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woman walking in the old town

Best of 2017

By Etienne / December 20, 2017 / 12 Comments

I know the year is not over yet, but as I am sitting home with the rain hitting the windows I can’t help but feel melancholic about all the great adventuresĀ that happened earlier in the year.   After running almost 200 photography tours around Hoi An with Hoi An Photo Tour & Workshop, 6 3-day…

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little girl in Lang Co lagoon

the beauty of Lang Co lagoon

By Etienne / May 22, 2017 / 3 Comments

Last night was the end of one more 3-day photography tour and workshop in central Vietnam. After a day and a half in and around Hoi An, we drove to the stunning lagoon of Lang Co for yet again an amazing photography session. This may have been the best afternoon I have ever spent in…

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silhouette of Vietnamese fishermen

The march photography workshop 2017

By Etienne / March 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s another wrap! The first 3-day photography workshop in central Vietnam just ended. 10 students walking through the best areas that central Vietnam has to offer: plenty of great images, very little sleep and a little too many beers šŸ˜‰ The weather was very good when we started in Ho An but got cloudy by…

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North Vietnam photography tour

Trip report: North Vietnam photography tour 2016

By Etienne / October 1, 2016 / 4 Comments

For Pics of Asia’s 5th photography tour in the mountains of North Vietnam, we have been exploring whole new areas. Instead of heading towards Ha Giang I decided last year to run the tour around brand new locations, very far away from the main tourist destinations. The idea behind this change was to photograph locations…

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The July photography workshop

By Etienne / July 13, 2016 / 3 Comments

I start to believe that as we now have late summers, July and August will be the months with the best light and colors! Anyway, another very successful 3 day photo workshop around Hoi An and Hue, with 7 participants. There was a bit of innovation this time: while in Lang Co, we met some…

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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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Farmers walking home at sunset

The best of Myanmar photography tour 2015

By Etienne / November 23, 2015 / 2 Comments

For my 4th photography tour in Myanmar I had once again 6 great participants. 10 days through amazing Myanmar, from Yangon to Inle lake. This year I added Pindaya on the itinerary and I did not regret it, I will make sure to be back there next year! I asked them to send me 3…

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Celebrating my 10th photography workshop in Asia

By Etienne / November 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

Yesterday I ended my 10th photography tour and workshop in South East Asia with the 6 day tour into Laos.   I started running Hoi An photo tour and workshop over 6 years ago, and I had a vague idea about teaching photography into different locations. I can’t believe today how things have been developing…

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