Ep 276: Get noticed without social media with guest Daniel Milnor

 

Social media is an amazing tool. It has removed the gatekeepers who control how our images are seen and consumed and many photographers have found great success but it’s not for everyone. Our guest today Daniel Milnor, Chief Evangelist of Blurb, has some great ideas about getting your work noticed without social media and it involves good old fashioned techniques like printing books and brochures as business cards. These techniques used to be controlled by publishers and were expensive but now there are dozens of low-cost self-publishing options to choose from and the results are beautiful.

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Show Notes

Social media is an amazing tool. It has removed the gatekeepers who control how our images are seen and consumed and many photographers have found great success but it’s not for everyone.

Our guest today Daniel Milnor has some great ideas about getting your work noticed without social media and it involves good old fashioned techniques like printing books and brochures as business cards.

These techniques used to be controlled by publishers and were expensive but now there are dozens of low-cost self-publishing options to choose from and the results are beautiful.

Above: Daniel Milnor

Bio

Daniel Milnor once worked as both a fragrance model and a hot tub installer but is better known as a reformed-journalist, photographer and writer who is now, once again, performing these duties in his role as “Creative Evangelist,” for Blurb Inc., the world’s premiere indie publishing platform. He lives in New Mexico and owes most of his success to several “Shifter-types” who were kind enough to help him along. He is a husband, brother, son and uncle four times over. He is partially fluent in Spanish, can kinda still ride a skateboard and just picked up a guitar for the first time ever, something he now regrets not doing decades ago. A compulsive journal-keeper, he believes in the power of print, taking one’s time, slowing down, reading paper books, casting off the shackles of social media and talking to one’s neighbors if you really want to know what is going on in the world. He is disappointed in the power of celebrity, American architecture, for the most part, and how mobile phones have reduced most of the population to complete and total zombies. He dreams of downsizing, writing something memorable and living somewhere in Latin America.

Daniel Milnor
Creative Evangelist
blurb.com
310-980-0867
http://shifter.media

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In this episode, we chat about

  • The importance of having a great website vs relying on social media
  • Finding inspiration outside of Instagram
  • The importance of shooting personal projects
  • Why photographers should print their work
  • Culling your photos
  • Sequencing
  • A step by step guide on how to create your first “burner” book
  • Daniel also shares his ideas for brilliant marketing ideas that don’t involve social media

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