Photography Day Tours

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Vietnam in Focus run acclaimed photography tours throughout Vietnam and Indochina.

Into the Thieves Market

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.

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. 

Tour HighlightsPhotographic Highlights

Urban Housing
Flea Market
Wet Market
Ping Pong Club
Motorbike Parts Street

Camera Settings
Lens Options
Portraiture
Compositions
Context and Relationships
Framing

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.

What’s IncludedWhat’s Excluded
Hotel Pickup
Non-alcoholic beverages
Professional Photographer Guide
Hotel Drop off
Gratuities

Recommended Equipment

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

Reviews

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The best thing I did to start my trip to Vietnam
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I loved this tour and am so glad I did it at the beginning of my holiday as it meant that my photos from then on have improved. I learnt so much about getting the right shots and angles and even about using my own camera to better advantage. Highly recommend doing this tour. Juan Carlos was fantastic, very knowledgeable and a nice person who was happy to share what he knew. I would do it again.

Pricing

$159

Per person

$119

Per Person

$79

Per Person
Group/Family
3-5 People

All Tours with Vietnam in Focus are Private. 

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All photos are taken on tour by previous guests and tour guides

Tour FAQ's

In the event of forecasted heavy rain, we’ll contact you to reschedule or cancel the tour and give you a full refund.  If it’s early morning and raining heavily, our guide will call you on the phone number you gave us to discuss options for postponement or cancellation.  In the event of cancellation we’ll issue a full refund.

Yes, you can.  We have a Nikon DSLR available to rent for $30 per tour including free memory card.  Please enquire on booking.

Yes, you do.  Vietnam in Focus is not liable to pay any costs associated with injury etc on our tours.

Yes, they can.  Costs (or free joining) depend on each tour, so please enquire on booking.

Yes, you can.  People often join our tours using film cameras.  You may not be able to edit in camera, but the composition tips are still basically the same.

Yes, you can.  Smartphone cameras are pretty amazing nowadays.

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 shot.

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