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Dan Bailey

Photographer's Bio

Dan Bailey has been a full time adventure sports and outdoor photographer since 1996. His own passion for adventure often places him right alongside his subjects as he documents the unfolding scene and searches for the perfect image. In that way, his photography has become a vehicle for a life of exploration as he works to photograph expeditions, cultures and landscapes around the world. His shooting style can be defined as a cross between the raw immersion of first person photojournalism and the focused creativity of high-end commercial photography. Dan's assignment and stock clients list includes Alaska Airlines, Holland America Line, Fidelity Investments, Thales Navigation, Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Backpacker Magazine, Outside, Salsa Cycles and Coleman.

Dan also teaches photo workshops with Through The Lens Alaska and writes about photography. He has published 6 eBooks, and his latest title, ZEN PHOTOGRAPHER was rated as one of the Best Books of 2013 by the popular photography site Photo.net. He's currently working on an adventure photography how-to book which will be published next year by Focal Press.

With strong technical expertise, a tremendous level of energy and a true dedication to his craft, Dan will work hard to create the most dynamic images possible. In short, there is almost no limit to how far he'll go to get "The Shot." A Colorado native, Dan currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska, where he spends his free time exploring in his little yellow Cessna, hiking and skiing in the mountains and touring on his bikes.


Photographer's Testimonial

As a diehard X-T1 user, I figured the X-T10 would mostly serve me as a backup camera. However, after using it on a number of adventures, I’m impressed not only with how light and compact it is, but also how well it performs in real world situations. It packs quite a punch for such a tiny little mirrorless body! Sharing the same X-Trans sensor and image processor, the same updated autofocus system, and many of the shooting features found on the X-T1, the X-T10 gives me fast, accurate focus tracking with 8 frames per second shooting, a gorgeous looking EVF, and incredible, professional grade image quality in a smaller body. As a highly mobile adventure and outdoor photographer who likes to travel light, I find myself reaching for the X-T10 as my main camera way more than I though I would.

Photographer's Work

Rushing Stream, Chugach Mountains, Alaska

ISO 200, f/16 at 8 seconds. Cameras like the X-T10 have a huge fun factor, which in my mind, is a big draw. The more fun you have with photography, the more creative inspiration you’ll experience when you’re out in the world. With all the built-in film simulations and Advanced Modes, there are plenty of ways to portrait a scene in interesting ways. I shot this scene with the XF 14mm lens using the Toy Camera Advanced mode. Not something I’d do all the time, but on occasion, modes like this can add a nice touch to your photo. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Bikepacking Along the Denali Highway, Alaska

ISO 500, f/5.3at 1/250 sec. The X-T10 is a great little adventure camera because it offers an impressive level of performance and image quality for how small and light it is. That’s an ideal combination for the backcountry. And even though it’s not weather sealed, it can handle most of what the outdoors will throw at you; I’ve used it extensively under light to medium rain with no problems. I shot this photo during this 4-day mountain bike trip in remote Alaska with the XF 18-135mm lens; zooming in helped to accentuate just how huge this land is. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Aerial View of the Knik Glacier, Alaska

ISO 200, f/3.6 at 1/1,00 sec. I like to shoot aerial photos out the open window of my 1947 Cessna 120, and the X-T10 works so well for this because it’s so light and easy to handle inside the cockpit. Also, the tilting LCD screen makes it easy for me to see what I’m shooting, even in very bright sunlight. And since it has the same X-Trans sensor and image processor as the high-end X-T1, I know I’ll get the best image quality possible. Shot with the XF 23mm f/1.4 lens using Velvia film simulation mode. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Glacier Meltwater Pools

ISO 200, f/3.6 at 1/480 sec. I used to shoot everything in RAW, but that meant more computer time trying to get the look I wanted. However, these days, I relish the challenge and excitement of nailing the look I want right in the moment, and I get that with the Fuji film simulations. As someone who ran a few miles worth of those original Fuji films through my cameras, like Velvia, Astia and Provia, I love that I can get those vibrant, classic looks again with my outdoor imagery without having to go back and try and tweak the colors- They’re right there at my fingertips. Plus the image processor on the X-T10 is so good, that I have full confidence shooting JPEG in a wide range of situations. I made this aerial image with the X-T10 and XF 23mm f/1.4 lens using the Velvia film simulation. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Sunset over the Knik Glacier and Chugach Mountains, Alaska

