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ESSAY: Making use of Blurb and MagCloud formats
23 May 2017

ESSAY: Making use of Blurb and MagCloud formats

With the publication of ESSAY, an eclectic series of short photo essays, professional photographer Dan Milnor shows how rewarding and enlightening it is to work with multiple format options when self-publishing. ESSAY brings stories of the American West, the wilderness of Western Australia and Northern California to life, using the full range of Blurb and MagCloud format options. The poster, the digest, the trade book, and the tabloid...

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ESSAY Magazine: Four, Principle Photography
18 May 2017

ESSAY Magazine: Four, Principle Photography

When it comes to modern photography, we have a multitude of choices as well as a multitude of decisions to make. Film or digital? Black and white or color? Still images or motion or both? Ultimately, if our goal is to make the best self-published books possible, we have to make a few critical decisions before we begin our project. If you look at my...

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ESSAY MAGAZINE: Three, Research
20 Apr 2017

ESSAY MAGAZINE: Three, Research

Over the past twenty-five years, I’ve completed documentary photography projects all over the world. Some have been successful, while others, not so much. However, completing these stories has allowed me the opportunity to experience remarkable people and places. Completing these stories has also allowed me to create an archive of images as well as an archive of self-published books and magazines like my new series,...

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ESSAY MAGAZINE: Creating Story Ideas
06 Apr 2017

ESSAY MAGAZINE: Creating Story Ideas

A few months ago, I started my own self-published magazine series titled ESSAY. We’ve posted about it here before, and there will be more posts forthcoming, but one of the things I’ve been asked is how I come up with my stories ideas. Making books and magazines is great fun, but it can be difficult if you don’t know what to print. Let me offer...

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Fundraising: Get People to Buy the Book
16 Mar 2017

Fundraising: Get People to Buy the Book

Bake sales, car washes, silent auctions, galas—whether it’s for school, church, or saving the animals, we’re always looking for fresh ways to raise funds and involve the community in the great non-profit work that stirs our passions. Have you considered selling books instead of brownies and cookies? Have you considered selling one item instead of many at a rummage sale? Try fundraising by making a...

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