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Featured Posts

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[...]
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.[...]

Recent Blog Posts

Photography is All About The Moment… Or is it?
We all know that photography is all about the moment. That one brief, yet perfect instant, or as we so[...]
Introducing My New Photography On The Brain Video Mentorship Series
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvHL6B01G6k Today is launch day, and I'm excited to unveil my brand new video tutorial mentorship series, Photography On The[...]
A Magical Photography Evening with Incredible Light
This past Saturday was a total bluebird day. We're talking sunup to sundown, with not a single cloud in the[...]
Comparing the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-T30 – What’s Different?
Every time Fujifilm releases one of their "X-T" flagship cameras, they follow closely behind with the little brother/sister version. This[...]
Photography Composition Tip – Keep the Edges Sacred
When I look through the camera and arrange my subject matter in the viewfinder, I usually try to keep things[...]
Listen to Me on the Latest FUJILOVE Podcast
I'm excited to let you know that I'm the guest on this week's FUJILOVE Podcast! During this episode, I talk[...]
First Look at Fujifilm’s New XF16mm f/2.8 WR Lens
I'm a huge fan of Fujifilm's awesome f/2 WR prime lens series. The XF35mm f/2, XF50mm f/2 and the incredible[...]
Aerial Glacier Photography – Ice From Above
If you pay attention, you'll find a multitude of patterns in nature. They exist on all levels, from intricate details[...]
The Best Photography Business Software – fotoBiz X and fotoQuote Pro 7
This past fall, October 4, to be exact, I passed my 22-year mark for being a professional photographer. When I[...]
Exploring Different Creative Looks Right Inside The Camera
One of my favorite things about photography these days is the extremely wide range of creative looks I can achieve[...]
Filming Rebecca Rusch on the Iditarod Trail with the Fuji X-T3
I spent last week documenting Rebecca Rusch's fat biking adventure along the Iditarod Trail Invitational, a 300+ mile ultra winter[...]
Luminar 3 Now Supports Fujifilm X-T3 and Nikon Z Cameras
Luminar 3.0.2 has been released, and it now adds full support for a number of new cameras, including the Fujifilm[...]

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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 2018 as well.


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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

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