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Featured Posts

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 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.[...]

Recent Blog Posts

FUJIFILM Introduces Free X RAW STUDIO Software
This month, Fujifilm introduced a brand new free RAW Conversion software program called FUJIFILM X RAW STUDIO. Designed as an alternative[...]
Returning to My Photography Roots in Boston
Last month, I visited Boston for the first time in about 20 years. If you're a regular reader, then you[...]
Read an Exclusive Interview with me at Thirdeyemom.com
  I love the "Social" part of Social Media. One of my favorite thing about platforms like Twitter and Instagram is[...]
Full Review of Luminar 2018 for Mac and Windows
  One year ago this month, Macphun released a brand new Mac photo editing app called Luminar. It was designed to offer[...]
Slow Shutter Photography Adventures Along Minnesota’s North Shore
Last month, we spent a week cycling and exploring in northern Minnesota. The 200+ mile bike route we followed from the[...]
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[...]
A Look at the Fujifilm X-E3 and its New Touch Screen Gestures
Last week, while at the PhotoPlus trade show, I finally got a chance to take a close look at the[...]
I’m Featured in the November 2017 Issue of Wild Planet Photo Magazine
I'm excited to be one of the featured photographers this month in Wild Planet Photo Magazine.  In this interview, I[...]
Luminar 2018 Announced for Both Mac and Windows
Macphun, who just changed their company name to SKYLUM, has just announced the latest update to their flagship photo editing[...]
Happy Halloween! 🎃👻🕸🕷⚰️
I wonder what lurks in the scary Scottish Pine forest... Happy Halloween!
3 Reasons Why I Recommend Shooting JPEG Instead of RAW
  Things sure change, don't they? A few years ago, when writing about this topic, I was insistent that serious photographers[...]
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[...]

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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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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