Travel Photography Workshops

Travel Photography Workshops are the meat and bread of what The Giving Lens does. Our photography workshops are custom built by photographers for photographers to maximize photographic opportunities in-country, ensure an excellent partnership with the NGO (and that the work will be meaningful, inspiring, respectful, and valuable), and build in downtime to edit, share, critique, and unpack all that we see, do, and photograph. We also do what we can to stay locally, eat at local-owned spots, hire locals for tours and guiding and translating, and otherwise build ethical, responsible travel experiences. The trips have several days with an NGO doing humanitarian and documentary photography – whether documenting, teaching, or both – and more days to focus solely on travel photography. You will have two professional photography leaders with experience and expertise in both travel and different genres of photography. Read on to see what travel photography workshops we are offering this year and which might best suit you and your journey!



In addition to the current TGL trips we have available above, you are free to check out our future trips around the globe that we have yet to launch or take a look at where we have been over the years. Click on one of the two links below.

TGL Peru – Oversold!

April 22 – May 1 2018

Returning for our 7th year, this spring we are taking another team to explore the wonders of Cusco and the Inca Empire. We’re once again partnering with our NGO, Picaflor House Community Project to help empower local youth through the gift of photography. From the historic streets of Cusco to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, there’s lots of surprises waiting for you. We’re excited to announce that returning to the TGL Team are the phenomenal teachers and photographers Jay & Varina Patel!

Now Open – TGL Nicaragua (Almost Full!)

July 1 – 8 2018

TGL Nicaragua is one of our longest running trips for a reason. With many photographic experiences in a small area, diverse subjects and colors, colonial cities, and an amazing NGO, it’s really a perfect trip. For North and South Americans, there’s little to no jet lag either – bonus! Read on for more on this adventure, and new changes to the 2018 itinerary!

Now Open – TGL Tanzania

July 22 – August 1 2018

We’re heading back to majestic Tanzania – again! We’re partnering with EEF and some local school to teach and empower with photography, spend time documenting a Maasai tribe we’ve built an important relationship with, and of course, take on the ultimate bucket lister … a Serengeti safari!

Now Open – TGL Uganda

August 26 – Sept 4 2018

We launched our first trip here last year and we are thrilled to be taking our next team this summer! Our first team was alumni-only but this trip will be public. Click “Stay Tuned” if you want to be the first to know.

 
 

Just Announced: TGL Morocco
— WAITLIST —

October 21-30 2018

We are returning to magical Morocco and this trip is set to be better than ever! We have an incredible, ethic tour company crafting us the perfect visit, an dynamic NGO partner, and jam-packed days waiting for you. Marrakesh, the High Atlas mountains, and the Sahara desert all await you.

 
 

Soon – TGL Jordan

Nov 16 – 25 2018

We haven’t been back to Jordan since 2014 – so we’re going back with a bang! Get ready to the Indiana Jones adventure you have always wanted AND partnering with a phenomenal NGO working with Syrian refugee children. Sound like the trip of a lifetime? It is.

 
 

Just Announced – TGL Cuba

December 9 – 16 2018

Color, color everywhere. Come explore exuberant Havana with us complete with all the colors and textures you’ve ever dreamed of. And we get to partner with the coolest NGO – literally: Amigo Skate! We will work with the skaters of Havana to explore their creativity and voices, while exploring their city too. Forget Donald Trump and changing sanctions – come to Cuba!