Kate Mulligan and Colby BrownThe 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

Jason B

I’ve always been passionate about photography and I recently found myself wanting to take some time off and explore my interests, travel, and volunteer with people in need. TGL checked the box on all three! Besides serving as an awesome, non-competitive way to hone my photography skills in gorgeous locales, TGL allowed me to explore a region decidedly outside my … Read More

Wes L

I’m not exaggerating when I say that the TGL: Nicaragua trip has changed my life. It’s easy to go about life knowing that poverty exists without seeing it. To see these families, these kids, living in those conditions made me think about all those modern conveniences I took for granted — hot water, toilets, light, clean floors, a stove, safe … Read More

Wes L

Misti J

What a phenomenal opportunity!! TGL is a wonderful group that not only helps you craft your skills of photography, they provide the chance to see a part of the world while giving you a chance to give back and make a difference. Additionally, your form incredible friendships and bonds with your group that last long after the trip had ended!! … Read More


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