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.
2019 Open Photo Workshops
Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands
Feb 22nd – March 1st, 2019 (SOLD OUT!)
The Lofoten Islands of Northern 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 Reine and Leknes. 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.
Winter in Iceland – Auroras & Ice Caves
March 4th – 10th, 2019 (Almost Sold Out!)
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.
Wild Patagonia (Chile & Argentina)
April 1st – 10th, 2019 (3 Spot Left)
April 11th, 20th (6 Spots Left)
Join me for an adventure in one of the most wild, beautiful and dramatic mountain ranges on the planet, Patagonia. We will split our time between the always impressive Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, home to both Cerro Torre and Mt. Fitz Roy. While this adventure of a life-time will require some challenging hikes, the views and experiences will be ones that you will never forget!
Iceland Summer Adventure
June 28th – July 5th, 2019
Join us 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 our extensive experience in Iceland (This will be our 28th 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. No more being upset with the weather after traveling half way around the world to experience a place like Iceland
The Beauty of Myanmar
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 on this incredible workshop/tour as we visit Bagan, Yangon, Inle Lake and more as we explore this incredible Buddhist country and all it has to offer.
Discover Cuba – A Photographers Paradise!
Join me in Cuba this coming January for a unique once in a lifetime photography trip. We will focus our energy on capturing all of the beauty of the Cuban people, culture, and architecture throughout the cities of Havana, Trinidad and Santa Clara. From the classic cars and ocean side highways in Havana to the cobblestone streets of Trinidad and everything in between. With so much uncertainty in the US/Cuban relationships, NOW is the time to go!
Hawaii: The Big Island – Seascapes & Lava Flow
The Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most unique, diverse and photogenic places on this planet. Between the dramatic seascapes of the Kona side of the Island and the tropical Hilo side, there is a lot to love as a photographer. In addition, there are abundant wildlife opportunities found throughout the Island as well as ocean lava entry happening right now. There is no better time to visit and capture The Big Island of Hawaii than right now!
2018 Sold Out Photo Workshops
The 2018 Patagonia workshop was the first with Colby, and I did not go home disappointed. I have taken many workshops before, but this was the most educational and fun ever. I just wish the PUMA that Colby has ordered showed up 🙂
Iceland’s beauty was well beyond my imagination and expectations. Nine days of chasing endless light and discovering awe inspiring beauty around every corner…oh, and waterfalls, lots and lots of waterfalls…what more could one ask for? I highly recommend Colby’s Iceland Summer Photo Adventure. The way Colby designed the trip with flexibility allowed us to literally chase the light with no concerns on where we would pitch our tents after hours of fun and amazing shooting. We hit all the highlights one would expect in Iceland and yet Colby also pulled out some amazing hidden locations that were well off the beaten path. Colby and Peyton were incredible guides who brought a fun sense of humor and professionalism throughout the entire trip. Colby’s instruction was inspirational that has stayed with me …
Lofoten Islands was the first photography workshop I have taken and as someone fairly new to photography at the time, it was also first time I got any hands on photography guidance. I was worried I was a bit over my head when I signed up, but the desire to photograph the northern lights outweighed my self doubt. From the moment I landed in the tiny Leknes airport, it was clear I was where I needed to be. Colby and Peyton were welcoming, patient when answering my endless questions and helpful with everything from composition to gear to post processing. They provided individual attention and tailored the experience to each person as much as possible. As a result, I left a much better and more confident photographer than when I …
I have been on 3 of Colby’s workshops and some of my best photos are from the Lofoten Islands. Enduring freezing weather and extreme winds was totally worth it. We only got one night of the aurora but it was glorious. Norway is a much different landscape than my home state of Texas and I greatly enjoyed this and the snow.
I loved this workshop, here is why; Colby Brown, and his co-leader, assistant Peyton Hale are amazing human beings, dependable, efficient, prompt, kind, funny, hopeful, and adept planners and problem solvers and did I say amazing photographers and teachers.Colby from the first second I emailed him was immediately responsive, available and a helpful guide and continued all the way through.He was indefatigable in finding us beautiful light and places to photograph. He taught me to pitch a tent in under 5 minutes and was available on all sites for an immediate consultation on composition, technique, art. He and Peyton , even went out of their way to find me gluten free lactose free vegan ice cream for my birthday in the outer lands of Iceland.They cared completely about our safety …
Colby’s relaxed teaching approach enables students of all levels to benefit from his workshops. Whether shooting iceberg chucks on black sand beaches or chasing the dancing lights of the aurora, Colby’s individual teaching approach will help you become a better photographer. No matter your level of knowledge, he allows ample time for discussions and creates a comfortable environment for attendees to ask anything, from questions on the basics of photography to in-depth technical discussions. There is no end to the amount of knowledge you can gain if you keep asking questions.
I greatly appreciated Colby’s philosophy about this photo workshop, which included providing one-on-one advice in the field and deciding where to go for photos based on up-to-the-minute forecasts of auroras and the weather (instead of a fixed daily itinerary). He chose incredible locations for our cabins and the photo outings. Also, Colby made sure that if we had late-night sessions with auroras, we had enough rest the next morning before going out on another photo shoot. His sessions for demonstrating some photo editing tips, as well as individual critiques of photos by Colby and his assistant Pedro, were quite useful. Overall, I learned a lot during this week, and it was also fun. Thanks for everything Colby!