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 (2022 & 2023)

January 16th – 23rd, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
(Click on the image above to explore the 2023 Cost Rica Wildlife Workshop Page)

February 20th – 27th, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
(Click on the image above to explore the 2023 Iceland Winter Workshop Page)

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

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

March 10th – 16th, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
(Click on the image above to explore the 2023 Bolivia Workshop Page)

March 22nd – 31st, 2022 (SOLD OUT)
(Click on the image above to explore the 2023 Patagonia Workshop Page)

July 3rd – 10th, 2022 (SOLD OUT!)

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 8th – 16th, 2022 (SOLD OUT!)

This workshop is sold out for 2022, but we are now taking deposits and reservations for our 2023 photography workshop to Brazil to photograph Jaguars, caiman, capybara, tapir, and wide variety of bird species in the Pantanal.

September 11th – 18th, 2022 (SOLD OUT!)

This trip has completely SOLD OUT but if you click on the workshop title or the image above it will direct you to our 2023 Uganda workshop with currently still have available space.

October 16th – 23rd, 2022 (4 Open Spots)

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.

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

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

October 12th – 24th, 2022 

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 5th – 10th, 2022 (3 Open Spots)

Join us for a wildlife adventure in Haines, Alaska as we dedicate our time, energy, and focus to photographing the incredible Bald Eagles during the final salmon run of the season. This is the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world!

November 13th – 22nd, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

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.

Black Panther Expedition India

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. Located in the south of India is a place that is home to an 8 year old adult Black Panther (leopard). We will dedicate our time to tracking, photographing and documenting this rare species as he roams his jungle home.

Snow Leopards in the Himalays

Dec 2022 (Coming Soon)

Easily one of the most elusive big cats in the world, the infamous Snow Leopard sits at the top of most wildlife photographers bucket list experiences. In the Northern Region of India, in the Himalays you will find a remote outpost where we will call home as we track and photograph these amazing creatures!

2023 Photography Workshops

January 8th – 17th, 2023 (Open Now!)

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 4th – 11th, 2023 (Open Now!)

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 18th – 25th, 2023 (4 Spots Left)

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.

Feb – March, 2023 (Both Trips SOLD OUT)
March 7th – 13th, 2024 (Open Now!)

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.

February 27th – March 5th, 2023 (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.

March 29th – April 7th, 2023
April 12th – 21st, 2023

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. Home to some of the most amazing mountains in all of the world, let alone in Patagonia.

The Brown Bears of Finland

July 1st – 5th, 2023 

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!

July 16th – 23rd, 2023

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 30th – August 5th, 2023

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!

September 1st – 8th, 2023

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!

Possible Future Photography Workshops

Myanmar Bagan Monk Photography Workshop by Colby Brown

MYSTIC MYANMAR

TBD 2023

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.

Antarctica Deep South Iceberg Photography Workshop - Coming Soon

AntarcticA - The Deep South

2024 (Coming Soon)

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.

2024 (Coming Soon)

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

Vuong T.
Alaskan Eagle Workshop

This is my third photo workshop with Colby and on each trip there was so much fun and learning that I keep coming back to his workshops!

Colby has a deep knowledge of the places, he took us to the best sites for the best light, he was always available to help in the fields. He also teaches us post-processing with photoshop & lightroom in the evenings. His approach is tailored for individual needs. Sony camera shooters also get extra benefits because Colby knows the camera in and out. I would strongly recommend Colby to anyone in search of a workshop and I am looking forward to joining him in my next workshop.

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.

Carla M
trip was absolutely amazing

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.

Cannon Spradley
On the fence? Do it!

I’ve been with Colby on a few workshops and I’ve never regretted a single one. Just got back from shooting bald eagles in Alaska and I can’t recommend it enough! Colby is great because he is always whatever you need him to be. Need someone to walk you through everything? He’s there. Need editing tips? He’s always willing to share. Need someone to get you to the location and then leave you alone? He’s got you covered!

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! 🙂

Elaine H.
WOW WOW WOW! Just incredible...

There are almost no words to describe how truly amazing the Iceland Winter Wonderland was and I feel it exceeded my expectations. When I initially found Colby, I was blown away by the images of this trip including the aurora borealis, ice caves and diamond beach. The excitement at seeing the northern lights and the stars was unbelievable.

Colby was so generous with his instruction on achieving the best shot and went above and beyond to make sure I was getting the images I wanted. I also picked up quite a few new editing skills in LR and PS. The trip was well organized and we were able to see so much, including Icelandic horses, waterfalls, glaciers.

I appreciated the time he took to form a group page prior to our workshop. I felt the group dynamic was great for learning and walked away with a group of new friends to share and learn from.

Thank you for giving me a once in a lifetime experience!! I hope to do it again at a new location.

Puffin Iceland Colby Brown Photography