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Featured Posts

My 10 Favorite Blog Posts I Wrote in 2018
Happy new year! Now that 2018 is officially a wrap, it's been fun to look back and remember all the[...]
The 5 Lenses I Used Most in 2017
In the course of a 12-month period, you take a lot of pictures. You press the shutter thousands of times,[...]
Why Being More Creative Leads to a Better World for Everyone
There's no question, we live in a very odd world right now. Without mentioning specific issues or people, when it[...]
4 Great Alternatives To Adobe Lightroom
Earlier this week, Adobe came out with a big announced and essentially broke Lightroom into two camps: Desktop (Lightroom Classic[...]
Brand New eBook, X SERIES UNLIMITED – The Definitive Fujifilm Camera Guide
I'm excited to announce the release of my brand new ebook, X SERIES UNLIMITED: A Comprehensive Guide for Mastering Techniques and[...]
Using The AF-C Custom Settings on the Fujifilm X-T2
With the development and introduction of the X-T2 last year, Fujifilm brought mirrorless cameras into the realm of performance previously ruled[...]
Brand New Aerial Mountain Photos From Alaska
Sometimes you have those days when it all works out perfectly. After a January that was filled with ice fog[...]
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.[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Islands In The Sky – Aerial Photography Above the Clouds
If you're a regular reader, you know that winter is my favorite time for shooting mountain aerials here in Alaska.[...]
When Magical Light Repeats Itself
It's almost like clockwork. Right at the beginning of January here in Anchorage, we often get days of ice fog[...]
My 10 Favorite Blog Posts I Wrote in 2018
Happy new year! Now that 2018 is officially a wrap, it's been fun to look back and remember all the[...]
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Best wishes for lots of joy and good cheer during this[...]
A Preview Look at Luminar 3 with Libraries
Skylum Software has just released Luminar 3. This much-anticipated update to what has become a very popular photo editing app[...]
My Brand New eBook is Here – BEHIND THE LANDSCAPE
I'm excited to announce the release of my brand new ebook, BEHIND THE LANDSCAPE: A Manual for Seeing, Composing and[...]
Exposure Basics for Shooting With Mirrorless Cameras
I often get questions from readers and workshop students about how I exposure for my scenes. Which exposure mode do[...]
Luminar 3 With Libraries is Coming December 18
Last fall, Skylum announced that the were developing a catalog module for Luminar which would make it not just an image[...]
Shooting the Great Smokies in Black and White
I just got back from the Great Smoky Mountains, where we just finished our third Fujifilm X-Photoraphers Nature and Travel[...]
5 Tips For Photographing Sports and Fast Action in Low Light
Shooting action is a blast. Except when it's not. There's nothing more exciting than trying to freeze an exhilarating moment[...]
Looking Back on our 2001 Himalayan Mountain Bike Trip
I was prompted to write this post after waking up and seeing a familiar photo staring back at me on[...]
Experimenting with Monochromatic Color Photography
When searching for our subject matter, photographers often look for scenes with diverse color palettes and wide tonal variation. By[...]

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2018 Workshops

Information about my upcoming photography workshops, photo tours and Fujifilm X Series presentations.

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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

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