Photo 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.

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 (SOLD OUT)

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.

March 6th – 13th, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

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!

March 27th – April 5th, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
April 8th – 17th, 2020 (SOLD OUT)

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 (2 Open Spots)

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.

September 11th – 19th, 2020 (Just Opened)

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 5th-11th, 2020

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.

October 14th – 25th, 2020 (Just Opened)

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!

October 27th – November 3rd, 2020

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.

November 14th – 22nd, 2020 (COMING SOON)

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!

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Announcing Soon 2020 & 2021

AntarcticA - The Deep South

Fall 2020 – Early 2021

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.

Fall 2020 – Early 2021

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!

Brown Bear Fishing in River for Alaska Photo Workshop Tour

Wild Alaska Photo Workshop

July/August 2020

Alaska is home to some of the most amazing wildlife and landscapes in the world. Join us on an incredible adventure to the heart of Alaska as we photograph large Alaska Coastal Brown Bears, Bald Eagles and a variety of other wildlife that call Alaska home.

Feb/March 2021

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.

Possible Future Photo Workshops

The Big Island of Hawaii

Sometime 2020 or 2021

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

Sometime 2020 or 2021

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!

Workshop Testimonials

Chrissy D
Elevating Your Landscape Photography

Colby's relaxed teaching approach enables students of all levels to benefit from his workshops. Whether shooting iceberg chucks on black sand beaches or chasing the dancing lights of the aurora, Colby's individual teaching approach will help you become a better photographer. No matter your level of knowledge, he allows ample time for discussions and creates a comfortable environment for attendees to ask anything, from questions on the basics of photography to in-depth technical discussions. There is no end to the amount of knowledge you can gain if you keep asking questions.

Megan J.
Worth the cold

I have been on 3 of Colby's workshops and some of my best photos are from the Lofoten Islands. Enduring freezing weather and extreme winds was totally worth it. We only got one night of the aurora but it was glorious. Norway is a much different landscape than my home state of Texas and I greatly enjoyed this and the snow.

Rena G
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.

Scott S.
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. ?

Elizabeth B.
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!

John & Jennifer G.
We had an excellent trip

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.

Puffin Iceland Colby Brown Photography