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Iceland Summer Adventure 2019

Come join us for an adventure in Iceland 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 28th 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

June 28th – July 4th, 2019

Tuition Costs

$3600

Group Size

10-12

Difficulty Level

Easy/Moderate

Photography clients Jokulsarlon Iceland Photo Workshop
Reflections of Icebergs from Jokulsarlon Iceland Photo 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.

What is Included?

 

  • All Ground Transportation

    From the moment you land to the moment the trip ends, you will be covered.

  • All Necessary Permits

    Any necessary permits to enter certain locations or areas will be secured well in advance.

  • All Camping Fees

    While you can camp anywhere in Iceland, designated camp sites often come with a fee.

  • All Photo Instruction

    All group and individual photo instruction and education is covered with your tuition.

What is Not Included?

 

  • Flights

    Your flights to and from Iceland are not covered with your tuition for this workshop.

  • Hotel Accomodations

    Because we are camping our entire time in Iceland, no hotels will be covered with this trip.

  • Tent/Sleeping Bag Rental

    We can help you rent the proper gear from a local Icelandic outfitter, but the cost will be on you.

  • Meals/Snacks

    Meals will often be on the go as we chase light throughout Iceland. You will be responsible for your own food.

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 of this website to learn more about cancellation policies or if you have any other questions.

The Beauty of Iceland

Areas to Explore

  • Gullfoss
  • Seljalandsfoss
  • Bruarfoss
  • Godafoss
  • Jokulsarlon
  • Landmannalugar
  • Vik
  • Kirkjufellsfoss
  • Aldeyjarfoss
  • Vesterhorn
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Skogarfoss

What Will You Experience?

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

Colby Brown Bio Photo

Pedro Kin

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. You can find some of Pedro’s work Here.

Paul Pichugin

Paul Pichugin is an Australian landscape & travel photographer based in the South West of Western Australia. Paul loves to travel, experiencing other cultures, connecting with people and exploring new places. His photography has been featured in publications internationally, such as National Geographic, Conde Nast and has been used in national and international tourism campaigns.

Paul has worked with Colby’s other photography organisation, The Giving Lens, for the past 5 years leading photography workshops and tours and with Colby on various projects over the last 7 years.

Testimonials

trip was absolutely amazing

In June 2013 I had the privilege of attending a workshop in Iceland with Colby. The trip was absolutely amazing, to say the least. Iceland is full of stunning and diverse landscapes and is easily one of the most beautiful places that I have ever visited. I had never been on a workshop before and did not know what to expect, but it was clear to me immediately (from the very first contact e-mail) that… Read more “trip was absolutely amazing”

Carla M

Great for Photographers of all levels!

Do not be intimidated to sign up for a photo workshop because you’re not an experienced photographer! Colby does an outstanding job of simplifying and teaching concepts, and is more than willing to spend ample time working with you personally. I came in having very little photography background and I learned more than I could of imagined. Not to mention, Colby is very welcoming and easy to get along with. This was my first experience… Read more “Great for Photographers of all levels!”

Parker S

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 from the first second I emailed him was immediately responsive, available and a helpful guide and continued all the way through.He was indefatigable in finding us beautiful light and places to photograph. He taught me to… Read more “Iceland Workshop June 2017”

Rena G

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.

Greg B.

A Truly Tailored Experience

I’m a full time working photographer who is always looking to further my skills. After chatting with Colby I decided that his Iceland photography workshop would be a great fit for me and I was right. Colby pays special attention to individual needs and will keep handing out the knowledge for as long as you keep asking for it. I would recommend a Colby Brown workshop for anyone from a pure beginner photographer to a… Read more “A Truly Tailored Experience”

Lauren B

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 locations, top notch photo instruction from Colby and Peyton, and great camaraderie with the other participants. And the camping just made it that much more memorable. I’d love to go back to Iceland, but… Read more “Awesome Iceland Adventure”

John Z

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:

  • 90 days or more: full refund minus $150 fee
  • 60 days or more: 50% refund
  • Less than 60 days: no refund