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Landscape image of the desert of Kalout in South Iran during Pics of Asia photography tour

Visiting the Kalouts

By Etienne / October 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Yes, I am still in Iran, taking a break from the travelling in a beautiful Persian garden in Yazd. A well-deserved break after the group and I have spent 3 days travelling around the desertic area of southern Iran, known as the Kalouts. Using 4×4 cars we have explored a remote area and set up…

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A panorama photo of the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai at sunset, taken during a photography tour with Pics of Asia

North Vietnam photography tour 2018 wrap up

By Etienne / September 24, 2018 / 4 Comments

Another month of September, another month spent exploring Northern Vietnam and its endless rice terraces. Given that last year’s photography tour was almost perfect, there were only a few minor changes to this year’s itinerary. What I had in mind, though, was to spend more time in the tea plantations between Sapa and Mu Cang…

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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 / 9 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 other…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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