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
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