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.

Closed – 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!

TGL Morocco – Nearly Full

October 20 -30 2018 — 1 spot (new!) | Nov 2-12 2018 — 2 spots

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.    

TGL Jordan – Oversold

Nov 15 – 23 2018 | Waitlist

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.


TGL Cuba – Open

December 9 – 16 2018 | 2 spots left

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!