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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Articles by Dan Wells


Camera & Technology

Fujifilm and Hasselblad (and Apple), Oh My…

We are entering what I used to call PhotoPlus season, although there hasn’t been a PhotoPlus Expo since 2019. We lost 2020 and 2021 to


Camera & Technology

The Telephoto Conundrum

A year ago, I would not have predicted that the telephoto market would look like this today. I would especially not have predicted who’s on


Camera & Technology

The Extremes of Resolution – a Year with the GFX 100S and a review of the 120mm f4 GF Macro lens

There has been no Fujifilm GFX news at all since the fall – I’m anxiously awaiting the 20-35mm zoom lens. On the other hand, my


Camera & Technology

Of Lenses, Bodies and Formats as of Summer 2022 (everything except medium format)

It was a very slow time for product introductions for quite a while (we hadn’t seen anything except inexpensive manual focus lenses since the OM-1


Camera & Technology

The Question of Good Enough…

We have had three major introductions in the past month or so – cameras from OM System (it once was Olympus) and Panasonic, and a