Saigon in HLG HDR

More luscious HDR goodness, this time shot with the 16-35mm GM, 50mm f/1.4 Planar and 85mm f/1.8 lenses. Mostly architecture around Ho Chi Minh City from the French colonial era. Forget everything you heard about HLG being backward compatible: the clip must be viewed on an HDR display or it will look dreadful.

“Ruby” by Chad Crouch
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Scouting Locations in Saigon

If you’re on the lookout for places to shoot models in Saigon that are safe, quiet and won’t break the bank, here are a few suggestions.

The Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts in district 1 (above), built in the early 20th century by a French architect, has some lovely light. Admission for photographers is 300,000 Vietnamese dong for up to five visitors.

Saigon University in district 5 is free of charge to photographers.

The Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine in district 10 has beautiful natural light and striking design, making it perfect for portraiture. The entrance fee is 120,000 Vietnamese dong.