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Discover The Big Island of Hawaii

Come join me as we explore one of the most incredible pacific Islands in the World, The Big Island of Hawaii. Known as the most diverse and ever changing Island in Hawaii, The Big Island is home to incredible seascapes, arid desert landscapes, black sand beaches, towering waterfalls, vibrant wildlife and if we are lucky, active lava flow.

This 6 night/7 day adventure will be based out of the coastal city of Kona on the West side of The Big Island. From our base there, we will head out each day to explore new and different sides of The Big Island, always ended up back on the West Coast of the island for it’s incredible sunsets each evening.

Trip Dates

January 25th – 31st, 2019

Tuition Costs


Group Size

8 – 12

Difficulty Level


Lava Flow Big Island of Hawaii Photo Workshop
Hawaii Gold Dust Gecko Photo Workshop Big Island

Our Photo Adventure on The Big Island begins on January 25th and ends on the 31st. You will fly in and out of the Kona International Airport (KOA). Each day we will adjust our itinerary based on the weather, giving our group the freedom to get you to the right places at the right time with the right kind of light. Because of the diversity found on The Big Island, there will be a wide variety of photographic opportunities. From capturing incredible sunsets on the west coast of the island to photographing Hawaii’s famous Green Sea Turtles and Gold Dust Geckos that line the bushes near our hotel to the endless seascapes that line the island.

Additionally, we will work hard to get you the best opportunities to photograph lava, one of the most incredible natural events in the world. While we can’t control how much lava will be flowing or where we would could safely access it by the time of this workshop, we will do our best to get you in the best possible spots!

Sunset Reflections Kona Big Island Photo Workshop
Hawaii Seascape Big Island Photo Workshop

What is Included?


  • All Ground Transportation

    From the moment you land to the moment the trip ends, you will be covered.

  • All Hotel Accomodations

    From your first night in the Lofoten Islands in Norway until your last, your stay will be covered.

  • All Photo Instruction

    All group and individual photo instruction and education is covered with your tuition.

What is Not Included?


  • Flights

    Your flights to and from The Big Island of Hawaii are not covered with your tuition for this workshop.

  • Meals/Snacks

    While your breakfast will be covered, you will be responsible for covering lunches and dinners throughout our time on the Island

  • Travel Insurance

    With any international trip/adventure, it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies.

Space is limited and filling up quickly on a first come first serve basis. With two 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.

Workshop Tuition:

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

THE BEAUTY OF THE Big Island of Hawaii

Areas to Explore

  • Kona
  • Wawaloli Beach Park
  • Punalu’u Black Sand Beach
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Akaka Falls
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Ton of Amazing Seascapes!
  • and much more…

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

Colby Brown Bio Photo

Colby Brown

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. 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.


Made My Dreams Come True!

I had a great time with Colby Brown and his fantastic assistant Pedro Kin in Norway – Lofoten Feb 2018. My main goal was to see and photograph the Northern Lights and Colby with his high knowledge of the area along with a great experience in understanding the local weather and planning the right places and times to shoot the aurora made my dream come true. Besides, I could improve my photographic skills especially night… Read more “Made My Dreams Come True!”

Sergio S.

Passion ignited

Lofoten Islands was the first photography workshop I have taken and as someone fairly new to photography at the time, it was also first time I got any hands on photography guidance. I was worried I was a bit over my head when I signed up, but the desire to photograph the northern lights outweighed my self doubt. From the moment I landed in the tiny Leknes airport, it was clear I was where I… Read more “Passion ignited”

Noa D

The right location and right conditions

I learned so much from Colby and Peyton on the Lofoten Islands workshop, from how to look for angles and elements, tools and techniques. One of the most fascinating things was watching Colby pick out the location, gauging the weather, light and cloud conditions while taking into account what everyone wanted to see. We were fortunate to have spectacular northern lights, and Colby got us to several locations night to get the best combination of… Read more “The right location and right conditions”

Chi-Wei C.

Cancelation & 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...

All cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge. In addition, if you cancel and your spot is otherwise filled, you will be refunded the full amount you have paid (minus the $150 service charge). However if you cancel and your spot is not filled, the following fee schedule applies:

  • 90 days or more: full refund minus $150 fee
  • 60 days or more: 50% refund
  • Less than 60 days: no refund