Month

November 2018

Ep 224: How to take flattering portraits of anyone

How can you take flattering portraits of anyone? There are a few golden rules to follow to ensure that you’re nailing the shot – every time. 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 1. Energy It’s not them it’s YOU. A great portrait photographer must work their guts out to gain a person’s trust so they can relax. 2. Pose I’ve noticed that approximately 1/20 people are comfortable in their bodies. They just...

This sums up how I feel about photography

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” ― Robert Frank

Words of wisdom from living legend Jay Maisel

Above: Image by Jay Maisel “You can take fantastic pictures from a jet, you can take great pictures from a helicopter, you can take great pictures from a car, but if you get down and start walking, that’s when the intimate, meaningful, insightful things happen. It’s not a game to see how much territory you can cover, it’s a game to see how much you can see.” ― Jay Maisel

Ep 223: Are your images out of focus? It may not be your fault with guest Wayne Rogers

So you think you’ve done everything right: used your focus points, a fast shutter speed, etc. But your shots still aren’t quite in focus. In this episode, Gina and Valerie welcome camera guru Wayne Rogers to discuss this as well as lens creep vs lens slop (!), whether UV filters are worth using, common mechanical problems that cause your images to be out of focus, how shooting high ISO can influence the sharpness of your image, the best way to get rid of or prevent mold growing on your lenses – 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...

Patience grasshopper, good photos come to those who wait

Above: Image by Gina Milicia What would you do if I gave you the choice of: A. A brand new mid-range DSLR or Mirrorless camera + lens of choice, yours for free today B. Wait two years and receive two brand new DSLR or Mirrorless cameras + lenses I’ll give you a couple of minutes to decide….. *cue game show think music* If you chose A. Congratulations you are the proud imaginary owner of a brand new DSLR. Enjoy! If you chose B. Congratulations x 1000 because according to research your ability to delay gratification or put off a smaller win today (one camera) to have a greater windfall in two years (two cameras) is one of the most essential character traits of a successful person. The problem with delayed gratification is, well, it’s delayed. Why wait when you can have instant gratification? We live in a world where everything is about instant gratification. The interwebs...

Ep 222: What are the best lenses and camera settings for portrait and documentary photography

What are the best lenses and camera settings for portrait and documentary photography? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do to take your portrait shots to the next level. We break it down to the basics and then build on that if you’re ready for intermediate or advanced tips. 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 Portrait Handheld vs tripod Handheld 1/125th sec Tripod 1/15th Select a faster...

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Creativity is an inside job

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!” ― Mandy Hale Are you an innie or an outie? I’m not talking about belly buttons, I’m talking about how you create your photos. For the record, I’m both an innie and an outie photographer. But I’m working hard to become more of an innie. So what is the difference between an innie and an outie? Let me explain. There are two ways to create an image, the first and most common is to work from the outside in. An example of this style of photography is when a photographer is commissioned by a client to shoot an advertising campaign. The client will supply a specific brief that includes the type of location, style of...

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