Central Vietnam workshop – March in Reviews

Last week end I just ended the first 3 day photo workshop of the year (there will be 6 in total for 2015) and I am already receiving a lot of positive feedback. I would like to share that with all of you, maybe by pride 🙂

photography instructor during the Vietnam workshop

Michael from Germany wrote a Facebook Post:

“These special moments. Every now and then you’re part of them. You guess it already from the beginning, but when the moment is gone and it is still working on you so that you’re still euphoric and exited then it is for sure.

For me that workshop was such moment and I will never forget these three days. So, thank you guys for making it so special and for being such beautiful companions. I enjoyed every minute.

And especially thank you, Etienne Bossot and Morgan Ommer for being our great teachers!

I really wish that we will meet again – wheresoever and in whatever constellation”

fisherman at sunrise during Vietnam photo workshop

Arif from Singapore wrote, also on Facebook:

” We took so many photos from the workshop of beautiful landscapes in the early morning and of truly nice Vietnamese people but if I have to choose just one photo to sum up my entire experience, it has to be this. I know, it’s not the most beautiful picture we have from our time together but I feel that, putting aside all the technical stuff and lessons we have learned, the workshop would not be remembered for what it was if were not for these guys.

So I was glad I got lost in countryside, in the back alleys of a village and sinking our feet into deep mud together with these bunch. Waking up at 4am for three days straight were made more bearable when I see them because the first thing they talked about right off the bed was photography. The passion and enthusiasm were really amazing. And to all the interesting characters that were on board – from the funnily satirical character, the gentle giant, the Englishman, the politician (or maybe the spy, as we speculated), the shy guy, the German buddy, the doctor of the group and of course .. the Master, thank you all for the memories.

Do stay in touch one way or another and hopefully, our passion for photography will bring us all together again someday.”

Students during the photo workshop

Trang, a Vietnamese American also reviewed:

“Off the tourist trail in Hoi An & Hue…
After three days of crash course/workshop with Etienne Bossot of Pics of Asia & Morgan Ommer of Noi Pictures – I’m mentally & physically drained.
Much to learn & process from these talented, charismatic photographers (so French & so animated!).
Who knew getting up at 3 or 4am every day could be soooo much fun? Sipping on coffee before sunrise, meeting villagers & shooting with the 6 coolest “strangers” until sunset…then repeat “same-same” but different day.
And not to forget about sharing local foods, cold beers, cushion tripod cover, nostalgic bike ride, personal photos & stories, USB cables, muddy foot baths, antiseptic wipes, anti diarrhea medication, napkins, toilet paper…
Belen, especially, “cam on” for being my female companion and the goodhearted Libra that you are. I loved all your 5000 photos & didn’t close my eyes once to nap during our long trip to Hue. I miss our group dynamics already…
‘Can’t wait to hook up and repeat same-same but different year & different part of SE Asia (or anywhere else in the world for that matter). Until then, “practice, practice but forget all the rules…” XOXOXO”

 

Thanks to all for coming, my energy levels are back to high and I can’t wait for next month’s workshop! 🙂

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Founder of Pics of Asia, Etienne is a teacher with a photography habit.

2 Comments

  1. Duong Quang Thao on March 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I would like to join u at a new mem. Please tell me where is the address? So i will be there to meet and improve.

    • Etienne on March 25, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      Hi Thao, feel free to email me directly first!

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