Month

May 2019

Ep 247: How to pitch yourself as a photographer with guest Olivia Bossert

How do you pitch yourself as a photographer? Imagine if you lived in a beautiful part of the world that was incredibly remote and your dream was to become a fashion photographer. Chances are you would need to relocate to a major fashion hub like Paris, New York, Sydney or London. That’s exactly the situation that today’s guest, Olivia Bossert found herself in. Olivia lives in Cornwall, south-west coast of the UK. It’s a rustic, ruggedly beautiful location but not a lot of fashion brands are based there so Olivia thought outside the box and created a unique business plan where the big brands came to her! 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...

Love this quote from Ram Dass

”We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass

Ep 246: How to create high-end images on a budget with guest Rahim Mastafa

How to create high-end images on a budget. Who DOESN’T want to know how to do that? Let’s face it – most of us don’t have heaps of cash to splash around on big budgets sets, equipment or talent. So we have to make do with what we’ve got! But you can still achieve a high-end look even if you have a beer budget. In this episode, we chat to photographer UK-based Rahim Mastafa on how he does just that. 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...

How to compose headshots for maximum impact

The framing or where you position your model in the frame should never be an accident. Making a few minor adjustments to how you frame your headshots can make a dramatic improvement.

Ep 245: How to break into commercial animal photography with guest Jamie Piper

Commercial animal photography is exploding right now with so many opportunities for photographers who want to expand their offering. The pet industry is booming thanks to increased pet ownership and more people treating pets as an important part of the family. In this episode, we chat to US-based commercial animal photographer Jamie Piper. Chances are you’ve already seen her amazing work in magazines, packaging or online. Even if animal photography is not your thing you will learn a ton from this episode. In fact, Jamie had so much great content to share that this episode is 2 hours long! 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...

Lighting with Gridspots

Don't underestimate the gridspot. This light modifier will make portraits pop without modifying your background.

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” — Aaron Siskind When we mention the word ‘portrait’ today we think of selfies of Instafamous models showing off their six packs, duck-lipped reality TV stars or Jan from accounts on vacation. With billions of portraits being shared daily it’s easy to take the significance of this art form for granted. The first recorded likeness of a person was created by the Egyptians over 5000 years ago. Back in those days, you had to be a member of the Royal family or a Beyonce or Bezos to have a portrait created of you. If Jan from accounts lived in the Egyptian times, she would never be afforded the luxury of having her holiday memories of her trip down the Nile recorded for...

Ep 244: Your headshot photography questions answered

Shooting headshots sounds so easy but it can be challenging to get a great result if you don’t follow some simple rules. In this episode, Gina and Valerie review common questions from aspiring photographers so that you can up-level your skills and become a headshot pro. 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 Cheap light stand Gary Fong or cheap softbox to start with Styrofoam head   Light vs location Garage lighting Watch out for dappled light White balance...

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