Archive for May 2018

Why I shoot JPG

A young man looks skyward while sitting on his water buffalo in North Vietnam - Pics Of Asia Travel Photo Tours

The answer is abruptly simple: I shoot Jpeg because I shoot Fuji. Obviously being a Fuji shooter isn’t the only reason, and there are several more that I have listed below. Writing this made me realize that shooting Jpeg is only suitable for a certain type of photographer, so you may have many different other…

Read More

A guide to Photography Workshops

a photo critique happening at the end of a photography workshop in Vietnam by Pics of Asia

A few months ago I downloaded a PDF produced by Photoshelter and The Photo Educate about tips for people to chose the best photography workshop for them. You can download it following this link. I spent most of yesterday in airports so I finally took the time to go through it. As Pics of Asia…

Read More

Review of the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 FX

A elder woman with a big smile in Sri Lanka - Pics Of Asia Phototours And Workshops

From its real name Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Fujifilm X. Is it Mitakon? Is it Zhongyi? What I know is that this is one of the best lenses I have ever had! After making the switch from Canon to Fujifilm, there was one thing that was missing me: a manual…

Read More

May Central Vietnam photography Tour

A shipyard near Hue in Vietnam during Pics of Asia advanced photography workshop

This was a photography tour I had been waiting for a long time, a special “advanced photographers only” photography workshop around my adoptive city of Hoi An, Vietnam. For the occasion I had Drew Hopper co-leading the tour with me. The idea is to run workshops focusing on merging Travel and Street photography to create more…

Read More

Myanmar photography tour 2017 recap

Black and white photography of farmers on Pics of Asia Myanmar tour

As you know by now, I never reveal too many details about my tours itineraries as I have experienced in the past people copy/pasting them for their own tours. I spend months, sometimes years refining these itineraries depending on the time of the year but mostly depending on how a country changes. And in the case…

Read More

Travelling to the Mekong Delta

Farmer in the field during Pics of Asia exploration of Mekong Delta, Vietnam

I always make time for exploration and this time was no different, I wasn’t going to turn down the opportunity to visit another part of Vietnam! As I needed to do some paperwork in Ho Chi Minh City, I thought I would combine my trip with an exploration of the Mekong Delta. A lot of…

Read More