Why Choose Backcountry Journeys?

  • Small Groups

    I only take out small groups to maximize personal attention and instruction while in the field. The small group experience is vital to a successful, fun and cohesive photography excursion where every member feels like an integral part of the trip. We hike, shoot, travel, eat, learn and marvel at the wonders of nature – as a team!

  • Hands-on, One on One instruction

    On all of our Photography Trips you’ll have ample one-on-one time with your instructor/guide. Get personalized photography instruction at your level in some of the most spectacular wilderness destinations on the planet.

  • Award-winning landscape photographer

    You’ll be shooting alongside and benefiting from the experience of a Wildlife and Landscape Photographer whose work is displayed throughout the United States and countries throughout the world.

  • Great lodging

    We stay in cozy, comfortable lodges on all of our lodge-based excursions. Get a great night’s sleep before heading out into the field in locales like Yellowstone, Yosemite or Rocky Mountain National Park.

  • Excellent Meals

    In my opinion food is one of the most, if not the most important part of any trip! We eat great out on the trail as well as at handpicked restaurants on all of my photography excursions. On some trips I even cook for my guests out in the field during night photo sessions!

  • 15 Years Guiding Experience

    At the time of this writing I have accumulated over 15 years of guiding, hiking and photographing in Wilderness areas and National Parks throughout the United States.

  • Naturalist & Photography Guide

    Many Photography workshop instructors can teach you what F-Stop to use or what shutter speed would work – but can they tell you all about the natural and human history of the landscape and the regions you are photographing? I can and will! I am an avid hiker and nature lover at heart. You will learn all about the Geology, Wildlife, Flowers, Birds etc. of any region you choose to photograph with Backcountry Journeys.

  • Localized Knowledge

    Go places only a 15 year, award-winning, local photographer will know

  • Hand-Picked locations & Itinerary

    All of my photography trips are planned specifically to take advantage of the right seasons to put you in the right place aft the right time.

  • Ground Transport Included

    No hassle with organizing your own transportation. We’ve got you covered!

  • Fully Licensed and Insured

    We operate legally and with partnerships in all National Parks and Wilderness areas we visit and are 100% insured.

  • Photography Tour AND Workshop

    Not only will you travel to some of the most exotic Mountain & Desert locales but we’ll put you in front of the action as well as give you some great pointers on all aspects of your photography. These trips are both fun and educational.

  • Owner-Operated

    Backcountry Journeys is a small company and intends to remain that way. You’ll be hiking, traveling and photographing with the owner of the company and he’ll most likely take your reservation and answer all your emails prior to the trip! In my opinion the quality one gets when dealing with small businesses is unparalleled to anything else as the people involved have a very vested interest in ensuring you have a quality experience. Your in good hands with Backcountry Journeys!

  • What You’ll Learn

    For photographers who are interested in furthering their education in the craft we’ll cover all sorts of topics throughout the trip including the exposure triangle, use of filters, long exposure photography, how to read the weather, the value of patience, night photography topics, wide angle & telephoto use and ultimately adding to your toolbox in your quest to capture great landscape & wildlife images!