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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 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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woman walking in the old town

Best of 2017

By Etienne / December 20, 2017 / 14 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 adventures 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 😉 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 / 5 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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Three Vietnamese women are carrying their catch from the boat to shore

The July photography workshop

By Etienne / July 13, 2016 / 3 Comments

I 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 friendly fishermen…

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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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