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Ep 263: Home studios on a budget with guest Peter Foote

Meet Sydney-based wedding and boudoir photographer, Peter Foote. In this episode, Peter shares some amazing tips on how he turned his two-car man shed/garage into a beautiful home studio that looks like a high-end hotel suite or luxury cottage. The final cost of the renovation which includes timber floors, windows, furniture and even a chandelier cost less than $2000Au or (approx $1400 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. 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 Peter walks us through: Planning How to save thousands...

Ep 262: How to get the perfect exposure in every lighting condition

How to get the perfect exposure in any lighting condition. You’ll discover: how the camera reads light and how to override the default settings; the 3 main metering modes and when to use them; the common lighting conditions that confuse your camera’s metering system and what to do about it; how to get the perfect skin tone in every lighting situation; how to override the default settings and take your images from average to amazing! 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. 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 261: How to find great images anywhere with guest Alan Fletcher

Meet Alan Fletcher, an Australian photographer known for his portraits. He has a reputation as one of the best headshot photographers within the performing arts community in Australia. He’s also the photographer behind Photo Number 6 (@photonumber6), a series where he travels across the globe to uncover travel experiences that go far beyond a tourist guidebook and delve into the heart and soul of the places Alan visits. The challenge he is set in the show is to photograph each experience looking to choose just one photo that sums up that experience. To millions of people all around the world, he is Dr Karl Kennedy from Australia’s longest-running drama “Neighbours”. Alan has portrayed the role of Dr Karl for 25 years of the programs 29-year history. An actor for over 30 years Alan has performed in over 60 theatrical productions, numerous television programs, mini-series and feature films and written and...

Ep 260: The beginner’s guide to gear and lighting for groups with daylight or flash Part 2

Photographing groups can be tricky. And the strategies that will give you the best shot are actually counterintuitive. Most photographers do the opposite of what they should do. In this informative episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know when you shoot groups – the advice might surprise you! 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. 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 Mandy asks: Hello all, I’m one of those creepy stalker people that listen to every podcast and follow the...

Ep 259: How to photograph wildlife with guest Scott Bourne

Photographing wildlife can be one of the most rewarding activities in photography. But how do you deal with the unpredictable nature of animals? How do you position yourself to get the best shot? And what can you do when you’re left to the lighting effects of Mother Nature? In this episode, we talk to wildlife photographer Scott Bourne about why he photographs wildlife, his approach to wildlife photography, the story behind the amazing image he spent 13 years chasing, why birds are the hardest thing to photograph and how to do it, what really makes a great wildlife photo, what most photographers are getting wrong, where the good places are, how to get great shots at a zoo, working around glass and fences, the importance of pre-visualisation and camera settings/focus. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets....

Ep 258: The ultimate guide to photographing small, medium and large groups of people Part 1

How do you shoot groups and still make everyone look natural? When you’re a newbie photographer, your friends often ask you to shoot 21st birthdays, weddings, school events and so on. In other words, groups of people. But this can be a challenge if you’re not sure of the basic rules you need to adhere to when you’re shooting groups. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know in terms of location, posing, styling and direction. 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. 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...

Ep 257: How to shoot, print and sell landscape images with photographer Tom Putt

We chat to fine art landscape photographer Tom Putt who went from photographing birds to sport and eventually landscapes. Tom spends many months of every year creating new photographs for upcoming limited and open edition prints and book projects. You’ll discover: What makes a killer landscape image and why, how do you connect with the landscape to create an image that is more than just a generic shot, aerial vs drone photography, how you prepare for a shoot, preferred gear, techniques, the pros and cons of working with galleries, tips for shooting, tips for printing 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. Click play to listen to the podcast...

Ep 256: 5 reasons why your images aren’t sharp and how to fix them.

Getting sharp images is a perennial problem – even if you’re following all the rules! So why aren’t your images always pin-sharp? Before you get your eyes checked or take your camera back to the shop, consider whether these 5 issues could be the reason your pictures are “soft”. 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. 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. Motion Blur Motion blur is when the subject you are photographing moves. ​ Above: photographing a moving subject with slow shutter...

Ep 255: Wedding photography tips from acclaimed photographer Nick Ghionis

We chat to Nick Ghionis who has been shooting weddings for almost 30 years and you can tell by his work and hear in his voice that he loves his job. You can’t fake passion. Whether he’s travelling to an exotic Mediterranean location or the suburbs of Melbourne, Nick is invested in creating authentic, original and beautiful images. In this interview, Nick shares his approach to planning, posing and shooting a wedding and the importance of capturing the person rather than hacking out a one size fits all formula. We discuss: how Nick plans for a destination wedding, lessons learned from his first wedding, shooting intuitively, how his first jobs as a security guard, waiter and barista taught him how to connect with his clients, how he plans for a shoot, what a second shooter does, shooting with the Olympus mirrorless system, favourite lenses and lighting systems, the importance of...

Ep 254: How to shoot world class portraits with guest Antonis Engrafou

We talk to Antonis Engrafou, a portrait and commercial photographer based in Limassol, Cyprus. His aesthetic of work is influenced by the old masters of art and this is his approach to his entire body of work – commercial and portraiture. His storytelling approach shows emotions, character and stories through the people he photographs: “When I take a picture I want the viewer to feel a connection with the person I’m photographing and transfer the feelings and emotions to them”. His storytelling technique creates unique lighting and colour in the photoshoot to achieve the desired outcome, “a fine art approach to subjects”. In the past few years, he has worked for numerous projects, both for clients and personal. His work has been seen in magazines, billboards and books. He has been featured in numerous blogs, awarded in prestigious competitions and Antonis was voted by Luerzer’s Archive in 2011 as one...
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