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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 photo of our photography tour in Kerman during our photography tour in Iran in 2018

Iran 2018 photography tour wrap up

By Etienne / November 4, 2018 / 6 Comments

I have just ended the 2018 photography tour in Iran and here is a day by day wrap up of our itinerary, including some images that I took. The 2019 Iran photography tour will be pretty similar, with only some minor modifications that I describe at the end of this article. But first I’d like…

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Landscape image of the desert of Kalout in South Iran during Pics of Asia photography tour

Visiting the Kalouts

By Etienne / October 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Yes, I am still in Iran, taking a break from the travelling in a beautiful Persian garden in Yazd. A well-deserved break after the group and I have spent 3 days travelling around the desertic area of southern Iran, known as the Kalouts. Using 4×4 cars we have explored a remote area and set up…

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A huge group of photographers in Mu Cang Chai lining up with their tripods

Open letter to photographers

By Etienne / September 25, 2018 / 21 Comments

After spending the last couple of years talking about the Ethics of Travel photography and trying to spread the word about said ethics, I feel the task is getting more difficult on a daily basis. When travelling around Asia, l have increasingly witnessed actions by some photographers that left me with a bad taste in…

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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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Capturing a fisherman walking in Tam Giang lagoon in Hue during Pics of Asia photography tour in central Vietnam

A photography tour around Hue

By Etienne / June 19, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week marked the end of my second 5-day photography tour and workshop in Central Vietnam, and this one took us from Hoi An to Hue, exploring the coastal area and the busy villages around. For this tour, the talented Andy Faulk joined us and shared his experience and photography skills when it comes to…

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Capturing fishermen unloading their boats in Sa Huynh fish market during a Pics of Asia photography tour

The 5 day central Vietnam photography tour

By Etienne / June 15, 2018 / 2 Comments

It has been a very intensive week, travelling down the coast of central Vietnam running the first photography tour that brings us South of Hoi An. Under the superb assistance of Dylan Goldby, we have been visiting the best fishing villages that the area offers, as well as local farmers working in the rice fields. After…

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A young man looks skyward while sitting on his water buffalo in North Vietnam - Pics Of Asia Travel Photo Tours

Why I shoot JPG

By Etienne / May 31, 2018 / 9 Comments

The answer is abruptly simple: I shoot Jpeg because I shoot Fuji. Obviously being a Fuji shooter isn’t the only reason, and there are several more that I have listed below. Writing this made me realize that shooting Jpeg is only suitable for a certain type of photographer, so you may have many different other…

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