Colby Brown is a professional photographer, photo educator and author based out of Denver, Colorado. He specializes in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography. Throughout his work one can see that he combines his love of the natural world with his fascination of the world’s diverse cultures. Each of his photographs tells a story of life on this planet. Born in California, he developed a love for both the ocean and the mountains at a young age. Whether he was exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains around Lake Tahoe or sailing around San Francisco Bay, Colby’s thirst for adventure and the outdoors started early.
Colby has dedicated the last eight years of his life to combining his passion for photography with his love of travel and adventure. From diving the Great Barrier Reef to climbing peaks in the Himalayas. Surfing the breaks off the North Shore in Hawaii to ice climbing the glaciers of New Zealand. Through these experiences, he has learned the importance of compassion within this dynamic and complicated world we all live in. Lending a helping hand or even a smile can go a very long way. In 2010 Colby helped found Lespwa Haiti, an organization that sets out to bring back the focus on the rebuilding of Haiti. In 2011 Colby founded The Giving Lens, which blends photo education and giving back to local communities. If you get a chance, please check out the “Get Involved” section of this website to learn more.
While specializing in landscape and travel photography, Colby Brown, also does freelance photojournalism and donates his time to many Non Profit organizations while out in the field. He is a citizen of both the US and Canada, a certified PADI Master Diver and Wilderness First Responder. He has worked as a photography instructor for National Geographic Student Expeditions and is currently focusing much of his time and energy on Humanitarian efforts around the globe. Colby’s Clients have included: National Geographic, The Sierra Club, The Red Cross, The City of Denver, San Antonio Express News, H.E.L.P, Tree’s Water & People, Amurt, Empowerment International, The Bethlahem Christmas Project, The Denver Post, The Matador Network and many others. You can find Colby’s photography work in art galleries throughout Colorado and Texas as well as in many private collections.
Colby’s latest book, Google+ for Photographers, is now available at nearly all major retailers and most independent book stores. It focuses on showing you not only the nuts and bolts of Google+, but how to use its features to build an online following and grow your photography business in this new age of digital personable interaction.