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


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


Camera & Technology

The 11” M1 iPad Pro – a powerful computer with a phone OS

Apple has crammed some amazing technology into the svelte frame of the 11” M1 iPad Pro. At almost exactly 1 lb in weight, it is


Camera & Technology

Of beautiful trees and ambitious cameras and lenses. Part 1 – where we’ve come from.

I was hoping to be on the Pacific Crest Trail at this point in the summer, but a knee injury has left me wandering around


Camera & Technology

Printer review – the Epson ET-8550

I have recently been printing with Epson’s ET-8550, an interesting hybrid photo/ office printer with very low running costs. The other piece of LuLa review


Camera & Technology

The Proof is in the Printing – Part III of A Slew of Similar Sony Sensors

You’ve never seen files like this before, unless you’ve used either the original GFX 100 or very expensive medium format modular systems from Phase One