Vietnam Photography Tour and Workshop by Lester Ledesma this September


Lester Ledesma’s PhotoTreks Goes to Sapa Valley, Vietnam this September 2015

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” so they say. Be it photographs of the ones you love, of landscapes, of your pets, or—yes—even of yourself (selfies), there’s no beating the amount of sentiments and memories stored by our favorite photographs. And we all have to agree that the better a picture is taken, the more beauty and emotion it preserves.

Vietnam Photography and Tour by Lester Ledesma
Vietnam Photography and Tour by Lester Ledesma

If you’re an amateur photographer who wants to learn more about photography, or just an interested person, then here’s some good news for you: on September 23-26, world-renowned photojournalist Lester V. Ledesma is extending his hand to anyone interested out there, to join this year’s Lester Ledesma PhotoTreks: Sapa Valley in Vietnam.

Vietnam Photography Tour 2015
Vietnam Photography Tour 2015

Lester Ledesma’s PhotoTreks is basically a series of photography lessons, but the best thing about it is that it doesn’t just teach its registrants the basics of photography, it also takes photography enthusiasts to the best places in the world for photography! It’s learning photography while trekking the most beautiful places in the world. Moreover, the host, photojournalist Lester Ledesma, is a hands-on and passionate mentor, and he ensures you that you learn everything you need to know before the trek is over.

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Lester Ledesma is a world-renowned photojournalist who has been writing and taking the best photographs of Asia for over a decade now. In 2002, he was an ASEANTA (ASEAN Tourism Association) Awardee for Excellence in Travel Photography. In 2005, he was the ATTA Silver Medalist for Travel Photography. In the years 2007 and 2009, he took home with him the PATA Gold Award for Travel Photography.

Vietnam by Lester Ledesma
Vietnam by Lester Ledesma

This year, Ledesma and PhotoTreks are going to Sapa Valley in Vietnam. Sapa Valley has been a tourist attraction for quite a while now, because of its lush, green vegetation, its rich, preserved culture, and its climate. It is located at 1,500 meters above sea level, so just imagine the multitude of amazing shots you can get at this spectacular place with Ledesma himself and your own camera.

Aside from photography lessons and trekking Northern Vietnam, PhotoTrekkers will also get to immerse themselves in Sapa Valley’s diverse culture and traditions.

How to Join

  • PhotoTreks offers limited slots to interested participants, and you may reserve your own slot now in this September’s PhotoTreks via their e-mail ( or visit their FB Page.
  • The registration fee of Php35,000 would give you roundtrip airfare from Manila to Hanoi, local transportation, accommodation, meals, and a local guide.
  • The registration fee would also cover all entrance fees during the tour.

Aside from the minimum requirements of having basic knowledge and passion for photography, Lester Ledesma is also expecting this September’s participants to have “a game attitude and a keen sense of adventure”.

If you’re a photographer or just an enthusiast with the passion of taking the best moments in life, then you wouldn’t want to miss this four-day trip to Vietnam. “A picture is worth a thousand words”, but the feeling it gives you when you know that you took it yourself is worth more.

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