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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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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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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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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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North Vietnam photography tour 2019: field notes.

By Etienne / September 27, 2019 / 6 Comments

One of my favourite trips each year is when I say goodbye to the rivers and lagoons of Central Vietnam and head for respite, into the mountains of North Vietnam. No matter how many times I head north, it still feels like an adventure into the unknown. By the way, you can also check out…

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Hanoi Photo Walk – September 15th 2019

By Etienne / September 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Join us for another photo walk in Vietnam with the team of Pics of Asia, this time in the capital city of Hanoi. For this September edition, we will be joined by Pics of Asia photographer Frederik Wissink, as well as street photographer Chu Viet Ha. Having Chu Viet Ha joining our photo walk is…

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Saigon Photo Walk – August 24th 2019

By Etienne / September 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

September 2019 update: Saigon photo walk wrap up What an event! For our first photo walk organized in Vietnam, over 35 people joined us. We did not expect so much turnout for our first event not happening in central Vietnam. We did split the group into 3 smaller groups and headed to the streets of…

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Copyright Janet Powick.

Intentional Camera Movement: A case study

By Etienne / May 21, 2019 / 2 Comments

A few weeks ago, while running our 5-day central Vietnam photography tour, we had the pleasure to welcome again Janet Powick. This year was Janet’s fourth participation in our photography workshops in Vietnam, a few times in central Vietnam as well as a trip to the mountains of North Vietnam. I believe Janet keeps coming…

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A group of fishermen push their boat into the waves as they come back from a night at sea in a fishing village near Hoi An, Vietnam

The best photography intro video you’ve ever seen!

By Etienne / April 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Hey everyone, we hope you enjoy this very short intro video we have created. We have decided to get more active on our YouTube channel and will publish a video a month, about photography tutorials focusing on people photography in Asia. Because, well, this is what we do!

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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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