Travel photography and documentary experiences…
Does anyone here have any information regarding WWOOFing?
Or, does anyone here have any information regarding travel opportunities that are in a similar vein to what Wwoof accomplishes?
Why I am asking: I would like to immerse myself in a travel experience at some point that allows me to not only experience life elsewhere but also give back in some way with my time, labor, photography, and/or writing.
I have no experience doing this and looking around at all of the places that Wwoof currently exists around the globe is 2 parts exciting but 1 part overwhelming. Where to even start?
Additionally, maybe there are other opportunities that are similar that I don’t know about. I would love to know about similar opportunities!
About me: I have a pretty huge online presence right now. My main photography blog is hosted on Tumblr where I am followed by over 70,000 people, my G+ profile is circled by over 1.5 million people, my Facebook profile is followed by around 340,000 people and my Instagram is followed by around 9,000 people.
I have had experiences come my way over the last 6 months that were incredible but ultimately fell through because the brands/organizations responsible for the projects were only looking for people with huge Instagram followings (literally) and were not interested in the rest of my photography/writing/online presence.
This really got me thinking that now is the time for me to explore my opportunities and make these sorts of things happen for myself. I would love to share my experiences with whatever I end up doing with everyone who has been following along on my photographic journey online and make the experience all the more enriching in that way.
What I hope to accomplish: I would love to not only do what I have wanted to do for years which is immerse myself in travel experiences that I can document and use to effect some sort of change in the world but also share those experiences with everyone else in a big way.
So, let’s get the conversation started…
I want to know if anyone here has had firsthand experience with organizations similar to Wwoof.
Alternately, maybe someone has had experiences with travel experiences that changed their life in some way. I love hearing those stories too.
I am not including a photo with this post mainly because I want people to read the post and not just comment on the photo :).
Feel free to reply here in the comments or to make everything easier, here is the comment thread over on the very same post that I posted on G+ for ease of interaction.