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A Pics of Asia photography workshop student gets waist-deep in water for the photo

May – 3 day photography workshop

By Etienne / May 12, 2016 / 1 Comment

Another splendid week end running my monthly 3 day photo workshop. Summer really is the best time to travel around central Vietnam as it is offering us the best colours and light early morning and late afternoon. Bloody hot of course, but we could handle it as we were taking long breaks in the middle…

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Creative travel photo composition featuring a local in Hoi An, Vietnam

A few hours in Hoi An

By Etienne / March 31, 2016 / 6 Comments

I was recently in Hoi An old town quite a lot for some photo workshops and weddings, but as the weather last week was terrible I was more busy trying to deal with a bad light rather than enjoying Hoi An. Today, during a 2 hours private photo workshop with a lovely Kiwi lady, I…

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Photography thieves

By Etienne / March 16, 2016 / 10 Comments

There you go, it happened twice in a month. First, it came from the city of Hoi An. Nothing surprising here as they are running their city the way they’d run a (very) local business: having no idea what they are doing. It is the second time (as far as I know) that the city…

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The sunrise photo tour

By Etienne / February 1, 2016 / 1 Comment

Clearly, if you have done the Hoi An Photo Tour with me before, you probably went on the sunrise tour. Why do I say that? Well because the sunrise tour is the most popular tour, that I run 2 to 5 times per week. Why the most popular? Well I guess people feel like I…

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Woman posing in a factory in Bangladesh

Dhaka brick factories

By Etienne / January 28, 2016 / 5 Comments

On my recent trip to Bangladesh, I really wanted to go and visit the brick factories around Dhaka. I heard great things about them (in terms of photography of course) and really wanted to spend some time there.   After explaining my hotel receptionist that I wanted to go there, he recommended that I don’t…

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A big fishing net on the river in Vietnam

The central Vietnam photography workshop

By Etienne / January 8, 2016 / 4 Comments

Here is a little something about the 3 day photography workshop that I am running monthly around Hoi An, central Vietnam. Some people have asked me to give them some more details about the tour so I will share with everyone. I usually give little information about the tours on the website as things in…

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Novice monk in Myanmar lighting candles at night

Best of 2015 images

By Etienne / December 28, 2015 / 14 Comments

It has been a very very difficult choice to do this selection. It is already difficult to only select 10 photos for the photo review at the end of my photography tours, but to select only 25 photos for one whole year of travelling has been excruciating. I actually couldn’t do it and asked my wife…

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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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Street photography tips from Drew Hopper

By Etienne / December 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

I am sure you are now familiar with Drew Hopper. If not you can read a recent interview I did a few months ago while travelling with him in the Chin state of Myanmar. Anyway, not only Drew is sharing amazing photos with us daily on his Facebook page, but he is also writing articles…

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The shipyards of Dhaka

By Etienne / December 17, 2015 / 1 Comment

Last December while visiting Bangladesh, I had the chance to stumble upon the shipyards of South Dhaka early morning. After having spent only 1 day in Bangladesh it was a big shock to face these very poor working conditions, but the friendliness of the people made up for it. At about 7 am, people gather…

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