The Giving Lens offers one-of-a-kind international travel photography workshops, with a humanitarian twist: during the trip we volunteer our time and photographic talents to a local, grassroots Non-Profit documenting their work and issues, as well as teaching photography as a tool for empowerment, self-confidence, personal creativity, and more; we then embark on a travel photography focused journey through this amazing country, though always looking to depart from the beaten path and seeking instead authentic encounters, real experiences, cultural immersion, with a focus on responsible travel and respect for the culture and environment. Post-trip share the images and the profits with the NGO. It’s an adventure, a journey, and a vision.
If you love photography, if you love to travel and want to combine those two loves with something meaningful then The Giving Lens trips are for you! I have always wanted to do some sort of volunteer work in another country but not being a teacher or not being in the medical field I was struggling with how to make … Read More
TGL: Jordan. Was. Amazing! : ) Colby Brown, Ken Kaminesky, and Michael Bonocore – we couldn’t have asked for better team leaders/assistants (except maybe you Kate Havercroft!). They were funny, approachable, extremely patient, very knowledgeable, supportive, passionate, interesting leaders and always made themselves available to answer any and all our questions to help us grow both as people and photographers. … Read More
TGL: Peru was unlike any other trip I’ve ever been on. The fact that we were able to do two amazing things combined in one affordable trip was absolutely outstanding. The opportunity to expand my photography portfolio/skills, and the chance to help out in the community we were oh so fortunate to visit.. was amazing. This trip opened my eyes … Read More