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A group picture from our photography tour in Bangladesh in 2018

Bangladesh 2018 photography tour wrap up

By Etienne / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

Another year, another successful photography tour in Bangladesh, a place that remains for me the best country on the planet for people photography. From the bustling streets of Dhaka to the peaceful countrysides of Bogra and Dinajpur, and the tea estates of Sylhet, this tour is an intensive 10-day people photography workshop that will surely…

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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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profile picture of a photographer for a satire article

How to become a famous Travel Photographer

By Etienne / July 2, 2018 / 19 Comments

If you are new to Travel Photography I can understand the challenges you are facing. After all, the market is quite saturated already and you are facing a fierce competition between people who, just like you, would love to spend the rest of their lives travelling and taking pictures. One way for you to make…

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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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Silhouette at sunset in Yangon, Myanmar by Pics of Asia founder Etienne Bossot

In search of the ultimate silhouette

By Etienne / June 9, 2018 / 2 Comments

All right, that’s it, I am finally able to admit to myself and the world, I love silhouettes! If you follow my work on social media, this would come as no surprise to you. I have shot silhouettes for the last couple of years now. I have shot a lot of them, to the point…

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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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A shipyard near Hue in Vietnam during Pics of Asia advanced photography workshop

May Central Vietnam photography Tour

By Etienne / May 16, 2018 / 7 Comments

This was a photography tour I had been waiting for a long time, a special “advanced photographers only” photography workshop around my adoptive city of Hoi An, Vietnam. For the occasion I had Drew Hopper co-leading the tour with me. The idea is to run workshops focusing on merging Travel and Street photography to create more…

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Black and white photography of farmers on Pics of Asia Myanmar tour

Myanmar photography tour 2017 recap

By Etienne / May 10, 2018 / 8 Comments

As you know by now, I never reveal too many details about my tours itineraries as I have experienced in the past people copy/pasting them for their own tours. I spend months, sometimes years refining these itineraries depending on the time of the year but mostly depending on how a country changes. And in the case…

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woman walking in the old town

Best of 2017

By Etienne / December 20, 2017 / 14 Comments

I know the year is not over yet, but as I am sitting home with the rain hitting the windows I can’t help but feel melancholic about all the great adventures that happened earlier in the year.   After running almost 200 photography tours around Hoi An with Hoi An Photo Tour & Workshop, 6 3-day…

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