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Dan McClanahan: Shoot with Purpose

  • 01/08/2024
  • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042


  • Registration for this event will open 12/13/2023
  • If you are a current member of TCPPA please login to the website to register for free as part of your membership.

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Registration Open 12/13/22024 - 1/5/2024

Dan McClanahan • Ames, IA • mcclanahanstudio.net
Sponsored by Millers

Dan will share the most important lessons he's learned after a decade of grinding as a portrait and commercial photographer. We'll explore advanced lighting techniques and creative habits for cultivating the career that you want.

If anything is certain, it's that life will throw you curveballs when you least expect it. The path of the professional photographer extracts a heavy toll and burnout is always on the prowl.

Dan will break down how he's refined a craft that transcends genre and allows him the flexibility to create work that matters in any circcumstance.

Key take-aways:
1) Define your purpose so you can set attainable goals
2) Learn the building blocks that construct creativity

Dan McClanahan became a photographer in 2009 with the goal of creating a fresh alternative to traditional photography in his market. His quest was so successful that his work quickly made waves in the photo industry with multiple Grand Imaging Awards, WPPI awards, magazine features and becoming one of the youngest photographers on record to receive all three photography degrees bestowed by PPA. Dan has given back to the photography community as an educator, teaching numerous times at Imaging USA, SYNC, After Dark Education, PhotoVision and several smaller events. He owns and operates McClanahan Studio with his best friend and beautiful wife, Alex, and splits his time between advertising photography and modern high school senior photography. The couple lives and works in a 12k sq/ft historic building they renovated and share with nine tenants. Outside of work Dan is a small town Iowa introvert that loves Jesus, his family, punk rock drumming and strong coffee. 

Schedule of Event:
3:30 Check-in and Socialize
4:00 Welcome and Announcements
4:15 Speaker Presentation Part 1
5:15 Break and Social
5:45 Speaker Presentation Part 2
6:30 Round Table Implementation Discussion and/or Hand-on Lighting Demo (if applicable)
7:30 Discuss Findings & Conclusion
8:00 After Party at Lakewood Tavern

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