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July 10, 2017

Ep 147: Snapshot: How to pose and shoot a large portrait shoot in hard sunlight

As photographers, sometimes the conditions we’re given to shoot in aren’t ideal. In this episode, Gina Milicia and Valerie Khoo answer a listener question about how to best tackle a group portrait shoot in hard sunlight. Gina and Valerie will show you what problems to be aware of when shooting in hard light and tips and tricks for making the most of a tricky shoot. 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 on...

What do your images feel like?

Above: Image Gina Milicia “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” — Don McCullin

What’s the secret ingredient to the best portraits?

Above: Image, Gina Milicia I once worked as a pasta chef in an Italian restaurant that was famous for its bolognese sauce. It was packed out every night with bolognese junkies who couldn’t get enough of chef Rosa’s secret sauce. Whenever anyone asked if Chef Rosa would share the recipe she would generously hand it out. At the time I thought that by giving away her precious recipe that Rosa would eventually lose patrons. Why eat out when you can make it at home for free? When I voiced my concerns, Rosa smiled and said, “I only give them the raw ingredients, the secret to a great sauce can’t be measured, bought or taught. It has to be earned from hard work and experience.” This was a powerful life lesson. Finding out “how” something is done is the easy part. Mastering a skill and making something memorable can’t be hacked...

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