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 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!
Beginner, intermediate. DSLR, Mirrorless, Smartphone & compact cameras are all fine!
$135 - includes photography tuition, street food tasting, and Pho soup lunch in Vietnamese restaurant.
small groups - max 6 persons
Next tour dates:
Saturday 1 August. Our outdoor, in-person group photography courses are Covid friendly - Safe distancing will apply & use of hand sanitiser. And we have reduced our max group size to 5 persons. Course itinerary may vary.
11am - 2.30pm
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
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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
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 (phone) battery. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
"A friend and I did the Travel Photography Workshop - Sydney, Photo and Pho Tour. We are STILL blown away by the incredible experience. Sarah truly provides you with an in-depth, cultured experience, and helps you achieve your best results. Her eye for detail and knowledge of Cabramatta's best kept secrets truly makes this a rewarding photography course." Tania Vukicevic
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