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February 2020

Ep 285: How to shoot from the heart and get published with guest Tomash

Meet Tomash, a fine art photographer. He shares his thoughts on fine art photography and how to create more meaningful images that inspire the viewer to feel something You’ll discover: what does the term “Fine art photography” means, how you shoot from the heart, the techniques he uses to connect and shoot in under 5 minutes, how to get your work published in magazines 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. 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....

Wise words about resilience

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “There is the mud, and there is the lotus that grows out of the mud. We need the mud in order to make the lotus.” –Thich Nhat Hanh

Get inspired: George Tice: Seeing Beyond the Moment

George A. Tice, Tenth Avenue Diner, December, 1970. “The thing itself photographed becomes less interesting when you go back to it years later but I think the photograph becomes more important later when the reality has passed.” – George Tice George A. Tice (1938-) is an American photographer, best known for his meticulously crafted black and white prints in silver gelatin and platinum, as well as his books, which depict a broad range of American life, landscape, and urban environment, mostly photographed in his native New Jersey, where he has lived all his life.

Ep 284: How to create images that stand out from the pack with guest Karen Alsop

Meet Karen Alsop, a photographer who makes fantastical images straight out of her imagination or inspired by books and movies. She is a photographer who expertly manipulates images into other-worldly scenes. Find out how: how she got started, her first attempt at composite images, how she developed Photoshop skills, working with charities, how her work has evolved, planning a conceptual image, where her inspiration comes from, pricing, marketing 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. 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...

The journey of 1000 photos starts with one click

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” –Confucious  A few years ago, I photographed a woman named Karen Gatt, a busy mother of two toddlers. Karen had gained weight with each pregnancy and had grown depressed by the fact that the extra 150 pounds she was carrying made it difficult to walk. She could barely make it to her letterbox without needing to rest and catch her breath. Karen knew she needed to exercise more, but how could she do this when she could barely walk? One morning she made a decision that completely changed her life. Karen decided to walk to her clothesline and back. Just once. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” The next day Karen walked to the clothesline and back twice. She continued doing this each day and bit by...

Ep 283: The worst photography habits and how to fix them

It can be easy to slip into bad habits. And, before we know it, those habits become a part of our workflow, our shoots and our creative process. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the worst photography habits and how to fix them. Do you recognise them in what you go? 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 The worst photography habits and how to fix them Gear over technique Perfectionism...

Lighting headshots 101

In this tutorial, Gina dives deep into lighting specifically for headshots. You don't need a lot of fancy equipment, you just need to understand how to work with light to create beautiful headshots that bring out the best in your model.

Ep 282: How to create a six-figure portrait business with guest Sean Brown

Want to create a six-figure photography business? Our guest Sean Brown has done just that. You’ll discover Sean’s ideas strategies on: playing the long game, how to find models and build a portfolio, a typical shoot, planning your shoot, why moms make the best lighting assistants, the psychology of pricing and photographers should position themselves at the higher end of the market, the importance of creating a luxury experience, how to set up a referral program to find new clients, outsourcing editing, promoting on Instagram and TikTok, why many photographers should be doing in-person sales, the importance of social media tags, getting published in senior blogs, how to save time by using email and PDF templates 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...

Best quote ever!

“Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul — and you answer.” – Terri Guillemets Above: Image by Gina Milicia

How to make eyes stand out in your portraits

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” — Robertson Davies Ever had a conversation with someone who was distracted? On the surface they appear to be listening to your amazing story about the dream you had last night. They are nodding in all the right places and saying “oh wow” and “oh no” every so often but there is something that tells you they aren’t 100% present. It’s nothing tangible. It’s a feeling, there is a disconnect. I often look at portraits and feel that same disconnect. The shot is beautifully lit, posed and composed but when you look into the eyes it’s like the lights are on but nobody’s home. If you want your portraits to stand out from the pack a great starting point is making sure the lights ARE on, somebody’s home and they welcome you with a big...

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