We hang out with Adventure Photographer and Fujifilm Ambassador Dan Bailey and in an extended 35-minute first segment we get a passionate and convincing argument why we all should be using the Fuji camera system, what he did to become a Fujifilm ambassador, what makes him an “Adventure Photographer” and then end with tales from his adventure out in Scotland at the Shetland Isles riding a bike through the landscape capturing the whole experience with his Fuji camera on his back.
In the second segment we find ourselves suffering from envy as we hear the incredible details of what it is like being a pilot and owning your own Cessna Airplane in Alaska and getting to take off in the afternoon and travel the skies like we would travel country roads. Dan explains how amazing it is to fly around the mountain peaks with his Fuji in one hand and the other controlling the plane and getting to control the scene by flying around until he gets the light and angles JUST right. What an amazing thing to hear and what a terrible thing to hear. We spent the rest of the night daydreaming about owning our own plane someday and getting the chance to fly 45-minutes from home to an isolated glacier, land and explore the terrain as easily as we could drive down the street to a park and walk around with our cameras. Insane with jealousy is an understatement.
Lastly for Tip of the Week and Gear Time, Dan offers us some great lessons that years of experience has taught him like his method of finding a composition that he calls “Seeing Geometrically” and teaches us how to take advantage of that kind of anticipating the scene to get our best shot possible in action photography. Then if any of you own or are considering getting into the Fuji system, Dan has a great comprehensive eBook on the Fuji X-Series cameras and he explains to us what we can learn from his 250+ page eBook!
In the very end, Dan exhorts us all to HAVE FUN in our Photography. Do not be intimidated, it should be a fun time to spend our time and do something creatively. Get out there and have fun!
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