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Gina Milicia

Ep 5: How to find the best locations for your shoots

How to find the ideal locations for your shoots. Whether you do corporate photography, weddings, portraits or any other kind of photography, the location you’re shooting in can be the difference between a great shot, and a good shot. This episodes discusses what you need to be looking in a location so that you create the best possible shot. 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. You can also find the podcast on iTunes here! Show notes How to deal with skin that’s too orange 8 tips for better coastal photography Corporate shots: how to avoid the boring boardroom Portable backgrounds When lenses should you use for different locations How to find the best locations for lifestyle shoots Locations for actors headshots What to look for when you...

My gear: Lowepro slingshot

I love my Lowepro slingshot for lifestyle and travel location shoots. It’s fantastic when you need to move around a lot and also lets you keep both hands free. I really like the design as it allows you to store everything you need for a shoot and you can quickly access more lenses or cards as you need them.

My gear: Lowepro slingshot

I love my Lowepro slingshot for lifestyle and travel location shoots. It’s fantastic when you need to move around a lot and also lets you keep both hands free. I really like the design as it allows you to store everything you need for a shoot and you can quickly access more lenses or cards as you need them.

Finding Vito

I first met and photographed Vito in 2013. I was visiting Chiaramonte, a sleepy little village in the Ragusa region of Sicily as part of a portrait photography workshop I was running for www.sicilianfoodtours.com. Model Credit: Vito, photographed on location in Chiaramonte, Sicily My Basic Location Travel Kit Canon 5D Mark II Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens ISO 100. F.4 @1/200th sec 2x Canon 580 EX11 Speedlight 1x Photoflex medium size softbox that folds flat, and is perfect for lighting one person and couples. 2x PocketWizard remote flash triggers 1x light meter I use a Minolta IV (not available any more) 1x Manfrotto 190XPROB It was a Sunday morning and Chiaramonte’s piazza was completely deserted except for a single Fiat500 parked in front of the church. I was excited to be working in Sicily – the birthplace of my parents. Finding an empty piazza, with only a handful of...

Finding Vito

I first met and photographed Vito in 2013. I was visiting Chiaramonte, a sleepy little village in the Ragusa region of Sicily as part of a portrait photography workshop I was running for www.sicilianfoodtours.com. Model Credit: Vito, photographed on location in Chiaramonte, Sicily My Basic Location Travel Kit Canon 5D Mark II Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens ISO 100. F.4 @1/200th sec 2x Canon 580 EX11 Speedlight 1x Photoflex medium size softbox that folds flat, and is perfect for lighting one person and couples. 2x PocketWizard remote flash triggers 1x light meter I use a Minolta IV (not available any more) 1x Manfrotto 190XPROB It was a Sunday morning and Chiaramonte’s piazza was completely deserted except for a single Fiat500 parked in front of the church. I was excited to be working in Sicily – the birthplace of my parents. Finding an empty piazza, with only a handful of...

Working “old school” with Mimi Elashiry in Paris

Model Credit: Mimi Elashiry on location, Sacre Coeur, Paris. Canon 5DMK111 Canon 70-200mm IS L series ISO 400. F 5.6 @1/125th sec Last month I had an amazing time photographing Australian model, Mimi Elashiry in Paris for the cover of my fourth book, Portraits After The Shot. When I’m planning a shoot, I always have a specific image in my minds eye. Paris for me is grainy black and white images like those of one of my photographic Idols, Henri Cartier-Bresson and I really wanted to capture that “old school” feel and look of black and white photography. I usually travel with a fair bit of gear and always take some lighting setup with me. It’s usually my Elinchrom Quadra kit or my Canon 580 Ex11 speed lights. I wanted to be able to move around Paris easily, and quickly and so this meant I needed to keep gear to...

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