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 7 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 8th – 14th, 2023

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Tuition Costs

$3850

Group Size

6-8

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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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Iceland Summer Photography Workshop

What Will You Experience?

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F.A.Q

Currently, Iceland does not require you to have a COVID-19 vaccination, and so neither does Colby Brown Photography. However, we will abide by any COVID/Health restrictions from the Iceland government if implemented during our workshop adventure to Iceland.

The workshop starts on July 8th, 2023 in the morning. You can either fly in the night before (July 7th) and get a hotel or arrive early in the morning on the 8th, before 8am and we will pick you up from the airport.

The workshop ends on July 14th. We will drop you off at the airport between 2-3pm or at a hotel of your choice 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. He has held the title of Workshop Manager and photo instructor with Colby Brown Photography for the past 5 years. 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.

Stan Moniz

Photographer/Film Maker/Photo Instructor

Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, Stan was a child of the ocean. His passion for the surf led him to a career as a professional bodyboarder which transitioned him into the creative space of capturing the adventure of the outdoors and the beautiful moving water through photography and film.  Now living in Southern California since 2005, Stan acquired a deep love for the desert night sky. In the ocean and under the stars is his focus, making Stan a unique creative above and below the water.  Skills aside, Stan brings an infectious positive high energy which opened doors to work with major brands such as Sony, Patagonia, and WaveStorm surfboards. Stan is also a contributing writer and educator by heart, leading workshops that help spark the fire for photography and filmmaking.

Testimonials

Josh W.
An incredible and memorable experience!

Iceland's beauty was well beyond my imagination and expectations. Nine days of chasing endless light and discovering awe inspiring beauty around every corner...oh, and waterfalls, lots and lots of waterfalls...what more could one ask for? I highly recommend(...)

Adrian Tallack
Iceland Summer Photo Adventure!!

Having been to Iceland twice already in winter under my own steam the initial attraction of the summer workshop with Colby was the fact that everything would look totally different without the snow and ice. I soon realized what a great advantage it was not to(...)

John Z
Awesome Iceland Adventure

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(...)

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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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