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Review of the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 FX

By Etienne / September 11, 2019 / 6 Comments

September 2019 updates: After now over two years of shooting with this lens, I do have a few things to add. I still ove 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 in the…

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Landscape image of the desert of Kalout in South Iran during Pics of Asia photography tour

Pics of Asia Photography Tours and Workshops: the best of 2018 video

By Etienne / February 25, 2019 / 4 Comments

There it finally is! Our best of 2018 video! We have been capturing videos during our photography tours and workshops in 2018 through Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Iran! If you’d like to know more about all we’ve done in 2018 we already wrote a piece, following our travels through the year. You can…

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the old houses and the fort of the ancient city of Keshit in Iran

Discovering the lost city of Keshit

By Etienne / September 4, 2018 / 11 Comments

This is a story that I never saw coming. The best moment I personally experienced last year during my usual trips through Asia. I wasn’t even looking for anything. But there it appeared before me. The lost city of Keshit.   It was my second trip to Iran and this time my goal was to…

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Pics of Asia travel photography tour participant in Vietnam

Pics of Asia Show-reel video

By Etienne / July 11, 2018 / 2 Comments

Finally, it is here: after years of shooting random video footages while running photography tours around Asia, we have managed to find the time to put it together. We wanted to put up a show-reel video that describes Pics of Asia as best as possible: visiting stunning locations, improving your photography why on location, and…

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profile picture of a photographer for a satire article

How to become a famous Travel Photographer

By Etienne / July 2, 2018 / 19 Comments

If you are new to Travel Photography I can understand the challenges you are facing. After all, the market is quite saturated already and you are facing a fierce competition between people who, just like you, would love to spend the rest of their lives travelling and taking pictures. One way for you to make…

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woman walking in the old town

Best of 2017

By Etienne / December 20, 2017 / 14 Comments

I know the year is not over yet, but as I am sitting home with the rain hitting the windows I can’t help but feel melancholic about all the great adventures that happened earlier in the year.   After running almost 200 photography tours around Hoi An with Hoi An Photo Tour & Workshop, 6 3-day…

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farmer in a rice field in Vietnam

The last two "quiet" months

By Etienne / August 1, 2017 / 6 Comments

June and July are always a low time for me. It is low season in Hoi An and I run less half day photography tours. This is usually a time I become very lazy and catch up on sleep and think about the months to come. I do feel like I have been working less,…

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Sunrise on Tam Giang lagoon

The best photography tour in the world

By Etienne / July 5, 2017 / 7 Comments

All right, I know what you’re thinking. I am only writing this blog post for SEO reasons, and I added a big fat cocky title to it! Well, you are somehow wrong. I am writing this blog post because I have just finished what I believe is one of the best photography tours I have ever…

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