hoi an

Photography thieves

By Etienne / March 16, 2016 / 10 Comments

There you go, it happened twice in a month. First, it came from the city of Hoi An. Nothing surprising here as they are running their city the way they’d run a (very) local business: having no idea what they are doing. It is the second time (as far as I know) that the city…

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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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A big fishing net on the river in Vietnam

The central Vietnam photography workshop

By Etienne / January 8, 2016 / 4 Comments

Here is a little something about the 3 day photography workshop that I am running monthly around Hoi An, central Vietnam. Some people have asked me to give them some more details about the tour so I will share with everyone. I usually give little information about the tours on the website as things in…

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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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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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Man working bamboo in Vietnam

The bamboo man: the story of Le Sa

By Etienne / December 22, 2014 / 9 Comments

For some of you who have been following me regularly on Facebook or G+, you may have seen me talk about the bamboo man before. I have been posting portraits of him for the past 5 years – ever since I started to regularly visit his village with Hoi An Photo Tour &Workshop.   I first met Le Sa…

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Sunrise on Tam Giang lagoon

Central Vietnam photography workshops

By Etienne / December 11, 2014 / 1 Comment

I am thrilled to announce a beautiful line of photographers that will be joining me next year to run my Central Vietnam photo workshops.   In March with Morgan Ommer.   In April with Dave Lemke.   In May with Tim Gerard Barker.   This tour will be taking us into remote villages around Hoi…

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Sunrise on Tam Giang lagoon

Another great central Vietnam photo workshop

By Etienne / September 3, 2014 / 2 Comments

Last month we ended my second 3 day photography workshop in central Vietnam, a tour I ran in collaboration with Quinn Ryan Mattingly who is based in Saigon. His photo-journalistic approach and knowledge of Lightroom editing software were priceless and together we made a great team, ensuring all participants had a great experience.    …

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