photography

Are you doing it for photography or for fame?

By Etienne / March 18, 2019 / 2 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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Young student from an international school on a photography workshop in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Photography workshops for International schools in Asia

By Etienne / March 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here at Pics of Asia, we’re photographers, yes – but first and foremost, we’re teachers. So for us to lead school students seemed like a perfect fit! Over the past few years, we’ve welcomed several international schools into our photography tours and workshops, based around Hoi An in central Vietnam. Each tour has been a…

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Landscape image of the desert of Kalout in South Iran during Pics of Asia photography tour

Pics of Asia Photography Tours and Workshops: the best of 2018 video

By Etienne / February 25, 2019 / 4 Comments

There it finally is! Our best of 2018 video! We have been capturing videos during our photography tours and workshops in 2018 through Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Iran! If you’d like to know more about all we’ve done in 2018 we already wrote a piece, following our travels through the year. You can…

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Why I love Pindaya so much

By Etienne / February 20, 2019 / 0 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 Young Boy Takes A Break To Cool Off In Vietnam - Photo captured on Pics Of Asia's Vietnam Phototour

Our new Cambodia – Vietnam photography tour 2019

By Etienne / February 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

For many years now we always receive requests from our clients to run photography tours and workshops in Cambodia. Because of the amount of time it takes us to run all our other tours in the rest of Asia, we never really took the time to set something up over there. By the time we thought…

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Illustrating the golden rule with Pics of Asia

Free Webinar: how to take better travel photos

By Etienne / February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Next week I will be running a free webinar along with my friend Pete De Marco about travel photography in Vietnam. We will be discussing composition tips, great locations in central Vietnam for photography and the art of approaching people to take thier photo. Pete and I will be running a 5-day photography tour and…

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Buyrmese novice lighting candles

Is it still safe to travel to Myanmar?

By Etienne / February 11, 2019 / 7 Comments

Myanmar has been on the headlines for some years now. First, it was about the surprising opening of this very closed country, and the influx of tourists that followed. Then, it was the election and Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party being elected, bring real positive energy in the whole country. For the last couple…

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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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Boats commuting on the Buriganga river at sunrise in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh photography tour 2018 – Video

By Etienne / January 15, 2019 / 4 Comments

Here is the video from our recent photography tour and workshop in Bangladesh. From the bustling streets of Dhaka to the countryside of Bogra and the tea plantations of Sylhet, we spent 10 days working on people photography and improving our skills.   I hope you enjoy this video, and if you feel the need…

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A Sri Lankan women working on the beach of Negombo in Sri Lanka

Promo video from our photography tour in Sri Lanka – 2018

By Etienne / January 9, 2019 / 2 Comments

Here it is, the video from our most recent photography tour in Sri Lanka that we ran in November 2018. 4 participants in a super dynamic and fun photography tour and workshop through the coastline and tea plantations of this amazing country! You can find a detailed tour and itinerary summary here. Have a look at…

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