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A group photo from Pics of Asia photography tour in Kolkata in 2018

India 2018 photography tour wrap up

By Etienne / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

For our first photography tour in India, I wanted to do something different than any other photography tours in India. First, the idea is to visit different places than where all other photo tours go to, and Kolkata seemed like a great place to start. The other main idea was to blend travel and street…

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A group picture from our photography tour in Bangladesh in 2018

Bangladesh 2018 photography tour wrap up

By Etienne / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Another year, another successful photography tour in Bangladesh, a place that remains for me the best country on the planet for people photography. From the bustling streets of Dhaka to the peaceful countrysides of Bogra and Dinajpur, and the tea estates of Sylhet, this tour is an intensive 10-day people photography workshop that will surely…

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Our group posing for a photo during our photography tour in Sri Lanka in 2018

Sri Lanka 2018 Photography Tour wrap up

By Etienne / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

What a week we just ended! Our first photography tour in Sri Lanka has been running smoothly, due to a great itinerary and perfect weather. Once again, serendipity followed us and the rain, which was hammering the country every day, stopped the day we arrived and started again the day we left.   On top…

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fishermen dragging clams at sunset on the beach of Nam Dinh, North Vietnam

Ninh Binh – Nam Dinh photo tour 2018 wrap up

By Etienne / November 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

This photography tour in Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh regions in Vietnam were a first for Pics of Asia. After a successful tour in Ninh Binh last year we felt that we could have explored more untouched areas, getting closer to the coastal area. Hence the reason for this tour. Nam Dinh is a fairly…

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A photo of our photography tour in Kerman during our photography tour in Iran in 2018

Iran 2018 photography tour wrap up

By Etienne / November 4, 2018 / 6 Comments

I have just ended the 2018 photography tour in Iran and here is a day by day wrap up of our itinerary, including some images that I took. The 2019 Iran photography tour will be pretty similar, with only some minor modifications that I describe at the end of this article. But first I’d like…

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

Visiting the Kalouts

By Etienne / October 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Yes, I am still in Iran, taking a break from the travelling in a beautiful Persian garden in Yazd. A well-deserved break after the group and I have spent 3 days travelling around the desertic area of southern Iran, known as the Kalouts. Using 4×4 cars we have explored a remote area and set up…

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A huge group of photographers in Mu Cang Chai lining up with their tripods

Open letter to photographers

By Etienne / September 25, 2018 / 21 Comments

After spending the last couple of years talking about the Ethics of Travel photography and trying to spread the word about said ethics, I feel the task is getting more difficult on a daily basis. When travelling around Asia, l have increasingly witnessed actions by some photographers that left me with a bad taste in…

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A panorama photo of the rice fields of Mu Cang Chai at sunset, taken during a photography tour with Pics of Asia

North Vietnam photography tour 2018 wrap up

By Etienne / September 24, 2018 / 4 Comments

Another month of September, another month spent exploring Northern Vietnam and its endless rice terraces. Given that last year’s photography tour was almost perfect, there were only a few minor changes to this year’s itinerary. What I had in mind, though, was to spend more time in the tea plantations between Sapa and Mu Cang…

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Pics of Asia travel photography tour participant in Vietnam

Pics of Asia Show-reel video

By Etienne / July 11, 2018 / 2 Comments

Finally, it is here: after years of shooting random video footages while running photography tours around Asia, we have managed to find the time to put it together. We wanted to put up a show-reel video that describes Pics of Asia as best as possible: visiting stunning locations, improving your photography why on location, and…

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Panorama of the temples of Bagan from a hot air balloon in Myanmar during a photography tour by Pics of Asia

Climbing the temples of Bagan

By Etienne / July 4, 2018 / 2 Comments

Check at the end of the article for updates on where is still accessible today!  A question that many people have asked me recently is are we still allowed to climb up the temples of Bagan to enjoy the sunrise and sunset?   Not only Myanmar is struggling in term of tourist arrival with about a…

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