December 6

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I’ve Got A Brand New eBook On The Way!

By Dan

December 6, 2012

I’m excited to announce that I have a brand new eBook on the way!

This will be my fourth full-length book, and I’m hoping that it will be the first in a series of similar titles. Taking a slightly different approach than my other three books, this will be an adventure photography “behind the scenes” type manual that walks you through a selection of images and shows you how I created them. In fact, here’s one of the shots that I feature in the book:

Starting with the basic concept behind each shot, I walk you through all of the factors that I had to deal with, and all of the specific steps that I took in order to go from idea to finished image. Subject matter varies from landscapes to action shots to portraits, and they go from simple, natural light setups to using flash. Some images came from preconceived ideas, while others were subjects that I came across in the outdoors, shot quickly and then moved on.

I cover my approach to the tackling each challenge in the process, whether it be lighting considerations, dealing with backgrounds or how to best frame the subject matter. I explain my compositional methods and detail the full execution of the photo shoot from start to finish.

I also show you the outtakes, which lets you see how I progressed from initial click to final image. In my mind, this is one of the most valuable learning aspects of the book, because it shows you that a successful photograph is usually created through a process of trial and error and working through different ideas, little mistakes, unintended discoveries and experimentation. Even with fast breaking scenes, there are always a few frames that all lead up to the one winning shot.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t create great photos on the fly, you absolutely can. It’s done all the time. However, even when you’re not methodically planning out your shots, you’re still evaluating the scene and working out the specific techniques and creative ideas that are required capture it in a compelling way.

My goal with this book is to give you some insight into my fast and light style, show you how I create my imagery and give you an expanded bag of tricks which you can apply to your own photography. I’m not trying to get you to shoot just like I do, but rather show you some time tested techniques and methods that can you can use to create dynamic and exciting imagery of your own subjects in the outdoors.

I don’t have a release date set, the book is still in the design stage. However, if you sign up for my newsletter, you’ll be the first one to be notified when I have more details set. I’ll also let you know about any special deals that I may have on the book when it comes out.

So sign up and stay tuned, there’s more info coming soon!!

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 20+ 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.


  • Dan, love this idea. I can’t think of it’s equivalent — hope it’s a great success.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished work (and would love to review it when it’s ready).

    Cheers,
    Wesley

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