photography tour

Vietnamese photographers taking photos of models in the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai

To stage or not to stage in Travel Photography

By Etienne / March 22, 2019 / 23 Comments

With the recent polemics surrounding a certain image that won a photography competition this week, I feel like we need to talk about travel photography. About people photography, in our case. And to set up boundaries as to what’s acceptable in both cases. Honestly, in my opinion, it’s a matter of common sense – but…

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a group of photographers on a photography tour taking photos of a staged scene, used to illustrate an article about ethics in travel photography for Pics of Asia

Are you doing it for photography or for fame?

By Etienne / March 18, 2019 / 66 Comments

Once again photography competitions are proving us their complete lack of ethics and simple photography knowledge. This week in Vietnam this image has been going around. Another classic photo of a photography tour group gathered around one subject, shooting the same image from almost the same angle. The woman seems to pose for them, probably…

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Why I love Pindaya so much

By Etienne / February 20, 2019 / 2 Comments

For the last 4 years, we have been visiting Pindaya every year on our photography tour and workshop to Myanmar. I first discovered the area a little by accident, when, my tour guide at the time suggested that we do a quick stop there, on our way between Kalaw and Inle Lake. On that day…

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A woman is picking up tea leaves in a tea estate in Sreemongol

A morning in Sreemongol

By Etienne / January 24, 2019 / 0 Comments

A few years ago, while travelling through Bangladesh on our yearly photography tour and workshop, we experienced one of the most fantastic time in the tea plantations of Sreemongol in Sylhet area, North East Bangladesh. I’d like to share some images I took on that morning. This was the first time that we encountered so many…

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A flock of pigeaons take up in the air in front of the Howrah bridge in Kolkata during a photo tour with pics of asia

Shooting around Howrah bridge in Kolkata

By Etienne / January 21, 2019 / 2 Comments

The iconic bridge of Kolkata has been photographed many times before, and will still be used as a favourite background among photographers for a long time. And there is a reason for that. It is very picturesque and offers great photo opportunities as the main Ghats are located near the bridge. There we can find a…

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A Sadu in Kolkata, India, showing his study book about the human body during a photography workshop with Pics of Asia

2018: another year of travel and photography

By Etienne / January 2, 2019 / 1 Comment

Another year… Well, another year filled with photography tours and workshops around Asia. I have the chance to be working with the coolest photographers based in Asia, which made my year much more fun but also helped me improve my own photography. I believe that 2018 was another gap year for me and for my photography.…

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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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