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Hunting giant wasps’ nests with the Ta Oi people of Central Vietnam

By Etienne / August 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Last month, I wanted to take my kids on a family trip – away from the Internet, TVs, etc. – and do something similar to what I do when travelling and taking photos. Following some friends’ recommendations, we decided to head into the Central Highlands, visiting the minority tribes near Hue. We heard about a…

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Saigon Photo Walk – August 24th 2020

By Etienne / July 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Join us on one of our monthly events! This time, we’re organizing a photography walk in the heart of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city), gathering hobbyists and professional photographers. Program: photography walk, workshops, discussion and definitely some fun time! For this photography walk in Saigon, I will be joined by my friends Quinn Ryan Mattingly…

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Shapes of Vietnam is a personal project by Etienne Bossot

Shapes of Vietnam

By Etienne / June 29, 2019 / 4 Comments

Telling stories through silhouettes How it began Shapes of Vietnam came about somewhat by accident. It was a few years ago when I switched to a new camera system. And what started as a bit of experimenting with light and shadow, with my new camera’s settings and capabilities, became the seeds of this idea. Over…

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Two clients from Pics of Asia on a private photography tour in central Vietnam

A private photography tour and workshop in Asia

By Etienne / June 24, 2019 / 2 Comments

Last week was spectacular. Like really, really spectacular. Because Adam and Miguel, two Spanish Leica shooters, hired me to take them around the best spots of Central Vietnam. They wanted to do a short private photography tour and workshop somewhere in Asia. But they weren’t sure quite where. After researching the idea, they came across…

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

Sri Lanka Photography: People and Places

By Etienne / June 12, 2019 / 2 Comments

Photography in Sri Lanka – What’s the big deal? Sri Lanka is fast becoming my favourite place for travel photography that focuses on people. It’s a very beautiful country, with plenty of action and bustle… but not as much as, say, India or Bangladesh. People are very approachable and not as curious about us Westerners…

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Photo of the fujifilm xt3 camera for a review on Pics of Asia

Fujifilm Xt3 review

By Etienne / May 30, 2019 / 6 Comments

After a few years being a very happy Xt-2 shooter, I upgraded to the Xt3. I did not really need an improved camera, but I did need a backup mirrorless camera. I was at a point that every time I had to switch back to the DSLR I felt like using a dinosaur… if that…

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Copyright Janet Powick.

Intentional Camera Movement: A case study

By Etienne / May 21, 2019 / 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, while running our 5-day central Vietnam photography tour, we had the pleasure to welcome again Janet Powick. This year was Janet’s fourth participation in our photography workshops in Vietnam, a few times in central Vietnam as well as a trip to the mountains of North Vietnam. I believe Janet keeps coming…

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A group of fishermen push their boat into the waves as they come back from a night at sea in a fishing village near Hoi An, Vietnam

The best photography intro video you’ve ever seen!

By Etienne / April 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hey everyone, we hope you enjoy this very short intro video we have created. We have decided to get more active on our YouTube channel and will publish a video a month, about photography tutorials focusing on people photography in Asia. Because, well, this is what we do!

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What can travel photographers do about model release forms when travelling in Asia?

Model release in Travel Photography

By Etienne / April 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

While most commercial photographers know about copyright laws and the use of a model for their images, it seems the answer isn’t so clear when it comes to Travel Photography. So if you’re travelling the world with your camera, what laws apply – for you and for your subject? You might need to consider what…

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Composing great images in Sylhet vegetable market with Pics of Asia

Shooting Sylhet vegetable market

By Etienne / April 1, 2019 / 0 Comments

For the past 4 years we have been bringing our students to the Sylhet vegetable market in North Bangladesh. To this day, this remains one of our favourite locations to photograph in Asia. Here we explain why. Extremely friendly people The vegetables there come straight from the farms, and the people bringing them there have…

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