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4 boys posing for a photo along the river in Dhaka

Bangladesh photo tour 2022: field report

By Etienne / November 28, 2022 / 0 Comments

Once again I’m ending a superb photography tour in Bangladesh. And yes, Bangladesh is still the best country on earth for people photography!!!!  Instead of doing the usual and having a day-by-day recap of the 2022 tour (after all you can find that in the previous tours’ blog posts), let me tell you why you…

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Night fishing in Vietnam

Night fishing: a nocturnal photography expedition in Vietnam

By Etienne / August 2, 2022 / 0 Comments

It had been something I had wanted to do for over 10 years; spend the whole night fishing with the fishermen of central Vietnam. After visiting fishing villages at sunrise in Vietnam for over 15 years, I was always curious to see how the fishermen work at night. I had plans to go and spend the…

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A photography tour in Phong Nha National Park in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

The New Phong Nha Photography Tour

By Etienne / May 13, 2022 / 0 Comments

New Phong Nha National Park Photography Tour Whether you have already joined one of my photography tours or workshops in Asia, or if you are new to Pics of Asia, this new Phong Nha photography tour will take us into the less visited area of Vietnam. And because Phong Nha Khe Bang is not all…

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eople photography with a wide-angle lens with Pics of Asia

People Photography using a wide-angle lens: challenge yourself! 

By Etienne / May 3, 2022 / 2 Comments

What was supposed to be a short blog post about my photography inspiration for 2022 turned into a full-on tutorial about how to take photos of people using a wide-angle lens. It must be the fact that I have been back running photography tours and workshops this year and I feel very inspired! Last month,…

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Visiting hoi an old town for night photography in 2022 with Pics of Asia photo tours

Our first Photography Tour in Asia in 2022

By Etienne / April 24, 2022 / 0 Comments

2022: the year it all starts again Goodbye confinement, goodbye travel restrictions! 2022 is the year we begin running our photography tours in Asia again, bringing our students to the best locations for some awesome photography! This week we have been running the first Pics of Asia photography tour in central Vietnam. And it felt…

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Postcard of farmers and bicycle at sunset in Vietnam during Pics of Asia photo walk in Hoi An

No photos for peanuts! A photo walk in Hoi An.

By Etienne / March 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

As our photography tours with Hoi An Photo tour and Pics of Asia have been on pause, we began organizing monthly free photo walks in Hoi An old town and around in 2020. The idea was to keep the spirit of travel photography alive, to keep taking and sharing all things about photography and meeting…

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A Buddhist monk walks in the streets of Hoi An old town

2021: a year in review

By Etienne / January 22, 2022 / 0 Comments

I must say that after a year-long break with photography tours and workshops, it has felt good to get back to work, even if it wasn’t physically. The big news for me and Pics of Asia was of course the launch of my online travel photography courses in July. Over the first 4 months of…

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portrait photography online course

Celebrating our students’ results

By Etienne / August 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

We are only halfway into our first online photography course, and we are already super stocked with what our students have achieved! Yes, our online travel photography course started a few months ago and it has been a fantastic journey until now! Weekly videos (some of them are up to one and a half hours!!!)…

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April 2021 central Vietnam photography tour

By Etienne / May 5, 2021 / 1 Comment

Being based in a country that has managed the Covid crisis exceptionally well, we were lucky enough to be able to embark on a photography tour in central Vietnam on the last weekend of April 2021.  I decided to run this tour only twice this year (instead of every month) as many of my students…

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A mosaic of example of staged photos from Inle lake fishermen

The library of fake travel photos in Asia

By Etienne / March 24, 2020 / 64 Comments

Finally, it’s arrived! A tool to help the world’s photography competition judges work out if the “travel” images they are judging are real or not! Yep, this is the first library of fake travel photos focusing on people photography in Asia. You’re welcome! What is a fake travel image? Well, it’s an image which doesn’t…

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