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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 / 59 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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Photo copyright Andy Rooke

In search of new inspiration: my story

By Etienne / February 10, 2020 / 1 Comment

This is an interview I recently did with Mads magazine about my photography story. I thought I’d share it here as I often get asked the same questions 🙂 Please tell us about yourself. Where you are from and other tidbits? My name is Etienne Bossot. I’m a French photographer and photography teacher based in…

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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 / 0 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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Field Notes: Iran Photo Tour, 2019

By Etienne / November 11, 2019 / 6 Comments

Hello from Iran! I’ve just finished another photography tour and thought you might want to know how it went. My karma must be good this year because once again I was blessed with a superb group. Out of five participants, four were returning students (I must be doing something right, right?). So it kind of…

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Putting the TRAVEL back in Travel Photography

By Etienne / October 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

If you join a Pics of Asia photo tour you’re guaranteed to get good photos. Why? Well, because we know the very best locations and we take you there at the very best times. We’re nice like that. 😉 But – and this may surprise you – getting great photos is not actually the main…

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Vietnam Travel Photography & Sketching Tour 2020

By Etienne / September 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

As we are in the process of building new photography tours for 2020, we also thought that it would be very interesting to create the absolute new experience that you can’t find anywhere else. I only met Anna this year, as she joined one of my central Vietnam photography tours. Needless to say, it didn’t…

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