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Hanoi Long Bien Sunrise Photo Tour

  • Structured learning: tackle composition, shooting in different lights and more
  • Your questions won’t get lost in the crowd on this small group tour
  • Take a rest after the tour with breakfast and Vietnamese coffee at a local cafe
Hanoi Long Bien Sunrise Photo Tour
From US$89.00
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Witness the frantic, exciting energy of Hanoi’s Long Bien Market before dawn and while learning about what your camera can do and developing your photography skills on this unique early morning walking tour. Snap deliveries, deals and all sorts of delicacies as you walk around the market, and take spectacular sunrise shots from Long Bien Bridge with the help of your guide, a professional photographer.
What to Expect

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

Reviews (10)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The highlight was just walking round the market and seeing how fresh the produce was.

My wife and I took the tour on the 20/11/18 , our guide was Duc , he didn't need to teach us anything about photography. It was useful to have Duc with us to help us communicate with the people. The market is full on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Graeme S
Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. Yes, you did tell us that you wouldn't be needing any instruction from Duc during the tour. Glad that you enjoyed the market and the abundant photo opportunities in there. It certainly helps to have someone knowledgeable and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
What a stunning way to start a day.

DucLinh was my guide for the morning and provided one of the best learning experiences I've had with my photography. From the impressive sights on the bridge to the bustling market, I was captivated and overawed. Must do if you are looking for something unique...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Culture708618
Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Big thanks from all of us for the review, and we're delighted to hear you enjoyed the morning with Linh. Hanoi is an amazing city, but it really helps to have a great photo guide like Linh with you to open the place up and...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melissa C
Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank leahr76
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paul P
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

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Sarah E
26 August 2018|
Response from Melissa C | Reviewed this property |
I booked a private tour, so I was the only person on the tour. If you're interested you can contact them through their website.