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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[...]
Read My Feature Article in Fuji X Passion Magazine, Volume 3
I'm excited to announce that I have a feature article in the brand new issue of of Fuji X Passion Volume[...]
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[...]
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 some point and shoots and mirrorless cameras feature[...]
My 4 Favorite Lenses for The Fujifilm X Series Cameras
Cameras are cool, but it's the glass that really counts. After all, lenses are main reason you buy into any camera system.[...]

Recent Blog Posts

My Complete Bikepacking and Bike Touring Setup, Part 1 – Bikes and Bags
One of my favorite things is riding my bike. It's always been that way, ever since I let go and[...]
Skylum Releases Luminar Jupiter Update with Huge Boost in Performance
When I was a kid, Jupiter was always my favorite planet. I was blown away by it's massive size, (it's[...]
Customizing the Film Simulations on the X Series Cameras
The Fujifilm X Series cameras all have a diverse set of buil-in color palettes which have been been modeled to match[...]
Join Me on the Discovery Photo Tours Tanzania VIP Safari, Aug 31-Sept 10, 2018
Aug 31-Sept 10, 2018 11 Days. Limited to 4 People (3 Spots Left) I'm excited to announce that I’ll be[...]
Behind The Scenes – How I Got My Favorite Road Biking Photo
One of my favorite things to shoot during the past couple of summers here in Anchorage are the short track[...]
Review of The BenQ SW271 27 Inch 4K Wide Gamut Monitor
In my early days as a photographer 20-ish years ago, the ultimate workflow tool was a big light table. I used to[...]
Challenging The Traditional Definition of Alpenglow
Many photographers know the term "Alpenglow" to be that magical reddish, pink light from the setting sun that's visible on the high[...]
Using the Parchment Texture Presets in Luminar
Attention "serious photographers," you should probably look away. You're not going to like this, as it's little off the rails[...]
Why You Should Remember to Shoot Vertical Landscapes Too
Do you always remember to turn the camera sideways when you're out shooting? It can be an easy thing to[...]
Sunset over the Shores of Bowmore on the Isle of Islay
The highlight of my most recent Scotland trip was a week spent on the Isle of Islay. Pronounced "Eye-la," with[...]
Hiking Beinn Sgulaird, My First Scottish Munro
I just got back from Scotland. Yes, you read that right. Scotland again. That makes my third trip over there in[...]
Fujifilm Announces the X-H1 Camera with In-Body Stabilization and Enhanced Video
Last Thursday, Fuijfilm announced the new X-H1, which is the first X Series camera to features in-body image stabilization, commonly[...]

Books, eBooks & Tutorials

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2018 Workshops

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

I also have a number of upcoming camera store events in Vegas and Southern California, coming up in April and May.

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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.

Testimonials from Readers, Past Students and Workshop Participants

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