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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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In my Photography On The Brain course, you'll develop your own creative brain and explore a wide range of topics that challenge you to think about image making in a whole new way.

Drawing on my 25+ years of experience, these short, concise lessonsabout 10 minutes each, are designed to inspire, get you thinking more deeply about aspects like creativity, approach, method, technique, composition and vision, and motivate you to try and apply these concepts to your own image making.

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Featured Blog Posts

My Directorial Debut, “Rusch to Alaska” is Available to Watch on Amazon
The movie Rusch To Alaska: Iditarod Trail Invitational is now available to watch on Amazon. The 23 minute film, which we[...]
Introducing My New Photography On The Brain Video Lesson Series
https://youtu.be/b_z_SzwcQkk I'm excited to unveil my brand new video tutorial mentorship series, Photography On The Brain. In this ongoing series[...]
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[...]
4th Generation X Series – My Full Review of the Fujifilm X-T3
I knew this day would come, and I'll be honest, I've been a little nervous. I knew that Fujifilm would eventually release 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[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Shooting Flowers with Flash
If you've seen my last couple of posts, then you've know I've been immersing myself in the creativity of closeup[...]
Using Fuji’s 70-300mm with the 1.4x TC and MCEX Extension Tube
I've been having a ton of fun with Fujifilm's new XF70-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS WR lens during the past couple of weeks.[...]
First Look – Fujifilm XF70-300mm f.4-5.6 OIS WR Lens
I've been pretty curious about Fujifilm's new XF70-300mm f/4-5.6 OIS WR lens. After all, I've long been a fan of[...]
Fast Action Video with the Fujifilm XF100-400mm Lens
https://youtu.be/_RsgfWVaXac Last week, I posted an article about how well the XF100-400 f/4.5-5.6 OIS WR performs for shooting fast action photography,[...]
Shooting Fast Action with the Fujifilm XF100-400mm Lens
The Gambler 2021 Enduro mountain bike race, Anchorage Hillside I've shot a lot of action with the Fujifilm X Series[...]
The Best Way to Customize Your Fujifilm Camera
https://youtu.be/Q6hlNlUB9yU Perhaps the best way to customize your Fujifilm camera to match your shooting style is to set up the[...]
Why Chasing Perfection is the Enemy of Creativity
NOTE: This is a sample lesson from my exclusive Photography On The Brain course. If you'd like to watch more[...]
Watch My Latest Music Video
https://youtu.be/WwlIBolc_10 As a teen of the 80s, music videos are burned into my soul. So, with today's cameras and video[...]
You Can Now Listen to My New Album Everywhere!
I’m pleased to announce that my new album, “Up Higher,” is now available on all the big music sites, like Spotify, Apple[...]
My Brand New Album, “Up Higher”
I’m excited to announce the release of my brand new album, “Up Higher.” Featuring eight vocal and instrumental tracks, most of[...]
Watch My New Video “Soaring In The Ravens’ Playground”
https://youtu.be/bWub7djBGZg Springtime has long been my favorite time for shooting mountain aerials. With warmer temps, there's no shoveling, I don't[...]
A Look at Fujifilm’s ETERNA Bleach Bypass Film Simulation
(ETERNA Bleach Bypass with +2 Shadow Tone.) Since the initial launch of the X Series cameras in 2011, Fujifilm has[...]

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