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June 2017

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” – Ansel Adams

Above: St Lucia, Caribbean, photographed on Canon 5D MK111 and 24-105mm lens fluke [flook] noun unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck. “their triumph was no fluke” How to take a great photo 101 Some of my best images that I’ve shot over the last 30 years have been complete flukes. I happened to be in the right place at the right time.   A portrait of a young boy peering out the back of a vintage Fiat 500 as he drove past me in a tiny village in Sicily was a complete fluke. So was the image I photographed of the city of Dubai breaking through low cloud cover at dawn. Right place, right time. Two elderly ladies, walking in the rain, wearing matching outfits in the streets of Madrid was another fluke, a gift from the photo Gods. #blessed Many photographers spend their lives relying on...

Ep 145: Snapshot: How to blog as a photographer

As photographers, it can be easy to think that your pictures should speak for themselves. Well, that’s only true some of the time. If you want to use blogging to attract more clients, then you need an effective blogging strategy. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what the purpose of your blog is and the essential steps that you need to take in order to blog effectively. They outline why the text you include is sometimes just as important as the images. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. 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...

Wise Words: What are you looking at when you see an image?

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”  Ernst Haas

Ep 144: How to get paid to shoot what you love with special guest Christina Force

We interview Christina Force, a New Zealand based photo-consultant who works with photographers and agents worldwide. We chat to her about what it really takes to make a great portfolio that will get you the work you want – and much more. 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 #authentic 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 Christina Force Bio Ex-photo rep and production company founder, Christina Force is a New Zealand based photo-consultant who works with photographers and...

How much are your photos worth?

Above: Image Gina Milicia Have you ever stopped to calculate how much your photos are worth? I did a quick calculation of some of my faves over the years and did the maths… divide by four, carry the three, add a zero, equals – priceless. Yep, I know I now sound like I’m full of myself but I believe my best images are priceless. Most of these images have only been seen by a handful of people. Technically most of these photos suck but I still rate them. Some have been framed so I can look at them every day. The rest are stuck to the fridge or pinned to the wall above my desk. You probably have similar images around your place right? Snapshots of pets and family members or favourite holiday destinations. Up until the year 2000 I have dozens of photo albums filled with photos, snaps, memories....

Ep 143: Bad habits every photographer should ditch today – do you make them?

Over time, we can slip into some bad habits. Photography bad habits that is. And they can hold us back. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss some bad habits and how to get over them. Do you recognise any in yourself? 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 #badhabits 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 Bad habit: Take vs make a photo Bad habit: Shooting on auto Bad habit: Shooting on auto pilot Taking snaps without planning...

An introduction to layers and layer masks

Layers are the nuts and bolts of Photoshop. Learn to use them right!

Ep 142: Snapshot: Senior/teen portrait ideas and low light photography

  There is a great market in senior portraits – for Aussies, this doesn’t mean elderly people, in the US it’s a thing. Portraits of high school seniors! In this minisode, Gina and Valerie discuss some great strategies on taking cool senior portraits. And they also look at … afterbirth! No just kidding. Not actual afterbirth – but taking family shots after a baby is born. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. 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...

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