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Best of 2015 images

It has been a very very difficult choice to do this selection. It is already difficult to only select 10 photos for the photo review at the end of my photography tours, but to select only 25 photos for one whole year of travelling has been excruciating. I actually couldn’t do it and asked my wife to finish the job for me… I was watching her, and for a moment she appeared like a butcher slaughtering a cute calve without even scowling.

Anyway, from a final selection of 80 she went down to 25…. and I went up to 30 🙂 I hope you will forgive me!

2015 has been a superb year, in terms of business and travelling. Here are some numbers to summarize:

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  • 12 destination portraits or family photo shoots in Danang and Hoi An
  • 13 full day weddings around Vietnam
  • 5 hotels and resorts photography around Vietnam
  • 8 commercial assignments (food and events photography mostly)
  • 117 half day or private photography workshops in Hoi An with Hoi An photo tour & workshop (and I only realize now how HUGE this is!)
  • 4 three day photography workshops in central Vietnam, in collaboration with several photographers based in Vietnam
  • 3 photography tours in South East Asia (North Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos)
  • 1 trip to the Mekong delta, exploring for a potential photography tour
  • 1 trip to North Vietnam to explore some new areas and create a new tour for 2016
  • 1 trip to Bangladesh and exploring to create a new tour for 2016


I am just getting started and from what I can see 2016 will be an even busier year 🙂

Thanks to everyone who have been joining the tours and workshops and trusting me as a photographer. I hope we will keep working together in 2016 and I can’t wait to show you all the new things that have been keeping my mind busy for the last months travelling and teaching photography.

So here is my selection of my (and my wife’s) favourite travel photos of 2015.

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Founder of Pics of Asia, Etienne is a teacher with a photography habit.


  1. Dr. Mark Winter on December 28, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Awesome. Thank you for sharing. I was in Nha Trang two days ago and worked with a freelance photojournalist by the name of Huynh van Nam. He has his own Favebook page and was so kind in showing me around. Perhaps you might be interested in collaborating together?

    • Etienne on December 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      thanks Mark, I will check him out 🙂

  2. Bev Haigh on December 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Your pictures always make me smile, my favourite is the child in the water.
    I love how you manage to capture the moment with your subjects.

    • Etienne on December 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      thanks a lot 🙂

  3. Patrick Jean-Philippe on December 28, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Hello Etienne ! Awesome ! See you during 2016 !

  4. Jill Smith on December 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Your pictures always tell a story … capturing the moment that makes me feel like I am standing there too! Fabulous! Can’t wait to do another trip with you! Have a wonderful 2016!

  5. Peta-Marie Taylor on December 28, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Wow Etienne these are all stunning! What a hard job to narrow down to only 30…
    My favourite is the woman between the bamboo, i love the lines and the balance… (My OCD shining through) thank you for sharing. Look forward to again making my final 10 selection in 2016

    • Etienne on December 29, 2015 at 2:30 am

      Thanks Peta. Believe me, making a final selection of 10 photos in Bangladesh will also be tough. I may allow 15 😉

  6. Dallas on December 28, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Thanks Etienne
    Always enjoy your updates
    Great pics

  7. Sheryle on December 28, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Love your work Etienne
    Kerry and I are heading up to the Salt farms near Nha Trang to get some photos in 2016 so see you around April.
    Hope you have a wonderful New Year

    • Etienne on December 29, 2015 at 2:29 am

      thanks Sheryle, looking forward seeing you again!

  8. Duncan on December 29, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Great shots Etienne, reminds me why I leo your tours so much !!

  9. Iam Marshall on December 30, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Master Etienne, my favourite is the little boy holding an umbrella in the rain. I could almost here the lightning in the distance!

    Much love from Nigeria.

  10. Fiona on December 30, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Fantastic shots, such an inspiration for my travel photography.

    Looking forward to see what 2016 brings and hope to join on one of your tours again.

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