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Capturing fishermen unloading their boats in Sa Huynh fish market during a Pics of Asia photography tour

The 5 day central Vietnam photography tour

By Etienne / June 15, 2018 / 2 Comments

It has been a very intensive week, travelling down the coast of central Vietnam running the first photography tour that brings us South of Hoi An. Under the superb assistance of Dylan Goldby, we have been visiting the best fishing villages that the area offers, as well as local farmers working in the rice fields. After…

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Silhouette at sunset in Yangon, Myanmar by Pics of Asia founder Etienne Bossot

In search of the ultimate silhouette

By Etienne / June 9, 2018 / 2 Comments

All right, that’s it, I am finally able to admit to myself and the world, I love silhouettes! If you follow my work on social media, this would come as no surprise to you. I have shot silhouettes for the last couple of years now. I have shot a lot of them, to the point…

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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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More Fuji Love

By Etienne / April 23, 2017 / 5 Comments

I am in love my Fuji a little more as days pass. I have been writing about this already but the feeling is stronger now as I have been taking photos every day, running sunrise and sunset tours in Hoi An. But now I have come to an epiphany thanks to some scrotum looking potatoes.…

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silhouette of Vietnamese fishermen

The march photography workshop 2017

By Etienne / March 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s another wrap! The first 3-day photography workshop in central Vietnam just ended. 10 students walking through the best areas that central Vietnam has to offer: plenty of great images, very little sleep and a little too many beers 😉 The weather was very good when we started in Ho An but got cloudy by…

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Three Vietnamese women are carrying their catch from the boat to shore

The July photography workshop

By Etienne / July 13, 2016 / 3 Comments

I believe that as we now have late summers, July and August will be the months with the best light and colors! Anyway, another very successful 3 day photo workshop around Hoi An and Hue, with 7 participants. There was a bit of innovation this time: while in Lang Co, we met some friendly fishermen…

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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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