Month

November 2019

QUOTE: This is why you need to keep showing up

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow, it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it—but all that had gone before.” ― James Clear  

Ep 272: The complete guide to being a great second shooter at weddings with guest Misha Wynn

What does it take to be a great second shooter at weddings? And if you’re the primary photographer, what do you need to consider when working with a second shooter. In this episode, we chat to Dallas photographer Misha Wynn, who shares her tips on how to become a great second shooter for newbies and how to work with second shooters as a photographer. You’ll discover: how Misha got started, how long before she turned a profit, what is a second shooter, why hire one, why be one, the difference between shadowing, assisting and second shooting, your pre-game plan so you don’t get in each other’s way or miss important shots, 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...

Ep 271: Headshots, lighting, faster editing hacks, listener questions and photo critiques

How to get better at headshots, portraits, shooting wildlife and much more. This week, we answer common listener questions so that you can improve your photography and workflow. 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia 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 Useful links Awesome TED Talk: This is what happens when you reply to spam email | James Veitch Guy Recreates Iconic Movie Scenes With His Cats, And The Results Are Hilarious Nathan John Clark I almost forgot...

How to export images for print, web and email using Lightroom for optimum quality

It's so easy to ruin the quality of a photo by exporting it. Whether you're sending it to your mum or a client, you want your exported file to look its best.

Ep 270: How to take amazing images on your smartphone with guest Emil Pakarklis

Sometimes, you don’t need a fancy camera to take stunning images. You can take jaw-dropping shots with a camera that fits into the palm of your hand. We’re talking about your smartphone. Meet Emil Pakarklis, an expert in smartphone photography. You’ll discover: the biggest advantages of using a smartphone over DSLR or mirrorless, common mistakes, how to take amazing night photos, taking control of focusing and exposure, burst mode or live mode, workarounds for average flash, best editing apps and 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use...

Quote by Victor Frankel

“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long-run —in the long-run, I say! —success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it” – Victor Frankel

How to create soft daylight in harsh sunlight

Harsh sunlight can ruin a photo. You can pray for a cloud, or learn to make your own.

Sicily workshop 2020

Above: Image by Gina Milicia 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! Email Carm at info@sicilianfoodtours.com to secure your spot.

Get inspired by the timeless and iconic images of Erwin Blumenfeld

Cover Image 1950 Vogue by Erwin Blumenfeld “Erwin Blumenfeld is one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. An experimenter and innovator, he produced an extensive body of work including drawings, collages, portraits and nudes, celebrity portraiture, advertising campaigns and his renowned fashion photography both in black and white and color.”

Ep 269: The art of photographing meaningful and authentic portraits with Cam Neville

Meet Cam Neville. Cam is a documentary photographer based in South East Queensland. He has been nominated for the worlds richest photographic competition, The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, five times – reaching the finals twice. His long term project ‘Into the Fire’ has received international acclaim and been featured on BBC UK World. Cam was also voted in the Best 100 Wedding Photographers Worldwide 2015 +2016. We chat to Cam about what it’s like to be a photographer while working as a volunteer firefighter, how he turned a personal project into a book, how to photograph meaningful and authentic portraits, his portrait shooting technique. 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. Connect...
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