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Ep 120: A beginners guide to photo composites

Creating photo composites can save your bacon in some situations. Like when you wish that light stand wasn’t in the shot. Or when everyone in a group photo looks great but one person has their eyes closed. Or you want to shoot a Vanity Fair-style cover – but everyone isn’t available on the same day. Photo composites can seem daunting to many. But, in this episode, Gina and Valerie break down the process into simple and easy steps so that you can get started doing photo composites like a pro. 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.   #ginachallenge #compshot Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you...

Ep 119: How to optimise photos for websites and social media without losing quality

In an increasingly online world, it’s vital to understand how to optimise your photos for websites and social media. It’s not just about ensuring it’s a small file size, you also want to ensure your image still retains its quality, depth and colour. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know about images and how to manipulate them correctly so that they are the right size, dimensions, pixel quality and more. 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.   #ginachallenge #krakenshot 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...

Ep 118 Snapshot: Should you shoot wide or long? And your photo critiques.

With so many lenses to choose from, it can be a crap-shoot when deciding which is the best one to use. But you can choose the ideal focal length for your shot if you know what effect each focal length has. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what focal length does and how this impacts your shots – especially portraits. 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.   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 Lens choice and proximity to your subject will have a big influence on...

Ep 117: HDR Photography: The good, the bad and the ugly

HDR photography can save your bacon. But, sometimes, it’s been given a bad rap. However, this simple technique can transform your images and get you out of difficult situations where you have high contrasting elements. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss when you should use HDR photography, the exact steps you need to take to make it happen, how you can “cheat” in post-production if you forget to bracket when you’re shooting – and much more. Great for both newbies and pros. 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.   #ginachallenge #HDRRRRRRRRR Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the...

Ep 116: Everything you need to know to shoot amazing landscapes

It’s time to talk about landscapes. Have you ever been at a stunning location and taken your shots only to discover that your pics really don’t do the location any justice? It can be disappointing when your images don’t reflect the amazing colours, scale and beauty of what you see what your own eyes. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know to shoot amazing landscapes. 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.   #ginachallenge #mylocation 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 Useful links...

Ep 115: Snapshot: The best things to say when you are photographing someone – and what not to say!

There are some golden rules when photographing people. If you want to get the most out of your subject, it goes without saying that you need to get them to feel comfortable and confident in your ability. In this episode, Gina discusses what you should say to people when shooting portraits – and what to avoid doing at all costs! 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. 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 What you SHOULD say It’s really important to speak in a language and tone that...

Ep 114: I love ewes all! Gina’s New Zealand Adventure

Gina’s recent trip to Nu Zilland … okay we mean New Zealand … to take landscape shots resulted in an epic road trip that involved gorgeous scenery, a shot that looks like it should be in a serial killer movie, a visit to a place with the coolest name ever, lots of sheep (really?) – and much more. In this episode, Valerie gets Gina to report on her adventures and what we have to learn from them. 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.   #ginachallenge #landscape 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...

Ep 113: Simple lighting hacks for photographers.

When you’re shooting, you’re not always in a situation where you have great lighting. So when you’re faced with less-than-ideal lighting, what can you do? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss simple hacks that will transform your images and give the impression that you’ve created wonderful lighting. 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.   #ginachallenge #shadowshighlights 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 Product Highlights Daylight Balanced: 5500K Built-In Receiver Includes Wireless Remote Control Dimming: 10 – 100% CRI 90 Removable Reflector Find the Yongnuo YN100 LED...

Ep 112: How to shoot, process and print black and white film – at home

Want to feel like a real photographer by going old school? There’s a LOT you can discover about photography by shooting on film instead of digital. And you don’t have to travel back in time to do it! In this episode, Gina and Valerie – who both learnt on film – discuss how you can shoot, process and print black and white film yourself. It’s not hard! 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.   #ginachallenge #film Also check out ginamilicia.com/greatoffer 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 Useful...

Ep 111: Snapshot: Listener questions and photo critiques

In this minisode, Gina and Valerie review the creative black and white efforts from last week. So many talented people with very different styles of black and white! We also reveal a giveaway offer that you just have to be part of. Go to ginamilicia.com/greatoffer – you won’t regret it! And we tackle a listener question from a wonderful photographer who photographs rescue doggies to help them find a loving home. We workshop how the pics can be enhanced and how to get creative with featuring the right messaging on the images. 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. ginamilicia.com/greatoffer Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you...
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