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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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The power of Black and White

By Etienne / March 27, 2014 / 4 Comments

I don’t know if you have noticed but for the past weeks I have almost only be posting black and white images on my facebook page and Google plus. I don’t know, I guess I am in a black and white mood.   I also understand more and more that Black and white has such…

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Getting out of our "templates"

By Etienne / March 13, 2014 / 5 Comments

I need your advise on this one. I took these photos this morning and I can’t make up my mind on which one to chose. Originally I liked the first one, as it is quite original. I have done myself and have seen many time this kind of photo, and I thought the kid looking…

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