ISO 200, f/6.4 at 1/27 sec. The X-T10 is an incredible backcountry camera. It’s like having a mini X-T1 with the same features and image quality as its bigger brother, but in a smaller, lighter package. Even though it has a budget friendly price, don’t be fooled, this is a high performing machine capable of producing the highest level of image quality. When combined with one of the amazingly sharp Fuji lenses, you’ve got pro quality for a fraction of the cost of a full-frame DSLR kit. To get this image, I spent the night out on the shores of the Knik Glacier lagoon during the Alaska midnight sunset and shot this frame at 11:24PM with the X-T10 and XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Mountain Reflection in a Pond

ISO 500, f/9 at 1/40 sec. When I’m shooting landscapes, I love to immerse myself in the scene, and I find that using a real viewfinder helps me compose my scene without being distracted by the rest of the world. With the bright, high resolution EVF on the X-T10, I feel as if I’m looking through a real optical viewfinder that shows me exactly what I’m going to get when I press the shutter. There’s no guessing and then having to check the LCD to see if I got it right. I can even set it to view the shot right in the EVF after I take it. And if I want the most accurate view possible, such as when shooting RAW, I can turn OFF the “Preview Pic. Effect” option, and this gives me an even more clear view of the world without the effect of the currently selected film simulation. In this mode, you’d swear you were looking through a real pentaprism! I shot this with the X-T10 and XF 50-140mm f/2.8 lens. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Sunset over the Icebergs, Chugach Mountains, Alaska

ISO 200, f/14 at 1/9 sec. To me, the X-T10 is the perfect outdoor camera; it’s got everything I need for shooting high landscapes in remote destinations. It’s small and light, it has Fuji’s amazing X-Trans sensor, those built-in classic film simulations, which give me a wide variety of looks depending on my subject matter, and a bright, high resolution electronic viewfinder to help me compose my shots without distractions. Also, the image processor on the X-T10 is so good, that I’m able to shoot relative high contrast scenes with the confidence that I’ve got a wide latitude of tonal information to work with. While camping out one evening in front of the icebergs, I was able to get both the detail in the shadows and the brilliant highlights on the mountain peaks in the background, even when shooting in JPEG mode. Made with the X-T10 and XF 23mm f/1.4 lens. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Biking on Cannon Beach, Oregon

ISO 200, f/6.4 at 1/600 sec. I like capturing photos from a first person perspective, such as while I’m hiking or, in this case, riding bikes. Using the XF 18-135mm lens on the X-T10, I was able to shoot one-handed while riding behind the subject and frame the scene using the camera’s LCD screen. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Sunlight Through the Trees, Northern Oregon

ISO 400, f/16 at 1/70 sec, Exposure Comp, -1.7EV. The X-T10 is light enough that I can ride with it slung around my shoulder, which means it’s always accessible. During a recent cycling tour through Oregon, I stopped to capture this scene of the sun filtering throughout the forest, and despite the high level of contrast, the X-Trans sensor was able to pull a high level of detail out of the shadows. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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View of the Oregon Coast

ISO 200, f/16 at 1/200 sec. I love the Fuji film simulations, they bring me back to the pre-digital days when I shot film. They also me a wide range of creativity when composing my scenes, depending on the particular look and color palette I feel best matches my vision for the shot. Using the XF 18-135 mm lens, I set the camera to Astia mode, which gave me slightly softer colors and tonality, which I felt would be ideal for this distant foggy landscape. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Biking Along The Beach

ISO 400, f/7.1 at 1/900 sec. The combination of the X-T10 and XF 18-135mm lens makes for a highly versatile outdoor, action and adventure photography setup. Add in Fuji’s updated Autofocus system, and you’ve got pro level capability in a lightweight and compact body. For this shot, I zoomed all the way out with the 18-135 lens, crouched down in the sand to accentuate a low vantage point and shot on continuous high with the new Zone AF mode. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Sunset through the trees, Oregon Coast

ISO 800, f/3.2 at 1/26 sec. This is one of my favorite images of late. While camping along the Oregon coast one evening, we were watching a fantastic sunset. Rather than point the camera straight at the sky, I ran into the forest and caught the amazing orange light as it was filtering through this stand of tall, thin pine trees. It was definitely darker in there, but by setting the ISO a little higher and using the fast, XF 23mm f/1.4 lens on the X-T10, I was able to hand-hold a sharp image. Even though it’s a relatively high contrast scene, the X-T10 was able to render all the levels of brightness without losing any tonal information on either end of the histogram. I used the Velvia film simulation to accentuate the brilliant colors of the end-of-the-day light. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

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Fields of Clover, Northwest, Oregon

ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/150 sec. For me, travel photography is all about capturing little details along the side of the road that you’d normally miss if you went by too fast. Since I like to travel by bicycle, weight is key, so I need to have a camera that’s lightweight, but still gives me the performance I need. The X-T10 fits that bill perfectly, which is why it’s quickly become my bike touring and travel camera of choice. It gives me the same image quality and high performing focusing system of the X-T1 and it fits more easily in my backpack, although much of the time, it’s light enough to just ride with it slung around my neck/shoulder. During a recent cycling trip through Oregon, we passed by these giant fields of clover in full blossom. Using the XF 18-135 3.5-5.6 WR lens, I was able to zoom in and grab a compressed perspective of these brilliant red flowers. Exposure mode: Aperture, Metering: Pattern.

