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March 2020

Let perseverance be your engine and hope your fuel.

Above: Image by Gina Milicia As more and more of us around the world are being asked to self-isolate, it feels like the world has given us a bucket of lemons to suck on and told us to sit in the corner for a while. There are many frontline workers, nurses, doctors, cleaners, drivers who must continue to work so that we are safe and healthy. Much respect and gratitude to these amazing people. “You may not be able to control every situation and its outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it.” Many of the rest of us now have some extra time on our hands. We may not be able to control the current situation but we can control our attitude about it. When the world gives you a bucket of lemons, it’s time to make: Lemon merangue pie Limoncello Lemon gelato And...

Ep 289: Introducing photo challenges. Week 1: Window light and more self-isolation photography tips

How to write a great bio, what to include in your elevator pitch, create a photo book, and a photography challenge you can do while you’re self-isolating. 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 This week’s gorgeous podcast cover is by Gold Member Judy Bruner Judy said: “I spent two hours in my bird studio early this morning with my coffee soaking up some much-needed peace. I was rewarded with this. A...

Love this quote by Roald Dahl!

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” – Roald Dahl

Ep 288: How to make the most of COVID-19 quarantines and shutdowns

If you find yourself at home, here’s what you can do to make the most of your time. Life goes on! Use your time wisely and you’ll come out of any quarantine or shutdown with more skills and be more marketable than ever. 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 Freelancers Postpone gear upgrades Invest in education Upgrade skills and diversify skills to include Learn how to master photoshop/lightroom and lighting What...

Ep 287: 5 Portrait photography techniques every photographer should know

If you want to master the art of portrait photographer, here are 5 techniques you should know. You might be technically sound but if you don’t connect with your subject, you’ll never make it as a successful portrait photographer. Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know to ace it in this field. 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 This week’s constructive critiques Dylan Kraayenbrink‎ “Hi all, I could use...

Ep 286: Travel and street photography with guest David duChemin

Meet David duChemin, a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Victoria, Canada, David leads a semi-nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents. 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 David duChemin is a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and...

Wise words by Seth Godin

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “All of us are on borrowed time. There are no refunds and there are no guarantees. At some point, the only time yo

Catchlights

Healthy eyes are bright and shiny surfaces and will reflect their surroundings. It’s this highlight that gives the eyes life and depth. Without a catchlight, eyes can look dark and flat.

Approval addiction is the enemy of creativity.

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.” – Confucious Seeking validation from others is an addiction that can never be satisfied. Roger J. Corless summed it up perfectly when he said: “It’s like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over my body.” I can remember the first time I shared a photo on Instagram. I had zero expectations and shared an image that I loved. It was probably shite, but three people liked it. Three people who I wasn’t related to and who didn’t know me from a bar of soap loved my picture! I felt like I’d just won a million bucks!, but then I felt the pressure to post again, and doubt and fear of failure had me second-guessing my next post. I scrutinised every pixel as my life depended on it and at...

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