Iceland Summer Adventure 2018
Come join me 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 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 my experience photographing in Iceland (this will be my 24th 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.
June 22nd – 30th, 2018
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?
Your flights to and from Iceland are not covered with your tuition for this workshop.
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 will often be on the go as we chase light throughout Iceland. You will be responsible for your own food.
The Beauty of Iceland
Areas to Explore
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Meet Your Instructors & Guides
Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Boulder, Colorado. Specializing in landscape, travel and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe. 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.
Peyton is a freelance landscape photographer and wanderlust who has bounced around the United States from the Pacific Northwest to North Carolina. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, he developed an early appreciation for nature and exploration led him to discover photography. Focused on primarily landscape photography, he travels across deserts and mountains photographing amazing landscapes, drinking coffee, and rocking out to Pearl Jam. Peyton has worked with Colby on international photo tours, marketing campaigns, and taught workshops in a variety of capacities over the past 4 years.
We arrived to the famous “Racetrack” in Death Valley around 4:00 pm after setting our camp site a few miles away. As we walked in , I saw two large buses load several dozen “photographers” from other workshops to head back to their hotels. Our small group had the place to ourselves that sunset, during the night and the next sunrise!” For those chasing the best light, there is no other way. Colby knows it and his workshops are designed to provide participants with an intimate and unique experience. Truly inspirational!
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 bring home a piece of it. We were all able to capture images of some of the most spectacular sights you can imagine. With Colby’s expert knowledge of the country, where to find its hidden vistas, and how to really see it in its most amazing light, I was able to take my …
Not sure what I was looking for other than an adventure and some photography time when I signed up, I was surprised with the amount of knowledge I took away from this trip. Learning what to look for, how to delve deeper into your compositions and better post processing tips have all truly changed my photography for the better.
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: