Month

September 2018

How to mimic sunlight using a bare Speedlight

Has the sun called in sick, making it impossible to light your shot? When you have the right skills, nothing is impossible.

Ep 216: How to be a fearless photographer with guest Julia Coddington

If you want to be fearless as photographer, try your hand at street photography. Every photographer should give this a go to see what it’s like to fly by the seat of your pants, make decisions on the go and deal with real people in real situations. One accomplished street photographer is Julia Coddington. In this episode, Gina and Valerie chat to Julia about her techniques, style, journey – and her cloak of invisibility (where do we get 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...

A quote from Rumi

“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” —Rumi

Ep 215: Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus or Fuji? Mirrorless or DSLR? Here is what you need to know.

These days, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to camera gear, lenses, accessories – and everything in between. And advances in technology mean that our cameras can do more than ever. Soon they’ll be able to cook us dinner! However, all this choice can be daunting. And it can be paralysing trying to decide which camera is best for you needs, goals and lifestyle. In this episode, Gina and Valerie outline how to choose the right camera whether you’re a pro, an enthusiast or an entry level snapper. 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...

The amazing Mary Ellen Marks

“It’s not when you press the shutter, but why you press the shutter.”

The camera you want is not the camera you need.

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “Michael” photographed using Fuji x100F It’s been an exciting couple of years for photography lovers with all the big camera manufacturers announcing new technology ranging from better and faster focusing, sharper lenses, In-body stabilization, better low light shooting, faster glass and larger image sizes. I’d be lying if I told you my inner geek girl wasn’t drooling over some of these specs! 50MB raw files gazillions of + focus points touch screens, flip screens WiFi connectivity 4K video coffee maker and inbuilt foot massager (I made that up but it can’t be far off). There is no doubt in my mind that many of these advances have made my life easier as a professional photographer. Larger file sizes and higher resolution give me crisper details. Advances in autofocus have increased the number of keepers or images that are sharp to over 95%. Better low light performance has...

Ep 214: Donato Dicamillo shoots street portraits from the heart

Donato Dicamillo’s street photography is nothing short of amazing. And he has an equally fascinating backstory that takes him from the streets of Brooklyn to being incarcerated in federal prison. His self-taught style captures a gritty emotion and imagery that is unique. And in this interview he reveals his journey. 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 Bio Born in Brooklyn New York, Donato Di Camillo is one son of three siblings born...

Ep 213: Five simple ways to dramatically improve your portrait photography

Almost every photographer is asked to take shots of people at some point. If you don’t specialise in portrait photography, you can still do a brilliant job. Here are five simple ways to dramatically improve your portrait photography. From lighting and composition, to posing and creating the right energy in a shoot, Gina and Valerie discus what you need to do in order to take cracking shots. 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...

3 ways to selectively sharpen images using Photoshop

Learn 3 different ways to sharpen images and bring out details using Photoshop.

How much is your art worth?

Above: Image, Gina Milicia “When you buy something from an artist you are buying more than an object. You’re buying hundreds of hours of errors and experimentation. You’re buying years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You’re not buying just one thing, you are buying a piece of a heart, a piece of a soul… a piece of someone else’s life.” —Rebekah Joy Plett
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