travel

Why I love Pindaya so much

By Etienne / February 20, 2019 / 2 Comments

For the last 4 years, we have been visiting Pindaya every year on our photography tour and workshop to Myanmar. I first discovered the area a little by accident, when, my tour guide at the time suggested that we do a quick stop there, on our way between Kalaw and Inle Lake. On that day…

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Illustrating the golden rule with Pics of Asia

Free Webinar: how to take better travel photos

By Etienne / February 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Next week I will be running a free webinar along with my friend Pete De Marco about travel photography in Vietnam. We will be discussing composition tips, great locations in central Vietnam for photography and the art of approaching people to take thier photo. Pete and I will be running a 5-day photography tour and…

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Buyrmese novice lighting candles

Is it still safe to travel to Myanmar?

By Etienne / February 11, 2019 / 7 Comments

Myanmar has been on the headlines for some years now. First, it was about the surprising opening of this very closed country, and the influx of tourists that followed. Then, it was the election and Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party being elected, bring real positive energy in the whole country. For the last couple…

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Boats commuting on the Buriganga river at sunrise in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangladesh photography tour 2018 – Video

By Etienne / January 15, 2019 / 4 Comments

Here is the video from our recent photography tour and workshop in Bangladesh. From the bustling streets of Dhaka to the countryside of Bogra and the tea plantations of Sylhet, we spent 10 days working on people photography and improving our skills.   I hope you enjoy this video, and if you feel the need…

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A Sri Lankan women working on the beach of Negombo in Sri Lanka

Promo video from our photography tour in Sri Lanka – 2018

By Etienne / January 9, 2019 / 2 Comments

Here it is, the video from our most recent photography tour in Sri Lanka that we ran in November 2018. 4 participants in a super dynamic and fun photography tour and workshop through the coastline and tea plantations of this amazing country! You can find a detailed tour and itinerary summary here. Have a look at…

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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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an auto rickshaw driver waits for a ride in the streets of Kolkata, India

Shooting street photography with a flash – Beginner hands on

By Etienne / December 28, 2018 / 1 Comment

Having this good-looking flash available with me after I bought my Xt3, I could not resist the call of trying something new. Travelling to Bangladesh and India once again this year, I decided to really push myself and my photography this time, in order to come home with different pictures. Today, I am also much…

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A group photo from Pics of Asia photography tour in Kolkata in 2018

India 2018 photography tour wrap up

By Etienne / December 13, 2018 / 0 Comments

For our first photography tour in India, I wanted to do something different than any other photography tours in India. First, the idea is to visit different places than where all other photo tours go to, and Kolkata seemed like a great place to start. The other main idea was to blend travel and street…

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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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