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Contact sheet #8

Maybe a little longer than usual, but surely a more interesting contact sheet. I am sure you will enjoy it.
Yesterday I got a call from Philip, an Ozie travelling through Hoi An and whom I met 3 years ago when he joined my sunrise tour, who asked me if I was running a more “advanced” photography tour in Hoi An. As I try as much as possible to cater for everyone joining the tours, it can sometimes be very basic if everyone is on a beginner level, or it could be more advanced. But it is somehow random. So instead, Philip booked a private workshop and asked me if we could hit the countryside. And of course, I had the perfect spot for him
Of course, I had told myself a few hours earlier that I should try to keep a few mornings available for sleeping as the last weekend’s photography workshop had been heavy on me, but hey, when you got the passion you forget about sleep!
So, I picked him up from his hotel at 4.30am and we headed to my new area, where we were about to spend the next one and a half hour in the water. Unlike last time I was there with my buddy Drew Hopper (the guy’s famous!), today there was a couple pulling a big net, catching small (tiny) fish that they were going to sell to people so they could grow them.
So here’s how it all happened.


  1. Rhonda on July 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Beautiful images Etienne, one day I hope to be in Hoi An when you are and do this exact thing! Third time lucky maybe…..

  2. peggy peterson on July 15, 2016 at 7:31 am

    I love to read about people’s thought process when shooting. How you remembered all that!! Beautiful images!!
    peggy peterson

  3. Benoit Graveline on March 25, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    I really like the way you explain your process to take your photos. it’s very informative and rewarding.
    I can not wait to take the training with you 🙂
    April 16 maybe

    • Etienne on March 26, 2018 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Benoit, glad you enjoy it 🙂

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