Bill Fortney

Photographer's Bio

Bill Fortney is a photographer, writer, pilot, and highly sought after presenter with over 45 years of experience in-the-field. Bill has done professional work as a newspaper and magazine photojournalist, sports photographer, (once an official photographer for the Washington Redskins), medical photographer, and nature/landscape photographer. Bill’s best selling books include; The Nature of America (with David Middleton), American Vision (with David Middleton, John Shaw and Wayne Lynch), America From 500 Feet (with Wesley Fortney), Bill Fortney’s Great Photography Workshop. America From 500 Feet II (with Mark Kettenhofen). Bill’s books have sold well over 150,000 copies, placing him on the list of best selling photographer/authors in America. Bill has been named a Fellow by the North American Nature Photographers Association.

Bill currently teaches for KelbyOne and appears at Photoshop World as a speaker/teacher. Bill teaches His Light Workshops, a Christian based workshop company.

Bill, and his wife Sherelene, live in Corbin, Kentucky, and have three grown children and 6 grandchildren.

To learn more about Bill, his workshops and view his work, visit www.billfortney.com.com

Photographer's Testimonial

When I was given the opportunity to shoot with the new FUJIFILM X-T10 I was excited. The idea of a baby X-T1 was really appealing to me, since I came to the Fujifilm X-Series cameras originally for the lighter weight of the entire system, bodies and lenses. I found the X-T10 top gave me identical picture quality and found the controls refreshing and handy, especially the control dial that replaced the external ISO dial on the X-T1. The entire X Series line of cameras has reinvigorated my love for photography and the joy of getting into the field and shooting for fun. The tack sharp lenses, great Fujifilm film simulation colors and very low noise at higher ISO’s all make the process of imaging fun again! I love my Fujifilm gear!!!

Photographer's Work

Wheat during day

I was using the new 16mm f 1.4 lens wide open at f 1.4 to make the wheat right in front of the camera tack sharp while allowing the wheat in the distance to fade off in a sweet bokeh. The 16mm is a very sharp lens which Iove to use focusing close for maximum sharpness and allowing a soft background.

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Wheat at sunrise

When the sun broke over the horizon it lit the wheat in beautiful golden hue! I was shooting the X-T10, which I love, with the 18-135, a real “go to” travel lens for me. I love that the XF lenses are great in reducing flare, build so well and so very, very tack sharp!!!

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Yellow truck with red barn

This truck and barn just outside Colfax, Washington is a regular stop for photographers in the Palouse region. While many people shoot the scene from further back, I found that with the 18-135 set to 18mm the truck made a great foreground subject complimented by the red barn.

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Yellow truck and red barn with advanced filters

I love the Advanced Filters on the Fuji X T-1 and X-T10, the ability to set up two Advanced filter on the control wheel fo the X-T-10 make sit really quick and easy to dial in a filter you like. I use the Toy Camera filter from time to time and it worked great on this scene, best of all it was only a click away!

Karen Hutton

Photographer's Bio

Karen Hutton is a professional light bender and storyteller. That’s shorthand for her style of fine art landscape & travel photography, and the fact that she’s also a voiceover artist, online show host, writer, speaker and teacher. She’s been photographing for over 35 years, has over 2 million followers on social media; with over 9 billion views of her photographic work. Karen and her photography has been featured at Google and on Stuck in Customs, TWiP, Macphun Software, Forbes.com, The Grid, Rick Sammon’s DPE Podcast. She lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.

Karen believes that “living your life as if it were your art” is the highest calling. That when you let it, light, artistry and passion flood everywhere, pouring through life’s nooks and crannies, uplifting everyone in their path. She aims to create works that offer her collectors and clients a full-body jolt of inspiration… and make them feel transported. Because after all, “Life is Light.”

“The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.” – Robert Schumann

To learn more about Karen, visit www.karenhutton.com.com


Photographer's Testimonial

My DSLR’s were bringing me down. Literally! My backpack had gotten so heavy it had a gravitational force all its own. My Fujifilm mirrorless cameras lightened my load - and my mind. They quite literally put photography back into my hands with a sense of ease, freedom and creativity I had about given up hope of finding. I’m using the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-T10; they’re both phenomenal technical AND artistic tools. They’ve taken me from the mountains of the Sierras to the streets of Paris. From highly technical world of landscape photography with its tripods, pano heads and filters - to the streamlined, handheld, girl-and-her-camera approach of street photography. The transition is seamless. And with so much less weight, travel is easier… so is balancing on those rocks at the top of the mountain.

