Month

December 2015

Ep 54: Blue Steel: How to shoot models’ portfolios

  What’s the best way to shoot models’ portfolios? Even if you don’t have access to a modelling/acting agency, you can still use these tips when you are shooting people from your sporting group, association or corporate department. In this episode, Gina and Valerie break down what you need to know: the planning you have to do, the best gear to bring to the shoot, and the ideal way to run the day in order to get the best shots in the most efficient manner. #ginachallenge #bluesteel 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 Shoutouts From the podcast community – some great #fitnessshots for #ginachallenge     Bootcamp: Shooting models’ portfolios for social media agency Platform me Thanks to Peter Foote, guest voice activated...

Ep 53: Family size hold the cheese: how to take editorial style family photos

Family photos are inevitable. And they can sometimes look woeful! Especially if Uncle Buck is still trying to be the funny guy of the family. So how do you take beautiful family photos that don’t look staged and overly posed? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the steps you need to take to ensure that your family portraits look more like they have stepped out of the pages of a lifestyle magazine. You (or your client) will end up with family photographs that are unique, memorable and treasured. From angles, to locations, to posing, this episode has it all. #ginachallenge #familysizenocheese 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 Useful link Sliced Chocolate For Sandwiches Is Now A Reality – Life Will Never Be...

Ep 52: Feel the burn: Mastering fitness and body shots

In this “bootcamp” series, Valerie gives Gina a typical client brief – this one centres around taking photos for a gym. Gina walks through her planning, shooting and production process in order to achieve the best results. In this episode, they discuss practical strategies on what you need to do to shoot fitness models or simply great body shots when you’re at the beach or on holiday. It’s also ideal if you want to achieve artistic pics that don’t look cheesy. #ginachallenge #fitnessshots 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 Useful link Watch how people respond when they’re randomly told they’re beautiful. Shoutouts Ben Hopkins Photography Boot Camp: How to photograph fitness models and body shots The brief from the client I want to...

The one simple photo every photographer must take before they will master their craft

What if I told you that all you need to do to become a great photographer is take one simple photo? It’s the exact same photo that all the greatest photographers in the world today, and throughout history have taken. Uber-celebrity photographer Annie Liebowitz took this shot. So did master landscape photographer Ansel Adams and iconic street photographer Henri Cartier Bresson. So what is this shot and why haven’t you heard of it until now? The shot I’m talking about isn’t a secret only shared by the masters. The shot I’m talking about is the one you will take today. Yep that’s right. Today and what you do with this moment is by far the most powerful thing you will ever do in your photography career. Here is why: When we look at the masters of photography or any master of their field, it’s easy to forget that they all...

Ep 51: Lost in translation: Gina’s adventures in Japan

This episode catalogues Gina’s adventures in Japan including sneaky shooting, lots of bikes and missing her plane home. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know about shooting in Japan, iconic locations, how to try out a new photographic style, and how to “set a stage” for your shots. They also cover: how to communicate when you don’t speak the language, what gear to bring, why the light in Tokyo is like nowhere else in the world – and what that means for your photography. #ginachallenge #newstyle 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 Shoutouts Mandy Miller’s epic Nutella series. You’ll find the full series in the Facebook group: “So you want to be a photographer: podcast community”   Why...

Holiday gift ideas for the photographer in your life

  Stay focused while you take a shower with this awesome camera motif shower curtain Nothing says “waterproof” like a camera! But who wouldn’t want to shower with these beauties? Design by Adam Frame Get it on Threadless   Wear your lens on your sleeve with these fab bracelets These cool bracelets come in Nikon and Canon styles.   Turn your favourite Instagram images into ceramic drink coasters Trawl your photographer friend’s Instafeed, grab some of their best pics and get them made into ceramic coasters. Pretty cool. Find them at Coastermatic   Retro camera card holder   This card holder of a retro camera is a great gift idea for the photographer in your life. They can use it for their credit and debit cards, business cards and notes. Find it on Esty Remove sun glare and save your eyes when shooting outside with this awesome DSLR accessory  ...

Ep 50: Putting the “life” into lifestyle photography: How to take lifestyle images

These days, lifestyle images abound. They are becoming popular in the world of corporate photography, proliferate on blogs, are common in stock libraries and pervade the advertising industry. But how can you take a great lifestyle shot without it looking contrived or cheesy? This is easier said than done. Gina and Valerie discuss practical strategies that can transform your lifestyle shots, regardless of whether you are using real people or models. #ginachallenge #lifestyle 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 Shoutouts Cindy Lilly (USA) Cindy took our advice on group shots and came up with this cool corporate shot below. Mike Hickman Mike tried a variety of cropping techniques when he photographed marching band. Here are some shots of his daughter. Brian Everingham Taken...

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