This is it—my exclusive online platform and community for photographers and explorers.
Hi! I’m Joris Hermans, documentary & world photographer and founder of The World Ahead Of Us². I’ve been traveling and photographing professionally for more than ten years. It’s time to share what I’ve learned and know about photography and exploring.
I'm still on the road today, photographing and traveling. I explore and photograph our world to experience cultures, meet people and learn as much about this awesome rock we’re living on as I possibly can... so I can help you do the same. Let’s make travel photography interesting again!
I use my Patreon feed as a portal for amateur and (aspiring) professional photographers and explorers to access information about my work, ongoing photography content, and a new community. Your support will be used to keep this website going and for the makings of my first book.
I decided to use Patreon.com because it’s a safe and controlled space where I can share a behind-the-scenes look at everything I do in my work, travels and photography. At the same time, it’s a place to connect online, with me, other photographers and like-minded explorers.
The best thing about this platform is that if you become a backer you get instant access to everything already posted in your tier—and everything else from then on…
What to expect…
Direct and exclusive Q&A with me • Wondering what gear you should buy or how I edit photos? How to get exposure or market your work? Want to make money online with your photography? I’ll tell you everything I know…
Photo Critiques • Selecting and critiquing photos from members of TWAOU². Photo critiques are the best way to learn and improve your photography.
Exclusive content • I post weekly about my photography and travels, behind-the-scenes information and videos. What’s going on in my life and business? I’ll even share the numbers with you… I want bring you as much valuable information as I can, because if you succeed, I succeed!
A place to share and connect with other photographers • Building a network is the best way to get better at what you do.
Patron spotlight • Submit your work for a chance to be featured on TWAOU² your work more exposure.
Photo challenges • Challenges help you to enable your own creativity. They also give you a motivational boost and the chance to win some cool prizes.
Mentorship • Are you looking for more? Subscribe for mentorship and we’ll video chat every two months to talk about your work and where it’s going. I’ll give you my opinion, feedback and advice where needed.
Sounds good? Let’s go!
Videos • Tips • Before & After Edits • Techniques
Behind the scenes videos of my work, business and travels around the world. Follow me around the world.
Before & After edits
Do you have questions about my editing or Photoshop in general?
Post-process & Marketing
Photoshop settings and marketing numbers. What’s better for travel, portrait or landscape?
FAQ - Want to join but still got questions?
Q: It doesn’t sound like a traditional online travel photography course. So, what is it?
A: When you join, you get access to my exclusive Patreon posts. I’ll post new content every week, about photography, my work, my business and traveling the world. There’s no fixed course itinerary but the key word is ‘community’. Interaction between me and members and members between themselves is what makes this a unique online travel photography course and workshop platform. I’ll make sure everyone who joins is thoughtful and respectful.
You’ll get a look behind the scenes of my work and I’ll share and teach you what I know. I’m also always available to answer any questions you have about my work and photography.
If something’s not clear and you want to ask me personally, no problem. Contact me!
Q: Sounds good! How much?
A: You can join for as little as $3 / month at the moment. Canceling your subscription is possible at all times.
Q: I'm not really an advanced photographer, can I still take this course and join the ongoing workshops & community?
A: I only use the most basic features of my camera myself. This online travel photography course and its content goes beyond how a camera works and technicalities. Photography is about getting out there and taking photos, discussing composition and learning by practicing and learning from other photographers. The experience of photographing, traveling and exploring is much more important than knowing what every button on your camera does.
If you can focus and make a decent exposure most of the time, this will take your photography to the next level.
Q: How do I access the platform and community?
A: On your laptop, tablet, or mobile device… Patreon has also developed an awesome mobile app with community feature so you’ll be notified whenever there’s now content available. You decide when you want to be involved in discussions or read my posts. Not able to go online? All content will be waiting for you when you get back.
Q: How do I pay? Are there options? Is it secure?
A: Patreon is a very safe and modern environment. You can join the course by paying with credit card or PayPal.
Q: Not satisfied money back?
A: If you join the course but don’t like what you see and cancel within a week, I’ll give you back your money. No hard feelings!
Hope to see you there…