March 31


Recommending Outdoor Photography Gear

By Dan

March 31, 2010

Along with the complete redesign that I just did on my website:, I’ve also been refining the look of this blog and adding some new features. The latest is the heading on the sidebar called “Essential Gear for Outdoor Photographers,” where I’ve added links to some of the gear and software that I use.

Just as with the B&H Photo link, I receive a small commission on products that you buy from Adobe and Amazon when you click through this site. In reality, though, the commission is quite small and it would take a huge amount of purchases for me to make anything resembling a sizable income.

The bottom line is that I’m not looking to get rich from readers who click through my blog. Instead, my goal is to offer personal and professional recommendations on some of the essential equipment that I use every day in my photography business, that I find useful, or that I simply know are worthwhile products.

As outdoor photographers, we all need gear that performs well and gets the job done efficiently. In my years as a working pro, I’ve dragged alot of equipment through the dirt (sometimes literally!) and spent countless hours working at my computer editing and processing images. Through much trial and error, I’ve found the gear that holds up to the test and meets my own personal demands.

I’ve listed a few of those items over on the sidebar, take a minute to look them over. They work for me, maybe you’ll decide that they’ll work for you in your photography as well.

Edit: July 1010. I just compiled a list of some of the top rated photography gear, which includes digital slr cameras, point and shoots, camera bags, tripods and portable media storage drives. As a service to other outdoor photographers, I’ve posted the list here. It’s by no means a complete list, but it may be a good place to start of you’re ready to upgrade and buy some new photo equipment.

Happy shooting.

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.

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.

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    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.