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Meet the #1 trusted leader in small-group photo trips
Join the thousands of photographers who have captured their best shots on our photography tours, workshops & safaris.
Why Choose BCJ?
Our Unique Advantages
Discover Our Exceptional Advantages
  • Global Exploration: Our passion for photography fuels an unparalleled selection of 100+ worldwide photography tours and workshops.

  • Diverse Destinations: From iconic U.S. National Parks to the untamed savannah of Africa, our catalog caters to all interests and skill levels, offering a rich tapestry of photographic opportunities.

  • Small Group Experience: We have the smallest groups in the industry to ensure a highly personalized and memorable photography journey.

  • Hands-On Support: Our certified photo guides and instructors provide hands-on, personalized guidance, creating a safe learning environment where photographers of all levels can thrive.

  • All-Inclusive: Our all-inclusive packages provide unbeatable value, encompassing expert photography instruction, excellent lodging, delicious meals, and the creation of unforgettable memories in some of the most incredible destinations on the planet. 
  • Exceptional Instructors: Backcountry Journeys prides itself on having the best photography trip leaders in the business. They are not just skilled photographers but also expert guides, passionately sharing their love for photography and nature.

  • Logistical Backbone: Our team takes care of logistics, from transportation to accommodations, ensuring a seamless experience that lets you fully immerse in photography and the natural world. Every trip is supported by an on-call support line.

  • Unmatched Support: We have world-class Trip Planners who work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure every aspect of your trip is meticulously planned and executed to perfection.

  • Exceptional Customer Service: Exceptional customer service is at the heart of what we do. From the moment you start planning your photography trip, our passionate Trip Planners are dedicated to ensuring your experience exceeds expectations.

  • Certified Guides: Safety is paramount. All our trip leaders are certified Wilderness First Responders and well-versed in risk management, ensuring you have a worry-free experience, regardless of your skill level.
  • Join the Tribe: At Backcountry Journeys, you're not just signing up for a photography workshop; you're becoming part of our photography family, a close-knit community of passionate photographers.

  • Shared Adventures: Our workshops provide a unique blend of exploring breathtaking locations while forming lasting connections with fellow photographers who share your interests.

  • Community-Oriented: We prioritize creating a warm and inclusive atmosphere, fostering friendships and connections that often endure beyond the adventure itself.

  • Safe Learning: Our small group sizes ensure personal attention and the creation of a non-judgmental atmosphere, making it comfortable for photographers of all skill levels to learn and grow.

  • Continuing Education: Beyond workshops, we offer a comprehensive continuing education program. This allows you to continue your growth as a photographer, with expert instruction and interactive assignments.
See What Our Guests Say
"Saw lots of big cats - lions, leopards, and cheetahs - and so much more! It was a combination of adventure and luxury with an amazing number and variety of wild animals, beautiful landscapes, and a fabulous “tent” camp, where we were treated like royalty. I loved every minute. This was my second trip with BCJ and I will be back. Well-organized, great group of people, both photographers and staff."
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Christine R.
Big Cats of Africa
"The trip was amazing. There is alot of attention to detail ahead of time to ensure the trip runs smoothly. The accommodations were wonderful. Our guide, Casey, was exceptional. It was a small group and I was a solo traveler. I felt very included. I was probably the person with the least photography experience but never felt left behind. I learned so much!"
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Laurie L.
Glacier National Park
"It's hard to begin to say how great this trip was! This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys and quite an amazing experience from when I first signed up until the last moment of the trip and after. Kelley from the support team was great in answering all my questions and ensuring that I was prepared for the trip.

Once the trip began, it was just one great experience after another. From the first meeting where our guides Grant and Alex took us through the upcoming weeks plans, to the final breakfast, it was like traveling with a group of friends. We were guided to the best light and locations as well as some little known places that Grant had researched a few weeks prior. It was nice to get some unique shots a little off the beaten path.

To sum it up, one of my best travel experiences ever! So much so, that I have already signed up for 2 more trips."

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James W.
Canyons of Utah: Zion & Bryce
"This trip was simply amazing! Well planned, well organized, fabulous/diverse photographing opportunities and a truly professional and experienced leader. I'd travel with BCJ again in a heartbeat.

This was a week-long trip around the Kenai Peninsula that included an all-day fjord boat trip (orcas, humpbacks, seals, birds and a calving glacier), a flight to spend a morning with bears on the beach, a second boat trip to Seldovia (rafts of otters, puffins and...more), and lots of landscape photography. I can't imaging a better week of shooting.

The small group (BCJ is noted for them) bonded quickly and were open to sharing experiences and tips. The guide, Liz Carmel, helped everyone learn something, no matter their prior level of experience. (She was awesome!)"
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Steve D.
Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
"My trip with Backcountry Journeys to the Grand Tetons was spectacular. Every aspect of the trip was researched and executed flawlessly. The lodging was great as were the restaurants we ate at throughout the trip but the best part of the trip was the guide for the trip, Casey Mannes. He was well prepared and treated us as friends rather than guests on a trip. I would highly recommend this trip, company, and guide."
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David S.
Grand Teton National Park
"Recently completed my 5th trip with Backcountry Journeys, this time to Iceland - the Land of Fire and Ice. This was an awesome trip that took in the entirety of this beautiful country, from active volcanos to the northern lights to glacier fed rivers, streams and beaches. As usual with my previous trips with BCJ, this trip was well planned and we stayed at great lodges and had superb meals."
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Tony E.
The Best of Iceland
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Worry Free Travel Guarantee!


We offer one of the most rock solid guarantees in the travel industry - our worry free travel, peace of mind guarantee to you!

We’re so confident that the Photography Trips we offer will not only meet but exceed the lofty expectations set forth on our website – if your trip experience does not 100% match the promises laid forth on our website we will gladly give you a credit toward a future trip.

Natural events such as wildlife & weather are certainly out of our control but every aspect of the trip including logistics, accommodations, vehicles, itinerary & your expert trip leaders will match the lofty promises we’ve
made on the site – we guarantee it!