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An Adventure Through Tanzania with an IQ260 from Phase One

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As many of you know, I enjoy the business side of photography almost as much as the creative hands on time I get with my cameras year after year in some of the most amazing locations on this planet. Through this combined love of what makes photography special and unique to me, I have found myself working hard over the last 8 years to make in-roads and find collaborative points of interest and synergy between the work I do and the companies I admire and respect throughout the photo industry. It is for these reasons that I wasn’t surprised to hold …

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A Behind the Lens Look at Bolivia

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When one thinks of traveling to South America, it is countries like Ecuador, Peru, Brazil or Argentina that dominate the list of places to explore. While I worked in Ecuador as a photography instructor for National Geographic and spent a few months shooting in the Patagonia region of southern Chile and Argentina…it is the country of Bolivia that has always been at the top of my travel list. However it wasn’t until this year that I was able to finally find the time to get there. After teaching an eight day photography workshop through my company The Giving Lens in Peru, I crossed over …

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Behind the Lens: TGL Peru

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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 …

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Welcome to the Official Launch of The Giving Lens

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Have you ever wanted to find a way to truly make a difference through your passion of photography? Ever wanted to increase your photography skills in an environment where the cultures you are documenting actually benefit from your interaction? Ever think that photography could help change the world? If you answered YES to any of these questions then THE GIVING LENS is for you! I want to thank +Lauren Hurst +Casey McCallister and +Kate Siobhan Havercroft who make up the TGL Team and helped make this launch possible!  

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How Learning How To Photograph Can Help Change The World

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Have you ever dreamed of trying to make a difference through the art of photography? I know I have. When I first got into this industry, nearly 8 years ago, I had high hopes of traveling the globe while working for National Geographic and changing the world. Totally realistic for a guy that just bought his first DSLR camera right? Over the years I have learned that while many photographers might have great intentions of trying to make the world a better place, more often then not, they don’t know where to start or how to get involved. That is …