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

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


Camera & Technology

Looking Back (at 2021), Looking forward (to 2022) – Accessories, Computers and Software

Accessories Tripods, heads, batteries, flash and similar smaller accessories are in an interesting position. Chinese companies selling directly have come into these spaces in force


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Looking Back (at 2021), Looking forward (to 2022) – Camera Bodies and Systems

General Outlook The big news of 2021, that will continue into 2022, is the accelerated transition from DSLR to mirrorless. The Pentax K3 mk III


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Looking Back (at 2021), Looking forward (to 2022) – Lenses

Probably the biggest trend of the past few years is the sheer quality and quantity of lenses we’ve been seeing. There are now seven pretty


Camera & Technology

Looking Back (at 2021), Looking forward (to 2022) – The Big Trends

The lower end of the camera market (defined as anything short of full-frame, apart from Fujifilm) has been devastated this year, especially in the last