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Meet Drew Hopper

By Etienne / December 15, 2015 / 1 Comment

Here comes a very interesting interview of a great photographer and friend. I met Drew about 2 years ago in Hoi An when he joined one of my morning photography workshops. We then met up a few more times over coffee, and quickly became good friends. So when I mentioned that I was heading to Myanmar…

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A young Bengali boy with green eyes

Photography in Bangladesh

By Etienne / December 11, 2015 / 3 Comments

Sitting in a cafe in Dhaka, about to catch my flight back to Vietnam, it is a time to think about this amazing trip in Bangladesh that is ending. After much expectations about the place there is no way I could be disappointed, and it is actually quite the opposite.   The first thing that…

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Alexandre Sattler photo

Meet Alexandre Sattler

By Etienne / September 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

I will regularly interview a photographer I know as I am sure it is interesting to hear from many different points of views, about photography, the way people do it, travel, approach people, and some tips for the ones who wish to learn.  Today I met with Alexandre Sattler. We had been in touch via…

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Boy laying down in the water

Few months in review

By Etienne / May 21, 2015 / 0 Comments

Yes, I know, I haven’t posted anything in a while. Between the very busy wedding season that has just ended, the hotels and resort photography, and the numerous number of photography workshops I have ran, I had no time to put creativity in words.   But this busy time is now (almost) over and tomorrow…

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Monastery in Myanmar at night

Solitude

By Etienne / March 5, 2015 / 1 Comment

Living in Asia, it is very easy to constantly feel surrounded, overwhelmed, or just noisy. Yes, feeling noisy while being quiet is something possible to experience in Asia!   That is why I travel and take photos.   So at some point, I will be on top of a remote mountain, far away from everything,…

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Novice walking in a small alley in Mandalay, Myanmar

Taking it to the streets

By Etienne / January 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

While Travel photography can be very different from street photography (mostly when it is about landscapes), I find some very strong similarities between both fields. I do get most of my inspiration from photojournalism and street photography, and this can be very helpful when dealing with fast moving situations.   In order to be effective…

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landscape photo of North Laos

The travel inspiration

By Etienne / August 29, 2014 / 1 Comment

  Only 1 month exactly before I hot the road for 2 months, running 4 photography tours in South East Asia. I feel so energized by the idea of traveling to amazing locations and photograph them.   This will be the first time I travel to Myanmar, North Laos and North Vietnam with a new…

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Boat on a river in Vietnam at sunrise

River Sunrise

By Etienne / April 20, 2014 / 0 Comments

  I am not sure how many photos I titled “river sunrise”… I should come up with something new!   Another sunrise near the fishing nets of Hoi An. Is has now been months that our sunrises and sunsets are covered with a “haze” that does not give us a clear light. This is not normal…

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black and white photo of Kmu women in Laos

Getting close or staying far from your subject? A discussion

By Etienne / March 11, 2014 / 5 Comments

A while ago, I met Tad during a photo tour in Hoi An. Following this tour we have had an email discussion about 2 different ways of shooting people while traveling: getting close or staying far from your subject? This discussion dates from a while back but I did lost track. Finally I am posting…

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The good things about failure

By Etienne / February 28, 2014 / 4 Comments

I just stumbled upon another (great) article by Erik Kim, about failure in street photography. You should definitely have a look, it is very interesting. Article here.   Of course I do not pretend to say that it is the same with travel photography. What I do as a travel photography working in developing countries…

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