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.

If the workshop you are interest in is not currently live or has sold out, add your name to our waiting list by clicking HERE.

THe Giving Lens Cuba Photography Workshop Experience

The Giving Lens: Cuba
Dec 1st-9th, 2016

Join me and my humanitarian photography organization, The Giving Lens, for a trip of a life-time to the incredible country of Cuba this December. Out adventure will take us from Havana to Trinidad to Vinales and everything in-between. We have partnered with a local NGO, Amigo Skate and will spend a number of days working with Young Cubans as we continue to establish a local photography program on the streets of Havana!

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Iceland – Auroras & Ice Caves (1 Spot Left)
Feb 15th – 21st, 2017

Come visit Iceland in one of the most beautiful, incredible and photogenic times of the year, Winter. During this extensive photography workshop we will focus our energy on waterfalls, seascapes, ice caves and the nothern lights as we explore throughout the South and South East of Iceland. Many of our stops include Seljalandsfoss, Bruarfoss, Gullfoss, Skogafoss, Vik, Jokulsarlon, Horn, Skaftafell and much much more!

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Norway Lofoten Islands Photo Workshop Colby Brown

Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands (2 Spots Left)
Feb 25th – March 3rd, 2017

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.

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Sony Alpha Universe Photography Workshop in Cuba with Colby Brown

Cuba – Sony Alapha Universe Workshop
March 12th – 19th, 2017

Join me in Cuba this coming March for a unique once in a lifetime trip to the island nation of Cuba! This photo workshop is sponsored by both Sony and Sammy Camera, who are not only providing a FREE Sony a6300 to all participants to keep but free rental gear for the trip as well. We will base out of the thriving and vibrant city of Havana, embarking on a variety of different day trips to some of the more unique and remote parts of Norther West Cuba while also spending time documenting the colorful streets of Havana.

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Photo Workshop in Patagonia Argentina & Chile 2017

Wild Patagonia (3 Spots Left)
April 5th – 14th, 2017

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!

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Iceland Summer Adventure Photo Workshop Tour 2017

Iceland Summer Adventure
June 23rd – July 1st, 2017

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 20th trip). This gives our group the best opportunities to not only experience the wonders of Iceland, but capture incredible images with incredible light each time we go shooting. No other Iceland workshop has a higher success rate of experiencing good light.

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Iceland Summer Adventure Photo Workshop Tour 2017

Iceland Summer Adventure
July 2nd – 9th, 2017

Beacuase of popular demand and a growing waiting list, we have decided to offer and 2nd Iceland Summer Adventure Photo Workshop. Join us 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 22nd trip).

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Myanmar Photo Workshop & Tour 2017

The Beauty of Myanmar
November 10th – 18th, 2017

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 and Paul Pichugin on this incredible workshop/tour as we visit Bagan, Yangoon, Inle Lake and more as we explore this incredible Buddhist country and all it has to offer.

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SOLD OUT Photo Workshops 2016 & 2017

If the workshop you are interest in is not currently live or has sold out, add your name to our waiting list by clicking HERE.

Norway Lofoten Islands Photo Workshop Colby Brown

Norway’s Incredible Lofoten Islands (SOLD OUT)
Feb 19th – 26th, 2016

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.

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Iceland Winter Photo Workshop Colby Brown Sold Out

Iceland – Auroras & Ice Caves (SOLD OUT)
Feb 28th – March 5th, 2016

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.

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Iceland Summer Adventure (SOLD OUT)
June 24th – July 2nd, 2016

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 16th 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

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Testimonials

one of the best instructors

Stephen Flournoy

I recently attended my first workshop with Colby and crew. Not only was I impressed with the quality of the instruction, but Colby worked to ensure I came back with fantastic photos as well. I can easily say that Colby is one of the best instructors on the market and have just signed up for another workshop because of it!

Stephen

We had an excellent trip

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We had an excellent trip with Colby Brown, Jay Patel, and Varina Patel. The trip was well put together and we saw much of the big island. We felt we learned more about landscape photography and photography in general than in any other workshop we have attended. Many techniques were new to us and have improved our approach to photography.

John & Jennifer G.

Lofoten Islands, Norway Fenruary 2016

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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.

Steve M.

Such a Fantastic Experience!

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Colby’s workshop was truly an awesome experience. Iceland is amazing and Colby had every detail set so we didn’t have to worry about anything but photography. The vibe was laid back and the plans were flexible around the ever-changing weather conditions. I learned a lot and made some lifelong friends in the process. I couldn’t have asked for anything better and would do it again in a heartbeat.

Karen K

Great First Trip To Zion

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I was fortunate to take a quick, three day, Sony sponsored photo trip with Colby as our leader. Colby, as you may know is a Sony Artisan of Imagery. I hadn’t met or been familiar with his work or teaching prior to this event but was looking forward to meeting him and learning new photo techniques. I also hoped for great Zion locations at sunrise and sunset. I was not disappointed! Colby was an impressive instructor. His teaching style with adults is perfect in that he makes himself available for any and all questions but is not intrusive nor pedantic. He helps you think through setting up a picture and is available to help if needed. A goal of mine for this trip was to become more familiar with shooting in Manual mode as well as to use longer exposures. Colby assisted with both culminating in a number of “keepers” from various locations in and around the Virgin River. I also gained from his helping the small group, in his tutorial/post processing session, to learn to pre-visualize a scene from an artistic instead of a strictly technical point of view. In addition, Colby helped me gain expertise with LightRoom editing software. The quality of my finished images definitely improved as a result of this experience. Bottom line, if you have an opportunity to join one of Colby’s tours, grab it. You won’t be disappointed.

Mark C

Great leadership cultivates magical outcomes

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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.

Vicky S.

wholeheartedly recommended

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A tremendous experience. Travelling with Colby is a just great. Trip was carefully planned, we were always on the good side of the light and I personally learned a lot. Following my first trip to Nicaragua with Colby in 2012, I booked again for Hawaii in 2014. Same spirit, care and enjoyment.

Denis

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