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Brotherhood

By Etienne / December 12, 2014 / 3 Comments

I am feeling a little bit nostalgic this morning, and I am thinking about home. I do not mean my new home, Vietnam, but my former one in France.   I left it about 8 years ago and have been visiting there only twice since, and there are some things I really miss. There are…

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Sunrise on Tam Giang lagoon

Central Vietnam photography workshops

By Etienne / December 11, 2014 / 1 Comment

I am thrilled to announce a beautiful line of photographers that will be joining me next year to run my Central Vietnam photo workshops.   In March with Morgan Ommer.   In April with Dave Lemke.   In May with Tim Gerard Barker.   This tour will be taking us into remote villages around Hoi…

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landscape photo of Dang Van, Vietnam

Dong Van, the Majestic

By Etienne / November 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

Just finishing another photography workshop in North Vietnam. Ha Giang area is just so amazing, and seeing it with new landscape photographer’s eyes was priceless.   I will be writing new articles on this website about creativity, and succeeding in finding new things to photograph. There will be a lot of things about the Unexpected,…

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Sunrise on Tam Giang lagoon

Another great central Vietnam photo workshop

By Etienne / September 3, 2014 / 2 Comments

Last month we ended my second 3 day photography workshop in central Vietnam, a tour I ran in collaboration with Quinn Ryan Mattingly who is based in Saigon. His photo-journalistic approach and knowledge of Lightroom editing software were priceless and together we made a great team, ensuring all participants had a great experience.    …

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landscape photo of North Laos

The travel inspiration

By Etienne / August 29, 2014 / 1 Comment

  Only 1 month exactly before I hot the road for 2 months, running 4 photography tours in South East Asia. I feel so energized by the idea of traveling to amazing locations and photograph them.   This will be the first time I travel to Myanmar, North Laos and North Vietnam with a new…

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Tam Giang lagoon, Vietnam

Keeping up with life

By Etienne / August 14, 2014 / 2 Comments

It has now been a while since I posted something on the blog. Honestly I have been busy, but I also took some time away, to think some things out…   I have not been shooting that much and it did feel good at some point to take a break, but only to realize that…

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Woman gathering rice straw to burn them at sunset

Harvest times

By Etienne / May 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

Times of harvest is ending in Hoi An, and the fields are now golden / Brown. The straws are burning and the sunset finally offers all its colours, after months of being overcast. I took this photo yesterday during the sunset tour, and 4 of us were laying down on the floor to try and…

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Boat on a river in Vietnam at sunrise

River Sunrise

By Etienne / April 20, 2014 / 0 Comments

  I am not sure how many photos I titled “river sunrise”… I should come up with something new!   Another sunrise near the fishing nets of Hoi An. Is has now been months that our sunrises and sunsets are covered with a “haze” that does not give us a clear light. This is not normal…

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Vietnamese man in his house

Just make it happen

By Etienne / April 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

2 days ago, while taking a group of people into a nice village during Hoi An photo tour & Workshop, I was having a long discussion with one of the photographers about the way to approach people.  I did try to explain the same way I do it here. There were plenty of kids playing…

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blacm and white portrait of a Vietnamese fisherman smoking a cigarette

Am I allowed to do that?

By Etienne / March 28, 2014 / 3 Comments

Here is a question I often here in my photo workshops: can I do that? Am I allowed? Do you think I will not let you keep this photo because: – rule of thirds does not apply – your subject is looking into the frame – your subject is not in focus – your subject…

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