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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

Luminar 3 With Libraries is Coming December 18
Last fall, Skylum announced that the were developing a catalog module for Luminar which would make it not just an image[...]
Shooting the Great Smokies in Black and White
I just got back from the Great Smoky Mountains, where we just finished our third Fujifilm X-Photoraphers Nature and Travel[...]
5 Tips For Photographing Sports and Fast Action in Low Light
Shooting action is a blast. Except when it's not. There's nothing more exciting than trying to freeze an exhilarating moment[...]
Looking Back on our 2001 Himalayan Mountain Bike Trip
I was prompted to write this post after waking up and seeing a familiar photo staring back at me on[...]
Experimenting with Monochromatic Color Photography
When searching for our subject matter, photographers often look for scenes with diverse color palettes and wide tonal variation. By[...]
I Have Just Updated X SERIES UNLIMITED to Include the X-T3
I have just released a major update to my X SERIES UNLIMITED eBook. The new October 2018 Revision contains full[...]
Shooting Higher ISO Settings on the Fujifilm X-T3
The Fujifilm X-T3 has a brand new 26 MP "Back Side Illuminated" sensor. The BSI technology essentially means that the[...]
The Coolest Action Photo I’ve Ever Shot
This is the coolest action photo I've ever shot. I made it with the new Fujifilm X-T3 during last Saturday's cyclocross[...]
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[...]

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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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Review of Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography

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