Author: Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey bought his first camera over twenty years ago, and since that time, he's refined a system for carrying his gear and shooting while hiking, climbing mountains, riding his bike, skiing deep powder, and exploring remote places in the world. In his eighteen years as a working pro adventure photographer, his imagery has been published by a variety of national clients and magazines such as Backpacker magazine, Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Nikon, Fujifilm, Fox Searchlight Pictures, The North Face, Patagonia, Coleman, Marmot, Rock & Ice, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Alaska Magazine, and The New York Times.


Posts by Dan Bailey:


Using flash—Addressing Problems and Basic Workflow


Even though your flash is technically smarter than you, it has no idea how you want to light the scene. You need to give it some direction. Before blasting away, you need to ask yourself a few basic questions about how you want your photo to look. Here are the five main concerns that you…


Adventure Photography – Telling a Story


When I critique student images in my photo workshops, I often see pictures that have great potential, but that don’t quite knock it out of the park. There are usually two main reasons why a photo falls short. The tendency for many novice photographers is to either focus too much on a singular piece of…


Outdoor Action & Adventure Photography: Protecting Yourself and Your Gear


Securing the camera When people talk about camera security, they usually mean keeping it from being stolen. I’m talking about not dropping it and having it go careening down the cliff while you watch little bits of metal and glass fly off before it finally explodes into a thousand pieces. (I’ve seen this happen.) Or…

Off Camera Flash

Triggering Remote Flashes


If you’ve ever experimented with flash photography, you probably know that just getting the flash away from the hot shoe can make a huge difference in the quality of your imagery. By lighting your scene from a direction other than straight front and center, you’re able to accentuate the three dimensionality of your subjects and…


Cold Winter Photography Tips


Photography in the wintertime can be incredibly rewarding. The sun travels in a lower arc across the sky, which gives you extended lengths of magic hour, especially if you live further away from the equator. Also, there’s nothing so beautiful, angelic and magical as clumps of snow on pine trees or open fields and mountainsides…

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