Iceland Summer Adventure
Come join us for an incredible Iceland Summer photo workshop adventure during the summer solstice. Unlike other tours in Iceland that confine you to specific locations based on your accommodation, this 8 day educational photography workshop/tour is focused on making sure you have the best opportunities to capture epic light each night. We have no set itinerary as we will base each days shooting location based on the latest weather reports, road conditions and our team’s experience photographing in Iceland (this will our 30th trip to Iceland). Each night we will set up camp in an incredibly beautiful and serene location, allowing us to rest before heading out to repeat the process all over again.
July 5th – 12th, 2020
Iceland is located in one of the northern most locations on this planet. In June/July, you will witness what is called as the “Midnight Sun”. This is where sunrise and sunset converge and you have hours of amazing light to shoot every night. However in order to capture this amazing light, you have to be awake, so we will be reversing our sleep cycles, shooting at night and sleeping during the day in order to maximize our time in Iceland.
In order to avoid the restrictions placed on a trip because the location of our hotel each night, we will be camping instead, occasionally near some of the most gorgeous and impressive locations you have ever seen. This trip is certainly tailored slightly for the more adventurous, but instead of leaving Iceland unhappy with your images because of poor weather, we will have the freedom to chase the light and weather, allowing me to put you in front of the right locations with the right kind of epic light you are looking for.
What is Included?
What is Not Included?
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.
Iceland Summer Photo Workshop
Areas to Explore
What Will You Experience?
Join the Workshop Waitlist to learn more about any upcoming adventures...
Join the Workshop Waitlist to learn more about any upcoming adventures...
The workshop starts on June 28th, 2019 in the morning. You can either fly in the night before (June 27th) and get a hotel or arrive early in the morning on the 28th, before 8am.
The workshop ends on July 5th. We will drop you off at the airport between 2-3pm or to a hotel of your choosing if you are staying longer in Iceland.
You will fly into the Keflavik Airport (KEF) located roughly 50 minutes outside of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.
Be sure to check in us before purchasing any flights to make sure things line up correctly.
In the Summer in Iceland, you get to experience the "Midnight Sun". This is when Sunset and Sunrise converge, providing the opportunity to have 6hr+ of incredible light every evening.
No, for this workshop we are camping each night, which gives us the flexibility to move around the weather systems in Iceland. It gives us the freedom to get all of you to the best spots with the best light each and every day. That said, the campsites we use do have bathrooms, showers and often electric outlets.
Each vehicle that we rent will be outfitted with a series of splitters allowing you to charge your gear as we move from location to location throughout the day. These splitters will take US wall plugs. Camera battery chargers that use USB will also work great!
If you have your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad and tent that is rated for high winds, you are free to bring it, otherwise, we can rent the gear for you via an Icelandic Outfitter for an additional cost (usually around $200 USD).
Every day we will have at least one sit down meal while relying on snacks most of the rest of the time. Every 2 or 3 days we will stop at a local grocery store and stock up on food and snacks.
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. 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.
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.
I recently returned from Colby's Iceland Summer Adventure and it really was an adventure--every day and night! This was my first photo workshop, so I wasn't sure what to expect, including the camping aspect of the trip. The adventure included stunning(...)
Colby and Peyton did a great job. Everything was well organized and we had an awesome time, most importantly I learned a lot of new techniques and got new insights of how to become a better outdoor and landscape photographer. Congrats Colby!
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(...)
Out of a handful of Iceland Photography Tours I've researched, Colby's quick responses to my queries put me at ease with what was expected. The trip itself was an absolute blast - I've never traveled with a nicer group of people, and Colby, with his sidekick,(...)
Hands down an incredible experience and a trip that completely full-filled my expectations of what a photography adventure tour to Iceland would be like. For nine days, Colby's knowledge of the island, it's locations, food, weather patterns, flat tire fixing(...)
I had a fantastic time with Colby and Peyton on my summer trip to Iceland. I learned so much more than I would have in a classroom. Having hours of great light and having instructors right there to give you guidance is something you can't pass up. Colby and(...)
Other Workshops Worth Checking Out!
Namibia is home to some of the most incredible desert landscapes and wildlife on the planet. From the great sand dunes of Sossusvlei to the remote Himba tribes of Northern Namibia to the amazing mixture of wildlife found in the country, Namibia is a photographers paradise. Here you will find large populations of cheetahs, lions, rhino, elephants, buffalo and much more!
Join me this February as we explore this impressive series of Islands located above the Arctic Circle. 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 in the Lofoten Islands.
Come join us on an adventure of a lifetime to the amazing Italian Dolomites. We will photograph and explore incredible mountain peaks, beautiful reflected lakes and gorgeous fall colors as we move throughout one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world.
Uganda is one of the most unique wildlife destinations on the planet. Here you can find the endangered Silverback Gorilla along with amazing troops of Chimpanzees and the world famous tree climbing lions, which are found in a single area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime that offers some of the most intimate and incredible wildlife experiences on the planet.
The Pantanal region of Brazil is known as the land of the Jaguar. Nowhere else on Earth is there a higher concentration of these elusive big cats than this remote region of Southern Brazil, close to the Southern Amazon Basin. In addtion to Jaguars, you will see Caimen, Capybara and a wide assortment of birds.
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…
All cancellations are subject to a minimum of a $150 service charge plus Paypal fees. In the past, Paypal would refund the transaction fees on refunds, but they stopped doing this in late 2019. 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 + any PP fees). However, if you cancel and your spot is not filled, the following fee schedule applies: