Exploring the shots from my last trip, let’s see how well (or not so well) I did on this tip, not that I was aware of it while doing the shot.
Tip Four : Stick your hand out while giving someone a flower or a gift, and capture these moments from your angle. Or take a photo at the back of someone’s head, overlooking a valley, a waterfall, the ocean, or any type of landscape. The viewer will feel as if they are right there.
From my eyes – the streets of Hanoi, full of roadside vendors.
The last photo (shaky, not a very good job) was a quick shot taken while riding a cyclo (a new word I learnt). I’ve always called it a Trishaw or a Rickshaw but never a Cyclo (see first photograph) but the Vietnamese had no idea what I meant when I asked the hotel receptionist to call a trishaw for me. Oh, she said, you mean a ‘cyclo’.
These are all very raw shots, not edited. I do not travel with a tripod or an Olympus, just a simple Sony Cybershot, small and handy and an iphone is all I need (as a backup) to capture those moments. I am no professional photographer.