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Farmers walking home at sunset

The best of Myanmar photography tour 2015

By Etienne / November 23, 2015 / 2 Comments

For my 4th photography tour in Myanmar I had once again 6 great participants. 10 days through amazing Myanmar, from Yangon to Inle lake. This year I added Pindaya on the itinerary and I did not regret it, I will make sure to be back there next year! I asked them to send me 3…

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A novice in Myanmar

My rewards

By Etienne / November 23, 2015 / 0 Comments

As a photography instructor and someone who is not entering photo competition or “vote for me” kind of things, I find that I am getting the most rewarding moments when teaching photography. When someone who has been trying to understand camera settings for some time, and finally gets it during my workshop, I feel great.…

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Chin man smoking a pipe

The shaman from the Chin state

By Etienne / November 15, 2015 / 8 Comments

On my recent trip to the Chin state, Myanmar, I met Ha Mo Ki. He is 60 years old and the shaman of a small village in the surroundings of Mindat, Myanmar. When meeting him and discovering his wild character, I decided to ask him a few questions, with the help of my translator. Ha…

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Celebrating my 10th photography workshop in Asia

By Etienne / November 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

Yesterday I ended my 10th photography tour and workshop in South East Asia with the 6 day tour into Laos.   I started running Hoi An photo tour and workshop over 6 years ago, and I had a vague idea about teaching photography into different locations. I can’t believe today how things have been developing…

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portrait of a Vietnamese woman

Last week end photo workshop

By Etienne / June 16, 2015 / 2 Comments

Another 3-day photography workshop wrapped this week end. As it is June we had the best sunrises and sunsets of the year, a real stunning week end! Thanks again to the participants, who really have learned a lot on this one. I know it is an intense workshop and I like to push my students,…

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Copyright James Khoo

Meet James Khoo

By Etienne / June 1, 2015 / 2 Comments

I will regularly interview a photographer I know as I am sure it is interesting to hear from many different points of views, about photography, the way people do it, travel, approach people, and some tips for the ones who wish to learn.    Today I met in Hoi An James Khoo. I have been…

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Boy laying down in the water

Few months in review

By Etienne / May 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Yes, I know, I haven’t posted anything in a while. Between the very busy wedding season that has just ended, the hotels and resort photography, and the numerous number of photography workshops I have ran, I had no time to put creativity in words.   But this busy time is now (almost) over and tomorrow…

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Fishing net on the river in Vietnam

Central Vietnam workshop – March in Reviews

By Etienne / March 25, 2015 / 2 Comments

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 🙂 Michael from Germany wrote a Facebook Post: “These…

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Portrait of a young girl in Vietnam

Patience patience

By Etienne / January 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

For some of you who have joined my photo workshop in Hoi An, you may have seen this girl before. A word can describe the way I took this photo: patience. While walking near her house, I noticed how the shutter was slightly open, and was very harmonious in tones and light with the rest…

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Tam Giang lagoon, Vietnam

Keeping up with life

By Etienne / August 14, 2014 / 2 Comments

It has now been a while since I posted something on the blog. Honestly I have been busy, but I also took some time away, to think some things out…   I have not been shooting that much and it did feel good at some point to take a break, but only to realize that…

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