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Gina Milicia

Ep 314: What are the best backgrounds for portraits

The background you choose for your portrait shoot can make or break an image. The right background can isolate your model, making them the hero of the shot or give valuable information to help tell the story you want to tell. Great backgrounds have the power to elevate your portrait to look high end and expensive.

Love this quote by Joan Miro

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.”  – Joan Miro

Ep 313: Seven portrait lighting tricks using daylight or flash for beginners and pros

With so many different camera lenses on the market, it can be daunting to determine where to invest your cash. What size should you get? Which lenses are suitable for what purposes? There is an endless list of questions but, in this episode, you’ll discover everything you need to know about lenses – no matter what level you’re at.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

Above: Image by Gina Milicia, Cartagena, Colombia shot on iPhone and processed in Lightroom  Have you ever felt intimidated to share your work because you thought everyone else in your photography group, online community or class was better than you?  Are you frustrated by the fact that you are not grasping photography concepts or your work isn’t developing as fast everyone else seems to be? “Comparison is the thief of joy.” When I was seven, my dad bought me a bike. It was the most beautiful bike I’d ever seen. It was powder blue with a white seat and white grips on the handlebars. I rode that bike everywhere. On the weekends I’d clean and polish the chrome and grease the chain.  Riding that bike was my happy place, then one day one of my best friends got a bike for his birthday. His bike was a beautiful red racing bike...

Ep 312: A complete guide to buying and working with camera lenses

With so many different camera lenses on the market, it can be daunting to determine where to invest your cash. What size should you get? Which lenses are suitable for what purposes? There is an endless list of questions but, in this episode, you’ll discover everything you need to know about lenses – no matter what level you’re at.

Ep 311: How to create a black background using daylight or flash

This excellent hack can transform your images in an instant. Creating a black background behind the subject in your shot can add drama, moodiness and a sense of theatricality to your image. You don’t even need a studio, you just need to know how to do it.

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
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