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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

The Best Photography Business Software – fotoBiz X and fotoQuote Pro 7
This past fall, October 4, to be exact, I passed my 22-year mark for being a professional photographer. When I[...]
Exploring Different Creative Looks Right Inside The Camera
One of my favorite things about photography these days is the extremely wide range of creative looks I can achieve[...]
Filming Rebecca Rusch on the Iditarod Trail with the Fuji X-T3
I spent last week documenting Rebecca Rusch's fat biking adventure along the Iditarod Trail Invitational, a 300+ mile ultra winter[...]
Luminar 3 Now Supports Fujifilm X-T3 and Nikon Z Cameras
Luminar 3.0.2 has been released, and it now adds full support for a number of new cameras, including the Fujifilm[...]
My Susitna 100 Fat Bike Ultra Winter Adventure Race
This past weekend was my 51st birthday, and I figured, what better way to celebrate than by doing a 100[...]
Photographing Rebecca Rusch’s Gravel Academy Cycling Camp
Last summer I had the unique opportunity to photograph Rebecca Rusch's inaugural run of her new RUSCH ACADEMY Gravel Less[...]
Shooting Against The Light
For those of you who used to shot film, you might remember that there was a basic set of instructions[...]
How to Use the PRE-SHOT ES Setting on the Fujifilm X-T3
One of the coolest features found on the Fujifilm X-T3 is a setting called PRE-SHOT ES. Found in the SHOOTING[...]
Extreme Telephoto Landscapes
Although wide angle lenses are often touted as being the ideal choice for shooting landscapes, don't discount your long glass[...]
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[...]

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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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