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The Documentary Portrait

with Dan Milnor

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About The Class

What’s behind a powerful documentary portrait? Professional photographer Dan Milnor will break it down for you in just 90 minutes.

Dan will explore the motivations behind great documentary work, as well as share his techniques and philosophies regarding how to work quickly, collaborate with strangers and recognize optimal light. Plus, Dan will teach you how you go beyond your current comfort level and build a deeper relationship with your subjects as you photograph them.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    The Documentary Portrait

  2. 02

    Bonus Video: Embrace Your Mistakes


Meet Your Expert

Dan Milnor

Daniel Milnor is currently “Photographer at Large” for Blurb, Inc. the world’s premiere print-on-demand publisher. He splits his time between the smog-choked arteries of Southern California and the spiritual landscape of New Mexico. Milnor is a former newspaper, magazine and ... read more

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  • Chris Miedema

    Chris Miedema

    March 2018

    For a small package, this class packed a lot of useful information, strategies and thoughtful philosophies. Initially I was reluctant to pay even the sale price for what amounts to a 1.5 hour class, but I thought it was worth every penny. Dan has an easy going style, capable of delivering his message in a straight forward and often humorous way. He has lots of examples to help guide the audience. I had to constantly stop the tape to write down key points. I actually think I will watch this again some time in the future to make sure I have consolidated all his teachings.

  • Anik Sales

    Anik Sales

    September 2019

    Amazing! Heartfelt and honest. Well done.

  • Creativelive Student

    December 2013

    Oh my can't get enough of this!! What a marvelous instructor and such a soothing, unique vision! Can't wait to see him back on Creativelive!!

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