Photography Workshops

Colby and his team 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.

2024 Photography Workshops

January 7th – 15th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)
January 22nd – 29th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

Both of our 2024 Costa Rica workshops have sold out. Please click on the above image or the title of this workshop to be taken to our 2025 Costa Rican Wildlife Adventure page.

February 24th – March 2nd, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

Our 2024 Lofoten Islands workshop has sold out. Please click on the above image or the title of this workshop to be taken to our 2025 Lofoten Islands of Norway Photo adventure page for more info.

March 4th – 11th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

Our 2024 Iceland Winter workshop has sold out. Please click on the above image or the title of this workshop to be taken to our 2025 Iceland Winter Wonderland page for more info.

March 8th – 14th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)
March 16th – 22nd, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

Both of our 2024 Bolivia workshops have sold out. Please click on the above image or the title of this workshop to be taken to our 2025 Bolivian Astro Workshop page for more info.

March 27th – April 5th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)
April 8th – 17th, 2024 (1 Spot Left)

Patagonia is one of the wildest, most beautiful & dramatic mountain ranges on the planet. Our main focus will be exploring the incredible National Park of Torres del Paine in Chile as well as Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. Home to some of the most impressive mountains in all of the world, let alone in all of Patagonia.

April 18th – 27th, 2024 (2 Spot Left)

Join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience as we spend 10 days exploring the Argentinian side of Patagonia. Basing out of the town of El Chalten you will have plenty of opportunities to hike the trails between Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre to find all of the best vantage points.

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

May 2nd – 13th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

We have sold out of our 2024 India Tiger workshop, but you can click on the above image to be taken to our 2025 Tigers of India workshop page for more information.

July  13th-18th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

Come join us in Greenland for a once in a lifetime bucket list experience as we explore the waters around Ilulissat & Disco  bay during the midnight sun using the famous red sail boats you have seen photos of. This is truly the land of fire and ice!

July  20th – 27th, 2024 (3 Spots Left)

When it comes to remote landscape destinations, it is hard to find a destination wilder than the Faroe Islands. With its incredible vistas, sheer cliffs, towering mountains, and impressive waterfalls, the Faroe Islands are a relatively untouched part of the world that is worth exploring before it becomes too popular. Come join us on this adventure of a lifetime!

July 27th – August 3rd, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

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!

August 9th – 20th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

Join us in Kenya for a bucket list experience you will never forget as we explore three incredible National Parks as we set our eyes (and our cameras) on witnessing the great migration of wildebeests throughout the Maasai Mara.

September 3rd – 15th, 2024 (SOLD OUT)

Join us in Mongolia for an incredible adventure to one of the most open and vast landscapes on the planet. Here we will not only focus our attention on the fantastic Eagle Hunters of Western Mongolia but also explore sand dunes, look for wild horses and learn more about Astro/night photography in one of the darkest sky locations in the world.

October 19th – 26th, 2024 (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.

Japan in the Fall with the changing foliage colors, captured during a Photography Workshop

November 2024 (Launching Soon!)

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.

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

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

2025 Photography Workshops

January 6th – 14th, 2025 (2 Spots Left)

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

February 1st – 8th, 2025

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!

February 22nd – March 1st, 2025 

Join us 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, our main focus will be to chase any Aurora activity possible throughout our time in the Lofoten Islands.

February 26th – March 3rd, 2025 (4 Spots Left)

With one of the darkest skies on the planet, the Salar de Uyuni salt flats of Bolivia are arguably the best place in the world to photograph the Milky Way and experiment with astrophotography. In February, the salt flats often fill up with a thin layer of water, allowing for incredible reflections with the night sky above.

March 3rd – 10th, 2025

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 several waterfalls such as Gullfoss, Bruarfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Skogarfoss and more.

April 1st – 10th, 2025 (3 Spots Left)

Patagonia is one of the wildest, most beautiful & dramatic mountain ranges on the planet. Our main focus will be exploring the incredible National Park of Torres del Paine in Chile as well as Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. Home to some of the most impressive mountains in all of the world, let alone in all of Patagonia.

