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A photography tour in Phong Nha National Park in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

The New Phong Nha Photography Tour

By Etienne / May 13, 2022 / 0 Comments

New Phong Nha National Park Photography Tour Whether you have already joined one of my photography tours or workshops in Asia, or if you are new to Pics of Asia, this new Phong Nha photography tour will take us into the less visited area of Vietnam. And because Phong Nha Khe Bang is not all…

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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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Taking great photos of people in Vietnam with Pics of Asia photo tours

Announcing our Vietnam 2022 Photography Tours

By Etienne / November 12, 2021 / 0 Comments

Here are our photography tours and workshops in Vietnam for 2022! We know this pandemic does not allow us to plan so far ahead, but at some point, we have to be positive and try again! We believe that 2022 will be the year we will be able to travel again and take fantastic images…

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April 2021 central Vietnam photography tour

By Etienne / May 5, 2021 / 1 Comment

Being based in a country that has managed the Covid crisis exceptionally well, we were lucky enough to be able to embark on a photography tour in central Vietnam on the last weekend of April 2021.  I decided to run this tour only twice this year (instead of every month) as many of my students…

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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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A group of farmers planting rice in Bac Kan region in North Vietnam

A short trip into the mountains of North Vietnam

By Etienne / July 27, 2020 / 0 Comments

Last week I had a fantastic adventure through the mountains of North Vietnam! Starting in Hanoi, we rode motorbikes through the most stunning areas of Lao Cai and Ha Giang, also visiting Hoang Su Phi. Unfortunately, this wasn’t holidays, and we had been hired to photograph and film people on a bicycle trip through that…

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Photography students pose in Lang Co lagoon in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Our new summer photography tours in Vietnam

By Etienne / May 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Well, we’d be lying if we said that this pandemic situation did not affect us! With dozens of International travellers who booked our photography tours for 2020, and the inability to travel internationally, we’ve had to cancel most of our photography tours and workshops for the summer. Lucky for us, though: we live in Vietnam!…

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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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