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Featured Posts

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 tarome point and shoots and mirrorless cameras[...]
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[...]
20 Ways to Jump Start Your Photographic Creativity
In photography, it's easy to drop into a state of stale complacency with our image making. I called it the “What’s[...]
3 Ways to Overcome Creative Block
No matter how much you want it, sometimes the brilliance just doesn't come. You're fully prepped and ready for ideas[...]
8 Tips for Shooting More Compelling Portraits
Of all the photos taken each year in the entire world, most of them are pictures of people. Why? Simple.[...]
The 5 Most Popular Nikon Lenses
Even more than your camera, your lens is the most important piece of gear in the craft of photography. Through[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Photographing Icebergs by the Light of the Moon
The other night, I flew out to the Knik Glacier in my little Cessna and spent the night among a[...]
5 Reasons Why I Love the Fujifilm XF100-400mm Lens
In all my years as a photography, I've never owned a lens longer than 200mm. Until now. I rented a[...]
Photographing The Amazing Action of Cyclocross
Every fall, a very special thing happens: At the tail end of summer, before the snow starts to appear and the chill of[...]
My Blog Made the List of Best 100 Photography Blogs on The Planet!
I'm excited to share that my blog has been selected as one of The Best 100 Photography Blogs on the[...]
The Fujifilm X-T2 is Now Shipping!
Game on!! The Fujifilm X-T2 is now shipping, which means it's available for purchase today, both online and at your local[...]
A Look at Tokina Lenses for Nikon, Canon and Sony
I realize that not everyone has the budget for a full arsenal of dedicated Nikon and Canon lenses. I was there[...]
Why The Fujifilm X Series Images Are So “Film-Like”
After months of anticipation, (perhaps years for some people), the new Fujifilm X-T2 has finally hit shelves, and is now shipping.[...]
The Secret to Shooting Better Photographs
There is no secret, really. You know how to shoot more interesting photos? Stand in front of more interesting subject[...]
A Huge Thanks to My Readers for 2 Million Page Views!!
According to my Wordpress stats, my blog received its 2 millionth page view this week. Going by Google Analytics, which I[...]
Testing High ISO Performance with the Fujifilm X-T2
Having shot with the new Fujifilm X-T2 during the past few months, (read my full review here) I've been extremely[...]
Shadows Are Your Best Friend in Photography
In my recent blog post, titled Bring Back The Shadows: The Case Against HDR, I talked about how shadows bring[...]
A Look at 3 Awesome Travel Tripods
For a long time, most serious outdoor and travel photographers only considered two or three tripod brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo and Benro. Most of[...]

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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

John Doe UI/UX Designer

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

Review of Backpacker Magazine's Adventure Camera

John Doe UI/UX Designer

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

Review of Zen Photographer: Turning Your Passion into Focus