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.

2017 & 2018 Open Photo Workshops

Myanmar Photo Workshop & Tour 2017

The Beauty of Myanmar
November 10th – 18th, 2017

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.

SOLD OUT!

Cuba Photography Photo Workshop

Discover Cuba – A Photographers Paradise!
Early Feb 2018

Join me in Cuba this coming fall for a unique once in a lifetime photography trip to Cuba. 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!

NOW OPEN!

Norway Lofoten Islands Photo Workshop Colby Brown

Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands
Feb 23rd – March 2nd, 2018

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.

Nearly Sold Out!

Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Colby Brown Sold Out

Winter in Iceland – Auroras & Ice Caves
March 4th – 10th, 2018

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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Photo Workshop in Patagonia Argentina & Chile 2017

Wild Patagonia (Chile & Argentina)
April 4th – 13th, 2018 (SOLD OUT)
April 17th – 27th, 2018 (3 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!

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Iceland Photo Workshop 2018 Summer Colby Brown

Iceland Summer Adventure
June 22nd – 30th, 2018

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 24th 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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Soon to Be Announced Photography Workshops

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.

Cuba Photography Photo Workshop

The Big Island of Hawaii – Seascapes & Lava Flow
Fall/Winter 2017

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!

COMING SOON!

2017 & 2018 Sold Out Photo Workshops

Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Colby Brown Sold Out

Iceland – Auroras & Ice Caves
Feb 15th – 21st, 2017

Come visit Iceland in one of the most beautiful, incredible and photogenic times of the year, Winter. During this extensive photography workshop we will focus our energy on waterfalls, seascapes, ice caves and the nothern lights as we explore throughout the South and South East of Iceland. Many of our stops include Seljalandsfoss, Bruarfoss, Gullfoss, Skogafoss, Vik, Jokulsarlon, Horn, Skaftafell and much much more!

SOLD OUT!

Norway Lofoten Islands Photo Workshop Colby Brown

Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands
Feb 25th – March 3rd, 2017

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.

SOLD OUT!

Sony Alpha Universe Photography Workshop in Cuba with Colby Brown

Discover The Wonder of Cuba
March 21st – 28th, 2017

Join me in Cuba this coming March for a unique once in a lifetime photography trip to Cuba. 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!

SOLD OUT!
Photo Workshop in Patagonia Argentina & Chile 2017

Wild Patagonia
April 5th – 14th, 2017

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!

SOLD OUT!

Iceland Summer Adventure Photo Workshop Tour 2017

Iceland Summer Adventure
July 2nd – 9th, 2017

Beacuase of popular demand and a growing waiting list, we have decided to offer and 2nd Iceland Summer Adventure Photo Workshop. 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 Colby’s extensive experience in Iceland (This will be his 22nd trip).

SOLD OUT!

Iceland Summer Adventure Photo Workshop Tour 2017

Iceland Summer Adventure
June 23rd – July 1st, 2017

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 21st trip). This gives our group the best opportunities to not only experience the wonders of Iceland, but capture incredible images with incredible light each time we go shooting. No other Iceland workshop has a higher success rate of experiencing good light.

SOLD OUT!

Testimonials

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!

Sergio

I Got To Visit Another World

Colby’s Iceland workshop took me and my son, Parker, so far beyond any vacation experience. It was a chance to see parts of this planet most never get to see, in the kind of light that leaves you without words to describe. Fortunately, words aren’t required to bring home a piece of it. We were all able to capture images of some of the most spectacular sights you can imagine. With Colby’s expert knowledge of the country, where to find its hidden vistas, and how to really see it in its most amazing light, I was able to take my photographic skills to an entirely new level. I highly recommend this trip with Colby as your guide. It can take you to the top of the world and the peak of your craft. And you should try the lobster pizza. ?

Scott S.

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.

Denis

Love the workshops

I’ve been on two trips with Colby. Iceland in the summer and Norway in the winter. Both were very different experiences, but I could see my skill growing with each trip. Colby knows great spots to hit for amazing light and can answer any question you throw at him. I love the groups because I learn from the questions they have and the different views everyone has. The trips are fun and beneficial. I will definitely be going back to these places someday.

Megan J.

BETTER THAN ANY CLASSROOM

I had a fantastic time with Colby and Peyton on my summer trip to Iceland. I learned so much more than I would have in a classroom. Having hours of great light and having instructors right there to give you guidance is something you can’t pass up. Colby and Peyton were great with every person in our group, beginner to professional. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I truly came out of the workshop a better photographer. Thank you both for that!

Shannon H.

Iceland Workshop June 2017

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 and well being, and when a fellow photographer fell ill and then fortunately better, they facilitated prompt and good medical care for him .They had a schedule that was flexible enough so if one needed some personal space to explore on one’s own , one could have that oppotrunity in all of the sites that we photographed.

For me, it was a gift to sleep outdoors next to rushing water falls, birds singing, sheep sighing, wind rustling and then get up to photograph. Iceland has vast immense beauty, grace, ruggedness, yet sublime elegance all of which was able to be seen and felt with the expert guidance of Colby Brown and Peyton Hale. I had dreamed of going to Iceland since childhood, and Colby helped me finally bring such a dream come to fruition.I am grateful to have experienced both subtle and dramatic light on this beautiful island and have captured images that will lift my spirit for many years as I remember the wonderful memories and the wonderful people that I met. And most importantly I met the finest of people in Colby and Peyton and have a deep love for Iceland which I hope to return to many times.

I would love to join Colby in other photographic adventures that he guides in other places on this beautiful planet, our home, Earth.

Rena G

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!

Elizabeth B.

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