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August 2019

Ep 259: How to photograph wildlife with guest Scott Bourne

Photographing wildlife can be one of the most rewarding activities in photography. But how do you deal with the unpredictable nature of animals? How do you position yourself to get the best shot? And what can you do when you’re left to the lighting effects of Mother Nature? In this episode, we talk to wildlife photographer Scott Bourne about why he photographs wildlife, his approach to wildlife photography, the story behind the amazing image he spent 13 years chasing, why birds are the hardest thing to photograph and how to do it, what really makes a great wildlife photo, what most photographers are getting wrong, where the good places are, how to get great shots at a zoo, working around glass and fences, the importance of pre-visualisation and camera settings/focus. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets....

Cameras don’t take photos

Above: Image by Henri Cartier-Bresson “It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson 

How to remove dark circles in Photoshop

Learn how to remove dark circles or pigmentation without making your portrait look retouched.

What kind of photographer are you?

Above: Image by Gina Milicia What kind of photographer are you? When I ask you this question, I don’t mean what genre you shoot, portrait, still life, documentary or landscape. I’m asking about how you execute your images and this is not to be confused with gear or your editing style, that’s your technique. The way you execute your images will determine what kind of photographer you are and understanding the differences will help you to grow and evolve as a photographer. There are five different kinds of photographer: 1. The Karaoke photographer This is a great way to learn about great photography by impersonating the subjects, lighting and editing techniques of the photographers that inspire you. It’s kind of like a painting by numbers approach to taking images. This is how every great artist starts out. 2. The accidental photographer As the name suggests, this kind of photographer will...

Sicily workshop 2020 (only 2 spots left!)

  I’ve combined my four great loves, photography, Sicily, travel and teaching to create the ultimate photography experience. I’m so excited to show you my beautiful Island of Sicily and share the lighting, posing and post-production techniques I use. I’ve partnered with the best Sicily tour guide in the world, Carmel Ruggeri of Sicilian Food Tours. We’ve been doing these tours together since 2013 and having a blast! Carm will take care of us during our stay and take us to authentic Sicilian villages and locations off the beaten track. Carm is a successful and much-loved restaurateur so we will be privy to some of the best Sicilian food and wine and hospitality. I can’t wait to work with you! For more information or to download a brochure head to: https://www.sicilianfoodtours.com/gina-milicia-sicilian-photography-tour-2020 Bookings: info@sicilianfoodtours.com

Ep 258: The ultimate guide to photographing small, medium and large groups of people Part 1

How do you shoot groups and still make everyone look natural? When you’re a newbie photographer, your friends often ask you to shoot 21st birthdays, weddings, school events and so on. In other words, groups of people. But this can be a challenge if you’re not sure of the basic rules you need to adhere to when you’re shooting groups. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know in terms of location, posing, styling and direction. 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 use a light meter with speedlights

Take the guesswork out of lighting. Learn how to use a light meter and stop monkeying around.

Ep 257: How to shoot, print and sell landscape images with photographer Tom Putt

We chat to fine art landscape photographer Tom Putt who went from photographing birds to sport and eventually landscapes. Tom spends many months of every year creating new photographs for upcoming limited and open edition prints and book projects. You’ll discover: What makes a killer landscape image and why, how do you connect with the landscape to create an image that is more than just a generic shot, aerial vs drone photography, how you prepare for a shoot, preferred gear, techniques, the pros and cons of working with galleries, tips for shooting, tips for printing 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...

Love this quote by Joan Miro!

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” –Joan Miro 

I’d like to introduce you to the person stopping you from achieving your photography goals

Above: Image by Gina Milicia Do you daydream about taking amazing photos like the ones you see in magazines, galleries or social media/ The ones that stop you in your tracks and make you gasp in wonder and green with envy at the same time? What do these photographers have that’s missing in your images? Is it the gear they use? Is it the locations or talent they work with? Is it technical knowledge or postproduction skills? What if I told you all these photographers have in common has nothing to do with the factors listed above. What if I were to tell you that technique, talent or gear has very little to do with greatness and that one of the main reasons you have not achieved your goals comes down to one person – Dave. That’s right, I said Dave is the reason you haven’t reached your goals yet. Who...
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