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A Buddhist monk walks in the streets of Hoi An old town

2021: a year in review

By Etienne / January 22, 2022 / 0 Comments

I must say that after a year-long break with photography tours and workshops, it has felt good to get back to work, even if it wasn’t physically. The big news for me and Pics of Asia was of course the launch of my online travel photography courses in July. Over the first 4 months of…

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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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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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Photo of the fujifilm xt3 camera for a review on Pics of Asia

Fujifilm Xt3 review

By Etienne / May 30, 2019 / 10 Comments

After a few years being a very happy Xt-2 shooter, I upgraded to the Xt3. I did not really need an improved camera, but I did need a backup mirrorless camera. I was at a point that every time I had to switch back to the DSLR I felt like using a dinosaur… if that…

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A Sadu in Kolkata, India, showing his study book about the human body during a photography workshop with Pics of Asia

2018: another year of travel and photography

By Etienne / January 2, 2019 / 1 Comment

Another year… Well, another year filled with photography tours and workshops around Asia. I have the chance to be working with the coolest photographers based in Asia, which made my year much more fun but also helped me improve my own photography. I believe that 2018 was another gap year for me and for my photography.…

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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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