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 (2021 & 2022)

October 9th – 16th, 2021 (2 spots left)

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.

Nov. 7th – 12th, 2021 (SOLD OUT!)
Nov. 14th – 19th, 2021 (2 Spots Left)

Join us for a wildlife adventure in Haines, Alaska as we dedicate our time, energy and focus on photographing the incredible Bald Eagle during one of the largest gathering of eagles in North America.

Costa Rica Wildlife Adventure

January 2022 (COMING SOON)

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, forest, beaches and much more in our pursuit to photograph all of the incredible species found in this amazing country.

February 11th – 18th, 2022 (Half Full)

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.

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February 20th – 27th, 2022 (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.

Salar de Uyuni - Astro Playground (Bolivia)

March (TBD)

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.

March/April 2022 (Dates Coming Soon)

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 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 2022 (Coming Soon!)

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 (3 Spots Left)

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!

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

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

The Brown Bears of Finland

Late September 2022 (Coming Soon!)

While Alaska often gets much of the focus when it comes to photographing Brown Bears, the Lakeland district of Finland, on the boarder with Russia, is home to a sizeable population of incredible Brown Bears. In September, you have the chance to not only see them with Cubs, but with fall/autumn colors in full swing as well!

October 2022 (Coming Soon!)

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 13th – 22nd, 2022 (1 Spot Left)

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.

India Wildlife Safari

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. During this extensive wildlife photography safari we will explore multiple different National Parks to photograph Tigers, Peacocks, Elephants, Rhino, a variety of Monkeys, and much more!

Possible Future Photography Workshops

Myanmar Bagan Monk Photography Workshop by Colby Brown

MYSTIC MYANMAR

TBD 2022

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.

Cuba Photography Workshop by Colby Brown

Discover Cuba

TBD 2022

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!

Antarctica Deep South Iceberg Photography Workshop - Coming Soon

AntarcticA - The Deep South

2022/2023

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.

2022/2023

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

Alex B
Magical Myanmar!

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! 🙂

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John Yotka
A Beautiful Dolomites Adventure!!

I have wanted to see/photograph the Dolomites, I’ve done other workshops with Colby before and when I saw his Dolomites workshop I knew it would be just what I wanted. He didn’t disappoint! Colby is very knowledgeable and helpful. He knows the area and where to get the best out of the weather conditions to get wonderful photos. He is very personable and responsive to questions you have about how to get what you want out of a shot. I highly recommend any of his workshops!

Jim Bryla
Myanmar Workshop - Photography Nirvana

I have traveled a fare amount but only recently picked up photography and considered myself a budding enthusiast at best before taking this workshop, as such I was a little concerned about my lack of experience joining the workshop. My concerns quickly disappeared as Colby (and Erin) created a very supportive and encouraging environment for our group of skilled and aspiring photographers. Colby and Erin were very responsive to our needs and did an excellent job providing individualized coaching and instruction as individuals asked for suggestions or feedback. Of course Myanmar has a fantastic array of diverse subjects and locales to shoot including some glorious sunrise / sunsets over Buddhist temples, daily life at monasteries, portraiture of monks and long neck hill tribe, traditional leg rowing fishermen at Inle Lake and lots of opportunities to immerse into the culture of local ethnic groups. In short I feel this workshop elevated my photography skills and confidence 300% (and of course I brought home soooo many great photos!)

On a separate note the I wanted to mention the overall quality and participant experience of the trip organization and logistics. I have been blessed to have traveled with National Geographic Expeditions, National Geographic Adventures and G-Adventures tours on several continents so I feel I have a good reference point. Despite the idiosyncrasies of travel inside third world countries and vagaries of weather Colby and staff did an excellent job communicating expectations and were prepared with good alternatives when needed. Details for hotels, ground transportation, baggage, domestic flights and restaurants where all meticulously arranged in advance, providing what I thought was a seamless and hassle-free travel experience.

In summary I think the Myanmar Workshop was a perfect blend of culturally immersive travel and photography. To quote Henry Miler “One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” By that metric the Myanmar Workshop succeeded in helping me to see new potential in my craft and a new appreciation for the beautiful country and people of Myanmar.

Noa D
Passion ignited

Lofoten Islands was the first photography workshop I have taken and as someone fairly new to photography at the time, it was also first time I got any hands on photography guidance. I was worried I was a bit over my head when I signed up, but the desire to photograph the northern lights outweighed my self doubt. From the moment I landed in the tiny Leknes airport, it was clear I was where I needed to be.

Colby and Peyton were welcoming, patient when answering my endless questions and helpful with everything from composition to gear to post processing. They provided individual attention and tailored the experience to each person as much as possible. As a result, I left a much better and more confident photographer than when I arrived.

Outside the fantastic location, epic light, seeing the northern lights for the first time and learning opportunities, the best part of attending a workshop is the people you meet along the way. Colby and Peyton are not only great photographers and instructors, but also great individuals, which in my eyes that makes the experience even better.

I left the trip wanting to photograph more, learn more and explore more. Highly recommended.

Laurent G
Iceland's worth a workshop with Colby !

How to summarize this in a few words ? Amazing, challenging (a lot !), impressive, and always entertaining. Iceland in winter, even if the sun was with us during the whole trip, is an experience in itself. Colby knows how to bring this experience to a special level, how to help you to feel comfortable in rough situations (wow, this crazy icelandic wind and this stupid tripod...) and to focus yourself on what you have to do. It doesn't matter if your feet are wet or if you have to get tired to reach a special spot in order to get a better shot. The key is to get the best from yourself, and Colby helps you to make yourself more confident. Thank you for that. Besides, he's a totally "accessible" guy (not sure if this is the right translation of this word in english, I hope you'll know what I mean ;-)), and it means something.

John Z
Awesome Iceland Adventure

I recently returned from Colby's Iceland Summer Adventure and it really was an adventure--every day and night! This was my first photo workshop, so I wasn't sure what to expect, including the camping aspect of the trip. The adventure included stunning locations, top notch photo instruction from Colby and Peyton, and great camaraderiewith the other participants. And the camping just made it that much more memorable. I'd love to go back to Iceland, but I don't think it would be the same without Colby and the gang.

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