Iceland Summer
Photography Workshop

Come join us for an incredible Iceland Summer photography 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.

Trip Dates

July 3rd – 10th, 2022

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Tuition Costs

$3750

Group Size

10

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Difficulty Level

Easy/Moderate

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Iceland Summer Photography Workshop

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.

Please do make sure that you do have your COVID-19 vaccination as it is required not only to join our group but also to enter Iceland without guaranteeing.

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Iceland Summer Photography Workshop

What is Included?

What is Not Included?

Iceland Summer Photography Workshop

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 on this page to learn more about visiting Iceland and check out our cancellation policies if you have any questions.

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What Will You Experience?

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F.A.Q

Both the short and long answer to this question is a resounding yes. Not only is a COVID-19 vaccination required to join any Colby Brown Photography workshop, but most countries (including Iceland) will require you to show proof of vaccination before entering the country. Please note that NO refunds will be given if you forget to bring your vaccine card or refuse to get vaccinated before the workshop.

The workshop starts on July 3rd, 2022 in the morning. You can either fly in the night before (July 2nd) and get a hotel or arrive early in the morning on the 3rd, before 8am and we will pick you up from the airport.

The workshop ends on July 10th. 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.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to see the aurora/northern lights in Iceland in July. While they happen year-round in our atmosphere, there is simply too much light throughout the day/night cycle to see any aurora let along the milky way.

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

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.

Testimonials

Andrew Soh
Fantastic trip - volcano, puffins, waterfalls, oh myyyyyy!

This is my fourth adventure trip with Colby Brown, and my second to Iceland. I am a landscape photographer for over 10 years and I'm still learning new things from Colby. Do not be intimidated by his world-renowned photos. He is a patient coach and will guide(...)

Megan J.
Love the workshops

I've been on two trips with Colby. Iceland in the summer and Norway in the winter. Both were very different experiences, but I could see my skill growing with each trip. Colby knows great spots to hit for amazing light and can answer any question you throw at(...)

Karen K
Such a Fantastic Experience!

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(...)

Greg B.
Amazing photography tour and workshop

What an experience! We traveled to some amazing locations and received great guidance from Colby and Peyton. I'm a better photographer because of it. The group size was ideal and the other photographers were motivating and fun to be around. I have memories that will last a lifetime.

Megan J.
The Epitome of Adventure

Chasing the light! Staying up all night to see the sunset and sunrise pretty much at the same time was one of the most amazing things of my life. I got a taste for adventure traveling around Iceland with Colby and can't get enough now. If you are going to go(...)

Shannon H.
BETTER THAN ANY CLASSROOM

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(...)

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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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