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A huge group of photographers in Mu Cang Chai lining up with their tripods

Open letter to photographers

By Etienne / September 25, 2018 / 21 Comments

After spending the last couple of years talking about the Ethics of Travel photography and trying to spread the word about said ethics, I feel the task is getting more difficult on a daily basis. When travelling around Asia, l have increasingly witnessed actions by some photographers that left me with a bad taste in…

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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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Pics of Asia travel photography tour participant in Vietnam

Pics of Asia Show-reel video

By Etienne / July 11, 2018 / 2 Comments

Finally, it is here: after years of shooting random video footages while running photography tours around Asia, we have managed to find the time to put it together. We wanted to put up a show-reel video that describes Pics of Asia as best as possible: visiting stunning locations, improving your photography why on location, and…

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Capturing a fisherman walking in Tam Giang lagoon in Hue during Pics of Asia photography tour in central Vietnam

A photography tour around Hue

By Etienne / June 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week marked the end of my second 5-day photography tour and workshop in Central Vietnam, and this one took us from Hoi An to Hue, exploring the coastal area and the busy villages around. For this tour, the talented Andy Faulk joined us and shared his experience and photography skills when it comes to…

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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 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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A elder woman with a big smile in Sri Lanka - Pics Of Asia Phototours And Workshops

Review of the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 FX

By Etienne / May 20, 2018 / 4 Comments

From its real name Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II Lens for Fujifilm X. Is it Mitakon? Is it Zhongyi? What I know is that this is one of the best lenses I have ever had! After making the switch from Canon to Fujifilm, there was one thing that was missing me: a manual…

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Black and white photography of farmers on Pics of Asia Myanmar tour

Myanmar photography tour 2017 recap

By Etienne / May 10, 2018 / 8 Comments

As you know by now, I never reveal too many details about my tours itineraries as I have experienced in the past people copy/pasting them for their own tours. I spend months, sometimes years refining these itineraries depending on the time of the year but mostly depending on how a country changes. And in the case…

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Farmer in the field during Pics of Asia exploration of Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Travelling to the Mekong Delta

By Etienne / May 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

I always make time for exploration and this time was no different, I wasn’t going to turn down the opportunity to visit another part of Vietnam! As I needed to do some paperwork in Ho Chi Minh City, I thought I would combine my trip with an exploration of the Mekong Delta. A lot of…

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