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.
8 – 12
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!
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?
Your flights to and from The Big Island of Hawaii are not covered with your tuition for this workshop.
While your breakfast will be covered, you will be responsible for covering lunches and dinners throughout our time on the Island
With any international trip/adventure, it is highly recommended that you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies.
THE BEAUTY OF THE Big Island of Hawaii
Areas to Explore
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. 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.
Colby and Lofoten Islands were Terrific
Colby and his staff provided just what I was looking for, a program to improve my photo skills and post processing ability in a most amazing setting. At photo locations, Colby would provide instruction on composition and perspective that improve the appeal of my photos. His expertise and attention to detail were readily apparent. Seeing other photographers work in daily photo review sessions also helped me expand the ways I would approach a scene. This… Read more “Colby and Lofoten Islands were Terrific”
Lofoten Islands, Norway Fenruary 2016
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… Read more “Lofoten Islands, Norway Fenruary 2016”
Great locations and learning experience
I greatly appreciated Colby’s philosophy about this photo workshop, which included providing one-on-one advice in the field and deciding where to go for photos based on up-to-the-minute forecasts of auroras and the weather (instead of a fixed daily itinerary). He chose incredible locations for our cabins and the photo outings. Also, Colby made sure that if we had late-night sessions with auroras, we had enough rest the next morning before going out on another photo… Read more “Great locations and learning experience”
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: