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Gina Milicia has photographed the ‘who’s who’ of the entertainment and fashion industry, in Australia and around the world. She has photographed personalities including Daniel Radcliffe, Justin Bieber, Ricky Martin, Princess Mary, Liza Minnelli, Shane Warne, David Wenham, Rebel Wilson, Dannii Minogue, Megan Gale, the Dalai Lama, Ben Mendelsohn, Elle Macpherson, Lachy Hulme, Hamish & Andy, Claudia Schiffer, Magda Szubanski, Gina Riley… and many more.

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  • Gina knows how to make one feel comfortable and at ease in order to capture the essence of a great portrait. It is poetry in motion. The choreography is magic to watch, Gina's skills and technique (as well as her monologues - her comic timing is genius) will remain essential in my routine, always.
    Kaily Koutsogiannis
  • Before learning from you, I was didn't have any direction. I was shooting anything and copying other photographers and didn't have a style of my own. I learnt to see how photos are lit (particularly advertising). How just a little bit of light can make a massive impact and take my photos to the next level. How lighting can be simple and doesn't nee to complicated. Those two things has given the confidence to shoot the way I see the world and develop my own style.
    David Rook
  • No matter what the circumstance Gina’s approach helped me with posing and lighting every type of portrait. I’m truly grateful for everything I learned from her and use this knowledge every time I pick up my camera.
    Dustin Cantrell
  • "Not only does Gina demonstrate the importance of technically producing sound images, her ability to relate to people was exceptional, allowing me to realise how crucial such methods are to running a photographic business. I am extremely grateful to Gina for her positive outlook and providing me with the confidence to take further steps in my career."
    Jayme Saleem
  • "I was moving from web design into becoming a headshot and portrait photographer. The most valuable part of learning from Gina was watching how she operates. It’s all about the interaction and soft skills. She has a talent for working with people she has never met before. The experience vastly improved my confidence to keep evolving professionally and to work harder than ever."
    Dale Harper
  • "Before I discovered Gina Milicia I was pretty much taking really crap photos and crossing my fingers! Which was terrible as I’m an artist, and often a good photo is the only way for someone to get close to my artwork. Since putting Gina’s tips to practice I’ve been more confident with my photography and sending my pics to press for editorials. I love her fun, practical approach to teaching too, it makes learning actually exciting!"
    Joi Murugavell
  • "I learnt the rules for taking better-than-good pics, but at the same time, to experiment and dare to be different. I learnt to look at a subject and frame it in a number of ways, visualising the finished product and imagining what it could be. "The most valuable part of the experience was learning that if you want to be a better-than-average photographer you cannot be shy (or even just a little daring), you have to be confident in your own ability, and a touch of ‘crazy’ can sometimes be a big help. Gina is well qualified to teach all those things. It changed my approach completely. I now see excellent subjects I have never noticed before. I can now produce pics that tell their own story and enhance everything I write."
    Roger Plastow

Podcasts

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Bright, Victoria
Chief Petty Officer Lindsey Smith Fuji x100f “Sometimes when life closes a door, it opens a window”

Had a blast teaching lighting and posing workshops for Bright Festival of Photography last weekend.
Met some amazing photographers and loved the location.
Thanks to everyone involved for such a fab experience and special thank you to Chief Petty Officer Lindsey Smith
who turned up out of the blue ( or I may have hunted him down when I spotted him out of the corner of my eye) What a gift!
#Fujifilmx_au #Fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujinon #fujixseries#Fujifilmxseries #bfopa
#x100f #fujix100f #fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujifilm_street#storyofthestreet#streetphotography#ig_street #fujifeed #fujiframez#fujilove #ig#portraitphotography#photooftheday l #portraiture#portraitmood #instagood

Oh and Ep 217 is out! “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”. The most important day in a photographer's life is the day they start to see light
The second most important day is the day they know how to work with it.
Knowing how to see and read light is a game changer. Just like every other first time, you will never forget it.
This week on the podcast @valeriekhoo and I do a deep dive into lighting and teach you how to “see” and “read” good light because caca lighting =caca photo
@Valeriekhoo and I love bringing this podcast to you
Hope you enjoy the show!
Sign up to the newsletter for great tips, and free Lightroom presets
Oh and thanks to everyone who has been sharing the show on social media, rating and reviewing on iTunes. You guys rock. BIG TIME!!
Want to improve your photography? I'd love to work with you. Check out my Gold Membership, I've created hundreds of tutorials which share all my lighting, posing and editing techniques. We also have a members forum, video photo critiques each month and a live "Ask me anything”
Alicante, Spain
Roberto Fuji X100F “is he famous?” A passerby asked. “Yes, this is Roberto” I told her. The woman took my word and proceeded to photograph Roberto. Soon a small crowd gathered to photograph Roberto. He’s not really famous, just somebody I thought look interesting it for that 15 minutes Roberto was a rockstar in Alicante.
Speaking of rockstars, this week on the podcast @valeriekhoo and I chat with the awesome @juliacoddington an amazing and fearless photographer with a unique photography style that I adore. Julie shares her tips and approach to photography. Heaps of great info for beginners and pros. Thanks Julia!
#Fujifilmx_au #Fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujinon #fujixseries#Fujifilmxseries 
#x100f #fujix100f #fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujifilm_street#storyofthestreet#streetphotography#ig_street #streetshot#fujifeed #fujiframez#fujilove #ig#portraitphotography#photooftheday l #portraiture#portraitmood #instagood#picoftheday

@Valeriekhoo and I love bringing this podcast to you
Hope you enjoy the show!
Sign up to the newsletter for great tips, and free Lightroom presets
Oh and thanks to everyone who has been sharing the show on social media, rating and reviewing on iTunes. You guys rock. BIG TIME!!
Want to improve your photography? I'd love to work with you. Check out my Gold Membership, I've created hundreds of tutorials which share all my lighting, posing and editing techniques. We also have a members forum, video photo critiques each month and a live "Ask me anything”
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Brian Fuji X100F
Brian, Glasgow, Scotland. Fuji X100F
I think my love affair with mirrorless is getting serious. I’m starting to ignore all the little things that initially bugged me about this system.
If your interested in hearing more on the mirrorless vs DSLR debate check out Ep215 of my podcast with @valeriekhoo (link in bio)
Oh and a big THANK YOU to Raymond from The Beginner Photography podcast for interviewing me about how to connect with models and create authentic images. Raymond’s podcast is awesome. You can check it out at www.beginnerphotographypodcast.com

#Fujifilmx_au #Fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujinon #fujixseries#Fujifilmxseries 
#x100f #fujix100f #fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujifilm_street#storyofthestreet#streetphotography#ig_street #streetshot#fujifeed #fujiframez#fujilove #ig#portraitphotography#photooftheday l #portraiture#portraitmood #instagood#picoftheday

@Valeriekhoo and I love bringing this podcast to you
Hope you enjoy the show!
Sign up to the newsletter for great tips, and free Lightroom presets
Oh and thanks to everyone who has been sharing the show on social media, rating and reviewing on iTunes. You guys rock. BIG TIME!!
Want to improve your photography? I'd love to work with you. Check out my Gold Membership, I've created hundreds of tutorials which share all my lighting, posing and editing techniques. We also have a members forum, video photo critiques each month and a live "Ask me anything”
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Alistair Fuji X100F #Glasgow “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”
-Kahlil Gibran

#Fujifilmx_au #Fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujinon #fujixseries#Fujifilmxseries 
#x100f #fujix100f #fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujifilm_street#storyofthestreet#streetphotography#ig_street #streetshot#fujifeed #fujiframez#fujilove #ig#portraitphotography#photooftheday l #portraiture#portraitmood #instagood#picoftheday

Sign up to the newsletter for great tips, and free Lightroom presets
Oh and thanks to everyone who has been sharing the show on social media, rating and reviewing on iTunes. You guys rock. BIG TIME!!
Want to improve your photography? I'd love to work with you. Check out my Gold Membership, I've created hundreds of tutorials which share all my lighting, posing and editing techniques. We also have a members forum, video photo critiques each month and a live "Ask me anything”
Troon Beach
Bobby, Troon, Scotland. Fuji X100F
Have loved exploring these tiny villages in and around Glasgow these last few days. Im also enjoying the freedom shooting mirrorless brings to travel.
It’s taken me a couple of days to get used to the light here. It’s so much softer/lower than Aussie, US and Italian light.
If your interested in hearing more on the mirrorless vs DSLR debate check out Ep215 of my podcast with @valeriekhoo (link in bio)
#Fujifilmx_au #Fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujinon #fujixseries#Fujifilmxseries 
#x100f #fujix100f #fujifilm#fujifilm_xseries#fujifilm_street#storyofthestreet#streetphotography#ig_street #streetshot#fujifeed #fujiframez#fujilove #ig_glasgow #ig#portraitphotography#photooftheday l #portraiture#portraitmood #instagood#picoftheday

@Valeriekhoo and I love bringing this podcast to you
Hope you enjoy the show!
Sign up to the newsletter for great tips, and free Lightroom presets
Oh and thanks to everyone who has been sharing the show on social media, rating and reviewing on iTunes. You guys rock. BIG TIME!!
Want to improve your photography? I'd love to work with you. Check out my Gold Membership, I've created hundreds of tutorials which share all my lighting, posing and editing techniques. We also have a members forum, video photo critiques each month and a live "Ask me anything”
Michael, Fuji x100f
#Fujifilmx_au #Fujifilm #fujifilm_xseries#fujinon #fujixseries #Fujifilmxseries 
#x100f #fujix100f #fujifilm #fujifilm_xseries#fujifilm_street #storyofthestreet#streetphotography #ig_street #streetshot#fujifeed #fujiframez #fujilove #ig #portraitphotography#photooftheday l #portraiture#portraitmood #instagood #picoftheday
“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears, and never regrets.” -DaVinci

Lazio, Fuji x100f +speedlight and @garyfong light dome

I’ll be honest with you I initially found the Fuji X100F frustrating to use and after 30 years as a DSLR shooter I felt klutzy shooting with the Fuji system but this was more about my unwillingness to learn a new system and less about the camera. My love/hate relationship continues but I’m loving more each time I shoot.

I’m love the freedom of shooting street portraits with a mirrorless system. the X100F is tiny and fits in my pocket. It looks like a retro camera so nobody takes you seriously when you’ve got one of these little babies in your hand. 
PS if you want to learn more about portrait photography check out the podcast I cohost with @valeriekhoo (link in bio) or search for “So you want to be a photographer” on Itunes

#x100f #fujix100f #fujifilm #fujifilm_xseries#fujifilm_street #storyofthestreet#streetphotography #ig_street #streetshot#fujifeed #fujiframez #fujilove #ig #portraitphotography #photooftheday l #portraiture #portraitmood #instagood #picoftheday
Romulus, Michigan
“Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength”
This guy couldn’t understand why I wanted to take his picture. What a face!
#bnw_eye ig_global_bw
Canon 5D4 + a dook of light using Gary Fong grid.
Thanks @bare_foot_productions for assisting me on this portrait of Road America crew member earlier this week.
If you’d like to learn post production, lighting and posing techniques for this and 100’s of others taken around the world on location and in studio check out my Gold Community. For more info go to www.ginamilicia.com and click on “join the community”
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