October 14


Brand New eBook – Going Fast With Light, 2nd Edition

By Dan

October 14, 2021

I’m excited to announce that I have just released the newly revised and updated 2nd Edition of my “Going Fast With Light” eBook.

First published ten years ago, Going Fast With Light shows you the fundamentals of how to use off-camera flash and apply lightweight speedlight-style lighting techniques in your active outdoor photography styles.

In this brand new, totally revised 2nd Edition, I expand on this fundamental idea and give you a number of advanced tips and real-life solutions to common problems when shooting a variety of subject matter. 

With a host of brand new images added, new pages, new techniques, and a completely rewritten gear section to include the amazing new affordable and powerful advancements in flash technology and wireless radio triggers we’ve seen in the past few years, this update brings my popular ebook into the modern era.

“Going Fast With Light" covers the full gamut of what you’ll need to know in order to get really beautiful off-camera lighting in outdoor photography situations. Best of all, it teaches you how to get that lighting without having to hire assistants to carry all your gear.

Janine Fugere, Denver, CO

In this book, you’ll see specific flash gear and light modifiers that are both affordable and easy to pack, and compatible with every major camera brand, well as techniques that will help you dramatically improve the quality of your imagery.

You’ll learn different lighting schemes using a single flash or multiple flashes, which methods work best for triggering off camera remote flashes and see a number of lightweight lighting rights that you can adapt and use in your own work, depending on your style.

You’ll see how to effectively use colored light without having it look too obvious and learn how to take your photography to the next level of creativity, style and professionalism.

I also share my very simple flash workflow that will totally de-mystify the whole flash thing, and show you how you can use even a single inexpensive flash to dramatically improve the quality of your portraits, people, travel and sports pictures as well as nature, closeup and still life photos. 

Dan’s written an comprehensive textbook on lightweight flash photography outdoors...

...peppered with his knowledge and enthusiasm on what, for many, can be a complex and demanding subject. Dan simplifies this and brings flash to life in an interesting and practical way, providing a perfect reminder for photographers like me - who often battle with the challenges of lighting on location when you’re on your own - that you don’t need the kitchen sink. Carry just what you need to make great pictures and make the most of what you have. Learn how to go ‘fast with light’ with Dan and I’m sure you’ll improve your own photography.

I know that a lot of photographers are intimidated by flash; I used to be one of those people, and that’s exactly why I wrote this book. It’s designed for anyone who is willing to try new things, learn some basic skills and add some significant new looks and styles to their photography. The original edition was quite popular, and this new version is even better!

Whether you shoot action, adventure, sports, travel, portraits or kids playing in the backyard, this book will change your photography. With over 100 images and over 20,000 words of text, this practical manual contains a tremendous amount of information and ideas that is sure to inspire your creativity and advance your skills and confidence with off-camera flash.

Download your copy of Going Fast With Light, 2nd Edition today!


Special Introductory Deal – Use Promo Code FASTLIGHT15 to save 15% – (Through Oct 31.)


Dr. Tracy Anderson, Austria

I just did a photo shoot [and implemented] some stuff I learned from your e-book. I stood out from the other photographers, because I was prepared to “Go Fast with Light”. I am serious! Nobody else brought flash because we were told we had to move quickly from Gondola, to Piston Bully, and then on foot. There was minimal room for gear. Thanks to you, I had everything in my backpack. I am now finding myself getting high profile work as the “cool American photographer.

Janine Fugere, Denver, CO

“Going Fast With Light" covers the full gamut of what you’ll need to know in order to get really beautiful off-camera lighting in outdoor photography situations. Best of all, it teaches you how to get that lighting without having to hire assistants to carry all your gear.

Chance Woodridge

“Going Fast with Light,” has a great straight forward and simple approach. The traveling light part without a ton of gear, helps reduce the intimidation factor of using flash. It’s full of great techniques, example photos, and proven methods used in the field regularly. I am excited to try these methods for myself, and share my results in the “Going Fast with Light” group on Flickr. I also look forward to seeing others images in the Flickr group too.”

Tim Snow Professional Montreal Photographer

“A great resource for exploring the strobist life. I can see it being a great help to those who are new to using off-camera flash. Wish I had [a book] like this when I was just starting out!”

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 25+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.

As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.

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