Dates: October 19th – 26th, 2014Tuition: $3000 (Double Occupancy)
Group Size: 15Difficulty: Easy – Moderate

Come join Varina Patel, Jay Patel and myself as we explore the Big Island of Hawaii! This 6-day, educational photography workshop will take you from the beautiful beaches of Kona, to the steaming landscapes of Volcanoes National Park, and into the lush rain forests of Hilo. If the volcanoes are active, and the lava is accessible, we will be photographing the active lava flow as well!

Six month no interest financing is now available for ALL of my photography workshops!


The Big Island is the largest of several volcanic islands that form the state of Hawaii. Home to Kīlauea – one of world’s most active volcanoes – the Big Island offers a wealth of photographic opportunities. Black sand beaches, vibrant rain forests, barren lava fields, sloping mountainsides… there are very few places in the world that can match the natural diversity of Big Island. Students can look forward to the challenge of photographing a variety of exotic and beautiful locations as we explore the southern and eastern parts of the Big Island. If conditions are right, students may even have the opportunity of a lifetime… the chance to photograph an active lava flow!*

*Unfortunately, your intrepid Instructors can not control the forces of nature. We will photograph lava only if conditions are right, and we can access it without putting students, guides, or instructors at risk. Your safety is our paramount concern.


  • All accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • All ground transportation one you arrive on The Big Island
  • Any necessary permits
  • Breakfasts
  • All photo instruction


  • Flights to The Big Island
  • Lunches & Dinners & Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel & Medical Insurance

Workshop Leaders:

    Colby Brown is an acclaimed professional photographer, photo educator, and author based in Denver, Colorado. He specializes in landscape, travel, and humanitarian photography.
    Jay Patel is a professional photographer, and a highly-regarded photography instructor. His photographs feature rich, vibrant colors, intricate details, and the broad range of light found in nature.
  • Varina Patel:  ABOUT | WEBSITE | PORTFOLIO
    Varina Patel is a professional nature photographer, a prolific writer, and a dedicated photo educator. Her portfolio highlights the intricate beauty of the natural world – from minimalist landscapes to macro photography.

Space is limited and filling up quickly on a first come first serve basis. With three photo instructors present for the duration of the workshop, you will have plenty of opportunity 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

* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section of this website to learn more about cancellation policies or if you have any other questions.

Big Island, Hawaii (HI), USA


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