Month

May 2015

Ep 24: Planes, trains and automobiles, baby: How to take great travel shots

Many people think that you need to go to a exotic locations to take a great travel shots. And many photographers end up with countless vistas of landscapes. However, if you want awesome travel shots, the devil is in the detail – and knowing exactly what time of day is going to capture THAT magic moment. In this episode, Gina and Valerie talk about what you need to do to prepare for your trip, your must-dos when you’re on the ground and how to make the most of your shots when you get back home. This week’s theme for #ginachallenge is (unsurprisingly) “travel” 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 Capture w/ Mark Seliger The 10 Most Expensive Photos in the World Gina’s favourite quote this...

Ep 23: When the caca hit the fan: How to survive a photography epic fail with your files and dignity intact

Caca happens. Much as you don’t want it to, sometimes the caca just hits the fan. Your gear fails, you accidentally delete your memory card or your client hates your shots with passion. So what do you do when disaster strikes? Gina and Valerie have a warts ’n’ all discussion of the mistakes you might make (because she’s made them!) and how to recover with your dignity intact. This week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “black and white” 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 Michael Hickman Jr shares where he buys his light shapers: ePhoto Octagon softbox Neewer 24″ softbox $31 U.S. And he uses a homemade salad bowl as a beauty dish that probably cost around $10 to make! (What a great MacGyver!) Can you...

Ep 22: Flashdance: How to shape and control flash to replicate natural light

You want to use flash. But it’s not just a matter of using the right setting. With the right light shapers, you can make your flash do EXACTLY what you want. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss light shapers. Discover what they are, when to use them, and how to get them cheap. Light shapers will transform your shooting and help you use flash the right way, even in daylight. Whether it’s scrims, softboxes or umbrellas, this episode is all you need to know about this awesome tool. This week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “light shape”. 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 How to deal when you do a “trade for prints” job and end up with disastrous hair and makeup? (Thanks for your...

Ep 21: The ultimate portrait checklist

Want a foolproof framework so that your portraits look amazing? There are so many moving parts when it come to shooting portraits – lighting, gear, people, you name it. In this episode, Gina and Valerie walk through everything you need to know to ensure that you are shooting awesome portraits just like a pro. And go to the show notes for a full checklist. This week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “the essential portrait”. 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 3D Floors Turn Your Bathroom Into An Ocean Arm-shaped selfie stick lets you pretend you have friends Portrait Essentials: The Ultimate Checklist The difference between a good portrait and a great portrait is in the details. “Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the...

50 Shades of Grey Card: How to get your white balance right (minus the headaches)

How to get your white balance right (without the headaches) Ever noticed that when you set your camera to auto white balance and take photos in places where the light is constantly changing your files can end up looking like a rainbow threw up all over them. Frustrating, right? Shooting with your camera on auto mode will mean your white balance is adjusted automatically, based on type of light you are shooting in. In fact, most digital cameras have presets to compensate for colorcasts caused by shooting in different settings. The auto settings are a good start but it’s important to remember that the settings will never be 100% accurate. You can shoot 20 frames and get 20 different white balances depending what kind of lights are in your shot, or the area in the frame that your camera is metering. If you are shooting an event that goes all...

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