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.
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2018 Open Photo Workshops
The Beauty of Myanmar
November 5th – 12th, 2018
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 on this incredible workshop/tour as we visit Bagan, Yangon, Inle Lake and more as we explore this incredible Buddhist country and all it has to offer.
2019 Open Photo Workshops
Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands
Feb 22rd – March 1st, 2019
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.
Winter in Iceland – Auroras & Ice Caves
March 4th – 10th, 2019
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.
Wild Patagonia (Chile & Argentina)
April 4th – 13th, 2019
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!
The Big Island of Hawaii – Seascapes & Lava Flow
The Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most unique, diverse and photogenic places on this planet. Between the dramatic seascapes of the Kona side of the Island and the tropical Hilo side, there is a lot to love as a photographer. In addition, there are abundant wildlife opportunities found throughout the Island as well as ocean lava entry happening right now. There is no better time to visit and capture The Big Island of Hawaii than right now!
Discover Cuba – A Photographers Paradise!
Join me in Cuba this coming January for a unique once in a lifetime photography trip. 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!
Iceland Summer Adventure
June – July, 2019
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 24th 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
2018 Sold Out Photo Workshops
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!
The right location and right conditions
I learned so much from Colby and Peyton on the Lofoten Islands workshop, from how to look for angles and elements, tools and techniques. One of the most fascinating things was watching Colby pick out the location, gauging the weather, light and cloud conditions while taking into account what everyone wanted to see. We were fortunate to have spectacular northern lights, and Colby got us to several locations night to get the best combination of sky, mountains and sea. I definitely plan on joining more trips with Colby.
Colby has inspired me to work towards becoming a travel and landscape photographer myself! He is an amazing teacher and knows the locations extremely well. I have been on three of his workshops and I have grown from each experience in a different way. Patagonia is beautiful and Colby can find awesome hidden waterfalls as well as encourage you when you are too tired to move from hiking. Don’t forget to find a guanaco while you are there!
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.
Endless Light Chases & Adventure
Chasing the almost endless summer light in Iceland is truly a legendary adventure. Colby’s philosophy is to design workshops which provide the most flexibility as possible. Camping throughout the workshop leaves the itinerary wide open and allows him to show you how to chase the light based on up-to-the-minute weather forecasts. His goal is to get his clients to the best locations with the best possible light. As a photographer, you cannot ask for more from a workshop. Not only will you come home with amazing photos, you will certainly leave a better photographer.
Don’t do Cuba any other way!
This workshop was my first trip with Colby and my first time to Cuba. I didn’t know what to expect but I all I had hoped for was a great trip and I was BLOWN AWAY at every turn! Colby is not only an amazing photographer but a fabulous teacher, trip planner, humanitarian, comedian, etc… I could go on and on. Not only was everything planned to a T and taken care of for us but he always works with a local guide to plan the best trip possible. If you want to be with all the tourists and see only the touristy sights, these workshops are not for you… if you want to see a side of Cuba that BARELY even the locals get to see, you must do this workshop! We spent a day hanging in the mountains with cowboys, went to a cigar factory and took portraits in the most amazing light, walked the streets to chat with and photograph locals. It was a truly incredible experience and I learned more than I ever thought I would. If you want to capture amazing portrait photographs in a truly unique country, while learning from a master, no matter what your level of comfort with photography is, this trip is definitely worth doing!
Great leadership cultivates magical outcomes
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.