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4am – Hotel pick-up

4:30am – Start under Long Bien Bridge, Yen Phu Street.  Briefing on the day’s shoot and overview of Long Bien market.  Introduction to camera and camera settings.

4:45am – Up onto Long Bien Bridge; explanation of the history of the structure.  Focus on Establishing shot, and shooting without a tripod.  Technical point: use of P. mode and A. mode.

5:15am – Down into the market.  Focus on Relationship shot, learning how to photograph people.  Technical point: use of S. mode and M. mode.

6:15am – 20 minute break for tea/coffee.

6:35am – Detail and Portrait shot: photographing market goods and portraits of workers.  How to get the final picture for a 3 Picture story; focus on visual pace and composition.  Technical points: under/over exposure buttons; flash compensation button.

7:30am – Editing pictures and feedback.  Pho breakfast at Zoom Cafe, followed by coffee.

8:30am – Farewell

Locations visited
Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien Market
Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops

For a unique Hanoi photo adventure, visit bustling Long Bien Market before dawn, as thousands of deliveries from the provinces and farther-flung regions of Vietnam provide the traders with stock. King crab and tuna from the East Sea mingle with juicy apples and pumpkins from Dalat, and longans and lychees from the market gardens surrounding Hanoi.

The early morning conditions allow you to focus on shooting in different lights, from night-time to sunrise, to after daybreak. The situation also offers a chance to work on portraiture in environments of hectic activity – a vital skill for travel photographers. From century-old Long Bien Bridge overlooking the market, look at taking those classic photo-journalistic establishing shots.

Long Bien sunrise takes in: Tran Quang Khai Street, Long Bien Market, Long Bien Railway Station and Long Bien Bridge.

  • Led by a professional photographer
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Breakfast included
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Up at dawn for a good reason!

While in Hanoi for a few days waiting for the start of a major photo tour of Vietnam, I decided to sign up for both this tour and the Hanoi by night tour. Both photographers I worked with were excellent, taking me places I couldn't...More

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Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining our Long Bien and Hanoi by Night tours, and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed both so much. Duc and Mathieu are certainly passionate and very knowledgeable photographer guides, and that makes all the difference. Hope you had a...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Great tour and insight into the real Hanoi

What a great tour! From the morning market, the train and some back streets which I would never have found on my own! Boris was very open and happy to give tips and suggestions both on my photography and general life in Hanoi! The morning...More

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Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thanks so much for reviewing us, and great to hear you enjoyed the tour with Boris. He definitely knows his way around the hidden parts of Hanoi and also around a camera. Take care and see you again soon!

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Great day doing the sunrise tour with Duc

Though the weather did not cooperate 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...More

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Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Great to know you enjoyed the tour despite a bit of rainy weather. Absolutely, Hanoi remains an extremely interesting and photogenic city whatever the weather. Duc is fun company, and for sure he also enjoyed showing you the Hanoi he loves and helping out with...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Absolutely excellent service, from start to finish.

The service from Vietnam in Focus is exceptional. The guides were friendly and very knowledgeable, and the locations were stunning. I would highly recommend them to anyone with a camera.

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Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Delighted to hear you were happy with the service from our team! I know our guys equally enjoyed spending time out shooting with you. Thanks so much for the review, and see you next time you're in Hanoi!

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Explore: going places you havent been before

Very enjoyable tour with Boris, the market area at dawn was not one I would have found on my own. His suggestions on street photography, and how locals would react, was helpful and amusing, and his ideas on telling a story, composition and panning helped...More

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Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

Thanks so much for your review, and we're very happy to hear you enjoyed your time with Boris. Great to know he was able to help you out with some tips and ideas for photo stories. All the best, and see you next time!

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