Posts by Etienne

India 2018 photography tour wrap up

Image captured in the streets of Kolkata during a street photography workshop by Pics of Asia

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. The other main idea was to blend travel and street…

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Bangladesh 2018 photography tour wrap up

A man is getting rid of the old bricks in a brick factory in Bangladesh, taken during a photography tour with Pics of Asia

Another year, another successful photography tour in Bangladesh, a place that remains for me the best country on the planet for people photography. From the bustling streets of Dhaka to the peaceful countrysides of Bogra and Dinajpur, and the tea estates of Sylhet, this tour is an intensive 10-day people photography workshop that will surely…

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Sri Lanka 2018 Photography Tour wrap up

A Sri Lankan women working on the beach of Negombo in Sri Lanka

What a week we just ended! Our first photography tour in Sri Lanka has been running smoothly, due to a great itinerary and perfect weather. Once again, serendipity followed us and the rain, which was hammering the country every day, stopped the day we arrived and started again the day we left.   On top…

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Ninh Binh – Nam Dinh photo tour 2018 wrap up

fishermen dragging clams at sunset on the beach of Nam Dinh, North Vietnam

This photography tour in Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh regions in Vietnam were a first for Pics of Asia. After a successful tour in Ninh Binh last year we felt that we could have explored more untouched areas, getting closer to the coastal area. Hence the reason for this tour. Nam Dinh is a fairly…

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Iran 2018 photography tour wrap up

A photo of our photography tour in Kerman during our photography tour in Iran in 2018

I have just ended the 2018 photography tour in Iran and here is a day by day wrap up of our itinerary, including some images that I took. The 2019 Iran photography tour will be pretty similar, with only some minor modifications that I describe at the end of this article. But first I’d like…

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Visiting the Kalouts

Landscape image of the desert of Kalout in South Iran during Pics of Asia photography tour

Yes, I am still in Iran, taking a break from the travelling in a beautiful Persian garden in Yazd. A well-deserved break after the group and I have spent 3 days travelling around the desertic area of southern Iran, known as the Kalouts. Using 4×4 cars we have explored a remote area and set up…

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There’s an eBook everyone should read

An extract from the photography eBook Flash and Fujifilm by Dylan Goldby

Once again, our partner Dylan did it. I wonder where his creativity and workflow will stop, as he keeps publishing some really great content. Now, Dylan is publishing in Partnership with FujiLove a new eBook focusing on the art of flash photography. (click on the image to access eBook order page).   To quote the…

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Open letter to photographers

A huge group of photographers in Mu Cang Chai lining up with their tripods

After spending the last couple of years talking about the Ethics of Travel photography and trying to spread the word about said ethics, I feel the task is getting more difficult on a daily basis. When travelling around Asia, l have increasingly witnessed actions by some photographers that left me with a bad taste in…

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North Vietnam photography tour 2018 wrap up

A panorama photo of the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai at sunset, taken during a photography tour with Pics of Asia

Another month of September, another month spent exploring Northern Vietnam and its endless rice terraces. Given that last year’s photography tour was almost perfect, there were only a few minor changes to this year’s itinerary. What I had in mind, though, was to spend more time in the tea plantations between Sapa and Mu Cang…

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Discovering the lost city of Keshit

the old houses and the fort of the ancient city of Keshit in Iran

This is a story that I never saw coming. The best moment I personally experienced last year during my usual trips through Asia. I wasn’t even looking for anything. But there it appeared before me. The lost city of Keshit.   It was my second trip to Iran and this time my goal was to…

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