The Faroe Islands

Come join us on an adventure to the Faroe Islands, easily one of the most incredible remote destinations on the planet. While hundreds of thousands of tourists and photographers have explored places like Iceland or the Lofoten Islands of Norway, the Faroe Islands have mostly gone unnoticed over the years. With its towering seascape cliffs, waterfalls, vistas, and hiking trails, there is a lot to see within this mix of Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

The wild and remote nature of the Faroes is what draws most landscape photographers to this destination. The vast majority of these islands are left undeveloped private land, which means you have to get out on foot and explore to find the best locations. Luckily for us, we are visiting the Faroe Islands close to the Midnight Sun, the point during the summer where sunset and sunrise are fairly close to each other, allowing for hours of potentially epic soft light for our group to take advantage of.

Trip Dates

July 16th – 23rd, 2023

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Tuition Costs

$4500

Group Size

10

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Difficulty Level

Moderate Hiking

This is the Mulafossur Waterfall on the Faroe Islands - A Photography Workshop at Sunset with Colby Brown
Múlafossur Waterfall at Sunset
Hiking Around the Faroe Islands during the midnight sun catching the amazing colors of the sky with Colby Brown in an incredible photography workshop
Hiking Around the Faroe Islands During the Midnight Sun

The Faroe Islands Photography Workshop Adventure

Our workshop both starts and ends in the village of Vágar where you will fly into the Faroe Islands via the only airport in the region, Vágar Airport (FAE airport code). Each day of this workshop we will head out to explore different parts of the Faroe Islands using both our knowledge of the area as well as local guides to help show all of you the spots that most other photographers don’t know about. During this adventure, we will stay in comfortable hotels each night but will travel by vehicle, foot, and ferry to get to some of our favorite spots around these impressive islands.

Don’t forget to bring your drone, as the Faroe Islands can be a wonderful place to experiment with drone/aerial photography, especially if we are lucky and don’t have to deal with much wind. You can find a complete recommended gear list down in the FAQ section of this page.

A beautiful sunset view of the Faroe Islands - Register for the Photography Workshop with Colby Brown

What is Included?

What is Not Included?

 

Join Our Faroe Islands Photography Workshop Adventure

With a small workshop group, you will have plenty of opportunities for one on one instruction to further the skills that you feel you need to work on. If the workshop is full and you wanted to be added to the waiting list, click HERE.

Workshop Tuition:

* please read the workshop F.A.Q.  section on this page to learn more about visiting The Faroe Islands and check out our cancellation policies if you have any questions.

All Workshop Deposits Are Transferable to
Other Workshops if Something Comes Up...
*See our Cancellation Policy for more info...

Sunset Mountains Faroe Islands Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Sunrise Over the Faroe Islands
Aerial Drone Shot at Sunset Over the Faroe Islands Aerial Photography Workshop with Colby Brown
Aerial Drone Shot at Sunset Over the Faroe Islands

Areas to Explore in the Faroe Islands

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F.A.Q

WHY SHOULD I JOIN YOUR FAROE ISLANDS WORKSHOP?

Although I might be a bit biased, you should definitely join! 😉 While there are a number of photography workshops being offered in places like The Faroe Islands, none of them offer a similar experience. Not only have I been working as a photo workshop instructor for 18 years, which included time leading trips for National Geographic, but I have spent much of my career exploring South America.  I work hard to make sure I meet each of my clients at their own level, providing ample 1 on 1 time while we are out in the field. This combined with the “collaborative learning environment” that we foster on all our trips provides a unique and engaging learning experience for photographers of all levels on this workshop. Our goal is to make sure that you get everything possible out of this workshop experience!

WHICH AIRPORT DO YOU FLY INTO?

This workshop starts near the village of Sørvágur, on the island of Vágar. The only airport in the Faroe Islands is the Vágar Airport (FAE airport code) on the first day of your workshop, July 16th, 2023. We recommend you take the only morning flight to the Faroes via Iceland (Iceland Air) that morning. We will pick you up at the airport to start our adventure.

WHICH AIRPORT DO YOU FLY OUT OF?

The Vágar Airport (FAE airport code) is the only airport in the Faroe Islands. On the final day of the workshop, we will drop you off at the airport itself, or a close-by hotel of your choice if you are planning on sticking around for a few days to continue your adventure.

DO YOU NEED A VISA TO ENTER THE FAROE ISLANDS?

