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An image taken using a technique called exposing for the highlights during a photography workshop with Pics of Asia

We are being featured!

By Etienne / January 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ever since we came back from running all our photography tours in Asia, we have been leading a lot of photography workshops in Hoi An, Vietnam. We have already met a lot of exciting students and people willing to work with us, including the awesome bloggers from Wandering Weathleys. Nick and Val joined one of our…

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A huge group of photographers in Mu Cang Chai lining up with their tripods

Open letter to photographers

By Etienne / September 25, 2018 / 19 Comments

After spending the last couple of years talking about the Ethics of Travel photography and trying to spread the word about said ethics, I feel the task is getting more difficult on a daily basis. When travelling around Asia, l have increasingly witnessed actions by some photographers that left me with a bad taste in…

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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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Capturing a fisherman walking in Tam Giang lagoon in Hue during Pics of Asia photography tour in central Vietnam

A photography tour around Hue

By Etienne / June 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week marked the end of my second 5-day photography tour and workshop in Central Vietnam, and this one took us from Hoi An to Hue, exploring the coastal area and the busy villages around. For this tour, the talented Andy Faulk joined us and shared his experience and photography skills when it comes to…

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A young man looks skyward while sitting on his water buffalo in North Vietnam - Pics Of Asia Travel Photo Tours

Why I shoot JPG

By Etienne / May 31, 2018 / 6 Comments

The answer is abruptly simple: I shoot Jpeg because I shoot Fuji.   Obviously being a Fuji shooter isn’t the only reason, and there are several more that I have listed below. Writing this made me realize that shooting Jpeg is only suitable for a certain type of photographer, so you may have many different…

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A shipyard near Hue in Vietnam during Pics of Asia advanced photography workshop

May Central Vietnam photography Tour

By Etienne / May 16, 2018 / 7 Comments

This was a photography tour I had been waiting for a long time, a special “advanced photographers only” photography workshop around my adoptive city of Hoi An, Vietnam. For the occasion I had Drew Hopper co-leading the tour with me. The idea is to run workshops focusing on merging Travel and Street photography to create more…

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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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little girl in Lang Co lagoon

the beauty of Lang Co lagoon

By Etienne / May 22, 2017 / 3 Comments

Last night was the end of one more 3-day photography tour and workshop in central Vietnam. After a day and a half in and around Hoi An, we drove to the stunning lagoon of Lang Co for yet again an amazing photography session. This may have been the best afternoon I have ever spent in…

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