Month

May 2017

Ep 141: Crank it up! Why every photographer should embrace high ISO

It’s time to crank up your ISO. In this episode, we dispel the myths about high ISO being noisy and grainy and show you what you need to do if you’re shooting this way. Gina and Valerie discuss the various situations where high ISO should be used (and it’s not just when there is low light or at night!) and the extra techniques you need to employ if you choose this setting. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. 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 #crankitup 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,...

This quote sums up how I feel about the importance of photographs

Above: Image Gina Milicia “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind

My beautiful launderette Kochi Lightroom CC edit

This week I thought I’d share a real time edit of this image I photographed whilst visiting a laundry in Kochi, India. Click play below to watch the video.

Ep 140: Snapshot: How to deal with negative feedback about your photography

How to deal with negative feedback about your photography. When you start hanging out with other photographers, it can be easy to start the dangerous game of comparison. Worse is when you begin listening to the criticism from others, even if they mean it constructively. If you find that your confidence has been rocked, even by the most innocent comment, it’s time to take stock. Gina and Valerie chat about the strategies and mindset you need to adopt to make the most out of negative feedback. Ask your 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...

How to take great photos when Mother Nature calls in sick

Above: Image Gina Milicia “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” (Vivian Greene, 2006) So you’ve found the perfect location, organised models and then at the 11th hour you get a call: “Hi it’s Mother Nature, I’m sorry but Sunny Day has the flu and can’t make it into work today. I can send Storm as a replacement, Torrential Rain is also available, and Drizzle can be there in five.” Do you cancel the shoot or does the show go on? How do you make the most of a shoot when Sunshine and Blue Skies call in sick? Unless you live in Yuma, Arizona, or Aswan, Egypt chances are you will have a location shoot threatened or canceled due to rain or inclement weather. Sometimes it’s okay to raincheck (see what I did there?) but what should you do in...

Ep 139: How to photograph the night sky with special guest, astrophotographer Michael Goh

If you want to take mind-blowing photographs of the stars and the night sky, you can’t go past the amazing work of astrophotographer Michael Goh. Whether you are taking time lapse shots or panoramic night-time landscapes, this award-winning photographer is generous with this tips on how to get the ideal photo. We chat to Michael so that we can bring his incredible techniques to you. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. 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 #shootingstars 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....

How to create a moody character shot using one light

This is a simple lighting style showing you how to create several different looks in one location using one light and one reflector.

Ep 138: Snapshot: Refurbishing gear and should you show personal projects as folio?

In this minisode, Gina and Valerie discuss whether you should buy refurbished gear. And also whether you should use personal images in your professional portfolio. Ask your 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 Listener questions: Good day Gina, Please, I have a question I hope you can help me with. Is it possible to refurbish an L series Canon lens, and bring it back to an almost new condition? If it is possible, where can it be done?...

Quote: Build your own dreams

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

How to make your images memorable

Above: Fisherman, Cebu, photographed on Canon 5DMK 111 and 24-105mm lens using off camera speedlight and 50cent plastic modifier. A good photo gets noticed but will be easily forgotten, a good photo with a great story becomes memorable. There’s heaps of great advice on the interwebs these days about how to get your images noticed. Getting lots of views and likes is the secret to success right? Well yes, having lots of people looking at your work is great, but it’s not enough and here’s why. What’s the point of being noticed if nobody remembers your images or who took them? Great photography stands out. No argument here but there are thousands of award-winning amazing photos posted online each day. How can anyone possibly compete with so much beauty? The short answer is you can’t. If you’re trying to stand out by having the most technically gorgeous photo in the...
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