Month

July 2018

Ep 207: How to photograph interiors and architecture with special guest Wayne Chasan

There is an art to taking photos of interiors and architecture, especially because you need to make static rooms and buildings come to life. You need to ensure that they still tell a story. We talk to Wayne Chasan who generously shares his favourite tips on: Scouting locations Planning a shoot Working with daylight How to add “life” to your interiors The best angles and gear and heaps more! Gina and Valerie discuss all this and 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...

How to increase hair volume

In this tutorial, Gina will show you a quick technique to add volume to hair using Photoshop.

Ep 206: Your photography legal questions answered with special guest Vanessa Emilio

You can take pictures of anything and use them for whatever you want, right? Well, no. You need a clear understand of some basic laws around what you can do and use as a photographer. We talk to Vanessa Emilio to find out what you need to know including: Can I photograph someone without their permission How do I cover myself legally so I can share images I took of a wedding or baby portraits? What about a large public event? Should I post a bulk model release at all entrances and exits. Is this enough? Many magazines and companies are making photographers sign contracts where they sign over all rights to their images. How do we protect our rights, negotiate a better deal and still keep the client? Can I take a photograph while on private property? How do I protect images on my website? How do I protect...

A lovely quote by Rumi

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” – Rumi 

Important lessons in photography from the Adult Entertainment Industry

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “Success isn’t owned – it’s leased. And rent is due every day. Every single day, someone’s coming for your job. Someone’s coming for your greatness. If you’re the greatest, someone wants to be the greatest, and so if you’re not constantly improving your game, somebody else is.” – J. J. Watt The Adult Entertainment Industry is one of the most successful industries in the world. Its net worth is roughly 100 billion dollars. Oh yes, yes, yes! So what does this have to do with photography? Stylistically, not much. If I was critiquing one of these videos my notes would read something like this: What’s the backstory on the hunky plumber? Why is the lighting so flat? Replace saxophone soundtrack! More dialogue. Can you film at 24fps? Did the sink get fixed? But there is one thing the Adult Entertainment Industry has implemented recently that we could...

Ep 205: How to master autofocus on DSLR and mirrorless cameras

Autofocus sounds simple – but there’s a lot that can go wrong if you don’t master how it REALLY works. It’s about understanding what’s actually happening when you use autofocus, how to use focus points effectively and what settings you need to use to get the best result. Gina and Valerie discuss all this and 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 Refresher episode on Sharp Shooting: https://ginamilicia.com/2015/07/ep-30/ How you can...

How to control flash focal length using speedlights

Did you know that you can control how wide or narrow your speedlight flash will be? This is a very handy tool to use when shooting portraits.

Love this quote by Denis Diderot!

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “First move me, astonish me, break my heart, let me tremble, weep, stare, be enraged-only then regale my eyes.” – Denis Diderot

This week I’m inspired by American fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon

In this interview Avedon shares behind the scenes glimpses into the creation of some of his most iconic images and his thought process. “And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.” – Richard Avedon
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