July 11

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Top Rated Outdoor Photography Equipment

By Dan

July 11, 2010

As a service to my fellow outdoor photographers, I’ve spent time researching some of the highest rated digital SLR and point and shoot cameras, camera bags, tripods and portable media drives on the market, which I’ve compiled onto a list and posted on a brand new page called Top Rated Photo Gear.

The list is by no means exhaustive, but it may be a good place to start if you’re thinking about upgrading your photography equipment, or if you just want to know what other photographers out there are using to create their images.

Click here for the list. I hope you find it useful. I’ll do my best to keep it updated as new products come out.

Also, for those who are curious about what equipment I use, here’s a list of some of the gear that I personally use in my outdoor and adventure photography business.

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.


  • Awesome, Dan. I was just about to ask for your recommendations on a good point-and-shoot camera, and here they are! Thanks.

  • I hope the list helps, Jill. Let me know if you have any more questions. I know that Eric loves his Panasonic Lumix, they have great optics and some of them have pretty wide lenses.

  • Hi Dan,

    I came to know about you and your site from one of my friend. Your advises are very useful really. Today only i read this and many posts of yours. Actually I am planning for a vacation and i am a big fan of my pictures so can’t compromise with that.

    Thanks again!!!

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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.


    Roger Sinclair

    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.