Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris

Backcountry Journeys Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris offer a seamless adventure travel experience where we handle the details so you can focus on photography. Our world-class service and small groups allow for a personalized experience that allows you plenty of one on one time with your photography guide. Backcountry Journeys offers lodge-based Photography Tours and wilderness camping trips in the most pristine and remote mountains, deserts and wildlife rich wilderness areas of the world. We meticulously research and tirelessly scout every visually stunning destination to ensure you get the best possible experience from the moment you arrive. Our professional guides will share with you their wealth of experience photographing landscapes & wildlife all over the world! Click here to learn more. 

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Landscape & Wildlife Photography

Whether your passion is wildlife photography or creating stunning landscapes – we’ve got you covered. With a variety of photographic safaris, hiking trips, photography workshops & expeditions around the globe Backcountry Journeys has something for everyone. Destinations include African Safaris, Alaska, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Glacier National Park, the American Southwest, Yosemite, Utah, Iceland, Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Great Smoky Mountains, India & more.

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Trip Report: Great Smoky Mountains in Autumn – October 2019 

The sun was yet to rise but even in the predawn, the fog is evident. Thick and dank, the moisture sat over the western North Carolina hills like a blanket. To put it simply, the weather is soupy. We were not deterred, however. On Backcountry Journeys trips we are used to waking up early and […]

Explore Your World!

“Backcountry Journeys offers an incredible variety of both Lodge-Based and Wilderness Camping Photography trips. Our trips offer guests the unique opportunity to explore the natural world from behind their own lens with landscape and wildlife photography being the focus. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tour, Workshop & Safari itineraries all around the world. New trips and itineraries are being added all the time so check back often!”

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Trip Styles: Standard, Hiker & Boat-Based

We offer both standard & boat-based photography trips as well as hiker trips that cater to those who want to put on the miles in order to get the shot!

Accommodations are always included and we have several different styles that can range from comfortable lodge-based itineraries to remote wilderness camping trips. Read more about our trips styles by clicking below.

Online Post Processing Instruction

We offer private 1:1 Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop sessions – online from the comfort of your home. Our online lessons are completely tailored to your individual needs so you can quickly become a better photo editor at your own pace.

Whether you’ve been dabbling in post-processing for years or are just beginning – our dedicated photo pros will meet you right at your level.

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With a consistently proven track record Backcountry Journeys has achieved a 5-Star Rating of Excellent on Trip Advisor. Read about what past guests have to say about our Photography Tours & Workshops on the world’s leading travel review website. You can read reviews of past Photography Tours & Workshops on Trip Advisor.

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Featured Trips

The Big Island of Hawaii

Upcoming 2019 Dates


Hawaii’s Big Island is one of the most photographically interesting and strangely beautiful locations on Earth. Situated across the Pacific Ocean in the most remote and isolated archipelago in the world, this young volcanic island teems with life and beckons to be explored. Hawaii Island is an ecological wonder with life zones varying from lush rainforests, warm pacific beaches to snow-capped mountain peaks over 13,000 feet in elevation. The micro-climates as well as the sheer volume of rare flora and fauna species of this place are staggering – it’s hard to put down the camera!

Wildlife of Costa Rica

Upcoming 2019 Dates


Costa Rica has long been a destination as one of the most exotic and unique locales on the planet. In regards to Wildlife Costa Rica is known for its abundant diversity and home to a rich variety of plants and animals. This intriguing photo safari takes us to the remote and less visited Osa Peninsula, which is regarded as one of the best places in the world to photograph of wildlife….[Read More]

Yosemite in Winter

Upcoming 2020 Dates


Experience the beauty of Yosemite National Park during winter! Photograph this iconic park during it’s least visited season when the vastness of Yosemite is covered in pillows of white snow. Winter is an absolutely magical time to visit Yosemite and work on some incredible landscape photography opportunities….[Read More]

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Join our exclusive membership community of like-minded nature photographers and score some fantastic deals on future trips, photo equipment, outdoor gear and rental gear. The most important benefit of joining the tribe is that you immediately get 10% off all Backcountry Journeys trips for the lifetime of your membership. Your membership pays for itself immediately upon booking your first trip!

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