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Featured Posts

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 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[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Preview of The Actus Mini View Camera for Fujifilm X Series
Last week I had the opportunity to shoot with the Actus Mini View Camera for Fuji. Made by Dutch company[...]
The 3 Main Advantages of Mirrorless Cameras Over DSLRs
Up until a few years ago, DSLRs ruled the camera world. If you wanted the best performance and image quality you[...]
Luminar Update Adds New Features and Performance Upgrades
Macphun just released a powerful upgrade to Luminar today. Version "Nepune" adds a host of new features and significant performance enhancements designed[...]
More Photos From The Palouse
As I mentioned in my last post, I spent a few days this week in The Palouse region of eastern Washington[...]
Photographing in The Palouse
I'm in The Palouse this week, helping out... crashing one of the Fuji X workshops led by Jack Graham and Bill[...]
Meet the New Manfrotto Element Travel Tripod
One of the most popular tripods around these days is the MeFoto Road Trip. In fact, I've seen more of these than[...]
Essential Item – The Goal Zero Venture 30 Battery Pack
One of the most essential and useful "non-camera gear" related items in my outdoor photography kit it is my Goal Zero[...]
Photos From My Recent Edinburgh Photo Hike
On Sunday, May 21, at the tail end of my recent Scotland trip, I led a photo hike in Edinburgh with[...]
New X-LR Plugin Automatically Applies Fuji Film Simulations in Lightroom
Attention Fujifilm users, John Beardsworth has released his brand new Lightroom X-LR plugin, and it's exactly what we've been waiting[...]
A Few Scotland Trip Teaser Photos
I just spent 3 weeks traveling around Scotland on my bike, and now that I'm back home sitting at my desk, I[...]
Shooting In Miniature Mode For Added Creativity and Fun
I don't care what anyone else says, photography is supposed to be fun. No matter what you're doing, if you're[...]
What the Heck is ISO Invariance and Should You Even Care?
The term ISO Invariance has started to show up more often on the camera blogs and forums lately. It's one[...]

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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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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

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Review of Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography

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

Review of Backpacker Magazine's Adventure Camera

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

Review of Zen Photographer: Turning Your Passion into Focus