2013 Top Twelve

Selecting My 2013 Top Ten Favorite Photos (Podcast 404)

Now into 2014, I thought I'd carry on my tradition of selecting my favorite ten photos from the previous year, and I found the process so difficult this year, that this is what we'll discuss today, as I believe this is something that we can all learn from, especially if...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Omar Gonzalez
    Posted at 03:54h, 30 January Reply

    Beautiful Martin! (UGH…It hurt me when you killed off the abandoned farmhouse. THAT pulled at my heartstrings.) I’ve decided to use your system for final 2013 TOP 10 Portraits. I’ll be sure to link it up here when I’m done. Thanks for the tips!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:24h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks Omar! It was a very difficult decision, believe me. 🙂

      I look forward to seeing your own selection.

  • Eamon
    Posted at 12:10h, 31 January Reply

    Striking set of photographs, Martin! Seven Swans is a great shot… an ethereal quality to it like the boundary between a dream and reality. Conjured up thoughts of the old Irish myth of the Children of Lir. Apart from your fine photographic talent, Martin, you must be a very organised and disciplined person…. I tend to be finding pictures in the most unexpected files and folders on my computer – all my fault of course^^

    Enjoy your blogs greatly, thanks, Eamon

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:30h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks Eamon! I was there again photographing the swans just last week. Great fun!

      I’m mostly organized, although I have the odd drawer full of stuff that needs sorting out. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words!

  • John David Tupper
    Posted at 02:16h, 03 February Reply


    Thanks for showing how you go through the process of “shooting your babies”. I found it very usfull. It is funny what we gravitate to and what we keep given that we have the context of the image. To other people they have no context, they don’t know how hard it is to get to the location of the shot, for example. They see the image without anything influencing it other than like or don’t like. I think as time passes and context is lost we too can approach our images with the same impartial eye.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:31h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks John! I’m pleased this was useful, and I couldn’t agree more with your observation. That’s exactly how we are. 🙂

  • leo
    Posted at 05:50h, 06 June Reply

    Hello, Martin
    I’m Leo from Brazil.
    Unlike most people on your website, I know practically nothing about photography. After coming across your work though, I have become more and more interested in the subject and I hope to be soon sharing with you all my endevours in this fascinating new world of photography.
    Many thanks.

    • Omar Gonzalez
      Posted at 06:36h, 06 June Reply

      Leo, you’ve come to the right place. I learned so much from Martin and the work he has shared. Enjoy your newfound hobby!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 08:41h, 06 June Reply

      That’s great to hear Leo! Thanks for stopping by and for letting me know you’re finding this useful. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing your work!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 08:42h, 06 June Reply

      Hey Omar! Thanks for the comment and kind words. I hope all is well!

    • Leo
      Posted at 04:47h, 08 June Reply

      Many thanks guys. Martin, the welcoming atmosphere on your forum you speak of in some of your podcasts is really true. Thanks Omar!

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