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Sri Lanka 2019: Field notes

By Etienne / November 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

After a great first outing last year, Pics of Asia returned for its second photography tour of Sri Lanka. And once again, the teardrop-shaped island did not disappoint.  What’s great about Sri Lanka is that you can balance luxury accommodation with very non-luxurious locations for photography, such as smelly fish markets and muddy tea fields.…

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Field Notes: Iran Photo Tour, 2019

By Etienne / November 11, 2019 / 6 Comments

Hello from Iran! I’ve just finished another photography tour and thought you might want to know how it went. My karma must be good this year because once again I was blessed with a superb group. Out of five participants, four were returning students (I must be doing something right, right?). So it kind of…

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Putting the TRAVEL back in Travel Photography

By Etienne / October 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you join a Pics of Asia photo tour you’re guaranteed to get good photos. Why? Well, because we know the very best locations and we take you there at the very best times. We’re nice like that. 😉 But – and this may surprise you – getting great photos is not actually the main…

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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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farmer in a rice field in Vietnam

The last two "quiet" months

By Etienne / August 1, 2017 / 6 Comments

June and July are always a low time for me. It is low season in Hoi An and I run less half day photography tours. This is usually a time I become very lazy and catch up on sleep and think about the months to come. I do feel like I have been working less,…

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little girl in Lang Co lagoon

the beauty of Lang Co lagoon

By Etienne / May 22, 2017 / 3 Comments

Last night was the end of one more 3-day photography tour and workshop in central Vietnam. After a day and a half in and around Hoi An, we drove to the stunning lagoon of Lang Co for yet again an amazing photography session. This may have been the best afternoon I have ever spent in…

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Photojournalism in Laos

By Etienne / December 27, 2015 / 3 Comments

Every year, during my photography tours in Asia, I will ask at some point to all participants to create a little story. I give everyone a few hours to walk through a certain village, town, area, and find a story to document. This is a great exercise and I often find that people make some…

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Portrait of a young girl in Vietnam

Patience patience

By Etienne / January 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

For some of you who have joined my photo workshop in Hoi An, you may have seen this girl before. A word can describe the way I took this photo: patience. While walking near her house, I noticed how the shutter was slightly open, and was very harmonious in tones and light with the rest…

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