Introduction

Vietnam is an extremly friendly place to go and as good as India and Myanmar for peoples reactions to being photographed as they go about their daily life. The food is great and really reasonably priced, and we enjoy a night out on Beer Street a favourite with the local trendy young people.

The market places are a focus for organised chaos in the city and great for candid street photography; narrow roads with stalls spilling out onto the streets, women carrying baskets of fruit, eggs and vegetables (I recommend trying the miniature pineapples, delicious), watch out for mopeds weaving their way through the crowds and stalls to deliver goods. We visit Ngocho Kham Thien market which sells clothing and textiles, fruit and vegetables, as well as live stock and Cho Dong Xuan which is the largest market and is good for fabrics and souvenirs.

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Itinerary

Each day we decide where to go but will be visiting the following places. Hoan Kiam Lake, The Old Quarter,local street markets and wholesale markets , Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, The old Railway line as well as many other fascinating streets and temples

Why go there?

When it comes to best cities in Asia for street photography, Hanoi is definitely up in the top five. There are many key locations that we visit and photography in and around Hanoi, including temples and museums, the Old Quarter, and some of the many local markets. Hoan Kiem Lake is a real favorite with, at any time of the day people are walking, exercising, having their wedding photos, and many street sellers, all of which give great opportunities for the travel/street photographer.

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  • Full access to all of my work flow, tips on shooting and a regular critique of your images taken on the course
  • Organisation of the best locations to ensure you maximise your time and know where to go to get great images
  • Daily critique of your images
  • Full access to myself for all five days

I’ll be with you every step of the way and shoot with everyone on an individual basis as often as allows.

I’ll point out great shots when were together and help you with getting close to the action and overcoming fears about approaching strangers. We will be capturing day to day street life, where people are not posing for the camera, learning to be aware of the background, situation/context and environment to create complex and interesting pictures. I cover techniques including; layering and micro-composition, and introduce compositional elements that will add depth and detail to take your photography to another level

You’ll come away with a great understanding of street photography and the elements that make up a great street picture.

All the workshops are small a max of 5 people ensuring I get to maximise my time with everyone on the adventure. Every day we split into small groups ( normally 2 ) and meet up regularly each day so I can mix up the groupings and ensure everyone gets a fair share of my time.

We stay in small local hotels close to where we want to photograph. We spend breakfast and evening meals together which normally means we come away having made some great new friends and each evening we sit down together and I review your work ensuring that each day your photography is going to another level.

Please get in touch if you would like to know any further information or detail about the trip. I’d highly recommend arriving at least a day or two prior to the course to get over potential Jet lag and to ensure your fresh and ready.

You & Mark Seymour

My passion is photography, Im never without a camera! It’s all about capturing people, emotions, moments in time and making memories. Travel allows me to connect with the world, and experience the culture and daily life of the people I visit. My workshops give me the opportunity to share my inspiration for travel photography. Why not join me on an adventure and explore the world with your camera.

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