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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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Portrait of a young girl in Vietnam

Patience patience

By Etienne / January 18, 2015 / 0 Comments

For some of you who have joined my photo workshop in Hoi An, you may have seen this girl before. A word can describe the way I took this photo: patience. While walking near her house, I noticed how the shutter was slightly open, and was very harmonious in tones and light with the rest…

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2 Hmong boys running in a rice field to catch crickets in Dong Van, Vietnam.

2014, a year in pictures.

By Etienne / December 30, 2014 / 5 Comments

2014, what a year!   116 photography tours and workshops, over 600 students, 4 different countries, 12 weddings, 2 resorts, and plenty of commercial work!   But the best in all that is the year to come, with plenty more exciting photography tours and workshops including a new one in the far North Vietnam! 2015 is…

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Man working bamboo in Vietnam

The bamboo man: the story of Le Sa

By Etienne / December 22, 2014 / 9 Comments

For some of you who have been following me regularly on Facebook or G+, you may have seen me talk about the bamboo man before. I have been posting portraits of him for the past 5 years – ever since I started to regularly visit his village with Hoi An Photo Tour &Workshop.   I first met Le Sa…

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Sunrise on Tam Giang lagoon

Central Vietnam photography workshops

By Etienne / December 11, 2014 / 1 Comment

I am thrilled to announce a beautiful line of photographers that will be joining me next year to run my Central Vietnam photo workshops.   In March with Morgan Ommer.   In April with Dave Lemke.   In May with Tim Gerard Barker.   This tour will be taking us into remote villages around Hoi…

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landscape photo of Dang Van, Vietnam

Dong Van, the Majestic

By Etienne / November 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

Just finishing another photography workshop in North Vietnam. Ha Giang area is just so amazing, and seeing it with new landscape photographer’s eyes was priceless.   I will be writing new articles on this website about creativity, and succeeding in finding new things to photograph. There will be a lot of things about the Unexpected,…

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Sunrise on Tam Giang lagoon

Another great central Vietnam photo workshop

By Etienne / September 3, 2014 / 2 Comments

Last month we ended my second 3 day photography workshop in central Vietnam, a tour I ran in collaboration with Quinn Ryan Mattingly who is based in Saigon. His photo-journalistic approach and knowledge of Lightroom editing software were priceless and together we made a great team, ensuring all participants had a great experience.    …

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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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Tam Giang lagoon, Vietnam

Keeping up with life

By Etienne / August 14, 2014 / 2 Comments

It has now been a while since I posted something on the blog. Honestly I have been busy, but I also took some time away, to think some things out…   I have not been shooting that much and it did feel good at some point to take a break, but only to realize that…

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Woman gathering rice straw to burn them at sunset

Harvest times

By Etienne / May 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

Times of harvest is ending in Hoi An, and the fields are now golden / Brown. The straws are burning and the sunset finally offers all its colours, after months of being overcast. I took this photo yesterday during the sunset tour, and 4 of us were laying down on the floor to try and…

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