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Discover our brand new online photography courses

By Etienne / June 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

After months of hard work, they are finally here: our new “online photography courses!” Over 10 years of teaching photography to our students in Asia, and for the first time we are offering all our knowledge online! Learn travel photography online as if you were on our photography tours! It seems incredible to be able…

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April 2021 central Vietnam photography tour

By Etienne / May 5, 2021 / 1 Comment

Being based in a country that has managed the Covid crisis exceptionally well, we were lucky enough to be able to embark on a photography tour in central Vietnam on the last weekend of April 2021.  I decided to run this tour only twice this year (instead of every month) as many of my students…

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A Vietnamese man working in the salt fields of central Vietnam

Here’s to 2020! A photo year in review.

By Etienne / January 10, 2021 / 11 Comments

No, do not expect me to discuss the beauty of the year 2020, I think enough people have already done that!  For the people who are still alive or simply mentally sane, I’d like to show you what I have had the chance to do this year in terms of travelling. And I say the…

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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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