Shooting Night Street Photography with Chu Viet Ha in Tuyên Quang for the Mid-Autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu)

For this episode, Cindy, myself, Chu Việt Hà and our friend Duc jump on a bus for a day-trip to the province of Tuyên Quang (3 hour bus ride from Hanoi) to shoot the Mid-Autumn festival of Tết Trung Thu.

The experience was quite possibly one of the craziest things of my life. It was like I was shooting Mardi Gras in New Orleans — but with a Vietnamese flavor. Tons of action on the streets, friendly folks, and good food. Highly recommend anyone traveling in Vietnam to visit whenever you have the opportunity.

It was a good opportunity for us to get out of the city of Hanoi, and for us to walk around, shoot some street photography, and enjoy the countryside. Now that we’re back in Hanoi, I have a re-invigorated vigor to do some good work.

Street Notes: A Workbook & Assignments Journal for Street Photographers


In the video Cindy and I give Chu Viet Ha a copy of Street Notes, a personalized guide and journal for street photography. Consider it a workshop that can fit in your back pocket– always ready for you to draw inspiration from. Each photography assignment will help you to build your confidence, break out of your comfort zone, and explore your creative potential.

Cindy and I hope that Street Notes can be your new travel buddy, that will accompany you in your future travels and street photography adventures!