Entries by Russ Nordstrand

IBIS: Understanding Image Stabilization

You’ve likely heard the term ‘IBIS,’ or have heard about image stabilization with regard to cameras, especially these days as manufacturers continue to innovate, and even market with image stabilization as a selling point. But, what exactly are these things? Do you need ‘IBIS?’ What is IBIS? IBIS stands for ‘In-Body Image Stabilization,’ and refers […]

Better Webinars – Introducing Livestorm!

Hi Everyone, We are excited to announce that starting today Backcountry Journeys will be using a brand new webinar platform. While our old system worked it had it’s limitations and it was time to raise the bar. Today we are proud to announce our new partnership with Livestorm! Our same great Backcountry Journeys webinars will […]

Join Me in Africa Next Year!

Africa is a continent unlike any other. For photographers like us, an African ‘safari’ means an incredible journey to a vast landscape in a wildly intense environment with seemingly non-stop wildlife action.  Some of you may know this already, but ‘Safari’ is a Swahili word that translates to “journey.” Imagine for a moment, being on […]

What Exactly is Backcountry Journeys Learn?

You may have seen recently that we introduced our new online photography education platform Backcountry Journeys Learn. What is Backcountry Journeys Learn?Learn is a labor of love that is all things photography education. Currently we have several courses mostly centered around Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop post-processing that we’ve run as both live webinar sessions as well […]

Local Eco-Tourism Support Fund

As the travel industry has all but grinded to a halt, local people who rely on the income brought by groups such as Backcountry Journeys are starting to suffer. Both inside and outside the United States not everyone has access to government support during this global crisis. Economic Relief such as extra unemployment or Paycheck […]

Backcountry Journeys Learn

Backcountry Journeys Learn courses take the standard video course approach to a new level. Tired of the endless parade of boring one-off videos on the web? Are you looking to further hone your image editing skills? Or maybe you are just starting out?BCJ Learn courses are designed to give you maximum value for money and […]

Just Go For A Walk…

Strange days we’re all living through right now. I think for me personally, the uncertainty is the hardest part. I’ve been in the adventure travel industry for over 20 years and we’ve never faced anything like this before. It has been challenging to say the least – but ultimately we’ll get through it. Last month we were […]

Free Online Webinars

At Backcountry Journeys, we know these are difficult times for everyone.We understand that many are in self-quarantine, self-isolation, or simply practicing social distancing due to COVID-19. Thus, our goal is to bring photography instruction directly to you, in the comfort of your own home.To kick things off, we will be offering webinars focused on post-processing […]

COVID-19: A Message to Our Guests

As a valued member of the Backcountry Journeys family of photographers I want to thank you for trusting us to share with you some of our favorite locations across the globe through our exciting photography tours, workshops and safaris. As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we understand that you will likely have questions […]

The Beating Heart of Botswana

The vast wildernesses of Botswana are almost unimaginable to those who have yet to venture to the African continent. Sure you’ve seen it on the Discovery travel, you’ve read the books and probably even scoured the Backcountry Journeys blog for images & photographs of what this experience could possibly be like. But to go from […]

BCJ Gift Certificates

Not sure what to get this Holiday Season? Give the gift of photo adventure travel! It doesn’t fit under a tree and can’t be wrapped up but our photography tours, workshops & safaris make excellent holiday gifts for that special photographer in your life. Plus – our online purchase system is really slick. Simply purchase […]

New Departures: Glacier & Costa Rica

We have some exciting news here at Backcountry Journeys. Today we’re announcing two brand-new departures of our ever popular Glacier National Park and Wildlife of Costa Rica photography tours. Glacier features some of the most beautiful alpine scenery in the Northern Rockies as well as abundant wildlife. Costa Rica has been coined as ‘the most biologically intense’ […]

Land of Giants – Reservations Open Thanksgiving Day

Our all-new Safari offering will begin accepting reservations for the public on Thanksgiving Day. If you didn’t see the announcement a few days ago click here to learn about Botswana: Land of Giants. This action packed photo safari takes just a small group of photographers to one of the best places on the vast continent […]