Month

October 2017

How to add texture overlays to images in Photoshop

Texture overlays are an easy to transform your portraits. Gina shows you four different overlay techniques you can apply to your images.

Ep 171: How to transition from day job to photography, backlighting and photo composite tips

You love photography and it’s been a wonderful passion project so far. But can you really make money from it? Can you turn your hobby into a business? Gina and Valerie talk about how to make the transition. They also discuss clever backlighting techniques and solve one listener’s photo composite question. 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 Chad Leever: Hey, thanks for adding me Gina. I am from the Kansas City...

Ep 170: How to be an internationally acclaimed pet photographer with special guest Serena Hodson

Pet photography is booming. And one of the most successfully pet photographers is Serena Hodson, who recently released the book ‘Upside Down Dogs’. We chat to Serena about how she got her huge book deal, how she convinces dogs to turn upside down and what it takes to shoot four-legged furries. 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 Upside-Down Dogs by Serena Hodson Serena Hodson was born in New Zealand, but is...

Ep 169: Snapshot: How to use coloured gels in photos

A simple gel can transform your photograph. So when should you use them with your lighting – and how do to you use them correctly? Gina and Valerie discuss when and why you should use gels, different kinds of gels, affordable alternatives 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 iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show notes What are gels? Two types of gels: Theatrical for dramatic lighting effects Colour correction that are used...

Sri Lanka surfer portrait: Natural light vs fill flash tutorial

Creating the look and feel that you want in a portrait comes down to how you light and expose your images.

Best quote ever from Terri Guillemets

  “Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” – Terri Guillemets

Ep 168: How to shoot higher quality images in less time with fewer frames and less gear.

Many photographers need to capture a moment when they are under pressure and have limited time. If you still want to produce quality images in any situation – without having to log around a tonne of gear, this episode is for 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.   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 In this episode: How many lights do you really need to take a great shot? How can you speed up a photo session?...

Ep 167: Snapshot: How to balance flash and ambient light. And are cheap “Uber” style businesses devaluing the photo industry?

When you’re using flash, how do you get the right balance between the flash and the ambient light? In this episode, Gina and Valerie break down what you need to consider in this situation. They also chat about the increasing popularity of “Uber”-style photography sites. What does it mean for you? 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 Pablo Pete, Brisbane, QLD Would love...

The lights are on but nobody’s home. How to make eyes stand out in your portraits.

Above: Image, Gina Milicia Ever had a conversation with someone who was distracted? On the surface they appear to be listening to your amazing story about the dream you had last night. They are nodding in all the right places and saying “oh wow” and “oh no” every so often but there is something that tells you they aren’t 100% present. It’s nothing tangible. It’s a feeling, there is a disconnect. I often look at portraits and feel that same disconnect. The shot is beautifully lit, posed and composed but when you look into the eyes it’s like the lights are on but nobody’s home. If you want your portraits to stand out from the pack a great starting point is making sure the lights ARE on, somebody’s home and they welcome you with a big hug, a cup of tea and freshly baked Nutella doughnuts. Here are my favourite...

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