March 20th – 31st, 2025 (SOLD OUT)

Join me in India for a trip of a lifetime to India to photograph the incredible and elusive Bengal Tiger. We will focus our attention on two of my favorite National Parks in the country, Bandhavgarh & Ranthambore as we maximize our time between the two parks to come away with the absolute best tiger photos possible!

The Polar Bears of Svalvard

Summer 2025 (COMING SOON)

Join us for an incredible adventure to Svalbard, Norway where we photograph one of the most endangered mammals on the planet, the Polar Bear. When it comes to bucket list destinations, this should be at the top of every wildlife photographer on the planet.

May 2025 (Coming Soon)

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to photograph Proboscis Monkeys & Orangutangs on the island of Borneo before we fly to Komodo National Park in Indonesia for a 3-day live-aboard adventure to experience the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon!

Alaskan Brown Bears

July 2025 (COMING SOON)

Join us for an incredible adventure to Alaska as we explore the area around Lake Clark National Park on a private concession to photograph a wide variety of Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears. This is a trip you don’t want to miss!

July 31st – August 7th, 2025

Join us for an incredible wildlife photo adventure to Brazil to photograph one of the most elusive and powerful big cats in the world, the Jaguar. Our core focus is on the Pantanal region of the lower Amazon Basin, easily one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet!

August 2025 (COMING SOON)

Join us in Kenya for a bucket list experience you will never forget as we explore three incredible National Parks as we set our eyes (and our cameras) on witnessing the great migration of wildebeests throughout the Maasai Mara.

THE ISLAND OF MADAGASCAR

October 2025 (COMING SOON)

Join us on this spectacular photographic adventure to the Island of Madagascar. It is truly one of the most biologically unique locations on the planet.  This wildlife photography workshop will focus not only on covering general wildlife photography of the incredible bird and mammal species on the island but also cover the use of flash with the unique frogs, snakes, and chameleons we find as well.

October 2025 (COMING SOON)

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ethiopia as we explore all that this country has to offer. From the ancient Christian churches found around Lalibela to the Gelada Monkey’s of the Simien Mountains to the unique and incredble Omo Tribes found in the rift valley. This adventure has it all!

Possible Future Photography Workshops

Myanmar Bagan Monk Photography Workshop by Colby Brown

MYSTIC MYANMAR

TBD 2025

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.

TBD 2026

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!

Antarctica Deep South Iceberg Photography Workshop - Coming Soon

AntarcticA - The Deep South

TBD 2026 

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.

Mount Taranaki, New Zealand - an up coming Photography Workshop

TBD 2025

Join us in New Zealand for an incredible photography workshop experience as we explore the South Island of one of the most beautiful countries in the world. A lot more details to come!

Summer 2025 (Coming Soon)

While Alaska often gets much of the focus when it comes to photographing Brown Bears, the Lakeland district of Finland, on the border with Russia, is home to a sizeable population of incredible Brown Bears. In July, you have the chance to not only see them with Cubs, but you will be able to photograph them throughout the night as the midnight sun helps to provide incredible opportunities to photograph Brown Bears in action!

Workshop Testimonials

Julie
Land of the Jaguar!

I very much enjoyed the week-long workshop in Brazil and I highly recommend this workshop to anyone with an interest in wildlife photography! The priority was photographing the jaguars and we got so many sightings that I lost count! We also saw and photographed other animals such as caiman, various birds and, on the first and last nights, ocelots from a specially set up hide. The format of the workshop was morning and evening boat trips cruising the river in small, maneuverable motor boats driven by experienced and very capable local guides, so almost all of the photography was done from the boats. The jaguars come to the river bank to hunt in the dry season and the area is known for its large jaguar population, which is why there is a high chance of success in photographing them. The weather was very hot and the sun is intense – as much sun protection as possible and a buff proved very useful! This workshop is ideal for anyone who is not looking for a physical challenge as we spent most of the time sitting down, it was all very relaxed. I also appreciated not having to travel with lots of gear – just a long lens. The food was buffet style in the 2 hotels we stayed at and it was delicious!

