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5 Ways to Find Inspiration to Improve Your Photography by Daniel Milnor

4/07/2020 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

5 Ways to Find Inspiration to Improve Your Photography by Daniel Milnor

Inspiration is important to create powerful art. Documentary Photographer Daniel Milnor is back to discuss where he finds his inspiration to take photos.

Daniels is going to explain where he finds most of his inspiration to improve his photography with 5 tips that will help you be more creative.

1. Reading

He reads around 80 books a year, something super important to his daily process.

2. Music

Music often helps him to write the story that accompanies his photography.

3. Nature.

General outdoor exploration is a major part of his creative life, nature provides an endless source of creative inspiration.

4. Journaling 

Daniel has kept a daily journal since 1993 when he found a book in the Phoenix Public Library that changed his life, a book about Peter Beard. 

The journal is a "SafeZone" of pure expression and thought, with no right and no wrong. You can write knowing that no other person will ever see the page of your journal.

5. Photography Books

He rarely looked at photography for his inspiration, but he loves good photography books because is a merger of high-level artists and high-level skillsets.

Remember, you Muse needs no apology, no precise reasoning. Your inspiration can come from anywhere, anyone or anything. Create.

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About Daniel Milnor:

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 splits his time between Los Angeles and Santa Fe. Let's Get Connected: | Twitter 

About Marc Silber:

Advancing Your Photography (AYP) grew out of my strong visual arts background, having been a photographer for more years than I’d care to admit. I also love to show people how to take better pictures and found through my workshops ways to do that successfully.  Let's Get connected: |  Instagram | Check out our new FREE course which gives an introduction to the Cycle of Photography! You can sign up for it here:

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