Duc is a highly successful commercial and travel photographer, and one of our most popular guides. He has travelled widely throughout Vietnam, and has work published internationallly. He is currently also chief photographer for a major national tourism project in Ninh Binh province.
Duc has a strong academic background in graphic design, filmmaking and 3D animation, and he has brought this deep knowledge to photographic post-production. On longer tours, he is more than happy to help with editing and post-production advice.
A Hanoian born and bred, he has led numerous tours for Vietnam in Focus, including regular tours in his hometown, northern adventures in Ha Giang and Mu Cang Chai, as far south as Mui Ne, and of course our cross-country Vietnam by Rail photo tour.
Duc is fluent in English and Vietnamese, and apart from his photography work manages a popular cafe on Hanoi’s West Lake.
Some comments from our guests:
I had a great time with Duc on this tour, from the bridge, the train, the market and catching the crazy street crossings in Hanoi! Duc was very knowledgeable and we had some great conversations on photography and other subjects. (Paul, Thailand)
My daughter and I spent 3 nights and 4 days on the Ha Giang tour and had a great time. Our tour guide Duc was very good. We felt we saw the ‘real’ side of Vietnam and had experiences we never would have had if not on tour. Duc was very helpful regarding camera settings, composition and editing. His personal knowledge when back in Hanoi was very helpful too! He even spent time with us outside tour hours helping us out. If you’re into photography I can’t recommend this firm enough. (Maria, UK)
My private “On the Tracks” photo tour was excellent. Duc was a great photography coach and guide. He helped me work through some tricky shooting situations, and always in a friendly positive way. This tour will show you places you may never find on your own, and Duc’s easy going manner facilitated some nice interactions with local people. Not only did I learn some new techniques, but also had a fun and memorable morning exploring a hidden side of Hanoi. Highly recommended. (Catherine, Australia)