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May 2018

Ep 200: Gina and Val’s most valuable lessons in photography

They said we’d never make it. But we got here! 200 episodes – so the champagne is flowing and we’re celebrating. Big thanks to all our listeners, we couldn’t have reached this milestone without you. We’re also celebrating the photography from Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding. Gina and Valerie also share the most valuable lessons they’ve learnt in photography. 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 Gina’s visit to the Camera...

A beginner’s guide to colour profiles

Discover the best colour profiles for printing and web and why it matters.

Love this anonymous quote

“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.”  – Anon Above: Image, Gina Milicia

What’s the best focal length for shooting headshots

Wwhen it comes to shooting headshots or profile pictures, what is the best focal length, and why?

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it

Above: Image, Gina Milicia Yesterday I made someone cry and it made me feel good, really good. For the record I’m not a sadist or a psychopath. Let me explain… I was photographing Jane, (name changed to protect the innocent) an entrepreneur in her early 50’s who was launching a new venture and needed a fresh set of profile images. Jane was beautiful and had an amazing energy. I saw an intelligent, warm, engaging, confident, beautiful woman and that’s how I photographed her. We spent a couple of hours together and I shot three different setups in three different outfits and locations. Jane was a dream client. I loved her energy. She took direction well and with a little help from my visualisation technique, I was able to capture a warm, confident, and beautiful version of Jane. So why the tears then? The tears were not tears of despair, they...

Ep 199: How to shoot video on your DSLR and Mirrorless Part 2

With more photographers being asked to shoot short video clips, we’re definitely seeing a trend that you need to uplevel your skills to include video. While this may seem daunting, Gina and Valerie discuss the basics for you to consider to explore this exciting new side venture. From frame rate, to shutter speed, and everything in between, listen up! 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 How to shoot video on your...

Get comfortable with doubt

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.” –Robert Hughes

Ep 198: Auto ISO, high speed sync and white balance

Gina shares a hack on how to use high speed sync when you normally can’t! It’s about getting your speedlite to become intimate with your studio light – and convincing your camera to perform shutter speeds it usually won’t do. All is revealed in this episode, along with the benefits of using auto-ISO – and why this is a great function to take advantage of especially if you’re doing events. 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...

This week I’m inspired by the work of Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia

“I’ve lived with the camera. It’s as though it’s in my heart and in my head.”–Letizia Battaglia Letizia Battaglia, a Sicilian born photographer began her career in the early 70s and is best known for her work documenting the Sicilian Mafia. Battaglia worked as the photography director Palermo’s anti Mafia newspaper, L’Ora. Over a span of 15 years, Battaglia, or one of her assistants photographed every major Mafia crime scene. Battaglia was a target numerous times, she was threatened repeatedly, her cameras were smashed. Yet she survived and worked – and her photos changed the history of that time and place.

How to remove flare from glasses in a portrait using the clone stamp and layer mask

Photographing a model wearing glasses can be problematic. Glasses are highly reflective and can cause flare or reflections of the light source.
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