A nature and natural history photographer for more than 30 years, Jim Steinberg is the author of various books including the regional best-seller Colorado Less Traveled, Journeys off the Beaten Path (Portfolio Publications) and The White Rabbit and other Delights (Pomegranate Press). He has been a resident of Steamboat Springs, Colorado for over thirty years.
Jim Steinberg’s love of his adopted state and his passion for exploring its natural beauty from every angle and in every season inspired his most recent book, Colorado Scenic Byways: Taking the Other Road, which he calls his “love letter to Colorado’s landscapes.” His latest travel book is his most extensive and comprehensive look at Colorado’s landscapes.
Steinberg’s work has appeared in numerous magazines including: National Geographic, Life, Backpacker, Earth, Nature Conservancy, Scientific American, Nature’s Best, Audubon, Discover, National Parks, U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and Sierra Club. His commercial clients include Microsoft, Ramada, United Way, Children's Television Workshop, WNET, American Museum of Natural History and The Wall Street Journal.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gold Medal from the Calendar Marketing Association for his A Year in Colorado calendars. Steinberg owns and operates the Portfolio Collection, Ltd. a stock photography studio and fine art gallery located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He is also the chief executive officer for Portfolio Publications, Inc., a regional publishing company specializing in calendars, books, and note cards. He has organized and managed the "National Geographic Photography Workshops" and taught photography workshops for The Center for Nature Photography for nine years. He has also taught at Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs. Jim currently teaches workshops for the Friends of Arizona Highways.
He is a charter member of the North American Nature Photography Association, and is active in a variety of community service programs. Currently, he serves as an advisor for the Carpe Diem Fund, and is on the Dean's Advisory Council at Colorado Mountain College. Steinberg also serves as a Trustee for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Steinberg received a Bachelor of Science degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Arts in English from the University of Oregon. Since 1975, he has lived and worked in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with his wife, Karolynn and their daughter, Sarah. Steinberg’s work can be seen at Portfolio Publications and AGPix and at his gallery in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.