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Novice monk in Myanmar lighting candles at night

Best of 2015 images

By Etienne / December 28, 2015 / 14 Comments

It has been a very very difficult choice to do this selection. It is already difficult to only select 10 photos for the photo review at the end of my photography tours, but to select only 25 photos for one whole year of travelling has been excruciating. I actually couldn’t do it and asked my wife…

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The best of Ha Giang photography tour 2015

By Etienne / November 26, 2015 / 3 Comments

For the 3rd edition of the Ha Giang photography tour and workshop, we were a little unlucky and had rain on the last 2 days. Nevertheless, it did not stop everyone from taking stunning photos and learning a lot 🙂 Here is a best of everyone’s top 3 photos taken during the tour.   Jacqui…

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Celebrating my 10th photography workshop in Asia

By Etienne / November 9, 2015 / 6 Comments

Yesterday I ended my 10th photography tour and workshop in South East Asia with the 6 day tour into Laos.   I started running Hoi An photo tour and workshop over 6 years ago, and I had a vague idea about teaching photography into different locations. I can’t believe today how things have been developing…

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portrait of a Vietnamese woman

Last week end photo workshop

By Etienne / June 16, 2015 / 2 Comments

Another 3-day photography workshop wrapped this week end. As it is June we had the best sunrises and sunsets of the year, a real stunning week end! Thanks again to the participants, who really have learned a lot on this one. I know it is an intense workshop and I like to push my students,…

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ship building in Vietnam

Shipyard

By Etienne / June 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

On the lagoon is a shipyard ashore Where boats grow daily Men there surely know the wood Sculpting it shaping it Puzzling it together To create what will be home For long days at sea  

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pylons in Tam Giang lagoon

Pylons

By Etienne / June 11, 2015 / 0 Comments

  While visiting Tam Giang lagoon I saw all these pylons Why were there here I did not know I came closer and met some men Destroying them with energy Dancing like dragonflies around trees sculpting them to look unreal in this mirror like landscape  

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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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Farmer in Vietnam

The 85 years old worker

By Etienne / April 17, 2015 / 3 Comments

Meet Mr. Thanh. I met him yesterday while exploring some new peanut fields with a group of students on Hoi An photo tour & workshop. He was coming back from another field, where he had been spreading insecticide.   Mr. Thanh is 85 years old, and carries a 16 liters insecticide container on his back…

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Boy laying down in the water

The tragic destiny of Lang Co bay

By Etienne / April 2, 2015 / 11 Comments

  It is funny how sometimes your prejudices can be washed away in minutes. Or maybe it is sad. [hr style=”1,2,3,4″ margin=”40px 0px 40px 0px”] 2 weeks ago, I was leading a 3 day photography workshop through central Vietnam. We started in Hoi An, and ended up around Lang Co and Tam Giang lagoon, which…

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Fishing net on the river in Vietnam

Central Vietnam workshop – March in Reviews

By Etienne / March 25, 2015 / 2 Comments

Last week end I just ended the first 3 day photo workshop of the year (there will be 6 in total for 2015) and I am already receiving a lot of positive feedback. I would like to share that with all of you, maybe by pride 🙂 Michael from Germany wrote a Facebook Post: “These…

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