If you are a US, Canadian, or European Citizen (part of the EU), you will not need a visa to enter the Faroe Islands, but be sure to check with your local embassy to be sure.

WHAT COVID RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE?

As The Faroe Islands adjusts its COVID regulations, so will Colby Brown Photography. We will update this section of the FAQ closer to the start date of the workshop with any relevant information.

WHAT IS OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC FOCUS?

The main focus of this workshop will be concentrated on landscape photography throughout the Faroe Islands (sunrise, sunset, seascape, waterfalls), but we will have plenty of other photographic opportunities as well. We not only will have the opportunity to photograph Atlantic Puffins on this adventure but the Faroe Islands are a great destination for Drone Photography as well (assuming it isn’t too windy).

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN TERMS OF THE WEATHER?

The weather in the Faroe Islands can be very similar to that of Iceland or Northern Norway. Expect cool but not necessarily cold temps overall, but the wind will ultimately be the deciding factor with the wind chill effect. You will also want a waterproof jacket and boots, as rain is absolutely a possibility at some point throughout this adventure.

HOW DIFFICULT IS THE WORKSHOP?

All in all, this workshop is designed to be pretty accessible to the majority of photographers out there. The challenge when it comes to the Faroe Islands is that they are not only incredibly remote but wild as well. Much of the land in the Faroe’s has’t been developed, requiring us to hike to many of the best spots.

HOW MUCH DOES A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ROOM COST?

The workshop tuition listed above is based on double occupancy (shared rooms with another client of the same sex if you are traveling solo). If there is availability for a single room for the workshop, the cost is $850 USD extra. This is a first come first serve basis and is based on room availability at our hotels.

WHAT CAMERA GEAR SHOULD I BRING?

With a focus on landscape photography, you will want to have the lens mm length equivalent from 16 to 200mm. This can include a 16-35 for wide-angle landscapes, a 24-70 (0r 24-105) as a walk-around lens, and a 70-200 to allow you to zoom in on distant mountains for some more intimate scenes. When it comes to the Puffins, you will definitely want something with a bit more reach, such as the Sony 100-400 or 200-600.

In Colby’s gear bag you will find the following…

Sony a1 (2)
Sony 16-35 f/2.8 GM (For Landscapes)
Sony 24-105 f/4 (All-Around)
Sony 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 GM or 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G (For Wildlife)

Atlantic Puffin Feeding on Krill in the Faroe Islands
Atlantic Puffin Feeding on Krill in the Faroe Islands
Puffin in flight on the way back to its nest
Puffin in flight on the way back to its nest

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe and all 7 continents
Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author

Colby Brown

Owner/Photographer/Author

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe and all 7 continents. Not too long after picking up his first digital camera in 2006, Colby was leading workshops for National Geographic in South America, further spurring his love for both travel and photo education. In 2011, he founded The Giving Lens, an organization that blends photo education with support for various non-governmental organizations (NGO) and causes around the world, such as child education, clean drinking water projects, and women’s rights.

Pedro is a Portuguese landscape photographer based in Slovakia but you’ll often find him in the most scenic mountains, forests, and fjords of Europe.

Pedro Kin

Workshop Manager/Photo Instructor

Pedro is a Portuguese landscape photographer based in Slovakia but you’ll often find him in the most scenic mountains, forests, and fjords of Europe. Favoring the cold landscapes and the unspoiled nature of northern Europe, the higher latitudes do not stop him from going after the perfect shot. When not traveling the world with his camera, you can find him back home teaching workshops, testing new gear and experimenting with photography.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

No one wants to miss out on a trip of a life time…but things do happen. In those situations, the following applies…

The first thing to note is that deposits are not refundable, but they are transferable.  In addition, all cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge to cover PayPal transaction fees. In most situations, we ask for the remaining balance of a workshop is to be paid 120 days from the start of the workshop in question. If you wish to cancel within 120 days from the start of a workshop and we find someone to fill your spot, you would be entitled to receive a refund (minus your deposit and the $150 processing fee) or transfer to another workshop with no penalties or fees.

If we don’t find someone to fill your spot, what does your refund window actually look like?

120 Days or More...

Your deposit will be transferable to another Colby Brown Photography Workshop without issue.

90 to 120 Days

You will receive a refund of 50% of the full tuition fees minus the non-refundable deposit.

Less Than 90 Days...

If you wish to cancel within 90 days of your workshop starting, you are not entitled to a refund.

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