Pisco Sour's in Cusco, Peru

Behind the Lens: TGL Peru

Written by: Colby Brown / 4 Comments

Peru, located in South America, is one of those countries that is truly a photographers paradise. Between the indigenous Incan culture, gorgeous landscapes and amazing ruins of Machu Picchu, its hard not to fall in love with this country. For eight days I have been leading a photography workshop though my company The Giving Lens with a phenomenal group of photographers from all over the globe. While the workshop offered these participants the chance to experience Peruvian culture and capture the beauty of Peru, the true focus was working with an organization called Picaflor House (supported by UK based Globalteer) that focuses on providing child education to those in need. In 2013 I will be offering another photography workshop here in Peru that will not only allow you to hike the Inca trail to reach Machu Picchu, but help us establish a photography program through the Picaflor House to help teach these under privileged kids how to use a camera and creatively express themselves.

The following behind the scenes images were taken with my Android Galaxy Nexus cell phone. To view more behind the scenes images of my adventures around the globe, you can follow my Tumbrl page HERE.

Pisco Sour's in Cusco, Peru

On our first day in Cusco, we had to celebrate with a round of Pisco Sours!

Behind the Lens shot of Cusco, Peru

There are many vantage points to get great views of the city of Cusco.

Visiting the Ruins of Tipon outside Cusco, Peru

We spent a morning exploring the Ruins of Tipon, just outside Cusco

Cuy in Peru for Lunch

You can’t come to Peru and not try the local delicacy…Cuy!

Picaflour House

The kids at Picaflor House performed a tradition song and dance for us on our first day with Picaflor

An old school camera found in the lobby of our Hostal

Street Protest of a Gold Mine in Northern Peru held in Cusco

A protest of a gold mine in Northern Peru in the downtown square of Cusco

On the train to Aguas Calientes, Peru

The workshop group on the train heading for Aguas Calientes, home of Machu Picchu

 

Panorama of Machu Picchu in Peru

Panorama of Machu Picchu with amazing side light in the afternoon

Joe Azure and Vince McMillen looking down the backside of Machu Picchu

Joe Azure and Vince McMillen looking down the backside of Machu Picchu

Festival in Aguas Calientes, Peru

Religious Festival in Aguas Calientes

Michael Bonocore showing a Peruvian child how to take a photo

Michael Bonocore showing a Peruvian child how to take a photo

Tags: , , , ,