Into the Thieves Market
Capture the Charm of Hanoi's greatest hidden street markets: A Must-Visit City Tour for Street Photographers.
Venture deep into the “Thieves Market” One of Hanoi’s most intriguing and photogenic street markets on this atmospheric afternoon tour.
No-one knows exactly how long the ‘Sky Market’ or ‘Thieves Market’ has been in existence, but it has an immortal feel to it. Tiny stalls cram next to each other, selling everything under the sky, from motor parts to timber, spices to vintage electronics. That’s the reason for the first name. But traditionally, people also stop here first if looking for anything that’s gone ‘walkies’, giving it the second title.
All of this makes it a great place to get lost with your camera – a shadowy bazaar full of faces and strange offerings, afternoon sunlight streaming through the make- shift roof. The myriad stalls and alleyways provide readymade frames for decisive moments, and we’ll even wander into a century-old colonial HQ, now converted into a pensioners’ ping pong club. Along the way, you’ll put together a photographic story of life in one of Hanoi’s most fascinating markets.
Get ready to be inspired and create stunning visuals that tell the captivating story of authentic Hanoi on our masterful street photography experience.
What to Expect
Expect many street photography opportunities, with the market’s shopfronts, stalls and narrow alleyways providing a constant selection of frames. The friendly traders and other locals also make for willing portrait subjects, and this is a great opportunity to work on your approach to people photography. Deep in the bazaar, sunlight filters through the overhead awnings, giving your pictures a unique atmosphere. Changing light conditions both environmental and artificial, and objects moving through the cramped alleys, make exploring ISO, aperture and frame speeds a priority.
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Ping Pong Club
Motorbike Parts Street
Context and Relationships
Tour Length: Half Day – 8:30am – 12:30pm
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time
Level of Difficulty: Moderate Physical activity (Walking)
Training or guidance will be provided by our photographers throughout the tour. Our guides will tailor your learning experience depending on your interest, style and experience from amateurs to professionals we can provide simple techniques to improve your photography, gain further knowledge of your camera and lenses, as well as develop your photographic eye to capture that amazing composition.
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Professional Photographer Guide
Hotel Drop off
Please select equipment that is available to you and that you’re comfortable with. Training and photography tips will be provided on tour by our professional photographers.
- DSLR Camera / Film Camera / Smartpone
- Memory Cards
- Fully Charged Battery
- Wide Angle or Standard Zoom Lens