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.

Norway Lofoten Islands Photo Workshop Colby Brown

Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands (2 Spots Left)
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.

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Sony Alpha Universe Photography Workshop in Cuba with Colby Brown

Cuba – Sony Alapha Universe Workshop
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!

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Photo Workshop in Patagonia Argentina & Chile 2017

Wild Patagonia (1 Spots Left)
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!

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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 20th 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.

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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).

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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.

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SOLD OUT Photo Workshops 2016 & 2017

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.

THe Giving Lens Cuba Photography Workshop Experience

The Giving Lens: Cuba
Dec 1st-9th, 2016

Join me and my humanitarian photography organization, The Giving Lens, for a trip of a life-time to the incredible country of Cuba this December. Out adventure will take us from Havana to Trinidad to Vinales and everything in-between. We have partnered with a local NGO, Amigo Skate and will spend a number of days working with Young Cubans as we continue to establish a local photography program on the streets of Havana!

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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!

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Sony Alpha Universe Photography Workshop in Cuba with Colby Brown

Cuba – Sony Alapha Universe Workshop
March 12th – 19th, 2017

Join me in Cuba this coming March for a unique once in a lifetime trip to the island nation of Cuba! This photo workshop is sponsored by both Sony and Sammy Camera, who are not only providing a FREE Sony a6300 to all participants to keep but free rental gear for the trip as well. We will base out of the thriving and vibrant city of Havana, embarking on a variety of different day trips to some of the more unique and remote parts of Norther West Cuba while also spending time documenting the colorful streets of Havana.

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Norway Lofoten Islands Photo Workshop Colby Brown

Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands (SOLD OUT)
Feb 19th – 26th, 2016

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.

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Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Colby Brown Sold Out

Iceland – Auroras & Ice Caves (SOLD OUT)
Feb 28th – March 5th, 2016

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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Iceland Summer Adventure (SOLD OUT)
June 24th – July 2nd, 2016

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 16th 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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Testimonials

Great leadership cultivates magical outcomes

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Iceland was my first photography workshop. I lucked out with Colby Brown and Ken Kaminesky as the leaders. I had a significant amount of camera equipment about which I knew little more than there were a lot of buttons. Colby and Ken were pretty amazing in that they were able to accomodate such a beginner yet not slight the more advanced participants. They were also quite adept at dancing with Mother Nature and her incessant interference with the logistical plans. We were an eclectic group that developed into an awesome group if I might be so boastful. Great leadership cultivates magical outcomes.

Vicky S.

wholeheartedly recommended

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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

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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.

trip was absolutely amazing

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In June 2013 I had the privilege of attending a workshop in Iceland with Colby. The trip was absolutely amazing, to say the least. Iceland is full of stunning and diverse landscapes and is easily one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited. I had never been on a workshop before and did not know what to expect, but it was clear to me immediately (from the very first contact e-mail) that Colby was confident and experienced and knew exactly what the was doing. His knowledge of the area, weather and culture of the country was outstanding and it was obvious that he had done a lot of research beforehand. Aside from his sheer professionalism, Colby is a genuinely nice guy. He is kind and considerate and unbelievably generous with his extensive knowledge. He was always looking out for the group and constantly put our needs and wants first. I arrived in Iceland on my own and not knowing what to expect. Eight days later I left with amazing memories (and pictures) and a new friend, in fact a whole bunch of new friends from all around the world. I can’t wait to join Colby on another trip someday.

Carla M

Amazing photo tour to Iceland

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I toured Iceland with Colby in June 2013 He was the most amazing tour leader one could ever wish for He is a very special person who looked after his group in every way imaginable I always felt safe, comfortable and confident that he would get us to the best possible sites at the right times. He even visited one site several times until the weather finally cooperated for bus to get the shots What could would anyone ask for….

Rachel S

We had an excellent trip

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We had an excellent trip with Colby Brown, Jay Patel, and Varina Patel. The trip was well put together and we saw much of the big island. We felt we learned more about landscape photography and photography in general than in any other workshop we have attended. Many techniques were new to us and have improved our approach to photography.

John & Jennifer G.

Go shoot with Colby!

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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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