Most of the photos here were taken in Can Tho, Saigon, and Hoi An, using my Canon Powershot S95. The quality of the photographs is much better than the video, but then again, that’s what it was designed to do.
When I went to Vietnam in February 2011, I brought along my trusty iPod. For the first time in years, I was inspired to take photos again. The streets of Saigon were so vibrant and full of color, it was almost impossible not to take photographs. Belatedly, I discovered that my iPod also took video images, but the quality wasn’t so great. For my last trip in the winter of 2011-2012, I went armed with a Canon Powershot S95. I was still learning how to use the camera during my trip. When I returned to Korea, I purchased a Mac specifically for using the iMovie app. At first, I used copyrighted music, but I knew I wouldn’t be able to post it on YouTube unless I changed the soundtrack. Fortunately, I found a great website with royalty-free music, Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech. I’m still not satisfied with the quality – the images don’t look quite as sharp as I’d like – so I’ve decided to go ahead and pick up a Canon Vixia for my next trip. Anyhow, here are the results.