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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 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[...]

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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[...]
Recap of the Inaugural Fujifilm X-Photographers Travel & Nature Summit
This past week, we ran the inaugural Fujifilm X-Photographers Nature and Travel Summit in the Great Smokies. Led by Bill[...]
My 10 Favorite Features in the New X-T2 Firmware Update
Today Fujifilm released firmware update version 2.00 for the X-T2 and X-Pro2 cameras. The new upgrade adds 24 new features[...]
Choosing The Best Lightweight Tripod For Your Photography
After your camera and lens, a good tripod is perhaps the most important piece of photography gear you can own.[...]
A Fond Farewell to Winter 2017
Yesterday was the first day Spring, also known in Alaska as our "Shoulder Season," and the "Run up to Summer." Although[...]
3 Essential Tools For Running a Successful Blog
What I've learned as a Top 100 Photography Blogger Last fall, my blog was recognized as one the Top 100 Photography[...]
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[...]
Yes, the Fujifilm X-T2 Works Just Fine in The Cold
In case you were wondering, the Fujifilm X-T2 works just fine in the cold. Even below Zero. Even when you[...]
My 5 Favorite Photos From The Past Week
I see each week as a chance to practice new camera techniques and improve as a photographer. Even if you only[...]
The Tokina 70-200mm f/4 AT-X for Nikon Offers Excellent Quality and a Budget Friendly Price
A fast telephoto zoom is an essential piece of gear in any serious photographer's camera bag. A lens like this[...]
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[...]

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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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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

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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

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