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Field Notes: Bangladesh 2019

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For this year’s edition of my annual Bangladesh photograph tour, I was joined by four willing participants. Each member of this quartet had signed up for one clear reason: to improve their photography skills. Which they did. A lot.  As a photography instructor, my favourite…

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Field Notes: Counting Sheep in Khorasan

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Last month while exploring the Khorasan region of North East Iran, I embarked on what should’ve been a quick two-hour drive between Neyshabur and Kashmar, and what turned out to be an entire day of photography.  The road was simply that stunning. First Sheep of…

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Sri Lanka 2019: Field notes

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After a great first outing last year, Pics of Asia returned for its second photography tour of Sri Lanka. And once again, the teardrop-shaped island did not disappoint.  What’s great about Sri Lanka is that you can balance luxury accommodation with very non-luxurious locations for…

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Etienne Bossot giving a keynote speech about photography and creativity in Malaysia

The origin of creativity in travel photography

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Last year I gave a keynote speech to the Malaysia advanced photographer society, about the origin of creativity in travel photography.   In this presentation I talk about: How to teach yourself to look at things with different eyes? How to instantly improve your compositions…

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A Sadu in Kolkata, India, showing his study book about the human body during a photography workshop with Pics of Asia

2018: another year of travel and photography

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Another year… Well, another year filled with photography tours and workshops around Asia. I have the chance to be working with the coolest photographers based in Asia, which made my year much more fun but also helped me improve my own photography. I believe that 2018…

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A group photo from Pics of Asia photography tour in Kolkata in 2018

India 2018 photography tour wrap up

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For our first photography tour in India, I wanted to do something different than any other photography tours in India. First, the idea is to visit different places than where all other photo tours go to, and Kolkata seemed like a great place to start….

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Bhutanese man portrait in black and white

The secret ingredient for amazing travel photos

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Connectivity: The Secret Ingredient for Amazing Travel, Amazing Portraits   Andy Faulk   There is a never-ending stream of articles about travel photography online. Some will warn you of the complexity of travel portraiture while other sources will offer tip after tip about how to…

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

May Central Vietnam photography Tour

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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…

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Bengali man at sunset

Photography templates – Part 1

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When doing photography in general, and in my case Travel photography, the use of a photography template can be very beneficial and help improve the overall performance. By photography template, I mean pre-defined, well-known and efficient photography composition templates that are recurrent and relevant in photography,…

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A large net is dragged through the water by a pair of fishermen in Vietnam

Contact sheet #8

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Maybe a little longer than usual, but surely a more interesting contact sheet. I am sure you will enjoy it. Yesterday I got a call from Philip, an Ozie travelling through Hoi An and whom I met 3 years ago when he joined my sunrise…

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