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A photography tour in Phong Nha National Park in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

The New Phong Nha Photography Tour

By Etienne / May 13, 2022 / 0 Comments

New Phong Nha National Park Photography Tour Whether you have already joined one of my photography tours or workshops in Asia, or if you are new to Pics of Asia, this new Phong Nha photography tour will take us into the less visited area of Vietnam. And because Phong Nha Khe Bang is not all…

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Visiting hoi an old town for night photography in 2022 with Pics of Asia photo tours

Our first Photography Tour in Asia in 2022

By Etienne / April 24, 2022 / 0 Comments

2022: the year it all starts again Goodbye confinement, goodbye travel restrictions! 2022 is the year we begin running our photography tours in Asia again, bringing our students to the best locations for some awesome photography! This week we have been running the first Pics of Asia photography tour in central Vietnam. And it felt…

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Postcard of farmers and bicycle at sunset in Vietnam during Pics of Asia photo walk in Hoi An

No photos for peanuts! A photo walk in Hoi An.

By Etienne / March 14, 2022 / 0 Comments

As our photography tours with Hoi An Photo tour and Pics of Asia have been on pause, we began organizing monthly free photo walks in Hoi An old town and around in 2020. The idea was to keep the spirit of travel photography alive, to keep taking and sharing all things about photography and meeting…

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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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Sri Lanka 2019: Field notes

By Etienne / November 25, 2019 / 2 Comments

After a great first outing last year, Pics of Asia returned for its second photography tour of Sri Lanka. And once again, the teardrop-shaped island did not disappoint.  What’s great about Sri Lanka is that you can balance luxury accommodation with very non-luxurious locations for photography, such as smelly fish markets and muddy tea fields.…

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North Vietnam photography tour 2019: field notes.

By Etienne / September 27, 2019 / 8 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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Review of the Mitakon lens portrait photography travel

Review of the Mitakon 35mm f/0.95 FX

By Etienne / September 11, 2019 / 12 Comments

September 2019 updates: After now over two years of shooting with this lens, I do have a few things to add. I still love this lens very much, and I mostly use it for portraits, or when the light is very flat. Shooting with a really wide aperture helps to bring back depth to the…

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A day taking photos in Central Vietnam with Fujifilm GFX 50s

By Etienne / August 27, 2019 / 1 Comment

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to get my hands on a Fuji GFX camera. And last month, during a presentation of the GFX 100 (in a workshop organized by Fuji in Anh Duc Digital), I got the chance to actually take this camera in hand, and to snap a few images.  Now,…

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A elder woman with a big smile in Sri Lanka - Pics Of Asia Phototours And Workshops

Sri Lanka Photography: People and Places

By Etienne / June 12, 2019 / 2 Comments

Photography in Sri Lanka – What’s the big deal? Sri Lanka is fast becoming my favourite place for travel photography that focuses on people. It’s a very beautiful country, with plenty of action and bustle… but not as much as, say, India or Bangladesh. People are very approachable and not as curious about us Westerners…

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