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A group of farmers planting rice in Bac Kan region in North Vietnam

A short trip into the mountains of North Vietnam

By Etienne / July 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last week I had a fantastic adventure through the mountains of North Vietnam! Starting in Hanoi, we rode motorbikes through the most stunning areas of Lao Cai and Ha Giang, also visiting Hoang Su Phi. Unfortunately, this wasn’t holidays, and we had been hired to photograph and film people on a bicycle trip through that…

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travelling to the best locations for photography toiurs in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Pics of Asia road trip in central Vietnam

By Etienne / June 27, 2020 / 4 Comments

Hey everyone, today we’d like to share with you this awesome video we have put up from last month’s road trip we did in central Vietnam. We run many, many photography tours and workshops in Vietnam so we rarely have the opportunity to travel by ourselves. This seemed like a great opportunity to visit several…

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Images copyright Quinn Ryan Mattingly

Is Travel Photography Dead?

By Etienne / June 23, 2020 / 3 Comments

Ok, I know this above title sounds a bit clickbaity – and to be honest, it is – proclaiming anything to “be dead” always sounds alarmist. But really, I don’t see a bright future for the medium I love.  Travel photography is either already dead, or is turning into something so far removed from the…

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Photography students pose in Lang Co lagoon in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Our new summer photography tours in Vietnam

By Etienne / May 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Well, we’d be lying if we said that this pandemic situation did not affect us! With dozens of International travellers who booked our photography tours for 2020, and the inability to travel internationally, we’ve had to cancel most of our photography tours and workshops for the summer. Lucky for us, though: we live in Vietnam!…

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Hoi An old town during corona virus lock down

Weekly photo assignment #2

By Etienne / April 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

Now, I’d like to focus the assignment on our latest photography tutorial about balance in composition. The idea is for you to look at some of your older images, or create new work, and analyze them thinking in terms of balance and visual weight. Does this image work thanks to its overall balance? Or do…

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A mosaic of example of staged photos from Inle lake fishermen

The library of fake travel photos in Asia

By Etienne / March 24, 2020 / 61 Comments

Finally, it’s arrived! A tool to help the world’s photography competition judges work out if the “travel” images they are judging are real or not! Yep, this is the first library of fake travel photos focusing on people photography in Asia. You’re welcome! What is a fake travel image? Well, it’s an image which doesn’t…

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Participant of Pics of Asia photography tours and workshops in central Vietnam

March 2020 Central Vietnam Photo Tour

By Etienne / March 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

The first photography tour and workshop in Central Vietnam started the new year with a bang! I was lucky enough to be joined by Chris Cusick from Angkor Travel Photography to co-lead this tour with me – a tour which focused on people photography.  Nine participants of completely different levels could have been a challenge,…

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Image captured in the streets of Kolkata during a street photography workshop by Pics of Asia

Can We Justify Ethics in Street Photography?

By Etienne / February 19, 2020 / 12 Comments

I would like to write about my reaction to what happened last week with Fujifilm and Mr Tatsuo Suzuki. I am personally very disappointed with how the situation evolved (like I am with most world situations today) and I’d like to share my two cents on the issue.  As a travel photographer and instructor, I’m…

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Photo copyright Andy Rooke

In search of new inspiration: my story

By Etienne / February 10, 2020 / 1 Comment

This is an interview I recently did with Mads magazine about my photography story. I thought I’d share it here as I often get asked the same questions 🙂 Please tell us about yourself. Where you are from and other tidbits? My name is Etienne Bossot. I’m a French photographer and photography teacher based in…

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Field Notes: Bangladesh 2019

By Etienne / December 30, 2019 / 2 Comments

For this year’s edition of my annual Bangladesh photograph tour, I was joined by four willing participants. Each member of this quartet had signed up for one clear reason: to improve their photography skills. Which they did. A lot.  As a photography instructor, my favourite students are the ones who absorb all the information I…

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