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August 2017

Ep 160: The best photography hacks to help you nail the perfect shot

We love a great hack! And you can make your photography shine with some simple hacks that can help you nail the perfect shot. Whether it’s camera shake, emergency lighting or tips on how to create an instant wind machine, this episode is a treasure trove of tips from Gina, Valerie and the photography community. Gina and Valerie reveal cool hacks that can make all the difference in your photography. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. #ginachallenge #hack 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...

Ep 159: Snapshot: How to get accurate colours in photos and should you give away your raw files?

Sometimes, you need to capture true to life colours – like when taking photos of products, for advertising, artwork and so on. You need to be able to reflect the colours that you see in real life. However, many factors can impact the way your colours are represented in your final shot. Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do to ensure that your pics look like the real thing. They cover shooting in raw, fixing in post production, lighting and more. 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...

You can’t boil water with a fire made from twigs

Above: Image, Gina Milicia When I was in my first semester of art school, my teachers took a group of us on a camping trip. This trip was the first time I’d slept in a tent, been away from a hair dryer and central heating, so the first few days were a bit traumatic. One of the first lessons of survival was how to build a fire. We split into groups, and each of us had the opportunity to start a fire. Our fire mentor, Dave had taught us a step-by-step approach on the best way to light a fire. Dave had lived on the land for the last 65 years, and I have to admit he built an excellent fire, but I thought his technique was a bit slow. I had a better way. So I headed out to gather lots of twigs, leaves and some rolled up newspaper...

Ep 158: How to style your portraits to create maximum impact

When you’re shooting portraits, there’s more to it than ensuring that you direct your subject into the right pose. If you have to shoot portraits that are going to stand the test of time, then this episode is for you. Gina and Valerie discuss the essential elements of a great portrait and show you what you need to consider to ensure that you capture just the right shot. From location and colour, to clothes and style, you’ll discover how to shoot ideal portraits without lots of fancy equipment. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. #ginachallenge #style 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...

Ep 157: Snapshot: How to choose the perfect camera bag

When you go out to shoot, you need the right gear. And that doesn’t mean just cameras and lenses but also the right camera bag. Gina and Valerie talk about different types of camera bags that suit different purposes and share tips from the community of their favourites. 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 Stitcher radio. Show notes   This Snapshot is inspired by Kate Flowers: Hello hello… I need a...

Ep 156: How to photograph real estate

Real estate photography can be a great way to get regular work as a photographer.  But there are specific techniques that you should use if you want to get great real estate shots on entry point. This episode, Gina and Valerie talk about the essential elements of real estate photography, how to get the ideal shots, and provide a checklist of dos and don’ts. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. #ginachallenge #getreal 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...

Ep 155: Snapshot: The SOOC Challenge. How and why to nail the shot straight out of camera

This episode, we get all sooky-lala. A terms the Aussies will understand! Actually, we’re talking about SOOCs. When you shoot straight out of the camera. Gina and Valerie talk about why it’s great to master the SOOC, how this saves you time and gives you a better result. Stop thinking, “Oh, I’ll fix it in post”, these tips will get you snapping great shots straight out of the camera. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Ask your questions at news@ginamilicia.com Hope you enjoy the podcast. #ginachallenge #soocylala   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...

How to save hours editing your images using Lightroom

Ever taken dozens or hundreds of images in the same location and then spent hours, sometimes days editing each image one by one? There is a better way and this simple hack is one of the main reasons I love using Lightroom so much. Check out my tutorial below.

It’s time to blossom

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anais Nin

4. Workflow Tutorial: Importing and organising images in Lightroom from a hard drive

This is the fourth in a series of tutorials on Lightroom to help you get the most out of this powerful software.
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