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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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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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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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Vietnamese man in his house

Just make it happen

By Etienne / April 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

2 days ago, while taking a group of people into a nice village during Hoi An photo tour & Workshop, I was having a long discussion with one of the photographers about the way to approach people.  I did try to explain the same way I do it here. There were plenty of kids playing…

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