Archive for March 2019

To stage or not to stage in Travel Photography

Vietnamese photographers taking photos of models in the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai

With the recent polemics surrounding a certain image that won a photography competition this week, I feel like we need to talk about travel photography. About people photography, in our case. And to set up boundaries as to what’s acceptable in both cases. Honestly, in my opinion, it’s a matter of common sense – but…

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Are you doing it for photography or for fame?

a group of photographers on a photography tour taking photos of a staged scene, used to illustrate an article about ethics in travel photography for Pics of Asia

Once again photography competitions are proving us their complete lack of ethics and simple photography knowledge. This week in Vietnam this image has been going around. Another classic photo of a photography tour group gathered around one subject, shooting the same image from almost the same angle. The woman seems to pose for them, probably…

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Photography workshops for International schools in Asia

Young student from an international school on a photography workshop in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Here at Pics of Asia, we’re photographers, yes – but first and foremost, we’re teachers. So for us to lead school students seemed like a perfect fit! Over the past few years, we’ve welcomed several international schools into our photography tours and workshops, based around Hoi An in central Vietnam. Each tour has been a…

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