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February 2015

How to include snow in your shoots – when it’s the middle of summer

  Model Credit: Alan Fletcher on location in my studio. Canon 1Ds Mark III Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens ISO 100, F14 @1/200th sec I’ve been working with Australian actor Alan Fletcher for nearly 20 years now. We first met when he joined the cast of Australia’s longest running soap Neighbours. We done so many shoots over the years I’ve actually lost track. Alan is also a very talented musician and photographer. It was Alan who first taught me about looking for warmth in the eyes of a portrait. This shot was taken for Alan’s annual Christmas card. He wanted a Christmas looking theme so we workshopped this idea together. My lighting set up for this shot includes two large softboxes  to create the highlights on the sides of Alan’s face, one medium Rotalux deep octabox as a main light and a small Rotalux deep octabox (camera left) to create...

Ep 11: 50 Shades of Archiving: Workflow just got sexy

What is the best way to handle your workflow? In this episode, Gina and Valerie cover an efficient and effective system for your files, shoots and the delivery of images to your clients. It’s a system honed after years of experience – and Gina reveals the hard mistakes that taught her the proven system she uses today. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes #ginachallenge Theme for this week: sexy Thanks to questions and comments from Dan Barker and Emily McAuliffe An overview of the workflow. Import the images from your camera (first backup) Backup to portable hard drive (second backup) Backup to external hard drive (third backup) Editing Final backup Delivery

Ep 10: Transitioning from day job to photographer

Want to change careers and become a full-time photographer? Gina outlines everything you need to do to make the leap. From getting industry experience, finding mentors, books worth reading and what projects you should work on, this episode is your guide to making it all happen. Enjoy! Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Thanks to questions/comments from: Michael, Ron and Gary – great to hear from you! The main reason people don’t start is FEAR Begin today “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” –Napoleon HillMake a decision and commit to it. Make it officialRegister a business name...

Ep 9: Your own studio space: from home to professional

    Everything you need to know to create your own studio space, whether you are starting out at home, sharing with other photographers or investing in your own professional base. In this week’s episode, Gina and Valerie take you on a step-by-step journey through what you need to do from starting out to turning pro. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Man photobombs stock photos, and things get weird fast How USA Today Photographers Shoot a Hollywood Awards Show The Ultimate DIY Photography Editing Table Fitness in Post Dedicated work space A regular cafe with wifi that you can go and check emails, process files and find inspiration A corner of your bedroom, kitchen that you can use as a regular place to work...

Ep 8: How to shoot events, functions and major parties

How to shoot events, functions and major parties. This episode is all about events – we cover everything from the gear you need and what to wear, to event etiquette, how to get the best shots for your client, secret tips to use at weddings and your post-event must-dos. Listen now! Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Reflections in a trick mirror Which famous photographer are you actually like? Gear Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Camera Bag (Black) Test all flashes are working/sync cables/ radio slaves Fresh batteries +spares Charge camera batteries Clean lenses Ensure you have all your cables and accessories and charges for laptops etc ( fully charge your laptop and phone + booster for remote locations) Do you have enough card readers, spare...

Ep 8: How to shoot events, functions and major parties

How to shoot events, functions and major parties. This episode is all about events – we cover everything from the gear you need and what to wear, to event etiquette, how to get the best shots for your client, secret tips to use at weddings and your post-event must-dos. Listen now! Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes Reflections in a trick mirror Which famous photographer are you actually like? Gear Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Camera Bag (Black) Test all flashes are working/sync cables/ radio slaves Fresh batteries +spares Charge camera batteries Clean lenses Ensure you have all your cables and accessories and charges for laptops etc ( fully charge your laptop and phone + booster for remote locations) Do you have enough card readers, spare...

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