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Canon RF mount 85mm f1.2 lens review

Canon RF 85mm f1.2 review… After a day with it.

By Etienne / January 30, 2023 / 2 Comments

The last month was a very exciting one. I got to spend 3 days shooting and discovering a new area. And I got to do that using the Canon RF 85mm f1.2, for one of these days. One of my previous posts is a very long-term (8 years!) review of Fujifilm cameras. Today I will…

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A Vietnamese woman with a conical hat is throwing fertilizer in the tea trees in Dalalt

A scouting trip into the Central Vietnam Highlands

By Etienne / January 23, 2023 / 4 Comments

I am now sitting in the middle of nowhere. Literally, there is nothing to do around here, as I am in the countryside of Thai Binh province celebrating the new year. And I remember this fantastic trip I took last week to explore the mountains of the central Vietnam Highlands. A student of mine wanted…

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ICM Intentional camera movement case study – Part 2

By Etienne / January 10, 2023 / 4 Comments

If you missed the first case study I did about ICM (intentional camera movement) please check it out here. To summarize, I was introducing the concepts of ICM and how it can be applied to people photography, through the eyes of Janet Powick. Janet is an Australian photographer who has been experimenting with this technique…

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Etienne Bossot uses Fujifilm camera Xt3

Fujifilm Cameras Review after 8 years: not so good…

By Etienne / December 29, 2022 / 16 Comments

I am not a photographer who writes a lot of reviews. The reviews of cameras I find online are usually there to get people traffic and are so boring. “Hey look I took a cool photo with this camera! It’s a good camera!” They completely lack hands-on reviews, and tests done in the fields for…

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Bangladesh photography tour 2022: my favourite images

By Etienne / December 7, 2022 / 2 Comments

There are places where you know you will end up with amazing photos! Bangladesh is definitely this kind of place. During my photography tour in Bangladesh, we always take a lot of images. And we always have a very high rate of great images. Which makes it, as you know, my favourite place on Earth…

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4 boys posing for a photo along the river in Dhaka

Bangladesh photo tour 2022: field report

By Etienne / November 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

Once again I’m ending a superb photography tour in Bangladesh. And yes, Bangladesh is still the best country on earth for people photography!!!!  Instead of doing the usual and having a day-by-day recap of the 2022 tour (after all you can find that in the previous tours’ blog posts), let me tell you why you…

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fisherman on the river at sunrise in Barisal city

Bangladesh diaries: traveling to Barisal division

By Etienne / November 15, 2022 / 6 Comments

Back on the road again after a few years of hiatus at home in Hoi An! I am about to begin my photography tour in Bangladesh, and I flew into the country earlier as I wanted to go and explore a new area of this country. This time I went traveling to the Barisal division,…

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Spa and hotel photography in Vietnam

Commercial photography in Vietnam

By Etienne / October 6, 2022 / 4 Comments

Some of you were used to more regular blog posts and photography tutorials. And one of the reasons why you have seen fewer of them recently is because I have been pretty busy with my commercial photography in Vietnam.  From travel to commercial photography Even though I started photography over 15 years ago, I have…

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a boy and his bicycle in the flooded streets of hoi an old town after the Noru typhoon

Hoi An after Noru Storm

By Etienne / October 3, 2022 / 4 Comments

If you follow the news, you may have seen that a massive storm, called Noru, made landfall in central Vietnam last week. It was one of the most significant storms ever recorded in the area, and the damages were quite consequent. I spent a few hours in Hoi an old town taking photos the day after…

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A Pics of Asia photography tour group in the mountains of North Vietnam

North Vietnam 2022: photo tour summary

By Etienne / September 20, 2022 / 1 Comment

2022 is well on its way and we have been celebrating our first photography tour post-pandemic! Here is a summary of what happened last week during our North Vietnam photo tour. Day 0: Photography warm up in the streets of Hanoi As most of the tour participants had arrived earlier in Hanoi, we met up…

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