I’ve finally picked up my camera and ventured into the city. There are amazing scenes around every corner here in Hanoi. Last weekend I met some other traveler photographers on a predawn tour with Vietnam in Focus, a photo tour organization based in Hanoi.
As one of the professional photographers on the tour said, taking pictures changes the way you see the world. I agree. I’m more aware of light, color and perspective than I ever have been. I also spend a lot of time observing other photographers since they seem to notice so much more than I do.
We spent most of our time near the train tracks that run right through Hanoi. We wandered through a market below the Long Biên Bridge that spans the Red River. Our guide, a professional photographer from Ireland, taught me new techniques and gave excellent tips for capturing street life in Hanoi. Here’s a glimpse into the kinds of things I see every time I leave my apartment.
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