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About Dan Bailey

"Hi! 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.

As a top rated blogger and author of a number of popular photography books and eBooks, my goal with this site is to provide information, insight and inspiration to other photographers in the hopes that I can help you further your own creativity, technique, confidence and knowledge about the world of outdoor photography."

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Featured Blog Posts

Introducing My New Photography On The Brain Video Lesson Series
https://youtu.be/b_z_SzwcQkk Today is launch day, and I'm excited to unveil my brand new video tutorial mentorship series, Photography On The[...]
My 10 Favorite Blog Posts I Wrote in 2018
Happy new year! Now that 2018 is officially a wrap, it's been fun to look back and remember all 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[...]
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 and X-T3
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.[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Listen to Me on Two More Podcasts – FUJILOVE and PHOTO ACTIVE
I've been doing a lot of podcast interviews lately. In addition to the two episodes I featured last month, here[...]
How Much Should You Rely on Luck In Your Photography?
https://youtu.be/LyROBWGBn3M My latest YouTube Video Tutorial is now up! In this lesson, I discuss the element of luck in photography[...]
How I Hold My Camera – Best Practice Tips for Outdoor Photographers
https://youtu.be/Sv_ah7CtxNs Today's lesson is called "How I Hold My Camera."  I realize this might seem like a rudimentary topic, but[...]
My Favorite Film Simulations on the Fujifilm X Series Cameras
When designing the X Series, the Fujifilm engineers had the idea to incorporate the looks of some of their older[...]
Listen to Me on Two Different Podcast Episodes This Week
I've done a handful of podcast interviews recently, the first two of which have just been released: The My Crazy[...]
The Luminar Flex Plugin for Lightroom, Photoshop and Apple Photos
Luminar has come a long way in a very short time. At the end of 2018, they released the long-awaited[...]
Using Shallow Focus for Increased Visual Impact in Your Landscape Photos
Often times, especially when photographing landscapes, we often shoot with a wide depth of field, or we use Hyperfocal Distance[...]
See My X-T3 Footage in RUSCH To ALASKA on Outside TV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8pRqAoMVZg   I'm excited to announce that RUSCH TO ALASKA: Iditarod Trail Invitational is now being aired on OutsideTV, and I'm[...]
A Variety of Outdoor Images I Shot Last Week
Ah... summer. Long days and late evenings, when playing outside until sunset means getting home well after midnight and eating[...]
Three Million Page Views!
I peeked at my WordPress stats the other day and realized that I had just passed three million page views[...]
June Special – Save 20% On My BEHIND THE LANDSCAPE eBook
Now that June is finally here, we can pretty much count summer as being officially underway. For us Northern Hemisphere[...]
Why I Love Shooting with the Fujifilm XF35mm f/2 Lens
My first lens was a manual focus 50mm f/1.4, and from day one, it was true love. It went everywhere[...]

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