Photography 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.

Upcoming Photography Workshops (2022 & 2023)

January 16th – 23rd, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
(Click on the image above to explore the 2023 Cost Rica Wildlife Workshop Page)

February 20th – 27th, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
(Click on the image above to explore the 2023 Iceland Winter Workshop Page)

Join the Photography Workshop Waitlist to learn more about any upcoming adventures...

Join the Workshop Waitlist to learn more about any upcoming adventures...

March 10th – 16th, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
(Click on the image above to explore the 2023 Bolivia Workshop Page)

March 22nd – 31st, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
(Click on the image above to explore the 2023 Patagonia Workshop Page)

July 3rd – 10th, 2022 (Open Now)

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.

August 8th – 16th, 2022 (4 Open Spots)

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.

September 11th – 18th, 2022 (2 Open Spots)

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!

October 16th – 23rd, 2022 (4 Open Spots)

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.

Join the Photography Workshop Waitlist to learn more about any upcoming adventures...

Join the Workshop Waitlist to learn more about any upcoming adventures...

October 12th – 24th, 2022 

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!

November 5th – 10th, 2022 (3 Open Spots)

Join us for a wildlife adventure in Haines, Alaska as we dedicate our time, energy, and focus to photographing the incredible Bald Eagles during the final salmon run of the season. This is the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world!

November 13th – 22nd, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

Japan is one of the most incredible countries in the world, with its mixture of futuristic cities like Tokyo, incredible landscapes, and captivating cultural history. Join Andy Yee and me as we explore Japan at the peak of fall color in the region.

Black Panther Expedition India

Dec 2022 (Coming Soon)

While India is known for its rich history and culture, it is also home to some of the most incredible species of animals in the world. Located in the south of India is a place that is home to an 8 year old adult Black Panther (leopard). We will dedicate our time to tracking, photographing and documenting this rare species as he roams his jungle home.

Snow Leopards in the Himalays

Dec 2022 (Coming Soon)

Easily one of the most elusive big cats in the world, the infamous Snow Leopard sits at the top of most wildlife photographers bucket list experiences. In the Northern Region of India, in the Himalays you will find a remote outpost where we will call home as we track and photograph these amazing creatures!

2023 Photography Workshops

January 8th – 17th, 2023 (Open Now!)

Join us for an incredible adventure to Costa Rica, one of the most biologically diverse locations on the planet. Here we help teach you all there is to know about wildlife photography as we explore jungles, forests, beaches, and much more in our pursuit to photograph all of the incredible species found in this amazing country.

February 4th – 11th, 2023 (Open Now!)

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 oceanside 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!

February 18th – 25th, 2023 (4 Spots Left)

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.

Feb 19th – 25th, 2023 (SOLD OUT)
Feb 27th – March 5th (SOLD OUT)

With one of the darkest skies on the planet, the Salar de Uyuni salt flats of Boliva is arguably the best place in the world to photography the Milky Way and experiment with astro-photography. In March, the salt flats often fill up with a thin layer of water, allowing for incredible reflections with the night sky above.

February 27th – March 5th, 2023 (Half Full)

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.

March 29th – April 7th, 2023
April 12th – 21st, 2023

Patagonia is one of the wildest, most beautiful & dramatic mountain ranges on the planet. Our main focus will be exploring the incredible National Park of Torres del Paine in Chile. Home to some of the most amazing mountains in all of the world, let alone in Patagonia.

The Brown Bears of Finland

July 1st – 5th, 2023 

While Alaska often gets much of the focus when it comes to photographing Brown Bears, the Lakeland district of Finland, on the border with Russia, is home to a sizeable population of incredible Brown Bears. In July, you have the chance to not only see them with Cubs, but you will be able to photograph them throughout the night as the midnight sun helps to provide incredible opportunities to photograph Brown Bears in action!

July 16th – 23rd, 2023

When it comes to remote landscape destinations, it is hard to find a destination wilder than the Faroe Islands. With its incredible vistas, sheer cliffs, towering mountains, and impressive waterfalls, the Faroe Islands are a relatively untouched part of the world that is worth exploring before it becomes too popular. Come join us on this adventure of a lifetime!

Possible Future Photography Workshops

Myanmar Bagan Monk Photography Workshop by Colby Brown

MYSTIC MYANMAR

TBD 2023

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.

Antarctica Deep South Iceberg Photography Workshop - Coming Soon

AntarcticA - The Deep South

2024 (Coming Soon)

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.

2024 (Coming Soon)

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!

Workshop Testimonials

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.

Beth K Chou
My Photography Dreams Came True!

As a beginner, I found our adventure in Patagonia to be extremely helpful. I feel much more confident when it comes to using my Sony camera, editing images with Lightroom, and finding the best light and composition for my photos. Colby and Pedro were always available for our questions! On top of that, I was recovering from a leg injury but Colby and Pedro provided exceptional assistance to make this trip possible. A huge thank you to Pedro for carrying my backpack & helping me each step of the way. By far this photography workshop was one of best trips I have ever taken!

Steve M.
Lofoten Islands, Norway Fenruary 2016

I had the pleasure of going with Colby to the Lofoten Islands, Norway in February 2016. I greatly benefited from Colby’s extensive knowledge and his willingness to answer any photography question from mechanics to style and the realities of the business. Lofoten’s geography, coupled with the change-up weather, offered just about every opportunity one could think of for landscape photography and learning in different situations. I thoroughly enjoyed the unstructured “chase the light” nature of the workshop and the fact that Colby is available to answer questions when they come up. Colby leads by example and reinforced the simple professional traits that make any endeavor successful – discipline, perseverance and patience. We tend to forget those when we’re traveling and get lazy. Top it all off with excellent fellow photographers and traveling companions from all walks of life, and my high expectations for this trip were exceeded.

Jim Bennett
Chilkat Eagle Preserve Workshop Experience

Colby,

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the trip to Alaska to photograph the eagles. The accommodations and everything else were fantastic. More importantly, the eagles couldn't have been better. Steve and I enjoyed our time with you and thanks again for a fantastic trip.

Jim

Madeleine Punde
Patagonia, the Light Seekers

There we were, in one of the most remote southernly parts of the American continent, waiting for the light… and it finally came.
I must say that this photo workshop was very well managed by Colby and his partner in crime Michael. We were at the right spot at the right time to benefit from the best creative environment possible. Colby’s scouting, experience and knowledge made it worth the entire investment.

We got to stay on this beautiful island, with one of most spectacular view points of Torres Del Paine which was perfect for early morning shooting. I will always remember the night hike. The starry sky was just so ominously fascinating and gave rise to the morning light on Mont Fitz Roy, which captivated, inspired and lead to amazing shots, a journey in itself.

Now about Colby… After years of practicing photography and doing some small workshops, I decided that I had to get THE experience of a lifetime. This was my first experience on a photo workshop with Colby Brown Photography. I had seen him in webinars, watched some of his blogs and I really appreciated the way he teaches. I was not disappointed, Colby is exactly the same in person, nothing to hide, all to give. Plus, I gained a wealth of information from all the highly experienced participants.

I would definitely go back to Colby Brown Photography Workshop for another epic journey.

Adam B
Fantastic Trip

Not sure what I was looking for other than an adventure and some photography time when I signed up, I was surprised with the amount of knowledge I took away from this trip. Learning what to look for, how to delve deeper into your compositions and better post processing tips have all truly changed my photography for the better.

Puffin Iceland Colby Brown Photography