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Ep 283: The worst photography habits and how to fix them

It can be easy to slip into bad habits. And, before we know it, those habits become a part of our workflow, our shoots and our creative process. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the worst photography habits and how to fix them. Do you recognise them in what you go? Gina and Valerie 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia 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 The worst photography habits and how to fix them Gear over technique Perfectionism...

Ep 282: How to create a six-figure portrait business with guest Sean Brown

Want to create a six-figure photography business? Our guest Sean Brown has done just that. You’ll discover Sean’s ideas strategies on: playing the long game, how to find models and build a portfolio, a typical shoot, planning your shoot, why moms make the best lighting assistants, the psychology of pricing and photographers should position themselves at the higher end of the market, the importance of creating a luxury experience, how to set up a referral program to find new clients, outsourcing editing, promoting on Instagram and TikTok, why many photographers should be doing in-person sales, the importance of social media tags, getting published in senior blogs, how to save time by using email and PDF templates and much more. Gina and Valerie 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...

Ep 281: How to share or sell your art on social media without being salesy

Social media can be intimidating and overwhelming when you are first starting out. In this episode, Valerie and I chat with Lacey Heels and Laura Hart from the Makers Collective. Lacey and Laura share some practical tips about getting started with social media including: Which social media platform should we be on, if we should secure all of them, tips on how to manage time/life balance without burning out, how to post on social media without sounding too pushy or salesy, how often should we post, the best scheduling tools, the importance of calling yourself a photographer even if you are just a beginner, how to deal with imposter syndrome, what should we post, setting realistic goals, comparison and mental health, and more. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our...

Ep 280: 3 simple ways to improve your photography in 5 minutes a day

Here are 3 simple ways you can improve your photography in 5 minutes a day. We’re all busy – but the key is to fit your professional development as a photographer into an already hectic life. It can be done! And in this episode Gina and Valerie discuss 3 simple things you can do to up-level your shooting. Gina and Valerie 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia 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 1. How to see light Use your...

Ep 279: How to shoot relaxed and authentic portraits with guest Nick Boothman

Nick Boothman is a photographer and speaker who specialises in the art of connecting with people. We chat to Nick about the decades he spent as a fashion advertising photographer and the lessons he learnt about connecting with people. Nick is author of the seminal book “How to make people like you in 90 second or less”. The New York Times proclaimed: “Boothman is Dale Carnegie for a rushed era.” Gina and Valerie 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia 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 278: How to be the best photographer of newborns in the world with guest Anne Geddes

Anne Geddes is one of the world’s most respected photographers. She creates images that are iconic, award-winning and beloved. Like no photographer before her, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be “protected, nurtured and loved”. Anne’s work has been published in over 84 countries and translated to 24 languages, with over 19 million books and 13 million calendars sold. A multiple New York Times bestselling author, Anne’s photography has been treasured and enjoyed by many generations. Anne has also been inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. Anne is based New York. Gina and Valerie 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...

Ep 277: The best photography lessons of the year

We discuss the best photography lessons of the year. It’s been a big year with lots of fabulous guests, aha moments and incredible progress of people in our listener community. In this episode, we discuss our best photography lessons for the year and the must-listen episodes that rocked our playlists. Gina and Valerie 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia 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 Listener question from Stacy Quinn Thorne‎ I’m curious of which members have joined the Gold...

Ep 276: Get noticed without social media with guest Daniel Milnor

  Social media is an amazing tool. It has removed the gatekeepers who control how our images are seen and consumed and many photographers have found great success but it’s not for everyone. Our guest today Daniel Milnor, Chief Evangelist of Blurb, has some great ideas about getting your work noticed without social media and it involves good old fashioned techniques like printing books and brochures as business cards. These techniques used to be controlled by publishers and were expensive but now there are dozens of low-cost self-publishing options to choose from and the results are beautiful. Gina and Valerie 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia Click...

Ep 275: What you should do if your images are stolen or used without your permission with guest David Harvey

What happens when your images are stolen or used without your permission? In this episode, we chat with Southern Californian photographer David Harvey about how to prevent your images being stolen and used without your permission. Last month, David did a folio shoot with two reality stars, who then used the images on a sponsored post for a popular dating website. David shares his story and the valuable lessons he learned about the need for contracts and image protection for photographers. Gina and Valerie 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use...

Ep 274: 7 things you can start doing today to improve your confidence as a photographer

Gina shares her honest review of Luminar which, if you haven’t seen it yet, is like filters on steroids. To be fair, it’s a lot more than that. Luminar can be used as a stand-alone app or as a plugin to Photoshop or Lightroom. You’ll discover what you can do with Luminar and Gina shares some smart hacks where you can incorporate it into your workflow. Gina and Valerie also discuss strategies you can start using today to improve your confidence as a photographer. Gina and Valerie 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. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If...
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