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Isfahan mosque

A travel photographer in Iran

By Etienne / May 29, 2017 / 4 Comments

Last year I spent 3 weeks traveling through Iran, as a recon mission for my upcoming photography tour. I am now in the process of preparing for my first Iran photo workshop, coming this October (so excited!). It is truly an amazing country and I can hardly wait to be back with a group of…

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10 reasons why Bangladesh is THE best place on Earth for people photography

By Etienne / February 7, 2017 / 5 Comments

10 reasons why Bangladesh is the best country in the world to improve your people photography skills   After my second visit to Bangladesh, I love it even more than before! I recently ran my first photography tour there and, watching the participants enjoy themselves so much and dramatically develop their people photography skills at…

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The ethics of Travel Photography

By Etienne / December 9, 2016 / 10 Comments

Last week while I was traveling with my group into Bangladesh I received a link to an article from my friend Thierry. The article was written by Amanda Machado and talks about the ethics of taking photos when traveling to developing countries. I read the article before heading outside and didn’t think much about it…

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The July photography workshop

By Etienne / July 13, 2016 / 3 Comments

I start to 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…

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Asia photography workshop

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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Woman posing in a factory in Bangladesh

Dhaka brick factories

By Etienne / January 28, 2016 / 5 Comments

On my recent trip to Bangladesh, I really wanted to go and visit the brick factories around Dhaka. I heard great things about them (in terms of photography of course) and really wanted to spend some time there.   After explaining my hotel receptionist that I wanted to go there, he recommended that I don’t…

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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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Street photography tips from Drew Hopper

By Etienne / December 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

I am sure you are now familiar with Drew Hopper. If not you can read a recent interview I did a few months ago while travelling with him in the Chin state of Myanmar. Anyway, not only Drew is sharing amazing photos with us daily on his Facebook page, but he is also writing articles…

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A young Bengali boy with green eyes

Photography in Bangladesh

By Etienne / December 11, 2015 / 3 Comments

Sitting in a cafe in Dhaka, about to catch my flight back to Vietnam, it is a time to think about this amazing trip in Bangladesh that is ending. After much expectations about the place there is no way I could be disappointed, and it is actually quite the opposite.   The first thing that…

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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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