The brand new eBook by Explorer, Adventurer and Photographer extraordinaire Dan Bailey ZEN PHOTOGRAPHER: Turning Your Passion into Focus at a special launch price of only $12.95
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ZEN PHOTOGRAPHER: Turning Your Passion into Focus is an 81-page collection of essays and photographs that are designed to ignite your imagination, inspire creativity and generally fill your brain with rock solid tips, insight and advice – advice that can save you time and prevent you from making many common mistakes as you travel along on your own photography path.
I’m right there with you. No matter if you’re a hobbyist who merely strives to make amazing photos for pure pleasure, an aspiring pro trying to break into the industry, or if you’ve been working at it for a few years and are struggling to move past that initial hump, you know full well that you’ve signed on for the long haul. We’re talking the rest of your life if you stick with it. Pretty exciting thing if you think about that concept, because it means you can always look forward to learning something new every time you pick up the camera.
However, in order to stay focused and keep our passion high, we sometimes need a few tips and intellectual tidbits that can help guide us along and save us some time and trouble. Usually, we look for those tips from people who’ve been there before; people who have been through the trials and have found success.
ZEN PHOTOGRAPHER is a collection of essays, photographs and insight that have been pulled from my 22 years as a photographer, 17 of those I’ve spent as a working pro in a very tough industry. My goal with this book is to help you turn your passion for photography into a dedicated focus and reduce some of the bumps along your own journey.
Consider ZEN PHOTOGRAPHER a well-rounded education from someone who dove in head first many years ago, fought his way to the surface and is still swimming in an ocean of very big waves. There’s something for everyone in this book, regardless of style, ability, gear or pro/amateur status, because it’s not about hardcore technical information that’s specifically targeted to one level or another. It’s about ideas, concepts, approach, methods and general attitudes towards photography and the craft of image making, whether for fun or profit. – Dan Bailey
“There are plenty of books out there covering photography technique and gear. Zen Photographer is something completely different. Dan has written an inspirational guide that speaks to novices and professionals alike. In many places, the word “photography” could be replaced with any other pursuit, because it’s really about unleashing creativity and realizing the confidence to pursue one’s passion. It’s the perfect antidote to those dark voices that say, “I can’t because…” – Jody Overstreet
“I’ve [read] hundreds of photography books and manuscripts for beginners, pros and all levels in-between, [and] they’re often written from an “I’m up here and you’re down there” standpoint. Dan’s humble words come from the heart – with a sense of camaraderie – like you are sitting down for coffee with a friend who has been there, done that, and want’s to make sure you stay on your personal A game, no matter what your game is.” – Cara St. Hilaire
I’m Dan Bailey, a professional outdoor, adventure and travel photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. My work has been published by clients worldwide, including Fuji Film, Nikon, Fidelity Investments, General Dynamics, British Petroleum, Outside Magazine, Coleman, Discovery Channel Publications, National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, and Patagonia. I have also written articles for Digital Photo Pro and Outdoor Photographer, I teach online photography courses at The Compelling Image, and I’m a featured contributor on The Photoletariat.
My own passion for adventure usually places me right alongside my subjects, which allows me to share in their experiences firsthand as I shoot. In that way my photography has become a vehicle for a life of exploration and documenting expeditions, cultures and landscapes around the world.