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So You Want to be a Photographer Podcast

Leading celebrity and portrait photographer Gina Milicia discusses how to get the most out of your photography, including all the gear and gadgets you need. She chats to photography enthusiast Valerie Khoo on how to pose people, scout the best locations, and more. Useful tips, practical advice – and even some gossip – to help you get ahead, behind the lens!

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When you’re a photojournalist like Penny Stephens, you need to be ready to shoot at a moment’s notice, be able to capture the emotion and reality of the situation – and tell a story in a single image. Penny reveals her insights from her award-winning career including 22 years working for the respected newspaper, The...
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Creativity might seem like an intangible quality but it’s the very thing that’s going to drive our photography. We can all do with being a bit more creative. But how do you tap into this elusive state? Well, it’s not hard. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the key steps you should take so...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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;...
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  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...
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Cinemagraphs are the new black. Bring your photos to life with this clever technique to bring subtle movement into your shot. We break it down step by step so that you’ll be creating cinemagraphs like a pro before you know it. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for...
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We talk to podcast favourite, documentary photography Donato Dicamillo, who is living and shooting at the epicentre of COVID-19 in and around New York. Discover what he’s been up to since our last chat (ep 214) and what he’s shooting now. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for...
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Want to become a pro at macro photography? This episode will help you take the guesswork out of this style of photography (even if you don’t have a macro lens!). These simple exercises will help you understand what you need to know to get the skills you need so that you’re always ready for that...
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A great technique you can try at home with fun results. Master these trick photography ideas and consider how you might be able to incorporate them in your regular shoots. Learn how to shoot people or products levitating through the air and even how to throw objects at your camera and capture the shot mid-air...
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You will listen to this cracker of an episode again and again. Lighting painting for beginners, enthusiasts and pros will change the way you think about lighting. You’ll also discover innovative ways to add awesome lighting to your shots with minimal equipment – even just using the light from your phone! Gina and Valerie hope...
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This is an excellent challenge for photographers of all levels. It’s a great idea to put into practice while you’re self-isolating as it will hone your skills and you’ll add a new tool to your offering. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom...
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How to write a great bio, what to include in your elevator pitch, create a photo book, and a photography challenge you can do while you’re self-isolating. 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...
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If you find yourself at home, here’s what you can do to make the most of your time. Life goes on! Use your time wisely and you’ll come out of any quarantine or shutdown with more skills and be more marketable than ever. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the...
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