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Sunrise over Cua Dai bridge during Hoi An photo tour and workshop

The photography tour with an epic light

By Etienne / July 6, 2016 / 9 Comments

This morning I have seen one of the best light I have ever seen on my sunrise photo tour, even after 7 years running the tours! Because of the cloud cover and humidity the sunrise colors were splendid, and we had to stop the car on top of te bridge to shoot it! Anyway, no…

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A Pics of Asia photography workshop student gets waist-deep in water for the photo

May – 3 day photography workshop

By Etienne / May 12, 2016 / 1 Comment

Another splendid week end running my monthly 3 day photo workshop. Summer really is the best time to travel around central Vietnam as it is offering us the best colours and light early morning and late afternoon. Bloody hot of course, but we could handle it as we were taking long breaks in the middle…

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Creative travel photo composition featuring a local in Hoi An, Vietnam

A few hours in Hoi An

By Etienne / March 31, 2016 / 6 Comments

I was recently in Hoi An old town quite a lot for some photo workshops and weddings, but as the weather last week was terrible I was more busy trying to deal with a bad light rather than enjoying Hoi An. Today, during a 2 hours private photo workshop with a lovely Kiwi lady, I…

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The sunrise photo tour

By Etienne / February 1, 2016 / 1 Comment

Clearly, if you have done the Hoi An Photo Tour with me before, you probably went on the sunrise tour. Why do I say that? Well because the sunrise tour is the most popular tour, that I run 2 to 5 times per week. Why the most popular? Well I guess people feel like I…

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Woman posing in a factory in Bangladesh

Dhaka brick factories

By Etienne / January 28, 2016 / 5 Comments

On my recent trip to Bangladesh, I really wanted to go and visit the brick factories around Dhaka. I heard great things about them (in terms of photography of course) and really wanted to spend some time there.   After explaining my hotel receptionist that I wanted to go there, he recommended that I don’t…

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Novice monk in Myanmar lighting candles at night

Best of 2015 images

By Etienne / December 28, 2015 / 14 Comments

It has been a very very difficult choice to do this selection. It is already difficult to only select 10 photos for the photo review at the end of my photography tours, but to select only 25 photos for one whole year of travelling has been excruciating. I actually couldn’t do it and asked my wife…

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Street photography tips from Drew Hopper

By Etienne / December 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

I am sure you are now familiar with Drew Hopper. If not you can read a recent interview I did a few months ago while travelling with him in the Chin state of Myanmar. Anyway, not only Drew is sharing amazing photos with us daily on his Facebook page, but he is also writing articles…

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portrait of a young Lao girl hiding

Best of Laos photography tour 2015

By Etienne / December 16, 2015 / 1 Comment

In November this year I ran my 10th photography tour in South East Asia, and the destination was Laos. Once again I had 6 very motivated participants, who have been dong a great job and provided me with some great work to look at during our photo review on the last day. I have asked…

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Drew Hopper photography

Meet Drew Hopper

By Etienne / December 15, 2015 / 1 Comment

Here comes a very interesting interview of a great photographer and friend. I met Drew about 2 years ago in Hoi An when he joined one of my morning photography workshops. We then met up a few more times over coffee, and quickly became good friends. So when I mentioned that I was heading to Myanmar…

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A young Bengali boy with green eyes

Photography in Bangladesh

By Etienne / December 11, 2015 / 3 Comments

Sitting in a cafe in Dhaka, about to catch my flight back to Vietnam, it is a time to think about this amazing trip in Bangladesh that is ending. After much expectations about the place there is no way I could be disappointed, and it is actually quite the opposite.   The first thing that…

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