Month

September 2019

Fashion Look Tutorial

Discover how to create a fashion look portrait for any model in any situation.

Are you a sheep or a lion?

“The greatest fear in the world is the opinion of others, and the moment you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.” —Osho

Ep 263: Home studios on a budget with guest Peter Foote

Meet Sydney-based wedding and boudoir photographer, Peter Foote. In this episode, Peter shares some amazing tips on how he turned his two-car man shed/garage into a beautiful home studio that looks like a high-end hotel suite or luxury cottage. The final cost of the renovation which includes timber floors, windows, furniture and even a chandelier cost less than $2000Au or (approx $1400 US). 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 Peter walks us through: Planning How to save thousands...

How to take your portraits from Meh to Amazing

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” —Jimmy Johnson There was this guy I went to high school with, his name was Tony Facciousa (not his real name). Tony was the kind of guy that when he walked into a room, everybody noticed. There was something about him that made everyone look twice, he had the X-Factor. The X Factor is difficult to define. It’s a combination of lots of little things that gave Tony Facciousa The X Factor. The way he walked, the tone of his voice, the lazy smile, the clothes he wore and the fact that he always had this air of quiet confidence that only someone comfortable in their own skin can pull off. Tony made quite an impression on me, so much so that whenever I shoot a portrait, I like to implement what I now call the ‘Tony protocol’. The Tony...

Ep 262: How to get the perfect exposure in every lighting condition

How to get the perfect exposure in any lighting condition. You’ll discover: how the camera reads light and how to override the default settings; the 3 main metering modes and when to use them; the common lighting conditions that confuse your camera’s metering system and what to do about it; how to get the perfect skin tone in every lighting situation; how to override the default settings and take your images from average to amazing! 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...

Ep 261: How to find great images anywhere with guest Alan Fletcher

Meet Alan Fletcher, an Australian photographer known for his portraits. He has a reputation as one of the best headshot photographers within the performing arts community in Australia. He’s also the photographer behind Photo Number 6 (@photonumber6), a series where he travels across the globe to uncover travel experiences that go far beyond a tourist guidebook and delve into the heart and soul of the places Alan visits. The challenge he is set in the show is to photograph each experience looking to choose just one photo that sums up that experience. To millions of people all around the world, he is Dr Karl Kennedy from Australia’s longest-running drama “Neighbours”. Alan has portrayed the role of Dr Karl for 25 years of the programs 29-year history. An actor for over 30 years Alan has performed in over 60 theatrical productions, numerous television programs, mini-series and feature films and written and...

You’re probably closer to your goal than you think.

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “Trust the process. Your time is coming. Just do the work and the results will handle themselves.” –Tony Gaskins There are some things you just don’t notice because they happen so slowly like fingernails growing, the earth spinning or the 6 extra kilos I smuggle home on my thighs every time I travel to Italy. I just wake up one day and notice my nails are long, it’s the next day, or my favourite jeans don’t fit anymore. It always feels like these things just happen overnight, but it’s a slow and gradual process, much like developing your style as an artist. Is your work evolving quickly enough? Many artists I speak to get frustrated by the fact that they feel like their work is not evolving quickly enough, or not at all. The reality is, if you’re doing something towards achieving your goals consistently, there...

Ep 260: The beginner’s guide to gear and lighting for groups with daylight or flash Part 2

Photographing groups can be tricky. And the strategies that will give you the best shot are actually counterintuitive. Most photographers do the opposite of what they should do. In this informative episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know when you shoot groups – the advice might surprise you! 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 Listener question Mandy asks: Hello all, I’m one of those creepy stalker people that listen to every podcast and follow the...

SIGN UP TO GINA’S NEWSLETTER

Get your copy of Gina’s guide “The Shot” FREE when you sign up to her newsletter. You’ll also receive FREE Lightroom presets every month.

How to direct and pose like a pro

Mentoring

Want Gina Milicia as your mentor?

About Gina

About Gina

Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’... READ MORE

×

GET A FREE COPY OF "THE SHOT" - SIGN UP TO GINA'S NEWSLETTER YES PLEASE!