I learnt a lot, as is always the case with Colby, came away with thousands of images of jaguars and loved my first trip to Brazil!

Peter Z
An Experience of a Lifetime!

Let’s face it, most of us who come on workshops like this are very unlikely to give up our day jobs and persue a career in photography. But we all love the craft and we all want to improve. Coming on this tour, I walked away a better photographer than I was coming into it and, for just a few days, enjoyed the experience of feeling a bit like a professional photographer. I don’t think there was much more I could have hoped for from this workshop.

Colby is an inspiration and a real people person. He is great with helping people to move forward in their craft, whatever their level, but not by hand-holding or doing it for you. His method is better because he helps you learn it for yourself and that stays with you.

The workshop is very thoughtfully put together, and even when we didn’t have the best weather Colby ensured we put the time to good use by hosting editing sessions. We were never bored and the camaraderie of the group was strong.

The greatest compliment that I can give Colby for his workshop experience, is that I can’t wait to have the privilege to do one again. I confess, for two nights after my return, I just dreamt of the northern lights and ice caves. I also walked away with new friends with a similar level of passion for photography. If you love photography, don’t even hesitate, make the most of the chance to have the Colby Brown experience and sign up! Now!

Maximo Hernandez
Costa Rica Wonderful Workshop!

It was my first workshop with Colby and can't wait till next one!

From first day Colby and Kenneth had everything in place so that I could find the right spots with the right animals to get the photos I was expecting. Actually, my workshop photos surpassed by far all my expectancies!

We were able to see the wonderful quetzal, owls, many other birds, frogs, bats, snakes etc. Everything with great light and, more important, with an exceptional teacher to show us how to get the best photos.

Colby taught me how to use flashes for macro photography and for freezing high speed movement. The results were amazing, even though I'd never tried it before.

The logistics were also a highlight. From the hotels, to the local guides, to the food, everything worked amazingly well!
Looking forward to my next workshop with Colby and team!

Marianne
My First Trip with Colby!

I saw his name on the internet, took a leap of faith, & immediately sent my deposit for the 2023 trip to Brazil. I had never met Colby before this trip but, wow, did I luck out with meeting him, traveling with him, learning from him. Luckily, most of the guests shoot with the same camera(s) (Sony) & even though I have been able to get decent shots before Brazil, Colby taught me how to get so much more out of my cameras. He is so knowledgeable, so patient, so friendly & kind (& even funny!)
I am so happy to be an "alumnus" - I have not even been home a week yet & even though I have been there before, I booked a trip to Uganda with him, knowing that I will have a great experience & learn so much more!

Mike Cohen
Out of Sight!

I lucked into this trip, having impulsively signed up after reading Colby's email about night photography of reptiles and bats. That got me hooked. Little did I know that he was a Sony Ambassador. The trip was non-stop photo ops: hummingbirds, frogs, snakes, and a great variety of birds. It included boat rides, treks through the forest, blinds, set-up flash and natural light hummingbirds, and great instruction on the use of macro and flash. Colby is a wonderful leader with truly professional skills and knowledge of photography and our subjects, but also wonderful people skills. No ego, lots of laughs, and beyond helpful. I can't recommend him enough!

Hosi
Patagonia Dreaming

I have always wanted to visit the wild, unpredictable and rugged landscape of Patagonia and I am really happy I got to finally have this experience through the Wild Patagonia Workshop with Colby & Pedro. Really enjoyed the locations we stayed, the group we travelled with and the photographic knowledge, advice and instruction freely provided by both Colby and Pedro - all made for a great & memorable trip with some awesome photos too !. Thank you!

Puffin Iceland Colby Brown Photography