Imagine your skills as a photographer and leader taking you on adventures across the globe as a Photo Guide/Instructor for Backcountry Journeys Tours, Workshops & Safaris. In this role, you will work to provide outstanding customer care through tour schedule management and top-flight wildlife & landscape photography instruction, all while on location at some of the most beautiful natural locations anywhere.

If you are an experienced outdoor leader, accomplished photographer AND you love people, photography, wildlife and beautiful places please continue reading.

With Great Responsibility Comes Even Greater Reward

You’ll be paid to see the world and to increase your exposure and personal portfolio, all while experiencing some of natures’ greatest accomplishments as you lead, instruct, and provide care for our guests.

Backcountry Journeys offers a variety of Photography Tours, Workshops & Safaris at locations across the country such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, and Yosemite National Parks as well as in Hawaii and Alaska among others. We also offer select International departures to Africa, Costa Rica, Iceland, India, and Brazil.

Being a great photographer is simply not enough, though. We are in need of Leaders who possesses the “it” factor, and we have no qualms about searching every corner of the world to find the perfect person for this position: A natural leader who is never satisfied with “good enough” when it comes to the details.

Is this you? Sound like a dream? That’s because it is!

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding


-Two years (minimum) experience leading multi-day trips/tours
-Professional Photography & Videography experience
-Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification
-Strong Knowledge & Experience in all locations in which you would like to guide
-Current driver’s license with clean driving record
-Own Professional Photography Gear
-Own Cell Phone with data plan

Required Skills:

-Must be able to teach landscape & wildlife photography at all levels
-Must be able to teach Lightroom & Photoshop at all levels
-Strong Public Speaker, Teacher, Educator
-Good with people & strong group management
-Strong writing skills (professional experience writing is a huge bonus)
-Strong critical thinking skills

About Backcountry Journeys

At Backcountry Journeys, we make it our mission to offer the finest outdoor photography travel experience in the industry. Our trips are designed exclusively for landscape and wildlife photographers, an all of our locations are hand-selected to provide unique photographic experiences.

Application Instructions

If you’d like to be considered for this role please submit your application via the following link: https://backcountryjourneys.com/photography-trip-leaders/photography-trip-leader-instructor-position/