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farmer in a rice field in Vietnam

The last two "quiet" months

By Etienne / August 1, 2017 / 6 Comments

June and July are always a low time for me. It is low season in Hoi An and I run less half day photography tours. This is usually a time I become very lazy and catch up on sleep and think about the months to come. I do feel like I have been working less,…

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little girl in Lang Co lagoon

the beauty of Lang Co lagoon

By Etienne / May 22, 2017 / 3 Comments

Last night was the end of one more 3-day photography tour and workshop in central Vietnam. After a day and a half in and around Hoi An, we drove to the stunning lagoon of Lang Co for yet again an amazing photography session. This may have been the best afternoon I have ever spent in…

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More Fuji Love

By Etienne / April 23, 2017 / 5 Comments

I am in love my Fuji a little more as days pass. I have been writing about this already but the feeling is stronger now as I have been taking photos every day, running sunrise and sunset tours in Hoi An. But now I have come to an epiphany thanks to some scrotum looking potatoes.…

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silhouette of Vietnamese fishermen

The march photography workshop 2017

By Etienne / March 20, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s another wrap! The first 3-day photography workshop in central Vietnam just ended. 10 students walking through the best areas that central Vietnam has to offer: plenty of great images, very little sleep and a little too many beers 😉 The weather was very good when we started in Ho An but got cloudy by…

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10 reasons why Bangladesh is THE best place on Earth for people photography

By Etienne / February 7, 2017 / 5 Comments

10 reasons why Bangladesh is the best country in the world to improve your people photography skills   After my second visit to Bangladesh, I love it even more than before! I recently ran my first photography tour there and, watching the participants enjoy themselves so much and dramatically develop their people photography skills at…

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Trip report: North Vietnam photography tour 2016

By Etienne / October 1, 2016 / 4 Comments

For Pics of Asia’s 5th photography tour in the mountains of North Vietnam, we have been exploring whole new areas. Instead of heading towards Ha Giang I decided last year to run the tour around brand new locations, very far away from the main tourist destinations. The idea behind this change was to photograph locations…

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The July photography workshop

By Etienne / July 13, 2016 / 3 Comments

I start to believe that as we now have late summers, July and August will be the months with the best light and colors! Anyway, another very successful 3 day photo workshop around Hoi An and Hue, with 7 participants. There was a bit of innovation this time: while in Lang Co, we met some…

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Sunrise Hoi an photo tour and workshop

The photography tour with an epic light

By Etienne / July 6, 2016 / 9 Comments

This morning I have seen one of the best light I have ever seen on my sunrise photo tour, even after 7 years running the tours! Because of the cloud cover and humidity the sunrise colors were splendid, and we had to stop the car on top of te bridge to shoot it! Anyway, no…

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May – 3 day photography workshop

By Etienne / May 12, 2016 / 1 Comment

Another splendid week end running my monthly 3 day photo workshop. Summer really is the best time to travel around central Vietnam as it is offering us the best colours and light early morning and late afternoon. Bloody hot of course, but we could handle it as we were taking long breaks in the middle…

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A few hours in Hoi An

By Etienne / March 31, 2016 / 6 Comments

I was recently in Hoi An old town quite a lot for some photo workshops and weddings, but as the weather last week was terrible I was more busy trying to deal with a bad light rather than enjoying Hoi An. Today, during a 2 hours private photo workshop with a lovely Kiwi lady, I…

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