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August 2018

Ep 212: How to develop a unique photography style with guest Bradley Hanson

There are wedding photographers – and then there is Bradley Hanson. In this episode, we chat to Bradley who reveals the approach behind his image and the art of photography. He shares his thoughts on starting out and how he felt shooting his very first wedding, essential gear, setting expectations with clients, pleasing the client and pleasing yourself, muscle memory and shooting intuitively, and developing a unique style. This show is all about inspiring and learning from the best in the world – and with 19 years experience and 600 weddings Bradley has lots of great stuff to say in this interview. 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...

Quote: Shine bright!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” —Marianne Williamson Above: Image, Gina Milicia

Ep 211: Headshots for beginners, fill light and the importance of defining your photography niche

Why it’s important to niche down in order to get more paying gigs as a photographer. In this episode, we talk about how to identify, define and articulate your niche so that people are clear on who you are and what you stand for. 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 This Dog Recreated Madonna’s Iconic Photos, And The Attention To Detail Is Unbelievable Photo Critiques

Get Inspired!

A young Annie Leibovitz talks about how she photographed her iconic image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

“You can’t control other people’s behaviour, but you can control your responses to it.”

Above: Image, Gina Milicia A few years ago I had a portrait shoot with a woman by the name of Dawn, well-loved and respected in the music industry (name, date and industry changed to protect the innocent). From the first moment I met Dawn my inner monologue was “Houston we have a problem.” Dawn shook my hand but her eyes were cold. I knew I could take a great shot but there was something about her energy, yep, I said ‘energy’, that threw me. When I finally got Dawn onto the set I approached her again for a quick pre-shoot chat. This is something I like to do to establish a connection. Sometimes I ask how people got to the studio or notice an item of clothing. There isn’t a formula, it’s just chit chat. This technique usually works but every once in a while you meet someone like Dawn...

Ep 210: Joel Grimes and the art of portrait photography

Meet Joel Grimes, who talks to us about how he recovered from massive rejection at the start of his career and evolved into being a rock star advertising photographer. Joel talks to us about his journey, including the highs and lows along the way. 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 Joel Grimes Joel graduated from the University of Arizona in 1984 with a BFA in Photography, and soon established a commercial studio...

How to create amazing corporate portraits in average locations

In an ideal world, yourclient will invite you to photograph them in their beautiful 10000 square ft loft with polished floorboards, an abundance of daylight and gorgeous furniture . The reality is usually a tiny windowless office filled with grey filing cabinets and green walls.

Love this quote by James Stephens

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” — James Stephens

Ep 209: The fast track to photography success with guest Scott Stokhaug

Meet one photographer who has transformed from being an aspiring snapper to a booked out in-demand photographer who is getting huge traction in his community and niche. Gold Community member Scott Stokhaug reveals how he’s done just that. 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 Shout outs and congrats to award winning Gold members For Capture Magazine Kate Flowers Emerging photographers (Documentary/photojournalism) Natalie Finney Emerging photographers (Portrait) Russell Thomas Emerging photographers (Editorial...

Albert Watson – the story behind the iconic image of Steve Jobs

In this video Albert Watson shares how he directed, posed and photographed his iconic image of Steve Jobs.
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