What Do We Do?
So, what exactly do we do at Backcountry Journeys? Well, first and foremost, we offer photography instruction, but our tours & workshops are more than simply workshops, they include a seamless adventure travel experience offering a hassle-free way to travel with photography as your main focus. Backcountry Journeys tours & workshops come in all shapes and sizes, from lodge-based standard trips and hiking trips to full-on immersive camping trips in remote locations. Most workshops have a specific nature photography focus, some take place in beautiful scenic areas ideal for landscape photography and others focus on wildlife photography. There really is something for everyone with our 60+ offerings.
All Backcountry Journeys tours & workshops are all-inclusive, meaning most meals, lodging, ground transportation, National Park entrance fees, guide fees, and other items essential to a successful trip are included – so once the workshop begins all you have to worry about is pressing the shutter button.
But, what exactly is a photography workshop? Our workshops range from four to 13 days. During those days, the focus is on photography. Everything is coordinated and planned around photography – that means guides ensure that groups are in the best locations at the best times. That could mean being in the best location in a national park for sunrise or doing an evening game drive in an area a grizzly bear has been frequenting.
During the day when light is harsh and wildlife are less active, presentations on techniques and post-processing are often offered.
We combine all of these photography ventures with excellent lodging and meals because we believe that those details add to the overall experience we look to provide. What’s better than getting some amazing shots during the day and going back to the lodge for a gourmet meal?
The quality of our guides and the provided service has been backed-up by TripAdvisor, as they have awarded Backcountry Journeys with a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for five years and counting. We believe this comes from Russ’ experience in the industry, where he has worked for 20+ years. He knows what makes a good guide, and what makes a GREAT trip! Backcountry Journey guides are not only experts with the locations in which they guide, they are also professional photographers who are industry leaders, brand ambassadors, and award-winning.