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Gina Milicia

Keep this accessory in your back pocket every time you head out on a shoot

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford There is one accessory I believe every photographer must possess to guarantee they nail the shot. You won’t find this on Amazon, B&H or most camera stores, and second hand versions are useless. This accessory must be acquired new and like great hiking boots, you need to break it in. A word of caution – with all good things – too much can be dangerous. It’s a delicate balancing act but when you get it right, this accessory will make you unstoppable. So what is this amazing accessory? Is it a lens, camera, light modifier, tripod? Nope, none of the above. The accessory that I speak of is confidence. When you have confidence in your abilities to get the job done, life as a photographer becomes so much easier, and it shows....

Ep 337: The best photography job in the world with guest Mitchel Wu

Photographer Mitchel Wu must have the best job in the world. His clients include: Marvel, The Walt Disney Company, Hasbro, Mattel, Warner Bros and more. He photographs toys. But with a difference!

Love this quote by Joseph Chilton Pearce

“To live a creative life we must first lose the fear of being wrong.” – Joseph Chilton Pearce

Understanding JPEG compression

Have you ever noticed banding or streaks in your images, especially in areas where there are plain backgrounds like blue skies or plain coloured walls? This banding is caused by too much jpeg compression and can easily be avoided. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how the amount of jpeg compression you choose to export your images will influence how your images appear in print, and on the interwebs.

Ep 336: How to Build an Awesome Brand, Book More Clients and Make Lots More MONEY with guest Jeff Brown

How to build an awesome brand, book more clients and make lots more money as a photographer. Meet Jeff Brown, a full time professional photographer and marketing consultant, who will reveal how to do all that and much more.

Have you ever felt intimidated to share your work?

Above: Image by Gina Milicia, Cartagena, Colombia shot on iPhone 6 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 as 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...

Ep 335: Lighting and editing tutorial for beginners, enthusiasts and pros.

In this start to finish video tutorial we share how to light and edit a simple set up that you can easily set up and practice at home using daylight, continuous lighting or flash.

Get inspired by the amazing work of Diane Arbus

“My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

My best photo editing tips: You can’t make a Filet Mignon with tinned ham

Above: Image by Gina Milicia I realised that many of the principles used to create amazing meals can also be applied to the way we edit our photos. I’ve been binge-watching cooking shows during the summer. Nigella, Jamie, Anthony and Man vs Food (don’t judge me) are a few of my faves. Food porn is awesome. I watch in a Homer Simpson style stupor (“Mmmmm doughnuts…”) and the great thing about these shows is I can gorge on them all summer long and still fit into my jeans at the end of it. So aside from learning how to make custard filled doughnuts using a brioche pastry (the secret to a good brioche is chilling it overnight) I also realised that many of the principles used to create amazing meals can also be applied to the way we edit our photos. Above: Image by Gina Milicia The thing that all...
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