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 (2 Spot Available)

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 ocean side 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 (3 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.

The Wildlife of Uganda

Mid September 2020

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.

The Wonder of Namibia

October 14th – 25th, 2020

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.

Early December 2020

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

Meegan J.
Inspirational

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!

Steve M.
Lofoten Islands, Norway Fenruary 2016

I had the pleasure of going with Colby to the Lofoten Islands, Norway in February 2016. I greatly benefited from Colby’s extensive knowledge and his willingness to answer any photography question from mechanics to style and the realities of the business. Lofoten’s geography, coupled with the change-up weather, offered just about every opportunity one could think of for landscape photography and learning in different situations. I thoroughly enjoyed the unstructured “chase the light” nature of the workshop and the fact that Colby is available to answer questions when they come up. Colby leads by example and reinforced the simple professional traits that make any endeavor successful – discipline, perseverance and patience. We tend to forget those when we’re traveling and get lazy. Top it all off with excellent fellow photographers and traveling companions from all walks of life, and my high expectations for this trip were exceeded.

Chrissy D
Arctic Adventure of a Lifetime

Colby's knowledge in photography and the travel is unparalleled. Moreover, he is an open book willing to share his experiences and thoughts on topics from the most basic of photography questions to technical gear debates. Whether chasing the aurora in the Arctic Circle or finding the perfect seascape composition in the fjords of Norway, Colby will guide you through his approach. In addition, he provides ample opportunities during downtime to ask questions and review post-processing techniques. His workshops give you the best chances for finding color in the skies as well as elevating your photography to a new level.

Noa D
A different world

I had Myanmar on my travel list for years and after taking the Lofoten Islands workshop with Colby, it was a no brainer booking this trip with him.

The trip was meticulously planned with everything accounted for, including a great local guide and co leader (Erin). The itinerary was packed and I was pushed outside my comfort zone daily, encouraged to explore and try different things, which paid off big time in some of the images I captured.

I loved learning about the history and culture of Myanmar and the interactions we had with the locals left me with a smile on my face. It added a special touch to the workshop.

We had a great group of photographers, and I am still in contact with most of them. Thank you for the experience in Myanmar and bringing us all together!

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! 🙂

Julie Pritchard
Excellent workshop

My week in Norway with these guys was interesting, educational, fun, beautiful and awe-inspiring. I feel that my photography knowledge and skills benefitted enormously. Colby is amazing, very friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The locations were fantastic and even though the weather didn’t do us any favors we made the most of what we got and spent the time when we couldn’t shoot looking at the photos we took and how to edit them. Everyone was able to work at their own pace and improve whatever their level.

Thank you to Pedro for your endless patience as a teacher and being there when I needed help and showing me how to improve my composition and editing which I was struggling with. The individual feedback on my photos was invaluable and your explanations were perfect, I hope to have the opportunity to learn more from you in the future.

I have come home totally in love with photography and am already choosing my next workshop and can’t wait to spend more time touring, shooting and learning from these guys. I can’t recommend the experience enough.

Puffin Iceland Colby Brown Photography