Month

April 2018

Ep 195: Common photo shoot failures and how to recover from them

Don’t get caught with your pants down! Sometimes, despite our best intentions, stuff fails, sh*t happens and you feel like all is lost. But it doesn’t have to be! In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss how to overcome common photo failures including technical errors, client dissatisfaction, dumb stuff 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.   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 There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons. – Denis Waitley  Even the...

Love this quote by Elliot Erwitt!

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…. I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” —Elliott Erwitt

Ep 194: Common camera faults and how to care for your gear with veteran camera technician Wayne Rogers

In this episode we find the answers to a lot of questions! How often do cameras fail due to camera faults vs user error? When is the best time to buy a new camera? How can you look for damage on a used lens? Does placing Silica Gel packs in your camera bag really work? Why are leather camera bags a poor choice for storing gear? Are UV filters necessary? What are the dumbest things photographers have done to their camera? Hint: One involved super glue and the other WD40. 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...

A master at work

Irving Penn (16 June 1917 – 7 October 2009) was an American photographer best known for his portrait and fashion photography. Penn shot fashion photography for Vogue magazine and was one of the first photographers to shoot portraits against a plain grey or white background. This 8mm film footage, shot by Lisa Fonssagrives shows behind the scenes of Penn on location in a portable studio in Morocco.

Ep 193: What type of photographer are you?

What type of photographer are you? Or are you a combination of these? When you’re shooting, it can sometimes be useful to bring different “sides” of you to the table depending on your client, setting and circumstances. In this interview, Gina shares with Valerie her unique perspective on the different types of photographers – see if you can recognise yourself in one. 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 Which kind...

Beautiful lies fill your pockets, the truth fills your soul.

Above: Image, Gina Milicia, Chennai, India “They say the camera never lies. It lies every day.” —Cesar Romero My camera is a compulsive liar. It bends the truth every time it takes a photo. It does this because the truth makes my camera feel uncomfortable. My camera does not act alone; we work as a team. I give the directions. I too am a compulsive liar. “You can’t handle the truth.” The reason my camera and I conspire to tell lies is that the truth can be painful. I’ve experienced this painful truth first hand on many occasions. My driver’s license photo was taken by an honest photographer, my passport photo and all my high school photos speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. My photos are shot by a liar, liar pants on fire. I know how to bend the truth, embellish the facts, or tell...
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