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
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.
December 6th – 11th, 2019
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.
July 5th – 12th, 2020
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!
The Wildlife of Uganda
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
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!
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!
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Possible Future Photo Workshops
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!
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
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
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!
I was fortunate to take a quick, three day, Sony sponsored photo trip with Colby as our leader. Colby, as you may know is a Sony Artisan of Imagery. I hadn't met or been familiar with his work or teaching prior to this event but was looking forward to meeting him and learning new photo techniques. I also hoped for great Zion locations at sunrise and sunset. I was not disappointed! Colby was an impressive instructor. His teaching style with adults is perfect in that he makes himself available for any and all questions but is not intrusive nor pedantic. He helps you think through setting up a picture and is available to help if needed. A goal of mine for this trip was to become more familiar with shooting in Manual mode as well as to use longer exposures. Colby assisted with both culminating in a number of "keepers" from various locations in and around the Virgin River. I also gained from his helping the small group, in his tutorial/post processing session, to learn to pre-visualize a scene from an artistic instead of a strictly technical point of view. In addition, Colby helped me gain expertise with LightRoom editing software. The quality of my finished images definitely improved as a result of this experience. Bottom line, if you have an opportunity to join one of Colby's tours, grab it. You won't be disappointed.
Colby Brown's Photography Workshop delivered one of the most unique, exciting vacations I've ever had. I went there alone and left with life-long friends. Seeing the country with people who know and love it (Colby and Renee) was magical. I loved bypassing the tourist traps, and staying with locals - it added so much perspective. My favorite day was the journey into the Cuban countryside to spend time with local cowboys. I loved starting each day with a photowalk - just wandering the neighborhoods to see what we could find. And Colby gives each client individual attention. I learned so much about my new Sony A6500. Can't wait to find time to go to Myanmar and Iceland!
...to learn and grow.
I had no expectations as I prepared for Colby's workshop in Myanmar. What I wanted the most from this trip was the experience of exploring an ancient culture and the opportunity for an amazing adventure, but what I walked away with was so much more.
One of the things I really appreciated the most about working with Colby is the way he pushes you beyond your boundaries in photography. Until this workshop, I spent most of my time photographing in aperture priority mode with auto-focus. This workshop encouraged me to explore and embrace my camera's manual mode. Now, I'm not new to manual mode--I spend every Milky Way season in manual mode and manual focus--but shooting the night sky in manual isn't really a challenge. However, when you're in conditions with fast-changing and dynamic lighting, you really need to think about how each setting affects your image. Colby's deep technical knowledge and his ability to teach will leave a lasting impression on you as a student... no question is too simple nor too complex.
Thank you Colby (and Erin and Koye!) for an amazing but exhausting trip in Myanmar. This was an experience I will never forget and l'm looking forward to my next adventure with Colby.
I had such an amazing time on this trip. Colby and Peyton took wonderful care of us the whole time and were very attentive whenever we were shooting at a location to make sure they were answering any questions we had and to just generally check in. Both Colby and Peyton are extremely personable and a joy to travel with.
I particularly enjoyed the flexibility on this tour to travel to where the light was good, so we almost always showed up at a location under amazing light.
One thing I will say, is that if you aren't big into photographing waterfalls, the summer Iceland trip may not be the best choice for you, as we went to a LOT of waterfalls. I love to photograph waterfalls, so this was right up my alley. But something to keep in mind if you're trying to pick between workshops.
Overall, my trip was just fantastic from the locations to the learning to the people. I am definitely planning on booking another workshop with Colby in the future!
LOVED IT! I have already booked my next workshop with Colby. He got us to all the right spots at the right times and with a fun group of people. Although I have been a serious photographer for 20+ years I learned a great deal on the trip (which surprised me). I have been on many workshops in the US, South America and Asia and this was by far the most well organized. The type of people Colby seems to attract to his workshops are just right for me -- engaged photographers but not overly technical and interesting so the beers after shooting or van rides are always entertaining. Can't wait for the next one!
There are not enough good words to describe the experience of the workshop in Myanmar. Breathtaking scenery, excellent tutoring and a great group of people to travel with pretty much sums it up!
It was such a positive learning environment thanks to Colby, Erin, and the other participants. My confidence in my camera skills progressed daily, as the constant change of locations and subjects constantly pushed my skills outside of my comfort zone.
I can't wait to book another workshop! 🙂