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.

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Show Notes

Listener question from Stacy Quinn Thorne‎

I’m curious of which members have joined the Gold Community and how it may have enhanced your gift? I listen to Gina’s podcasts and take a bit of something every time! I bought my first book of hers last night.

Tracey Jones It consolidates the knowledge as the videos help make the podcast information click. I have all her books and combined with the gold community I feel my photography has progressed quickly in a short space of time. I’m confident enough now to try off camera flash.

Vanessa McIver I’m a member and you get full access to all tutorials, an Ask Me Anything monthly, Mastermind and Gina herself is in that group lending encouragement and expertise. She’s a working photographer and still finds the time to give back. I find the monthly fee is great value for money. I’m learning the value of flash photography atm and the gold community and tutorials has been a great place to start.

Brian Becnel I chose to take a break from the Gold Comm due to life circumstances that were extending beyond what I’d hoped. Needed to safe a few dollars. When I was a Goldie, I loved it. The AMA’s, the tutorials, the fb group, the mentoring was immediate. It truly felt like a community. I will be rejoining in January.

Leece Johnson I have learnt a hell of a lot in the last year or so

Lisa McTiernan Great supportive and positive community sharing real on the job skills. I learned so much and my photography improved technically and in business. I’ve stopped my membership for now because I was too busy with shoots to watch all the tutorials and keep up with it. Didn’t want to commit to the money if I wasn’t using it it would be great if you could dip in and out.

Luci Valentine I joined a couple months ago. Ever since my photography has really taken off. It’s definitely worthwhile and a good value for the $. The tutorials are excellent.

Jenny Threet Paul Stacy Quinn Thorne, the Gold community is worth every penny! It provides you access to Gina’s mentorship. She will give you constructive critique on your photos, answer questions about lots of different topics, and give loads of encouragement on this photography learning journey. I started out monthly paying and quickly realized I wanted all year access. I binge watch her tutorials that are accessible through her community and was like why have I not joined sooner?! I am signed up for the whole year now and I could not be more excited. I love the way she explains the different attributes about photography. Her thought process is to be able to take something complex and break it down into bite size pieces. I am like a little sponge soaking up her wisdom of 25+ years of experience! Her experience and wisdom is helping me learn so much faster that I could on my own. Hope this helps your decision making! Since Christmas is around the corner, you could ask for a couple months or year of membership for a gift! My MIL got me a Lightroom/Photoshop subscription and I thought it was such a cool gift!

Gustavo Pizano I was a member and I must say I learned a lot. People are as amazing as open public group, + there are more in depth C&C from Gina Milicia. You will learn tons if thats what you are looking for.

Natalie Finney Gina taught me everything about the basics of lighting and a wealth of other knowledge, including editing techniques and directing through photoshoots. She also pushed me to pursue personal photographic projects which has completely taken my photography to a new level. I couldn’t recommend the gold community enough

Rebecca Martin I started with Gina’s books, then the Gold Community. I’m late to the podcast community. Gina’s tutorials, Ask me Anything Mastermind, and the CC videos are well worth it!

The best photography lessons of 2019

  • A better camera will not make you a better photographer, doing the work will.
  • Practice techniques and don’t worry about the end result
  • Pre visualise
  • Seek constructive criticism
  • Find a good mentor
  • Learn from the best

EP 259: HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH WILDLIFE WITH GUEST SCOTT BOURNE

EP 253: HOW TO SHOOT AMAZING BLACK AND WHITE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS WITH GUEST JACK CURRAN
Top tip: Light a landscape the same way as you would light a portrait

EP 245: HOW TO BREAK INTO COMMERCIAL ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY WITH GUEST JAMIE PIPER
Top tips:
Pets need to see your face
Shoot low

EP 236: HOW TO TAKE YOUR PORTRAITS TO THE NEXT LEVEL USING STYLING AND COLOUR WITH GUEST DIJANNA MULHEARN
Top tips:
“Dress as to not hurt my eyes”
Black is not slimming
Layer using textures

EP 276: GET NOTICED WITHOUT SOCIAL MEDIA WITH GUEST DANIEL MILNOR
Find out more about MagCloud here: https://www.magcloud.com/

The importance of personal projects
EP 250: NEVER STOP CHASING YOUR DREAMS WITH GUEST KRISTI HERD
EP 273: TURN YOUR PASSION PROJECT INTO SUCCESS WITH ROMAIN THIERY
EP 269: THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING MEANINGFUL AND AUTHENTIC PORTRAITS WITH CAM NEVILLE

Think differently about finding new clients
EP 247: HOW TO PITCH YOURSELF AS A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH GUEST OLIVIA BOSSERT

DIY STUDIO
EP 263: HOME STUDIOS ON A BUDGET WITH GUEST PETER FOOTE
Top tip: Upholstery paint

EP 274: 7 THINGS YOU CAN START DOING TODAY TO IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE AS A PHOTOGRAPHER

EP 270: HOW TO TAKE AMAZING IMAGES ON YOUR SMARTPHONE WITH GUEST EMIL PAKARKLIS
Top tip: How to control focus and exposure

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