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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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A panorama landscape photo of the mountains around Sapa in 2022

Travelling to North Vietnam in 2022: feel the winter bite!

By Etienne / February 25, 2022 / 0 Comments

It all started in 2021 when my wife suggested that we take another family road trip through Vietnam. We were going to drive up North to Thai Binh for the Tet holidays, so why not continue our journey to reach the mountains of North Vietnam? My wife and kids had never been there, and I…

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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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portrait photography online course

Celebrating our students’ results

By Etienne / August 3, 2021 / 0 Comments

We are only halfway into our first online photography course, and we are already super stocked with what our students have achieved! Yes, our online travel photography course started a few months ago and it has been a fantastic journey until now! Weekly videos (some of them are up to one and a half hours!!!)…

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Discover our brand new online photography courses

By Etienne / June 16, 2021 / 0 Comments

After months of hard work, they are finally here: our new “online photography courses!” Over 10 years of teaching photography to our students in Asia, and for the first time we are offering all our knowledge online! Learn travel photography online as if you were on our photography tours! It seems incredible to be able…

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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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Images copyright Quinn Ryan Mattingly

Is Travel Photography Dead?

By Etienne / June 23, 2020 / 3 Comments

Ok, I know this above title sounds a bit clickbaity – and to be honest, it is – proclaiming anything to “be dead” always sounds alarmist. But really, I don’t see a bright future for the medium I love.  Travel photography is either already dead, or is turning into something so far removed from the…

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Hoi An old town during corona virus lock down

Weekly photo assignment #2

By Etienne / April 15, 2020 / 2 Comments

Now, I’d like to focus the assignment on our latest photography tutorial about balance in composition. The idea is for you to look at some of your older images, or create new work, and analyze them thinking in terms of balance and visual weight. Does this image work thanks to its overall balance? Or do…

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A mosaic of example of staged photos from Inle lake fishermen

The library of fake travel photos in Asia

By Etienne / March 24, 2020 / 61 Comments

Finally, it’s arrived! A tool to help the world’s photography competition judges work out if the “travel” images they are judging are real or not! Yep, this is the first library of fake travel photos focusing on people photography in Asia. You’re welcome! What is a fake travel image? Well, it’s an image which doesn’t…

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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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