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Featured Posts

My 5 Favorite Blog Posts I Wrote in 2016
Here we are at the end of 2016. Seems like it went by pretty quickly. Maybe because I was so[...]
X Series Evolved – My Full Review of the Fujifilm X-T2
It's here. After months of unsuccessfully trying to dodge the rumor mill, the new Fujifilm X-T2 finally shows its face.[...]
Go Mobile with a USB Charger For Your Camera Batteries
Nearly all electronic devices these days come with USB chargers- except for cameras. While tarome point and shoots and mirrorless cameras[...]
My 4 Favorite Lenses for The Fuji X Cameras
Cameras are cool, but it's the glass that really counts. After all, lenses are main reason you buy into any camera system.[...]
4 Steps to a Killer Adventure Shot
Adventure and outdoor photography is largely about nailing an awesome moment in a stunning backcountry setting. However, when you're out[...]
20 Ways to Jump Start Your Photographic Creativity
In photography, it's easy to drop into a state of stale complacency with our image making. I called it the “What’s[...]
3 Ways to Overcome Creative Block
No matter how much you want it, sometimes the brilliance just doesn't come. You're fully prepped and ready for ideas[...]
8 Tips for Shooting More Compelling Portraits
Of all the photos taken each year in the entire world, most of them are pictures of people. Why? Simple.[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Fujifilm Unveils the GFX Medium Format Mirrorless Camera
After "winning" PhotoKina last fall with their big announcement, Fujifilm has officially skipped right over full frame and as they[...]
Magical Fat Tire Snow Biking Photo Shoot
After three dismal, icy winters, we finally got a good one here in Southcentral, Alaska- much to the excitement of[...]
The 10 Most Popular Lenses for the Fujifilm X Series Cameras
In just a few years, Fujifilm has built an incredible line of lenses for their popular X Series cameras. Of[...]
10 Highly Recommended DSLR Lenses
Cameras come and go, but good glass is forever. More than any other piece of gear, lenses determine how your[...]
Learn Something New About Your Camera Today
You might not be surprised to hear this, but your camera is smarter than you. That's right. Modern cameras are[...]
Read an Excerpt of My Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography Book
If you want to go deeper and expand your photography skills, you'll want to take a serious look at my[...]
My 5 Favorite Blog Posts I Wrote in 2016
Here we are at the end of 2016. Seems like it went by pretty quickly. Maybe because I was so[...]
X-Pert Interview on 53mm – Why I Love the Fuji XF35mm f/2 Lens
I was recently interviewed by the website 53mm, about why I love the Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 WR lens. The article[...]
Happy Merry Holidays, Everyone!
I'd like to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and good tidings to you and your family[...]
10 Holiday Wish List Items for Photographers
It's that time of year, and even though the big holidays are quickly approaching, there's still time to make a[...]
New – fotoQuote Pro 7 Photo Pricing Software Includes iOS Mobile Version
What if someone wants to buy one of your photos or license an image for stock usage. How much should[...]
Aerial Photography Season Has Begun!
December is my kick-off month for aerial photography season here in Alaska. Although I love shooting mountain landscapes throughout the year,[...]

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About Me

I’m Dan Bailey, a 20+ year professional adventure and travel photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. My work has been published by clients worldwide, including Fujifilm, Nikon, Fidelity Investments, Alaska Airlines, British Petroleum, Outside Magazine, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, and Patagonia.

My goal with this blog is to provide information, insight and inspiration to other photographers in the hopes that I can help them further their own creativity, technique and knowledge about the world of outdoor photography.

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John Doe UI/UX Designer

Dan is a wonderful teacher who sincerely enjoys helping others. His lessons and inspirational words keep me motivated through tough days! His experience and guidance is applicable to all who seek to improve their work. - Jean Lua

John Doe UI/UX Designer

Without a doubt, this was the best photo workshop I have ever done (and I've done a few.) - Peter Davies

John Doe UI/UX Designer

I hope your camera battery is charged, because you'll want to run out and shoot immediately after consuming these honest and open thoughts from Dan. Listen to him. - Cara St. Hilaire, Former Publisher, Focal Press

John Doe UI/UX Designer

This book was like an intensive workshop - Full of great insight!

Review of Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography

John Doe UI/UX Designer

Excellent Guide! Full of insight and practical advice on getting that great shot!

Review of Backpacker Magazine's Adventure Camera

John Doe UI/UX Designer

Honest straightforward and - quite frankly - a motivational kick in the butt!

Review of Zen Photographer: Turning Your Passion into Focus