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

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author
Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author

Colby Brown

Owner/Photographer/Author

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.

Pedro Kin is a Portuguese landscape photographer based in Slovakia

Pedro Kin

Workshop Manager/Photography 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

Rena G
Iceland Workshop June 2017

I loved this workshop, here is why;Colby Brown, and his co-leader, assistant Peyton Hale are amazing human beings, dependable, efficient, prompt, kind, funny, hopeful, and adept planners and problem solvers and did I say amazing photographers and teachers.Colby(...)

Andrew Soh
Amazing adventure

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,(...)

Scott S.
I Got To Visit Another World

Colby's Iceland workshop took me and my son, Parker, so far beyond any vacation experience. It was a chance to see parts of this planet most never get to see, in the kind of light that leaves you without words to describe. Fortunately, words aren't required to(...)

Aubrey S.
Amazing experience with awesome people!

I had such an amazing time on this trip. Colby and Peyton took wonderful care of us the whole time and were very attentive whenever we were shooting at a location to make sure they were answering any questions we had and to just generally check in. Both Colby(...)

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(...)

Charlie Fox-Whelpton
Amazing experience with Colby!

I went into Colby's workshop as someone who is really passionate about photography and wanted to boost my photos to the next level. I received gentle guidance and the opportunity to work alongside other amazing photographers in such an amazing location, all(...)

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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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