Mongolia Photo Workshop Adventure

Come join me on this Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure of a lifetime! During our incredible time in Mongolia, you will experience a wide variety of different photography experiences: from street photography around the capital Ulaanbaatar to photographing the milky way above the Gobi desert, to the unique wildlife found throughout the country to the amazing culture, history and way of life for the famous Eagle Hunters found in Western Mongolia. This trip has a little bit of everything for the adventure photographer in you!

Trip Dates

September 3rd – 13th, 2024

Tuition Costs

$6950

Group Size

6-8

Difficulty Level

Easy

Eagle Hunter Bond with His Golden Eagle - Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Eagle Hunter Bond with His Golden Eagle
Eagle Hunter Looking Out Over His Valley - Mongolia Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Eagle Hunter Looking Out Over His Valley

Important Details: Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure

  • To join this workshop, you will start your adventure by booking a flight to and from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (UBN airport code) on any major airline.
  • Our first day (September 3rd) is an arrival day, so we will pick you up at the airport and take you to our first hotel in the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar.
  • From there we will take a domestic flight to Bayan-Ulgii where we will spend the next 5 nights focusing on the incredible Eagle Hunters of Mongolia. This includes the Golden Eagle Festival as well as a mixture of private photographic opportunities with a variety of different male and female Eagle Hunters.
  • After flying back to Ulaanbaatar, we will then head to the Gobi desert, home to some of the darkest skies, amazing landscapes, and dramatic wildlife that Mongolia has to offer.
  • The next four nights will be spent exploring the dunes, practicing astro/landscape photography and looking for wildlife around the Gobi Desert. We will visit petroglyphs, the beautiful “flaming cliffs” of Bayanzag and of course the massive sand dunes in the region.
  • Near the end of our trip, we will experience the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park looking for more wildlife opportunities.
  • This trip is gear to photographers of every different skill level, from beginners to professionals. We will work hard to make sure we meet you on your level, answering each of your questions when we are out in the field as well as when we have some downtime at our hotels to focus on the post-processing side of things.

 

There is a lot to see and experience in Mongolia….
The group size is limited to a maximum of 6-8 people, so If interested, sign up today for this fantastic Photography Workshop this Fall!

 

Camel walking at sunrise over the Gobi Desert - Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Sunrise Over the Gobi Desert
Sunset in the Gobi Desert with 2 Humped Camel - Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Sunset in the Gobi Desert with 2 Humped Camel

What is Included?

What is Not Included?

Payment for Mongolia Photo Workshop Adventure

If this workshop is sold out and you want to be notified if a spot opens up for this trip or any other, click HERE!

 
Workshop Tuition:

* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section on this page to learn more about visiting Mongolia and check out our cancellation policies if you have any questions.

Eagle Hunter on the open plains with a Rainbow for Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Eagle Hunter captured at a lake with an incredible reflection, Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Eagle Hunter holding a Golden Eagle, Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown

Where in Mongolia Are We Going?

Join the Workshop Waitlist to learn more about any upcoming adventures...

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Star Trails Over Ger's in Mongolia Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Star Trails Over Ger's in Mongolia
Golden Eagle at Sunrise, Mongolian Photo Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Golden Eagle at Sunrise

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THIS WORKSHOP?

A GREAT question! As a professional wildlife, landscape, and travel photographer for the last 18 years, I have been very fortunate to have worked all over the globe, both as a photographer and a photo instructor. I started my career working for National Geographic as a photography instructor in South America, and currently, I average around 10-15 workshops each year. I am a firm believer in an organic approach to teaching photography, which involves a mixture of technical, philosophical, and hands-on learning that gives you the best opportunity to make the most out of each of our workshops. We aim to meet you at your level and work together to help you achieve your goals.

WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP START?

The workshop begins on September 3rd, 2024 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (UBN airport code). This is considered an arrival day, so you are free to arrive at any time but know that that night we are planning on having a group dinner together, so know if you arrive late, you will miss it.

*Please confirm your flights with me before purchasing anything to make sure everything lines up

WHEN DOES THE WORKSHOP END?

The workshop ends on September 13th in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (UBN airport code). Our flight from Western Mongolia will land at 3:30pm in Ulaanbaatar, so you are free to fly out in the evening of the 13th or at any time on the 14th. Please do let us know if you wish to fly out on the 14th as we can book an additional night stay at our hotel in town (with the extra costs being added to your final invoice for the trip).

*Please confirm your flights with me before purchasing anything to make sure everything lines up

WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY IN & OUT OF?

For this workshop, you will fly in and out of the Ulaanbaatar airport in Mongolia (UBN airport code).

DOES MONGOLIA REQUIRE TRAVEL/COVID INSURANCE?

It is not required but highly recommended. I recommend Insured Nomads or World Nomads. Reach out of your want a referral link…

WHAT ARE OUR ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?

With this Mongolia adventure spanning a wide variety of locations, our hotel accommodations will vary from nice 3-4 star hotels while in major cities, to famous Ger Camps built for tourists, to one night where we will sleep in an Eagle Hunters ger hut with him and his family. Our goal is to provide you with a rich mixture of authentic Mongolian experiences while putting you and the rest of the group as close to our photographic goals/locations as possible. Please do reach out if you have any specific questions.

IS WORKSHOP TUITION BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY?

Yes, your tuition fees as based on the idea that you will be sharing a room with another workshop client of the same sex. If you wish to have your own private room, that can be arranged for an additional $950 USD charge, but just know that this will only apply to our standard hotels and not our stays that involve Ger camps or one night of our homestay with an Eagle Hunters family.

WHAT CAMERA GEAR IS NECESSARY?

With this photo adventure covering a wide variety of photographic opportunities, there are a number of lenses & cameras that I recommend. Be sure to check out the “Gear” section found above on this workshop page for plenty of details!

HOW DIFFICULT IS THE WORKSHOP?

This workshop is not overly challenging in terms of the physical activity involved. While we do have some small hikes around the Gobi desert, most of our other locations will be fairly accessible throughout the course of this trip.

WHAT HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURE WILL BE IN PLACE ?

My goal is to have each of my clients feel safe, healthy, and comfortable throughout the workshop. We will abide by any local or federal COVID-19 regulations put out by the Mongolian government. 

To learn more about Colby Brown Photography workshops in general, please visit our FAQ page

Meet Your Instructors & Guides

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel workshops and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe.

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.

Testimonials

Cannon Spradley
On the fence? Do it!

I’ve been with Colby on a few workshops and I’ve never regretted a single one. Just got back from shooting bald eagles in Alaska and I can’t recommend it enough! Colby is great because he is always whatever you need him to be. Need someone to walk you through everything? He’s there. Need editing tips? He’s always willing to share. Need someone to get you to the location and then leave you alone? He’s got you covered!

Michael E
Outstanding - Best Workshop I Have Ever Done!

LOVED IT! I have already booked my next workshop with Colby. He got us to all the right spots at the right times and with a fun group of people. Although I have been a serious photographer for 20+ years I learned a great deal on the trip (which surprised me). I have been on many workshops in the US, South America and Asia and this was by far the most well organized. The type of people Colby seems to attract(...)

Sandy Stolzman
An Unforgettable Journey - The Great Migration

I recently had the privilege of embarking on a photography workshop in Kenya led by Colby Brown, and I can confidently say that it was a transformative experience that exceeded all my expectations. #1 on my bucket list!

Kenya's natural beauty is simply awe-inspiring, and Colby curated a workshop itinerary that showcased Kenya’s vast amount of wildlife . Colby's knowledge of the area was evident as he led(...)

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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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