Month

September 2017

Quote: The secret behind a photograph

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” -Diane Arbus

Ep 166: How to photograph food with special guest Marina Oliphant

Great food photography is a combination of art and science and Melbourne photographer Marina Oliphant is one of the best in the biz. Marina’s amazing food images look like they are lit by the Beautiful Light Gods but she uses sophisticated lighting set ups and definitely knows her stuff. In this interview, you’ll discover: simple hacks to make portraits in dull locations look like studio shots, the best ways to light food, how to create soft daylight look using flash, adding a human element to lifestyle and, our fave, how to make brown food look good. 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.   Click play...

How to eject memory cards and hard drives from your computer safely

Removing external drives such as hard drives and memory cards without safely ejecting them won’t damage them the first, second or third time but like smoking the damage is cumulative and doing this continuously will eventually corrupt the card and you will lose date. To safely eject a card from Windows: Double click on Computer or (My Computer) Find the card or device icon Right click and select eject To safely eject a memory card from a Mac: Right click on external device icon (memory card or external hard drive) Select eject

Dear Nikon, we need to talk…

Above: Image Gina Milicia Dear Nikon, We need to talk. I’m not sure if you remember me, we met in the summer of ‘85. I was young and inexperienced and you were, well you know, Nikon, the cool kid on the block. I fell in love that day and remained fiercely loyal for the next 18 years. We did great things together but my needs changed and I moved on. It’s been over 30 years since that first time with you Nikon, and I’ve gone on to build a successful career as a photographer. One of the things I love most about being an artist is the fact that the celebration of excellence is gender neutral. In my lifetime I have been inspired and influenced by hundreds of photographers from all over the world. These have included fashion, street, portrait and commercial photographers. I’m inspired by the work and then...

Ep 165: Snapshot: Where did Lightroom put my files? And photographing children’s sport

Ever wondered where Lightroom put your files? Believe it or not, they don’t go into the ether. But you need to know where to look. Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do. They also critique a series of shots from a listener who has photographed high school sport. 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 Listener question: From Jen I have stuffed up somehow importing photos...

Ep 164: How to start a headshot business

Shooting headshots can be a steady and lucrative business. Whether you are photographing actors or business people, they key is to know how to get the job done in a variety of situations, without a great deal of gear. Often, you’re not allocated much time – or given much space – to achieve this. #ginachallenge #headshot 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.   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 Useful Links Turns Out, Spiders Have Tiny Paws, And...

Ep 163: Snapshot: How to build your profile from Ground Zero

How do you build your profile from Ground Zero. When you are literally just starting out, what strategies can you put into place to gain traction quickly. Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do to get paid gigs and find the people who can introduce you to your target market. 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 You need a strategic plan to build a profile,...

How to photograph crowded locations to look deserted

Your perfect shot can be ruined by people passing by. But there is a solution.

Ep 162: How to photograph extreme sports with special guest Matt Cohen

Do you want to take action shots? Or find yourself needing to capture images in extreme situations? What about when an angry bull is charging towards you – do you have the skills and techniques to snap while you’re running away? We talk to special guest photographer Matt Cohen from the San Francisco Bay area. He’s a sports photographer specialising in rodeo and his pictures regularly run in ads, major magazines, newspapers and websites worldwide. Favourite sports to shoot include rodeo, football (both kinds) and hockey. 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.   Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes...

Love this from Dahl!

Above: Image Gina Milicia “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” – Roald Dahl
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