Photo Workshops

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 Photo Education section of this website. If you have any questions, please consult the F.A.Q. section of this website.

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

2019 Photo Workshops

June 28th – July 4th, 2019

Visiting Iceland in the Summer is one of the best times to explore this amazing country. Not only are lupines in bloom and waterfalls at peak flow, but the midnight sun provides endless hours of soft beautiful light as sunset and sunrise converge, often providing up to 6 hrs of golden light each evening!

October 5th – 11th, 2019

The Pantanal region of Brazil is known as the land of the Jaguar. Nowhere else on Earth is there a higher concentration of these elusive cats than this remote region of Southern Brazil, close to the South Amazon Basin.

October 26th – November 9th, 2019

Join us for a once in a lifetime trip to South Georgia Island, located near the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula for one of the largest wildlife spectacles on Earth! Visit areas full of hundreds of thousands of King Penguins, Elephant Seals, Fur Seals and much much more!

South Africa Wildlife Photo Safari

December 2019 (Early)

The greater Kruger National Park region of South Africa is one of the most incredible wildlife locations on the planet. With a mixture of private game reserves nestled up next to the park itself, there are plenty of opportunities to photograph lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and much more!

2020 Photo Workshops

January 12th – 19th, 2020

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

February 7th – 14th, 2020

Join me this February as we explore this impressive series of Islands located above the Arctic Circle. 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 in the Lofoten Islands.

February 17th – 24th, 2020

Winter in Iceland is one of those unique experiences that everyone should have at least once in their life. With this workshop, we will focus our time on the South of Iceland, focusing our time on Ice Caves, Northern Lights, and glaciers, but we will also photograph a number of waterfalls such as Gullfoss, Bruarfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogarfoss and more.

AntarcticA - The Deep South

February 24th – March 5th, 2020

As one of the last truly wild places left on this planet, Antarctica is home to some of the most amazing landscapes on Planet Earth. This adventure will contain massive icebergs the size of cities, penguin colonies with 20k+ inhabitants to the rare experience of dipping below the Antarctic Circle.

March 10th – 17th, 2020

Our focus will be on capturing the beauty of the Cuban people, culture, and architecture throughout the Island of Cuba. 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 relationship, NOW is the time to go!

March 27th – April 5th, 2020

Patagonia is one of the wildest, beautiful & dramatic mountain ranges on the planet. We split our time between the incredible Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina, home to both Cerro Torre and Mt. Fitz Roy.

The Wildlife of Uganda

August 2020

Uganda is home to some of the most incredible wildlife on this planet, including the endangered Silverback Gorillas. Join me on this incredible adventure through Uganda as we photograph Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Rhinos, Elephants, tree climbing Lions and more!

The Wonder of Namibia

October 2020

Namibia is one of the fastest growing photographic destinations on the planet, and for good reason. With an abundance of wildlife, incredible Himba people and vast landscapes, it truly is a photographers paradise!

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Possible Future Photo Workshops

Bolivia

March 2020

Home to the largest salt flats in the world, the Salar de Uyuni, Bolovia is a rare gem hidden within the heart of South America. While traveling inside Bolivia can be an adventure in itself, the sheer number of volcanoes, high altitude lakes and of course the endless sky reflections of the Salar make Bolivia is great option for any landscape photographer!

 

Dolomites Italy Mountains Photo Workshop 2020

The Dolomites

September 2020

The Italian Dolomites are one of the most impressive and photogenic mountain ranges found in the European Alps. As photographers have continued to look for new landscapes to explore, the Dolomites have quickly risen to the top of many landscape photographers bucket lists in recent years.

The Big Island of Hawaii

Sometime 2020

The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest and most diverse Island found in the beautiful Hawaii chain of islands, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Kona side of the island is full of beautiful white sand beaches and seascapes while the Hilo side is made up of rainforests, jungles and waterfalls. With incredibly active volcanoes, there is always a chance to see flowing lava as well!

The South ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

Sometime 2020

The South Island of New Zealand is easily one of the most impressive mountainous Islands in the world. Home to sprawling seascapes, fjords and mountains, New Zealand is a photographers paradise like no other. From Christchurch to Queenstown, Milford Sound to Mt. Cook National Park, New Zealand is a place you will never forget!

Workshop Testimonials

Elizabeth B.
Go shoot with Colby!

I can't say enough good things about our workshop with Colby. He's spent his life traveling the world and photographing it, and is completely willing to share what he's learned. Colby is extraordinarily generous with his time and knowledge - always ensuring that every participant has the chance to ask any question, and going the extra several miles to ensure that we all walk away with our individual challenges addressed. Whatever your skill level, he treats everyone with consideration and respect - so you're comfortable asking the most basic of questions. A workshop with Colby will improve and inform the most experienced of photographers and also jump-start the skills of a total newbie - and leave everyone happy. Despite this total professionalism, Colby is an out-of-the-box thinker and there's nothing ordinary about his workshops. On top of it all, he's giving back to the world he photographs with The Giving Lens, and is a cool dude to hang out with. Now stop reading my testimonial and go book a trip with CB already!

Denis
wholeheartedly recommended

A tremendous experience. Travelling with Colby is a just great. Trip was carefully planned, we were always on the good side of the light and I personally learned a lot. Following my first trip to Nicaragua with Colby in 2012, I booked again for Hawaii in 2014. Same spirit, care and enjoyment.

Peter Z
An Experience of a Lifetime!

Let’s face it, most of us who come on workshops like this are very unlikely to give up our day jobs and persue a career in photography. But we all love the craft and we all want to improve. Coming on this tour, I walked away a better photographer than I was coming into it and, for just a few days, enjoyed the experience of feeling a bit like a professional photographer. I don’t think there was much more I could have hoped for from this workshop.

Colby is an inspiration and a real people person. He is great with helping people to move forward in their craft, whatever their level, but not by hand-holding or doing it for you. His method is better because he helps you learn it for yourself and that stays with you.

The workshop is very thoughtfully put together, and even when we didn’t have the best weather Colby ensured we put the time to good use by hosting editing sessions. We were never bored and the camaraderie of the group was strong.

The greatest compliment that I can give Colby for his workshop experience, is that I can’t wait to have the privilege to do one again. I confess, for two nights after my return, I just dreamt of the northern lights and ice caves. I also walked away with new friends with a similar level of passion for photography. If you love photography, don’t even hesitate, make the most of the chance to have the Colby Brown experience and sign up! Now!

Mostafa A.
Third time's a charm!

This was my third workshop with Colby, after winter and summer Iceland workshops, and I keep coming back for a reason! Colby's way of focusing on the individuals and teaching on a personal level really helps tackling whatever I'm struggling with and helps me improve upon it during my time in the workshop. Also Colby is great at reading the weather conditions and forecast and choosing the right place and the right time to get the best photos possible!

Sergio
Truly inspirational!

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!

Chrissy D
Arctic Adventure of a Lifetime

Colby's knowledge in photography and the travel is unparalleled. Moreover, he is an open book willing to share his experiences and thoughts on topics from the most basic of photography questions to technical gear debates. Whether chasing the aurora in the Arctic Circle or finding the perfect seascape composition in the fjords of Norway, Colby will guide you through his approach. In addition, he provides ample opportunities during downtime to ask questions and review post-processing techniques. His workshops give you the best chances for finding color in the skies as well as elevating your photography to a new level.