Month

March 2017

Understanding JPEG compression

Have you ever noticed banding or streaks in your images, especially in areas where there are plain backgrounds like blue skies or plain coloured walls? This banding is caused by too much jpeg compression and can easily be avoided. In this tutorial I’ll show you how the amount of jpeg compression you choose to export your images will influence how your images appear in print, and on the interwebs. Press play below to watch.

Ep 121 Snapshot: White balance, photographing babies and rock bands

Dealing with babies – how to photograph these little humans. And shooting bands: how to make members more comfortable and whether you should charge a project fee or hourly rate? Ask listener questions at news@ginamilicia.com Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process.   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 All questions are answered in the episode. Mike Hickman asks: Help! Getting asked to take photos of a local cover band, that plays 70s & 80s with a splash of funk, disco and country. I got a few ideas of...

Ep 120: A beginners guide to photo composites

Creating photo composites can save your bacon in some situations. Like when you wish that light stand wasn’t in the shot. Or when everyone in a group photo looks great but one person has their eyes closed. Or you want to shoot a Vanity Fair-style cover – but everyone isn’t available on the same day. Photo composites can seem daunting to many. But, in this episode, Gina and Valerie break down the process into simple and easy steps so that you can get started doing photo composites like a pro. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process.   #ginachallenge #compshot Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you...

“Comparison is the thief of joy” or how keeping your grass green will make you a better photographer.

Above: Cartagena, Colombia shot on iPhone 6 and processed in Lightroom Have you ever felt intimidated to share your work because you thought everyone else in your photography group, online community or class was better than you? Are you frustrated by the fact that you are not grasping photography concepts or your work isn’t developing as fast everyone else seems to be? “Comparison is the thief of joy.” When I was seven, my dad bought me a bike. It was the most beautiful bike I’d ever seen. It was powder blue with a white seat and white grips on the handlebars. I rode that bike everywhere. On the weekends I’d clean and polish the chrome and grease the chain. Riding that bike was my happy place. Then one day one of my best friends got a bike for his birthday. His bike was a beautiful red racing bike with gears,...
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