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The Baffling Allure of Staged Photos in Photography Competitions

By Etienne / October 28, 2023 / 2 Comments

Ah, the world of photography – where the line between candid images and artfully contrived scenes grows increasingly hazy. It’s as if the debate about staged photos and their place in photography competitions never quite loses its lustre. But wait, we’ve got another gem to share: the revelation of a prize-winning staged photograph in yet…

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A man is harvesting tea leaves capture by Etienne Bossot on a photo tour in North Vietnam

North and Central Vietnam Photo Tour with Asia Travel Photography

By Etienne / October 25, 2023 / 2 Comments

If you have read my previous newsletter, I was announcing a change of itinerary for the Classic North Vietnam photography tour I have been running for over 7 years. This change happened as I brainstormed with my friend Regis Binard from Asia Travel Photography. As we planned and built our photography tour in North Vietnam,…

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Photography tours in Vietnam for international students

Capturing Memories and Cultures: The Benefits of Photography Tours for International Students

By Etienne / October 16, 2023 / 0 Comments

Extracurricular activities play a crucial role in the holistic development of international students, offering them unique opportunities to explore new interests and cultures beyond the classroom. Among these activities, photography tours stand out as an exceptional option for fostering creativity and storytelling. In the vibrant and culturally rich landscape of Vietnam, photography tours are not…

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New itinerary for North Vietnam tours 2024

North Vietnam Photo Tour: new updated itinerary for 2024

By Etienne / September 26, 2023 / 0 Comments

After almost 10 years of running this classic photo tour in North Vietnam, I have updated the itinerary. I know what you are thinking: how can I update this tour when it is already perfect? Well, I have found better this year! Adding 2 extra days to take the time to explore gorgeous areas and…

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Images from Ladakh

By Etienne / August 31, 2023 / 0 Comments

Have you never heard me talking about running a photography tour in Ladakh? That is because my trip to Ladakh was a family holiday! Between two photo tours in Asia, I decided to take my family to a place that looks very different from our home of Hoi An. The Himalayan mountains of Ladakh were…

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North Vietnam photo tour with Pics of Asia

North Vietnam Photo Tour: gorgeous reflections

By Etienne / June 8, 2023 / 0 Comments

And it’s a wrap! I just ended the first edition of my “North Vietnam Reflections” photo tour, like yesterday! And once again we went and captured some incredible images of these stunning locations. As usual, I am preparing a tour report so you can see the detailed itinerary if you consider joining this tour. North…

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photography prints on demand with Pics of Asia

My new online photo gallery

By Etienne / May 27, 2023 / 1 Comment

I have finally launched my online photo gallery. After over 15 years of taking photos in Asia, I have narrowed a selection of my favourite images (thanks to your help again!). And they are now available for purchase in this new online gallery. As you know I used to have my own photo gallery in…

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an amazing new region in Vietnam for photography tour

An exciting new photography tour in Vietnam

By Etienne / May 3, 2023 / 0 Comments

I am launching a new photography tour in Vietnam in an exciting and unexplored area. Join me this year to capture photos of the most beautiful rice terraces, salt fields and fishing villages. Welcome to the land of coconut trees: Song Cau.  A new and untouched area of central Vietnam Located South of Quy Nhon…

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Tay women harvest tea leaves in Tan Uyen valley

Online Photo talk this week!

By Etienne / April 17, 2023 / 0 Comments

I will give an online talk this week for the Aperture photo club in Sydney. I will discuss my upcoming photography tour in North and Central Vietnam, and why these are amazing locations for landscape and people photography. And of course, I will be giving you some great tips for people photography! The talk will…

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Vietnam photo tour in central Vietnam with Pics of Asia

The first Vietnam photo tour of the year: magic conditions.

By Etienne / February 22, 2023 / 2 Comments

Last month I ran the first official Vietnam photo tour of the year for Pics of Asia. A private photography tour that would take us to the beautiful lagoon located between Hoi An and Hue city. We were not sure how the weather would play, as January had seen some pretty bad conditions. Lucky for…

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