walk around the centre of this Asian melting pot of culture and food we will sample and take photos of the delicious street food snack, pandan waffles, before sitting down to lunch in one of the Vietnamese restaurants. Beautifully presented delicious Vietnamese delicacies, fresh herbs, steaming bowls of pho soup, chopsticks, sauces and spices allow for more picture taking before eating.

During the three and half hours of the tour, you will have the opportunity to make the most of your camera and its functions (off Auto-mode) by understanding your camera's key buttons, exposure control, depth of field, aperture and shutter speed, design & composition, lighting, colour and texture, leading lines, white balance, ISO settings in both daylight and indoor lighting. Sarah, (the instructor), an avid traveller and an award winning travel photographer, will offer tips on any specific places or countries you are planning on visiting.

Cabramatta today is very different from the ‘bad old days’ this suburb once was 15 years ago. It is now a thriving and successful mulitcultural community with 120 nationalities - hard to believe you are only 30km from Sydney’s CBD. A great way to spend a few hours with you camera and no need to bring your passport!

Photography Level: Beginner, intermediate. DSLR, mirrorless & compact cameras are all fine!
Tour duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: $135 - includes photography tuition, street food tasting, and Pho soup lunch in Vietnamese restaurant.
Group size: small groups - max 6 persons
Next tour dates: Sat 18 May, sat 12 October 2019
Time: 11am - 2.30pm

Meeting point: Cabramatta train station, Railway Parade exit. Meet at end of walkway ramp on Railway Parade, Cabramatta. Train takes about an hour from the Sydney CBD to Cabramatta station. Driving by car to Cabramatta from Sydney CBD approx 50 minutes.

How to book tour: Book this photography tour now via the booking page or email us via the contact form if any questions.

To see photos taken on the Photography and Food Tour - Vietnamese Sydney, check out the photo album on SignaturePhoto Photography Courses Facebook page
Tour instructor: Sarah Jenkins - traveller and an award winning travel photographer - 137 different countries and all 7 continents. During the workshop, she will happily answer your travel photography questions.
What to bring: Your digital camera, extra lenses if you have them, memory card, fully charged camera battery. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

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