I love the retro feel and external dials and buttons; they’re like my favorite camera of decades ago! I like knowing my settings before I even turn the camera on. I love how at-home my FUJIFILM X-T10 feels in my hands… like an extension of my vision. They get out of my way and even suggest awesome new directions.

The colors, film-like quality and buttery sharpness of the images take my breath away. It’s changing what I imagine is possible in my photography; inviting me to think differently, try new things; more like an artist with her favorite paintbrush in her hand. With Fujifilm, I feel like I’m literally painting with light!

Photographer's Work

FUJIFILM X-T10, XF16-55mm F2.8

ISO 200, Focal Length 16mm (24mm in 35mm), Aperture f/16, Exposure Time 4s (4/1)

Honfleur Harbor, Normandy, France. Pouring rain had bucketed down all day as we drove across the countryside to reach this place. We huddled in the cafe right there on the corner, sipping red wine, savoring gorgeous French cheese and bread, gazing across the wet harbor - not caring if the rain ever stopped. It was glorious… so “French film”! Suddenly, right at blue hour, it did stop. I bolted out with my X-T10 and tripod in tow, working my way around this magical place… the colors so crisp; warm against cool, in perfect complement to each other. The X-T10 recorded every detail and color to perfection; enabling me to share the moment as if through my own eyes to yours. It’s uncanny.

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FUJIFILM X-T10, XF16-55mm F2.8

ISO 640, Focal Length 16mm (24mm in 35mm), Aperture f/18, Exposure Time 0.8s (8/10)

Sunset on a private beach on the California Coast. Mystical. Other-wordly. I turn and see my friend gazing up the shoreline, bathed in a mystical light. I holler “Stop! Stand still!”. In my mind, I’m seeing the opening scene of a fantastical, fantasy/science fiction story. He, the main character - as yet, unknown to us. His life on this alternative world; about to unfold. Ahhh. There’s something about Fuji that takes me to other realms and lets me bring it home with me. In this way, it’s like my ultimate creative paintbrush. The X-T10 was on-duty this night; unerring in its vision, so aligned with my own.

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FUJIFILM X-T10 XF16-55mm F2.8

ISO 640, Focal Length 16mm (24mm in 35mm), Aperture f/11, Exposure Time 0.25s (1/4)

I’m always overwhelmed with joy when I visit redwood forests. There is an incredible presence there. I can count on my soul smiling amongst these wise ancients; many of whom are thousands of years old. This particular morning in Felton, California… they conspired to show me the play of light, the glow of life. It was almost too much to take in… definitely too much for one frame! So I used my X-T10 to capture this 18-image panorama of one of my favorite spots in the forest. Some have wondered how the X-T10 handles landscapes. My answer would be: handily and with delight.

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FUJIFILM X-T10, 16-55mm f/2.8

ISO 200, Focal Length 16mm (24mm in 35mm), Aperture f/22, Exposure Time 0.1538s (10/65)

La Concierge and Seine, Paris. Add fabulous clouds, a sunset - and you have a fantasy world! I wanted to capture that, looking straight into the sun, where the colors ran from warm to cool in a sweep across the image. I would normally have to work this in post-processing quite a bit to get it right where I saw it in my mind’s eye at that moment. But Fuji (both my X-T1 and X-T10) seem to see the same things I do in the most unique way. As an artist, I almost always post-process my images in various degrees. But since picking up a Fuji… it seems ALOT of the work is already done in-camera. It’s why I call them “my paintbrushes." This has streamlined my workflow immeasurably - and opened up my mind to creative possibilities in ways I never dreamed a technical tool could do!

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FUJIFILM X-T10, XF16-55mm f/2.8

ISO 200, Focal Length 28.3mm (20mm in 35mm), Aperture f/22, Exposure Time 1s (1/1)

The Sierra Nevada mountains have my heart. I’m blessed to call them home. On this particular evening, early summer thunderstorms rolled through. I knew there would be an amazing explosion of color at sunset from up on Donner Summit, so I hightailed it there and climbed to the highest point. Turned out, it wasn’t just colorful… it was huge! In order to bring the experience home, only a panorama image would do. This 7-image pano taken with my X-T10 and 16-55mm f/2.8 lens expresses much of what I feel for this area. Expansive, heartful, emotional. I’ve never been able to quite capture the emotion of this place like I can with my Fujis. The sheer wizardry of that continues to blow my mind.