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 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 – Full

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!


TGL Cambodia – Actively Recruiting

Feb 23 – March 3 2019

This is one of our all-star trips. Siem Reap is ripe for street photography, with Angkor Wat rising in the background begging to be explored at dawn and dusk. These adventures aside, our NGO partner here is one of our more advanced, photographically, with the kids continuing to work on photography year-round, even entering (and winning!) contests. Come, what are you waiting for?