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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

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

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[...]
The Fujifilm Autofocus System Explained
The FUJIFILM cameras use a specially designed hybrid autofocus that incorporates both contrast and phase detection sensors, as well as[...]
Learn My Action Photography Workflow
Photographing action is one of the most challenging things you do can do with the camera. It takes a lot of[...]
My Cinematographer Credit in Rebecca Rusch’s 2021 Iditarod Film
Last year, in those waning days before the Covid-19 pandemic fell hard upon the world, I spent a week documenting[...]
Why I Love This Lens – The Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8
https://youtu.be/HXtde-Jtzns I've always loved wide angle lenses. As far as I'm concerned, the wider the better. I also love using fixed lenses, because[...]
Brand New Alaska Mountain Aerials
Saturday was a bluebird day. The perfect kind day for flying, so at about 1:30pm, I went over to the[...]

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