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Featured Posts

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.[...]
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[...]

Recent Blog Posts

More Fujifilm X-T3 Image Examples and Camera Impressions
The new Fujifilm X-T3 has officially been released and it's now shipping, so I thought I'd celebrate by showing you some[...]
Breaking Down a Cyclocross Shot: Shooting A Shaded Subject Against the Light
Cyclocross season is here again!!! If you've followed my work for awhile, then you know that cyclocross is one of[...]
The Symphony of Autumn
Fall is like a symphony for photographers. After winter, we dust off our instruments, (I know that many of you[...]
10 Essential Autofocus Tips for Sports & Action Photography
I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Shooting sports and action is really hard. It's easily one[...]
Read a Feature Interview with me in Landscape Photography Magazine
I'm honored to be included as the feature interview in this month's issue of Landscape Photography Magazine.  In this 2,800[...]
4th Generation X Series – My Full Review of the Fujifilm X-T3
I knew this day would come, and I'll be honest, I've been a little nervous. I knew that Fujifilm would eventually release the[...]
Finally, The Evening I’ve Been Waiting For…
August can be a tough time in Southcentral Alaska. By then, the days are getting shorter, and it's usually the[...]
How to Use Fujifilm’s New Focus Bracketing Feature
The May 2018 firmware updates added the new Focus Bracketing feature to the Fujifilm X-T2 (which is currently $500 off) and X-H1.[...]
Playing With The Creative Controls On the Fujifilm Cameras
The Fujifilm X Series cameras have a variety of creative controls that allow you to vary the look of your subjects,[...]
I’m a Guest on the B&H Photography Podcast This Week!
I'm excited to be one of the guests on the latest B&H Photography Podcast! The title of this episode is Why[...]
More Reasons Why I Love the Fujifilm XF 35mm f/2 Lens
A little over a year ago, I wrote a blog post called Why I Love the Sweet Little Fujifilm XF[...]
4 Essential Camera Tips for Shooting Fast Action Photography
It's summertime, and we all know that summer is the time for adventure and lots of outdoor sports, right? Ok, so[...]

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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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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

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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

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

Review of Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography

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