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January 2019

Ep 232: Ready to start a photography business? Here are some common mistakes to avoid.

Whether you want a fully fledged photography business or a side hustle, there are some important factors you need to consider if you want to get paid for your shots. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the mistakes you should avoid in order to create a thriving creative business. Gina and Valerie 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 Ready to start a photography business? Here are some common mistakes to avoid. Giving up your day job. Quitting too soon Ignoring...

How to change the colour of anything in Photoshop

Has your model turned up with the wrong colour tie? Don't stress. Gina will teach you how to change the colour of anything in Photoshop.

An introduction to editing images in Lightroom

Learn the essentials of Lightroom and make the most of this amazing software.

What’s the most important element in a portrait, light, location or subject?

Above: Image by Gina Milicia A beautiful subject in an awesome location can be ruined by poor light. So when you’re organizing a shoot, looking for good light should be the first thing you do. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly There are three elements to a great portrait: light, subject and location. Which is more important? Let me put it this way: if light, subject and location played paper, scissors, rock; light would always win. Why? A beautiful subject in an awesome location can be ruined by poor light. So when you’re organizing a shoot, looking for good light should be the first thing you do. The results you can achieve shooting in natural light can be incredible, but natural light is fickle. It will never look the same twice. To find yourself with a spectacular background and great light is incredibly rare so if you can recreate the beauty of...

Quote: “The best photos come from the heart, not the camera.”

Above: Image by Gina Milicia. Fuji x100F. “A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.” ―Arnold Newman

Ep 231: What are the biggest photography trends for 2019?

What are the big trends in photography for 2019? And which ones should you incorporate into your own work? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you needs to be aware of and much more! Gina and Valerie 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 Trends for 2019 DSLR is becoming a niche but is still king amongst pro commercial shooters. Video is the new black Minimalism gives way to more detailed landscape images Candid or documentary style portrait and wedding...

Get inspired! The best photos of 2018

Via time.com Photographers pointed their cameras in every direction around the world to reveal these scenes — at times risking their own safety — and brought us along as virtual witnesses. Here, TIME’s photo editors present an unranked selection of the 100 best images of the year. See all images here. Warning: Some of the following images are graphic in nature and might be disturbing to some viewers. Above: An abandoned home in the village of San Miguel Los Lotes, near the Guatemalan city of Escuintla, after a June volcanic eruption. Daniele Volpe.

Who cares about your images?

Above: Image by Gina Milicia. Women in Red. South Africa 5D MK 4.“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 FrankI love this quote by Robert Frank. It sums up the way I feel about photography. I want people to care about my images. I want them to feel something when they look at them.What’s the point of creating art that nobody cares about? Often we are so hung up with technique and megapixels and postproduction that we forget the real reason art exists in the first place.Great art is visual storytelling, and great storytelling evokes a reaction. I feel something when I look at an image.I can still remember the first time I saw the work of Rodin, Van Gogh, Mapplethorpe, Fan Ho, or Herb Ritts.I’ve read books where I fell...

Ep 230: From personal projects to a book deal with Craig Wetjen

Meet Craig Wetjen, an award-winning professional photographic artist and a best-selling author with 33 years in the photography industry. Craig started his photographic career shooting for local newspapers in Connecticut, USA. He went on to work for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory before moving to Australia where in he established Melbourne’s RMIT University’s first digital imaging subject. Craig’s published a book in 2016 titled “Men and Their Sheds” which, just after 3 months on the selves became a best-selling book. He documented 101 men and their relationship the shed has to his physical and mental health. Gina and Valerie 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...
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