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A quick canid smile from the kids at Picaflor house by Scott Davis on our #TGLPeru 2015 trip to brighten your Monday. Where in the world are you traveling today?
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Machu Picchu is top on any wanderlust bucket list and we are heading there next year! Head over to the site to check out the trip details!
Photo by Joseph Epperson #TGLPeru 2015
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If I only had the $$$$. What a great trip to such a beautiful place and for such a real life good cause....Children are one of the world's most valuable resources.
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The early light was streaming just right as the ground crew was sweeping away fallen leaves and kicking up dust. TGL alumni Steven Mills turned his details from the immaculate details of Banteay Srei temple to frame this image perfectly.
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It won't be long before we are submersed in the busy markets of Cambodia. Just one of many amazing stops for exciting street photography while we are there in December!
Photo by Paula Willis #TGLCambodia 2013
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A little behind the scenes from one of our alumni
"A quick capture of one of the kids sneaking a peek at Jon Burkholz's camera. I loved how curious and interested the kids were with both us and our equipment!" From Tracey Lynn Clay #TGLTanzania 2013
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so amazing!
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We love these peeks into our TGL trips as we capture not just big landscapes, but the details of our adventures together.
Photo from TGL Lead Paul Pichugin while with #TGLJordan 2014
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We can wait all day for the sun to light up a spot just right, but it's often these behind the scenes moments of spontaneity that make the most out of our trips together.
Picture by TGL Alumni Chris Keeley from our Tanzania trip in 2013
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#FBF to our TGL Peru 2015 team. Everyone is busy capturing a stunning sunset over the village - just one of the many breathtaking views we were able to enjoy.
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Son experto en fotografico buena tarde
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NEW TRIP ANNOUNCEMENT: We're heading to Peru in April 2017 and taking applicants for the trip now!
In Peru, we are excited to partner with Picaflor House, a safe place for the children that provides food and shelter to the community. Imagine, spending days working hand in hand with the amazing children of Peru, walking cobblestone streets, enjoying local food, and seeing Machu Picchu! Wander through stunning landscapes and great views of snow-capped Andean peaks with an optional additional four-day Salkantay Trek!
Join our experienced team leads Peyton Hale and Jeff Bartlett as we return for our 4th annual trip to Cusco and experience Peruvian culture firsthand.
See the trip details and apply quick! http://buff.ly/2dnTAsP
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A lot of time setting up an image can take time and patience. Standing still with a everything ready to go, just waiting for the light to change or a subject to make the scene. Sometimes, there is a bit of magic that happens too, like this beautiful lion turning to look right at us and being ready to push the shutter.
Taken on #TGLTanzania in 2013 by Ross Bartholomew
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There is nothing like a room full of smiles to greet you when you walk in for lessons. We are loving this image from TGL Alumni David Francis on our #TGLTanzania 2014 trip
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sweaty home! dut nice...
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Nothing beats the smiles from the children and our partners when we get to our locations. It's the best pick me up you can ask for on the road and the perfect reminder of just meaningful these trips are.

From #TGLNicaragua 2014 by alumni Justine MacDonald
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Giving Back Through Photo Education
Introduction
The Giving Lens is an organization that focuses on blending photography education with giving back to local communities. We offer photography workshops in various locations around the globe, where we work alongside local Non-Profit organizations that are doing exceptional work. These workshops are designed and lead by professional photographer and The Giving Lens founder, Colby Brown, who offers a unique and creative learning environment that not only showcases the latest in digital photography techniques but also touches on the importance of lending a helping hand to help make the world a better place for all life on this planet.

We believe that we can make a difference. Photography is a phenomenal art form that not only allows us to capture moments frozen in time, but share our experiences, thoughts and emotions with others. It allows us to connect to other human beings in meaningful ways that might not have been possible otherwise. By participating in a TGL (The Giving Lens) workshop you are allowing yourself the opportunity to explore, document and work hand in hand to help make a difference with the local communities, NGO organizations and countries we will be working in. As you learn photography you might also be working with school children, helping to protect an endangered species or trying to understand the historical conflict that has plagued many parts of the globe for centuries. Those who participate will grow, both as people as well as photographers.

What kind of organizations do we work with? The Giving Lens partners with a single organization per workshop and only offers one workshop per country. We love working with NGO organizations that share our passion for creating a better world. There are many causes around the globe that are in need of support. From species preservation to eco sustainability, child education to those displaced by war, disaster survivors to those living with AIDS, we are happy to help where and when we can.

How did The Giving Lens start? The Giving Lens is the vision of Professional Photographer and Photo Educator, Colby Brown. Colby honed his skills traveling the globe, from the peaks of Nepal to ground-zero of post-earthquake Haiti. Through his experiences he felt compelled to help the amazing people he met along the way. He found himself looking for ways to combine his love for photography, and his deep passion to make a difference. In 2011 The Giving Lens was born in an attempt to blend photo education and helping to make the world a better place by giving back to local communities.

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