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)

February 20th – 27th, 2022 (3 Spots Open)

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.

Salar de Uyuni - Astro Playground (Bolivia)

March 13th – 18th, 2022 (Opening Soon)

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.

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March/April 2022 (Dates Coming Soon)

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 3rd – 10th, 2022 (Open Now)

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 

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.

September 11th – 18th, 2022 (3 Spots Left)

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 16th – 23rd, 2022

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.

October 2022 (Coming Soon!)

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!

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Early November 2021 (Dates DTB)

Join us for a wildlife adventure in Haines, Alaska as we dedicate our time, energy and focus on photographing the incredible Bald Eagle during one of the largest gathering of eagles in North America.

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.

India Wildlife Safari

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. During this extensive wildlife photography safari we will explore multiple different National Parks to photograph Tigers, Peacocks, Elephants, Rhino, a variety of Monkeys, and much more!

2023 Photography Workshops

January 8th – 17th, 2023

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

February 11th – 18th, 2023 (4 Spots Open)

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.

Possible Future Photography Workshops

Myanmar Bagan Monk Photography Workshop by Colby Brown

MYSTIC MYANMAR

TBD 2022

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.

Cuba Photography Workshop by Colby Brown

Discover Cuba

TBD 2022

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!

Antarctica Deep South Iceberg Photography Workshop - Coming Soon

AntarcticA - The Deep South

2022/2023

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.

2022/2023

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!

The Brown Bears of Finland

Summer 2022 (Dates TBD)

While Alaska often gets much of the focus when it comes to photographing Brown Bears, the Lakeland district of Finland, on the boarder with Russia, is home to a sizeable population of incredible Brown Bears. In September, you have the chance to not only see them with Cubs, but with fall/autumn colors in full swing as well!

Workshop Testimonials

Chris G
A great experience

I really enjoyed Colby's workshop. I learnt a lot about photography and also a lot about the business side of photography (which I found really useful). Be it website advice, social media advice, equipment advice Colby was always happy to help. There were all different skill levels on our tour and Colby adapted seamlessly to each participant. While we were there, Iceland had been hit by a lot of snow meaning the Ice Caves were impossible to reach unless you had a 30ft monster truck. Some people might have just apologised and said it's the weather they're unreachable. Colby found a tour company with a 30ft monster truck, managed to get us to the caves and they let us stay behind for an additional time after the other people had left. As he said: "I promised I'd get you to the Ice Caves, a promise is a promise". It was a fun, knowledge experience and I made great friends with everyone on the tour.

Rifat H
Beyond Expectations!

The trip to Cuba was out of this world; Colby and his team's meticulous attention to detail and elaborate plans for each hour of each day made it a very efficient photo trip. The things we did and the places we went would never be possible without the insider knowledge and experience Colby had. The photography instructions were always kind and I learned many new things not only from Colby but also from my travel mates. I highly recommend at least one trip with Colby. After that, you should be hooked!

Mostafa A.
Third time's a charm!

This was my third workshop with Colby, after winter and summer Iceland workshops, and I keep coming back for a reason! Colby's way of focusing on the individuals and teaching on a personal level really helps tackling whatever I'm struggling with and helps me improve upon it during my time in the workshop. Also Colby is great at reading the weather conditions and forecast and choosing the right place and the right time to get the best photos possible!

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.

John Yotka
Great Bald Eagle Workshop!

The workshop was a great experience, the eagle activity was excellent. Colby does a great job in organizing this workshop. The accommodations were very nice. He is very helpful when at the shoots and back at the accommodations. He helps with camera setup and tips on capturing the shots you want. He also is very helpful with post processing techniques. This is the fourth workshop I’ve done with Colby and they have all exceeded my expectations. I strongly recommend his workshops.

Casey C
Wonderful for all experience levels

Colby Brown leads a fantasic workshop that heeds well to all levels of experience. If you are a complete beginner or a seasoned photographer just looking to sharpen your skill set, you will find the instruction and guidance that you need. I've been on 2 workshops, both Iceland summer tour as well as Wild Patagonia. Each time I came away with a better understanding and direction on where I want my photography to go and have no problem recommending his workshops. He understands weather very well and is always flexible on his decisions leading to a greater chance at making a compelling photograph.

Cheers!

Puffin Iceland Colby Brown Photography