Raku Loren Photography | Travel & Learn ✪ Cultural Immersions and Adventures of a Lifetime

Cultural Immersion opportunities in March 2016:
Myanmar: The Gems of Burma (10 days)
Vietnam: Life on a great river: The Mekong Delta -- with Angkor Wat (Cambodia) extension possible. (8-12 days)
Photography tours (2016-17) to Myanmar, Vietnam, Peru, Bolivia, India, and Sri Lanka, For individuals, couples, and small groups. Booking now. Contact me for more info.
Have an amazing international travel experience while practicing and fine tuning your photographic skills and vision with a personal mentor. We'll use some of the most amazing places on the planet as our classroom.

Some of the things you'll practice and gain confidence in during your photographic immersion with Worldwide Insight Tours:
❂ Photographing people and making that great portrait. ❂ The art of street photography: capturing the decisive moment of a particular place. ❂ Authentic architecture & landscape photography. ❂ How to maximize the potential of your camera equipment. ❂ How to make your images look their best in post-processing. ❂ Different ways to share and present your images to your friends, family, and larger world.

What is the difference between taking a picture and making a photograph? With more devices than ever to take pictures with, we're still aware that making a great image is challenging. How do we increase our chances of "getting lucky", of making more great shots?

Practicing photography can be like a kind of meditation. Experiencing with focus, attention, intention and at the same time, to be totally open in the present to whatever arises and passes through our experience.

For your tour, I will have already scouted out the scene, looked for alternative perspectives and off-the-beaten-path experiences that will add richness and depth to your experience, saving you time and hassle while ensuring more good images!

Upcoming workshops: India, Nepal, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Guatemala, South America, Italy, Turkey, and Ethiopia, and maybe that other place that you want to go!) Social service volunteer opportunities and photojournalism extensions possible and encouraged.

Sometimes getting out of our routine and pattern and getting away to some place REALLY different allows us the space to introspect, to explore with new eyes, and a rejuvenated sensitive nature.

Photography can be the tool that gives purpose, intention and curiosity to one's travel experience.
If we immerse ourselves in it like we would to gain confidence and fluency with a foreign language, we can take our photography to a higher level and we can deepen our travel experience because intentional image making requires us to hang around a little longer, to look a little closer, and to interact and meet amazing people who we would otherwise have no reason to connect with.

I mentor individuals and couples (and occasionally families if the children are photo enthusiasts) to improve their photography, learn and practice new skills and techniques for specific kinds of photography.

We can either travel and shoot together or meet once or twice per day to structure and refine the day's program with a much more open agenda. In the evening time, we can review our images, share our favorites, and talk about those "almost" images so we can create intentions and strategies for the next day's shooting.

Depending on interest level, we can also learn and practice using image editing software, a consistent workflow, and the skills to make the images look their best.
In India:
✫ Varanasi & the Ganges River
✫ Rajasthan & The Taj Mahal
✫ Hike in the Himalayas
If you're interested in joining one of these workshops or spearheading one to a different place, please contact me from the form on this site. I look forward to connecting. Thanks again for your interest! ✫

Mark Twain wrote, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - From his book, "The Innocents Abroad/Roughing it"