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October 2018

Ep 221: How to take your landscape photography to the next level with guest Mieke Boynton

Mieke Boynton is a landscape photographer who travels regularly, both within Australia and overseas, to capture the wonder and beauty of nature’s landscapes. She favours the epic landscapes of Kimberley region where she moved in 2008. She has travelled extensively in search of beautiful places and magic light and her photos of Norway, Patagonia, Namibia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Tasmania and the Kimberley have won numerous National and International awards. After 10 years, she has returned to the Alpine Valleys of Victoria to focus exclusively on 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....

The truth always wins!

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “Authenticity requires a certain measure of vulnerability, transparency, and integrity.” – Janet Louise Stephenson

Ep 220: Classic portrait lighting styles and how to create them using daylight or flash

There are some classic lighting styles that every photographer needs to understand. And you also need to be able to create them whether you only have daylight to work with – or flash. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss classic portrait lighting styles including beauty lighting, loop lighting, split lighting, Rembrandt lighting, short lighting, broad lighting 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 Knowing how to manipulate light in...

How to create Split and Rembrandt Lighting using daylight or artificial lighting

Knowing how to manipulate light in relation to your model is a game-changer. These rules apply to ALL light. If you understand light you can achieve any light style.

Keep going. It’s worth it.

Above: Image by Gina Milicia  “Those at the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” – Unknown I’ve spent the last 30 years climbing a mountain. I started climbing impatiently, sprinting so fast I barely noticed the scenery. The road was smooth and the incline was gentle. The first part of the climb felt easy, took little effort, almost like I was being carried by some invisible force. Then just when I thought I had mastered mountain climbing 101 I hit my first obstacle. The climb took a turn and I needed to navigate terrain that I had not experienced before. It was physically challenging. For every three steps I took I would lose my footing and slide back two. On several occasions I misjudged a bolder for a ledge and slid back almost to where I started. I was frustrated, felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere but somewhere in the...

Ep 219: Finding your authentic photography style with guest Sean Tucker

We talk to Sean Tucker on finding your authentic photography style. In this interview we talk about: being sacked as a priest, dealing with the shame he felt getting a waiting job when he was starting out, the struggle to find freelance clients, finding a unique style, the criticism that led him to finding his unique voice, dealing with imposter syndrome 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 “Authenticity...

Ep 218: How to work with speedlights for beginners intermediates and pros

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or pro – there is something for you in this episode. We talk about speedlights and how a simple little light can make ALL the difference. You’ll discover how to get started, easy hacks to bring your images to life – and savvy techniques that can replicate sunsets, window lighting 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 Why speedlight? Great light is the basis of good...

Quote from Paulo Coelho

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” ―Paulo Coelho Above: Image by Gina Milicia  

How to pose and direct an authentic headshot

Above: Image by Gina Milicia Fuji X100f Have you ever noticed that whenever you point a camera at someone they will go to one of three default settings. Photo face with cheesy smile and dead eyes No smile and a look of sheer terror Duck face or pouty lips Sometimes you might get lucky and photograph someone who has an authentic smile and looks relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. Unfortunately this usually only happens in about 10% of cases so how do you get rid of duck face, cheesy smiles or looks of terror in the remaining 90% of portraits? Asking your model to say any word starting with ‘ch’ and ending in ‘y’ or ‘e’ when you photograph them will show both top and bottom teeth. This is a great idea in theory, but always ends up looking fake on models. The reason for this is that...

Ep 217: How to see and read light

A wise person once said: “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”. There is no doubt that light plays a huge part in whether or not you get the perfect shot. But you don’t have to wait for the stars to align in order for this to happen. YOU can make this happen by understanding how light works and how to manipulate it to achieve the look you want. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do in order to understand and see light the right 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...

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