Photo Workshops & Tours

Colby teaches a wide variety of photography workshops around the globe that offer real world hands on experience in a creative learning environment while out in the field. They are designed for photographers of all skill levels and aim to help you take your photography and digital editing skills to the next level. If you do not see a workshop that you are interested in, you can have a private workshop customized to your needs. For all of your Post Processing needs, please visit the Online Workshop section of this website. If you have any questions, please consult the F.A.Q. section of this website.

If the workshop you are interest in is not currently live or has sold out, add your name to our waiting list by clicking HERE.


Winter in Japan
January 28th – February 7th, 2016

Join me in Japan as we explore all that this incredible country has to offer in winter. From photographing the city sky lines of Tokyo to capturing reflections of Mt. Fuji to spending time with the famous Snow Monkeys found just outside Nagano, this adventure will surely cross off a number of bucket list experiences for all who join. In addition, this educational tour will include a flight to Hokkaido where we will explore the beautiful and desolate winter countryside​ along with the ice festivals known to the area.

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Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands
Feb 19th – 26th, 2016

The Lofoten Islands of Nothern Norway are quickly becoming THE next hot spot for landscape photographers. Join me this February as we explore this impressive archipelago, concentrating out time in both Renie and Lekness. While we will work hard to get you in the right spot for both sunrise and sunset, with over half the day steeped in darkness, we will make sure to chase any and all Aurora activity that presents itself throughout our time on this gorgeous islands.

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Iceland – Auroras & Ice Caves
Feb 28th – March 5th, 2016

While visiting Iceland during the midnight sun in the middle of summer tends to get all the focus, winter in Iceland is one of those unique experiences that everyone should have atleast once in their life. With this workshop, we will focus our time on the South of Iceland, spending the bulk of our time around Vik and Jokulsarlon. Our focus will be on Ice Caves and Northern Lights, but we will also photograph a number of waterfalls such as Gullfoss, Bruarfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogarfoss and more.

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The Big Island of Hawaii
May 2016

The Big Island of Hawaii is easily one of my favorite tropical islands in the world. Nowhere else on this planet can you find such geologic diversity in such a small concentrated area. Our time on the Big Island will split our focus between the Western island paradise side (Kona) and the Eastern Rainforest side (Hilo). From gorgeous waterfalls, to dramatic seascapes, to Geckos and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles…there is a lot to love on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Iceland Summer Adventure
June 24th – July 2nd, 2016

Join me this summer as we embark on an adventure in Iceland unlike any other. While most workshops are limited to the short distance away from your accommodation each night, we will dedicate our entire time in Iceland to chasing the light as it moves throughout the country by camping along the way. Each night our team will review weather patterns and forecasts and compare them to Colby’s extensive experience in Iceland (This will be his 16th trip), giving our group the best opportunities to not only experience the wonders of Iceland, but do so during the right kind of epic light that you are looking for. Nor more being upset with the weather after traveling half way around the world to experience a place like Iceland

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The Beauty of Myanmar
November, 2016

Myanmar is one of the few mysterious and exotic locations left on the planet. After opening up its boarders a little over two years ago, it has quickly become a hot spot for travels and photographers. Join me and Paul Pichugin on this incredible workshop/tour as we visit Bagan, Yangoon, Inle Lake and more as we explore this incredible Buddhist country and all it has to offer.

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We had an excellent trip


We had an excellent trip with Colby Brown, Jay Patel, and Varina Patel. The trip was well put together and we saw much of the big island. We felt we learned more about landscape photography and photography in general than in any other workshop we have attended. Many techniques were new to us and have improved our approach to photography.

John & Jennifer G.

trip was absolutely amazing


In June 2013 I had the privilege of attending a workshop in Iceland with Colby. The trip was absolutely amazing, to say the least. Iceland is full of stunning and diverse landscapes and is easily one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited. I had never been on a workshop before and did not know what to expect, but it was clear to me immediately (from the very first contact e-mail) that Colby was confident and experienced and knew exactly what the was doing. His knowledge of the area, weather and culture of the country was outstanding and it was obvious that he had done a lot of research beforehand. Aside from his sheer professionalism, Colby is a genuinely nice guy. He is kind and considerate and unbelievably generous with his extensive knowledge. He was always looking out for the group and constantly put our needs and wants first. I arrived in Iceland on my own and not knowing what to expect. Eight days later I left with amazing memories (and pictures) and a new friend, in fact a whole bunch of new friends from all around the world. I can’t wait to join Colby on another trip someday.

one of the best investments

Joe Azure

Attending a couple of Colby Brown's recent workshops has been one of the best investments of time and money that I have made in photography. When shooting with Colby I have always learned many new things. These lessons may apply to the act of taking pictures, or be related to processing and publishing... or even the business of photography. Either way, they are always valuable.

Truly inspirational!

Sergio Zanotti

We arrived to the famous "Racetrack" in Death Valley around 4:00 pm after setting our camp site a few miles away. As we walked in , I saw two large buses load several dozen "photographers" from other workshops to head back to their hotels. Our small group had the place to ourselves that sunset, during the night and the next sunrise!" For those chasing the best light, there is no other way. Colby knows it and his workshops are designed to provide participants with an intimate and unique experience. Truly inspirational!

Amazing Photo Workshop


Joined Colby's Iceland Photography Workshop last September 2014. Had an amazing time shooting incredible Iceland landscape and learning the finer points of photography from Colby. Learnt a great deal about photography as Colby took the effort to spend individual time with each participant to ensure everyone becomes a better photographer. Found Colby to be very approachable and willing to share his knowledge and experience on photography. Hope to join in another Colby's workshop soon!

A Truly Tailored Experience


I'm a full time working photographer who is always looking to further my skills. After chatting with Colby I decided that his Iceland photography workshop would be a great fit for me and I was right. Colby pays special attention to individual needs and will keep handing out the knowledge for as long as you keep asking for it. I would recommend a Colby Brown workshop for anyone from a pure beginner photographer to a working professional.

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