Ep 248: How to shoot portraits on the run

When you’re travelling you don’t always have all the time – or all the gear – to set up the shots you have planned in your head. So how can you make the most out of these opportunities?

Fresh off her photography trip to Sicily, Gina talks about how to shoot portraits on the run.

In this episode, she unveils some of the key learnings from her trip and breaks down how all listeners can benefit from these insights.

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Show Notes

Pros and Cons of Fuji XT3


  • Light
  • Great detail
  • Good focus
  • Sexy design
  • Weather seal
  • Interchangeable lenses


  • Noise
  • Straps
  • Lens cap
  • Focus
  • Colour
  • File handling

In this episode, we are going to share the takeaways from this year’s Sicily photography workshop and how you can apply these techniques to your photography

  1. Confidence. Fear kills more dreams than lack of ability or failure.
  2. Know your gear and rehearse the shoot. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
  3. Lighting. Know light and you everything is easy
  4. Post-production. Bring it all together and you’ll be unstoppable.

Student work

Man with hat standing in a doorway by Kim Partridge

Man with dog by Kim Partridge

Man in front of a boat by Karin Schad

Man with small fish by Karin Schad

Man with apron looking down the street by Kerry Setch

Man in suit in an alleyway by Kerry Setch

Two women black and white by Pauline Klemm

Man with cigarette in front of the beach by Kerry Setch

woman in a car by Pauline Klemm

4 women in an alley by Gina Milicia
Image Gina Milicia
Above: Image created using multiple frames and lit with a speedlight and handheld


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