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    What to Expect
    Begin your tour with a 6am pickup from your central Hanoi hotel (later pickups can be arranged on request) and set out to explore the city with your private guide, an experienced photographer. 

    After an introduction to the basic photography techniques and settings that you will need, stroll along Long Bien Bridge to shoot your first landscape shots, with the dramatic city skyline in the  background. Next, head to Long Bien market, Hanoi's biggest wet market, and busy Dong Xuan market, where you'll have chance to shoot everyday scenes and snap candid shots of local workers, shoppers, and families. 

    Follow your guide through the winding streets and alleyways of Hanoi's Old Quarter, stopping to practice street photography and portrait photography techniques along atmospheric Hang Thiec and Thuoc Bac streets. Continue to Hang Vai, Phung Hung and the railway tracks, where you'll learn how to add a storytelling element to your photos as you stroll around the residential districts. 

    After around three hours of walking, head to Café Zoom in central Hanoi, where you'll enjoy coffee and snacks. End your tour with a 1-hour professional selection and editing session, ensuring you leave with plenty of impressive photos to show off to friends and family back home. 
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    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    Boris the guide was great. Saw the city from a different perspective, being new to street photography we both learned a lot and took home some great memories

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Paul C
    Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

    Thanks a lot for taking the time to review us, and we're very happy to hear you enjoyed the time with Boris and learned new things about street photography. All the best with your shooting and see you again soon!

    Reviewed 20 May 2019

    I had visited Hanoi several times for work, but after the early morning tour with Mr Mansour I now experience the city completely differently. Mansour is a skilled and enthusiastic photo guide who clearly loves both this city and this amazing country. My shots of...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank DivePanther
    Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

    Thanks so much for your awesome review. It's great to know you enjoyed your time with Mansour and got some great shots. Yes, that warehouse is something else! All the best and see you next time!

    Reviewed 8 May 2019

    Vietnam in Focus and Duc our photorapher gavr us a great morning. They were flexible altering the tour to suit our needs. We got some great photographs, plenty of photo tips and saw what I would call real Vietnam rather than a tour of the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank gailmAustralia
    Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

    Big thanks for taking the time to review us, and we're delighted that you enjoyed your very local experience with Duc. Yes, it's all about finding the real Vietnam - that's where the best shots are too! All the best with your photography and hope...More

    Reviewed 7 May 2019

    My daughter and I took the Hanoi Explorer Private Photo tour. Tour description: "while learning how to take great photos. Following the classic structure of the three picture story, we discover the fundamentals of travel photography and gain a unique insight into the real Hanoi...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Steve W
    Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

    Hi Steve, Thank you very much for the taking the time to review your tour with us, although we were obviously very disappointed to hear about your experience. We were especially shocked because the guide who led your tour is one of the most experienced...More

    Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

    This was the first time I’ve taken a photo tour and my wife and I really enjoyed it. Mansour, our guide, was friendly, professional, and his technical suggestions and local insight were very welcomed. The locations he took us to were a visual feast- the...More

    2  Thank dan074
    Alex S, Owner at Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours and Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

    Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your Hanoi Explorer tour with Mansour. Yes, it is full of great locations and sights like Long Bien market, the Old Quarter alleys and the railway tracks, but it really helps to have a great guide like that to...More

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