2017 Top Ten Final Selection

Martin’s 2017 Personal Top Ten Photographs (Podcast 603)

Following on from my selection process episode last week, this week I'm going to tell you a little about each of my personal top ten favorite images from 2017. We'll work through my top ten in chronological order, starting from January and working through the year. My first image was...

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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.
  • Christian Meermann
    Posted at 18:17h, 07 January Reply

    Great post, as always, Martin. I like the “Camel Silhouettes at Sunset” and “Moroccan Man in Adobe Building” best.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 21:37h, 07 January Reply

      Thanks Christian! I’m pleased you like these

  • Eric Vogt
    Posted at 03:17h, 10 January Reply

    Always one of my favorite podcast episodes of the year Martin! It’s a joy to have you walk us through your highlights of the previous year and see how your work has changed and improved in that time, as well as go through my own images at this same time. Here are my favorite ten images from 2017:


    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 12:29h, 25 January Reply

      Hi Eric,

      Sorry for the late reply, and to hear that you had a bit of a slump year.

      You still came up with some great shots though. I love the second one”Dressed with the Splendor of Kings”. Great detail and masterful control over the exposure.

      All the best for 2018!


  • Brandon Harris
    Posted at 21:20h, 17 January Reply

    Those are some really awesome clicks Martin. My personal favorite would be ‘The Catch’. I wonder for how long you would have waited to take that shot. I have no words to describe how beautiful that shot is.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 17:05h, 25 January Reply

      Thanks, Brandon. The Catch is one of my favorites too. It wasn’t so much a patience thing, as we were photographing eagles for two hours a day for three days on each of my Japan winter wildlife tours, but getting a shot in those conditions and actually nailing the focus and timing with a slow camera (Canon EOS 5Ds R) takes a bit of skill and experience. 🙂

  • graham kilpatrick
    Posted at 08:42h, 04 January Reply

    Hi Martin
    I am new to your channel and I am an avid amateur photographer and taking your advice I tried to get my best images of 2018 down to 10 but failed I guess I will need to work harder in future. I find your advice really helpful keep up the great work I have just started going back to your first podcast and I am working my way through them. Here is a link to my best photogrpahs of 2018 on my pinterest page. http://www.pinterest.com.au/TAP402/best-of-2018/

    Graham Kilpatrick

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:30h, 04 January Reply

      Hi Graham,

      Thanks for posting your link. I can see how it would have been difficult to get your set down, although I really do recommend trying. It makes the process harder, but I believe we learn more from removing the last few images.

      I’ve just completed my top ten for this year, and intend to release a podcast on the process next Monday. I had a really hard time removing the last few images, for various reasons that I’ll explain in my post. I hope you enjoy it.

      All the best for 2019!


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