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    Do you want to become a better storyteller?

    Are you looking for your creative niche and visual voice?

    Do you want to learn the art of connecting with strangers to create beautiful travel portraits?

    Do you want to develop your portfolio and sell your work?


    At Geotraveler Media Academy, you'll learn all of this and more from our team of experienced instructors.

    First... Meet your main instructor

    My name is Lola Akinmade Åkerström and I'm an award-winning storyteller, bestselling author and National Geographic photographer, keynote and TEDx speaker, among other titles.

    I have dispatched from 70+ countries for various high profile publications and I am the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Bill Muster Award recipient.

    My work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Travel Channel, Adventure.com Magazine, AFAR, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, and several in-flight magazines, amongst others.

    And I have collaborated with high profile commercial brands from Mercedes-Benz and Dove to Intrepid Travel and National Geographic Channel.


    Learn more about me here.

    Are you ready to get started?

    These are our course offerings and learning channels below. We will be releasing more courses soon so watch this space and be sure to sign up below to stay up to date:
    Our courses and offerings

    Complimentary courses - My launch gifts to you

    How to find your niche  - Lola Akinmade Åkerström
    How to find your niche

    This quick course will help you find your niche and uncover your blog's true voice.


    TRACK - BRANDING

    A to Z of Pitching Publications  - Lola Akinmade Åkerström
    The A to Z of Pitching Publications

    This quick guide will help you dramatically improve your pitching process.


    TRACK - WRITING

    A to Z guides

    These are my signature A to Z guides covering a variety of topics within visual storytelling, selling your work, and branding.
    How to find your niche  - Lola Akinmade Åkerström
    The A to Z of Selling Your Photos

    An easy to follow course sharing all my successful tips for selling your photos.


    TRACK - PHOTOGRAPHY

    A to Z of Pitching Publications  - Lola Akinmade Åkerström
    The A to Z of Pitching Publications

    This quick guide will help you dramatically improve your pitching process.


    TRACK - WRITING

    Self-guided courses

    These courses are self-guided, which means you can complete them at your own pace. Throughout the course, there are prompts for you to complete along with a workbook which you can use as you go through the material.

    At the end of the course, you can schedule a one-on-one review of your workbook with me for an additional fee.
    How to become a better storyteller  - Lola Akinmade Åkerström
    How to become a better storyteller

    From serendipitous encounters with people we could never forget to those stolen moments of solitude with our thoughts — we all have stories to share.


    TRACK - WRITING


    The art of connecting with strangers and improving your portraits  - Lola Akinmade Åkerström

    The art of connecting with strangers and improving your portraits

    How do you momentarily turn a stranger into a friend and get them to invite you into their world to get memorable portraits? (Coming soon)


    TRACK - PHOTOGRAPHY

    Interactive Masterclasses - Launching Autumn 2020

    These courses are intensive 12-week sessions that are interactive and will be open to a limited number of students. This means I will be available every week to review assignments, provide feedback, and guide you along the way.


    There will be specific start and end dates for these courses each season. There will also be two group meetings halfway through the course at Week 6 and at the end of the course during Week 12.
    MASTERCLASS - How to become a better storyteller  - Lola Akinmade Åkerström
    MASTERCLASS - How to become a better storyteller

    From serendipitous encounters with people we could never forget to those stolen moments of solitude with our thoughts. We all have stories to share.


    TRACK - WRITING

    The art of connecting with strangers and improving your portraits  - Lola Akinmade Åkerström
    MASTERCLASS - The art of connecting with strangers and improving your portraits

    How do you momentarily turn a stranger into a friend and get them to invite you into their world to get memorable portraits?


    TRACK - PHOTOGRAPHY

    Mentoring sessions

    From one (1) hour private sessions to mentoring packages and masterminds, I am available to help you and guide you through connecting your passion with your purpose and doing the deep focused work needed to bring it all to fruition.
    Watch this space as I launch more mentoring and mastermind packages in addition to the ones currently available.
    One hour session - Passion + Purpose

    One hour session - Passion + Purpose

    Do you feel stuck? Are you still trying to find your voice amid the noise? Are you still trying to connect your passion with your purpose? Or, do you simply need to chat with an experienced mentor?


    TRACK - MENTORSHIP

    Meet our partners

    Photoshelter

    PhotoShelter

    I absolutely adore PhotoShelter. Use my referral link to set up your own image bank and start using all its features, including selling your images directly through the platform.

    Wonderful Machine

    Wonderful Machine

    Wonderful Machine is an art production agency with an exclusive network of roughly 600 photographers in over 40 countries. And for a reasonable monthly fee, you get access to potential opportunities for editorial and commercial assignments.

    The world is waiting for you to show up

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