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Ep 305: The five qualities of light every photographer must know.

Light is the essence of all photography. And once you “get it”, your images will take on a whole new … pardon the pun … light. So what do you need to know? Gina and Valerie reveal the five qualities of light every photographer must know. 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 “Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you...

Ep 304: Beginner and pro photo fails and how to prevent them

A great photographer will spend 80% of their time planning, composing, exposing and lighting their shots and 20% of their time on post-production. An inexperienced photographer will dedicate 20% of their time on planning and composing their shot and 80% of their time trying to fix their mistakes. We discuss what to look out for and how to avoid these fails: lack of originality or creativity, poor understanding of light, uncomfortable models/awkward poses, ignore the hands, flogging a dead, horse, photo face, over-retouching, the yeah baby factor, styling, the 1%ers. 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...

Ep 303: Photography gear guide for beginners, enthusiasts and pros

What gear should you buy? What do you actually need? No matter where you are in your photography journey, this episode reveals exactly what you need to get the right gear for your goals. We’re talking cameras, pro-level gear vs. entry-level gear, mirrorless vs DSLR, lenses, zoom vs prime, lighting, light modifiers, tripods and light stands, and accessories. 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 If you want to save hundreds, if...

Ep 302: How to earn six figures plus by finding your niche with guest Tracy Moore

Discover how to earn six figures plus by finding your niche. We talk to photographer Tracy Moore on how she turned a lifelong interest  into a thriving business. As an entrepreneur, she embraces opportunities to adventure, evolve and grow. Tracy built a niche for adventurous high school senior girls and also shoots for outdoor companies, one of her favorites being Patagonia. As the sole provider for her family, she has learned how to build a thriving, successful business and a large portion of her business is now teaching other photographers how to grow successful businesses too. 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...

Ep 301: Headshot and selfie tips with guest Andrej Valko

Headshot and selfie tips with photographer Andrej Valko. You’ll discover Andrej’s $300 budget lighting kit, his lighting setup, how to find great backgrounds, posing and directing headshots and more. With selfies, we’re talking about professional ones! We cover planning, focus, lighting 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 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 Hi, I’m Andrej – Slovakian born, UK based photographer, passionate about the craft of close-up photography – which, admittedly, may sound scary...

Ep 300: The best photography lessons from 300 shows!

The big 300! We can hardly believe that we’ve reached 300 episodes – so we’re celebrating the only way we know how: with bubbles, your questions and our top lessons from the past 300 eps. Grab a drink and join us. 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 It’s not the gear it’s the photographer! Peel potatoes before you make souffle Perfectionism-procrastination-paralysis Learn by repetition The 1 percenters 

Ep 299: How to start a pet photography side hustle with guest Jason McCoy

Meet pet photographer Jason McCoy. His work is proof that it’s not the gear – it’s the photographer. His shots are beautiful. You’ll discover: how he started with an entry-level camera and kit lens + $250 lighting set up; how he reached out to rescue shelters and started shooting for them just three months after picking up a camera; how he prepares for a shoot; his lighting set up and lens choice. the techniques and tricks he uses to calm, pose, and direct dogs. a fantastic tip using google maps to scout and store locations 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 tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia...

Ep 298: The importance of personal projects with guest Joseph Rodriguez

Meet social documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez from Brooklyn. He has photographed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; journeys of new immigrants to America; gang life in East Los Angeles; and life in Spanish Harlem. Joseph’s photographs have appeared in: The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Newsweek, Esquire, and more. We chat to Joseph about: his love of cinema; beating a Heroin addiction in his 20s; being mugged and stabbed and having his first camera stolen; why he quit a high paying job working for advertising agencies; working 12 hour days driving a taxi to support his photography studies; the advice Mary Ellen Mark gave him to improve his photography; the importance of playing the long game in documentary photography; difference between the tortoise photographer and the hare photographer – and much more. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom...

Ep 297: Underwater portrait photography with guest Steffen Binke

Underwater portrait photography. Three words that don’t usually go together. But it’s a niche – and a fun one! We talk to underwater portrait photographer Steffen Binke on: the best locations to shoot underwater portraits; breathing techniques to control buoyancy; techniques Steffen uses to pose and direct his models; hair and makeup for underwater portraits; styling underwater portraits; how he gets spectacular results working with non-models, often doing their very first underwater shoot; how he achieves his amazing poses in such a short time (often 5 seconds or less); lighting techniques and heaps 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 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...

Ep 296: The secrets to a successful portrait photography business with guest Bernie Griffiths

  If you want to build a successful photography career then your business decisions are just as important as your technical ones. We chat to portrait photographer Bernie Griffiths on: lessons learned from shooting on a cruise ship and working in a lab; getting over the fear of selling; the biggest mistake photographers make when promoting themselves; how to soft sell; and the strategies he recommends for photographers moving back to work after COVID restrictions ease. We also cover Bernie’s advice on Facebook ads, marketing, finding new clients, pricing 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 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...
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