vietnam

Are you doing it for photography or for fame?

By Etienne / March 18, 2019 / 2 Comments

Once again photography competitions are proving us their complete lack of ethics and simple photography knowledge. This week in Vietnam this image has been going around. Another classic photo of a photography tour group gathered around one subject, shooting the same image from almost the same angle. The woman seems to pose for them, probably…

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Young student from an international school on a photography workshop in Vietnam with Pics of Asia

Photography workshops for International schools in Asia

By Etienne / March 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Here at Pics of Asia, we’re photographers, yes – but first and foremost, we’re teachers. So for us to lead school students seemed like a perfect fit! Over the past few years, we’ve welcomed several international schools into our photography tours and workshops, based around Hoi An in central Vietnam. Each tour has been a…

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Landscape image of the desert of Kalout in South Iran during Pics of Asia photography tour

Pics of Asia Photography Tours and Workshops: the best of 2018 video

By Etienne / February 25, 2019 / 4 Comments

There it finally is! Our best of 2018 video! We have been capturing videos during our photography tours and workshops in 2018 through Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Iran! If you’d like to know more about all we’ve done in 2018 we already wrote a piece, following our travels through the year. You can…

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A Young Boy Takes A Break To Cool Off In Vietnam - Photo captured on Pics Of Asia's Vietnam Phototour

Our new Cambodia – Vietnam photography tour 2019

By Etienne / February 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

For many years now we always receive requests from our clients to run photography tours and workshops in Cambodia. Because of the amount of time it takes us to run all our other tours in the rest of Asia, we never really took the time to set something up over there. By the time we thought…

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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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An image taken using a technique called exposing for the highlights during a photography workshop with Pics of Asia

We are being featured!

By Etienne / January 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

Ever since we came back from running all our photography tours in Asia, we have been leading a lot of photography workshops in Hoi An, Vietnam. We have already met a lot of exciting students and people willing to work with us, including the awesome bloggers from Wandering Weathleys. Nick and Val joined one of our…

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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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fishermen dragging clams at sunset on the beach of Nam Dinh, North Vietnam

Ninh Binh – Nam Dinh photo tour 2018 wrap up

By Etienne / November 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

This photography tour in Ninh Binh and Nam Dinh regions in Vietnam were a first for Pics of Asia. After a successful tour in Ninh Binh last year we felt that we could have explored more untouched areas, getting closer to the coastal area. Hence the reason for this tour. Nam Dinh is a fairly…

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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 / 19 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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