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August 2020

Introverts do it better: How to survive and thrive as an introverted photographer

Above: Image by Gina Milicia I’ve spent most of my life believing I was an extrovert. As a child, I was the class clown, always the first to volunteer to read out loud in class. I love people and will happily talk anyone’s ear off at a party. Classic extrovert right? Ahhh nooo, the truth is I’ve got this definition totally wrong my whole life.  I’m an introvert.  I always believed the definition of an introvert was someone who was painfully shy, socially awkward and hated to leave the house, and while this may be true for some, there are many, many introverts who, just like me, have the following preferences: 1.  They prefer to work in solitude  I spent the first 15 years of my career working in a shared office in a busy studio. I was very easily distracted by other people and found I got the bulk...

Ep 310: A complete guide to product photography

Product photography is even more popular and in-demand than ever thanks to the exponential growth in online shopping and marketing. In this episode, you’ll discover a comprehensive introduction into the world of product photography, how you can get started and what you need to know about the different styles of shooting.

Love this quote by Seth Godin!

Iceland 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 you’ll have to worry about is the time you’ve wasted. – Seth Godin

Ep 309: How to shape and control light

This is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about speedlights in one episode. There are so many nuggets of gold in this episode. Gina answers all the questions you have about speedlights but were afraid to ask. By the end, you’ll be using your speedlights with confidence - in any situation.

GET INSPIRED: Henri Cartier Bresson

How do you know when to press the shutter of your camera? How do you know when you need to take a photograph? How do you decide that this is the moment? This is it! I just have to take a photo. This is what the French photographer Henri Cartier Bresson was calling the Decisive Moment. That moment of perfect position of the person that it’s being photograph in relation to the perfect position of the photographer that takes the photo. It all has to come together perfectly. And this is just a click, a moment, a split of a second. Henri Cartier Bresson was a French photographer, born in 1908. He is considered the master of candid photography and he was one of the founding members of Magnum Photos. But what he’s famous for is this concept of decisive moment that produces a lovely candid photo.

Being rich is having money, being wealthy is having time.

Above: Image by Gina Milicia I’m now in my second week of stage 4 lockdown. This means that approximately 5 million fellow Melbournians and I will stay home for the next six weeks. Everything is closed except for essential services. We can only leave the house for an hour a day and must not travel more than 5km from home. I’m not going to lie, this second lockdown has been tough. I think I spent most of the first-week comfort eating, day drinking and binge-watching One tree Hill ( my go-to in a crisis). Then somewhere between season 5 and season 6 I started feeling a bit more positive and remembered something my mum always used to say when life got tough. It’s an old Sicilian proverb, handed down through the generations. “From caca, good things grow.” I have two choices here. I can be angry and complain about everything...

Ep 308: The complete guide to working with Speedlights for beginners and pros

This is everything you’ve ever wanted to know about speedlights in one episode. There are so many nuggets of gold in this episode. Gina answers all the questions you have about speedlights but were afraid to ask. By the end, you’ll be using your speedlights with confidence - in any situation.

Ep 307: The art of storytelling with guest documentary photographer Penny Stephens

When you’re a photojournalist like Penny Stephens, you need to be ready to shoot at a moment’s notice, be able to capture the emotion and reality of the situation – and tell a story in a single image. Penny reveals her insights from her award-winning career including 22 years working for the respected newspaper, The Age. Penny discusses: how she prepares for a shoot to ensure she is ready to run out the door to capture a breaking story at a moment’s notice; her thought process for capturing images that tell a story; the transition from staff to freelance photographer; her experience being embedded with the Australian Defence Forces in Afghanistan; balancing work and family life and the importance of self care; the importance of personal projects; and much more. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets....

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“All of us are on borrowed time. There are no refunds and there are no guarantees. “At some point, the only time you’ll have to worry about is the time you’ve wasted.”  – Seth Godin

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