John Steitz is an avid backpacker and landscape photographer, of over 15 years, from the great state of Minnesota. With a decade of experience as a college instructor, he came to Backcountry Journeys to share both his photographic talents and experience in higher education in order to help others improve their photography skills and capture nature’s beauty. John is excited to bring his infectious enthusiasm for the wild and his engaging and personable teaching style into the lands he dearly loves.
In addition to helping folks improve their photography, he hopes to inspire others through his work to become better stewards of our planet. As a fierce defender of public lands and an advocate of the Leave No Trace principles, John is especially passionate about helping to foster a culture of responsible and thoughtful recreation in the outdoors.
If you wish to see a sampling of John’s work, you can visit
Happy trails!