Explore Hanoi in lowlight
Capture Vietnam’s capital after dark, from bright and bustling markets to exotic food stalls on lowlit corners, the headlights of city traffic tracing beams in the night air. We start at the famous ‘train street’, with shots of the night train rumbling between the houses and brightly-lit cafes. We then head over to Hoan Kiem Lake to wander among the crowds to take relationship, portrait and detail shots of the people we encounter. The cafes and alleyways around St Joseph’s Cathedral buzz with young people catching up over coffee, lemon tea or bowls of ‘Che’, and we’ll capture the new face of this youthful country. From here, we head over to Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh once read Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence, and now a popular evening gathering place for local families. We photograph the atmospheric lowering of the Vietnamese flag in front of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum by Uncle Ho’s white-uniformed guards. Finally, we’re at colourful Tran Quoc Pagoda, shooting this iconic lakeside temple in lowlight. It all makes for an unforgettable night exploring Hanoi’s life after dark, with new skills and unque pictures to remember it.