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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 2018 Flash Sale – Save $20, 4 Days Only
Skylum Software is running a special flash sale on Luminar right now. For the next 4 days you can get[...]
Comparing the Fujifilm X-T100 and the X-A5
The Fuifilm X-T100 has just been released. It's the new "entry level" X Series model, and it's gotten a lot[...]
Portraits of Mario, My Airplane Mechanic
I don't typically refer to myself as a portrait photographer, but I do enjoy shooting portraits on occasion. After all,[...]
Falling Back In Love With The Fujifilm XF 50-200mm
Back when I first started shooting full time with the Fujifilm X Series cameras, the XF 55-200mm was my go-to[...]
Watch the Video Replay of My Rocky Nook Webinar
https://youtu.be/sjPZWUhE2Hw Yesterday I did a webinar with Rocky Nook called 5 Things You Should Know About Your Fujifilm X Series Cameras. I'm[...]
The Lowepro Flipside Trek AW Adventure Camera Packs
I'm definitely a camera pack nerd. I own a closet full of packs in different shapes and sizes, partly because[...]
Join Me for a Live Webinar This Wednesday at 11AM PST
NOTE: This webinar is now over. However, you'll be able to watch the replay on YouTube. Visit this post to see the video and[...]
Listen to a Podcast with Me on PhotogAdventures.com
Yesterday, I did a podcast with Aaron King and Brendan Porter from PhotogAdventures.com. We had a great time talking about photography,[...]
Luminar Tutorial – My 5 Favorite Image Processing Tools
I've been using Luminar as my main image processing software for well over a year now. I find it to[...]
Using Bold vs. Subdued Colors in Your Photography
In the beginning, there was only monochrome. All the first photos were shot in black and white, although sometimes it ended[...]
Fujifilm Announces the Stylish New X-T100
Although Fujifilm has an awesome selection of mid-range and high-end cameras, in my opinion, the "budget end" of the X Series has[...]
Why Do You Share Your Photos Online?
I just read an insightful blog post by California photographer Richard Wong, called Why Do You Share Your Photos? It's a very[...]

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2018 Workshops

Information about my upcoming photography workshops, photo tours and Fujifilm X Series presentations.

I also have a number of upcoming camera store events in Vegas and Southern California, coming up in April and May.

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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