Dan Wells

Dan Wells

Dan Wells, "Shuttterbug" on the trail, is a landscape photographer, long-distance hiker and student in the Master of Divinity program at Harvard Divinity School. He lives in Cambridge, MA when not in wild places photographing and contemplating our connection to the natural world. Dan's images try to capture the spirit he finds in places where, in the worlds of the Wilderness Act of 1964, "Man himself is but a visitor". He has hiked 230 miles of Vermont's Long Trail and 450 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail with his cameras, as well as photographing in numerous National Parks, Seashores and Forests over the years - often in the offseason when few people think to be there. In the summer of 2020, Dan plans to hike a stretch of hundreds of miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, focusing on his own and others' spiritual connection to these special places, and making images that document these connections. Over years of personal work and teaching photography, Dan has used a variety of equipment (presently Nikon Z7 and Fujifilm APS-C). He is looking for the perfect combination of light weight, ruggedness and superb image quality.
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Camera & Technology

2021 Camera of the Year and Manufacturer of the Year, and camera body roundup (below $5000). Plus a note about holiday camera availability.

1.) Holiday Camera Availability and Sales If you are thinking about giving an interchangeable lens camera as a gift this holiday season, there has been


Camera & Technology

Four Flagships – the state of the top of the camera market in October/November 2021.

As of January 1 of this year, any $5000 mirrorless camera was either medium format or else a Leica. The only non-collectible cameras with sensors


Camera & Technology

PhotoPlus Report 2021 – Except There’s no PhotoPlus – and Epson P900 First Impressions

Let’s start with two upcoming reviews, one of which has extensive first impressions and setup experiences here. I had the Fujifilm GF 23mm lens in


Camera & Technology

These are the Macs you’re looking for – M1 grows up…

Almost exactly a year ago, Apple made a radical break from 15 years of using Intel processors in Macs, bringing a number of low-end Macs


Landscape & Environment

Of beautiful trees and ambitious cameras and lenses. Part 2- where we’re going.

An ambitious camera or lens is one that allows, in some way, the making of images that could not have been made before, or that