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North Vietnam photography tour 2019: field notes.

By Etienne / September 27, 2019 / 6 Comments

One of my favourite trips each year is when I say goodbye to the rivers and lagoons of Central Vietnam and head for respite, into the mountains of North Vietnam. No matter how many times I head north, it still feels like an adventure into the unknown. By the way, you can also check out…

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Vietnam Travel Photography & Sketching Tour 2020

By Etienne / September 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

As we are in the process of building new photography tours for 2020, we also thought that it would be very interesting to create the absolute new experience that you can’t find anywhere else. I only met Anna this year, as she joined one of my central Vietnam photography tours. Needless to say, it didn’t…

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Review of the Mitakon lens portrait photography travel

Review of the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 FX

By Etienne / September 11, 2019 / 12 Comments

September 2019 updates: After now over two years of shooting with this lens, I do have a few things to add. I still love this lens very much, and I mostly use it for portraits, or when the light is very flat. Shooting with a really wide aperture helps to bring back depth to the…

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Seven-Day Hue & Phong Nha Tour

By Etienne / September 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Exploring the land that time forgot After ten years of exploration, I consider myself something of an expert on the Central Vietnam coastline. Which is a region of amazing natural beauty and limitless photo opportunities. However, the area north of Hue and towards Hanoi has remained a bit of a mystery to me. Sure, I’ve…

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Hanoi Photo Walk – September 15th 2019

By Etienne / September 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Join us for another photo walk in Vietnam with the team of Pics of Asia, this time in the capital city of Hanoi. For this September edition, we will be joined by Pics of Asia photographer Frederik Wissink, as well as street photographer Chu Viet Ha. Having Chu Viet Ha joining our photo walk is…

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Saigon Photo Walk – August 24th 2019

By Etienne / September 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

September 2019 update: Saigon photo walk wrap up What an event! For our first photo walk organized in Vietnam, over 35 people joined us. We did not expect so much turnout for our first event not happening in central Vietnam. We did split the group into 3 smaller groups and headed to the streets of…

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A day taking photos in Central Vietnam with Fujifilm GFX 50s

By Etienne / August 27, 2019 / 1 Comment

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to get my hands on a Fuji GFX camera. And last month, during a presentation of the GFX 100 (in a workshop organized by Fuji in Anh Duc Digital), I got the chance to actually take this camera in hand, and to snap a few images.  Now,…

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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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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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