Jim Steinberg is a travel, nature and natural history photographer who seamlessly moves between the roles of photographer, instructor and mentor. He has a natural talent for putting his students at ease while opening their minds to new approaches to photography in an entertaining and nurturing manner. Jim was the first director of the National Geographic Photography Workshops and has taught for The Center for Natural Photography and Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. His work has been published in National Geographic, Backpacker, National Parks, Audubon, Nature Conservancy and Nature’s Best magazines. He has several books to his credit and won the 2008 & 2009 Colorado Book Award (Pictorial) and Foreword Magazine 2009 Book of the Year (Travel) for Colorado Scenic Byways, Taking the Other Road. Jim makes his home in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and has traveled more than 2 million miles across the globe while pursuing his passion for photography. His extensive knowledge and skill, when combined with his enthusiasm and passion for teaching, will provide you with a fun, relaxed and rewarding photographic workshop. He understands that it is always the people you share the journey with, and the characters you meet along the way, that makes your photographic holiday a more enjoyable and enriching experience.
Lori Steinberg, a veteran traveler and photographer, leads our workshop and tour program. Her experience combines the very best photographic instruction with a depth of knowledge and caring that creates those special touches that make for an active, exciting and extraordinary photo holiday. Having spent years in the travel industry, from managing major hotels in Chicago to running her own travel agency, she knows the ins and outs and how to make sure all of our travel adventures go smoothly. She specializes in black & white street photography and environmental portraiture as she continues to plumb the depths of other photographic techniques such as infra-red to capture the full range and mood of the black and white landscape. During our photographic travels Lori wears many hats with her job description including directionally challenged navigator; schlepper and sherpa; chatty cabbie; therapist, analyst and alchemist; intergalactic guide and gadabout; peripatetic paparazzo and purveyor of potent potables; goat whisperer and scorpion wrangler; and facilitator, mediator and percolator.