Ep 74 On location at an A-list television awards ceremony

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What really goes on behind the scenes at the A-list television awards ceremony? Well, a lot! And from a photographer’s point of view of there are many issues to contend with. Apart from the technical aspects of the right lighting, you also need to understand posing and directing stars while you’re under a lot of pressure.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie break down how Gina prepares for this kind of shoot, what gear to bring, how to set it up, and reveal the hacks and techniques you need to understand when you only have mere minutes to capture shots that are going to be featured on the front pages of national newspapers and magazines and following day.

#ginachallenge #locationlocation

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Listener question

from Scott Stokhaug
Scott wants feedback on his image.

Scott Stokhaug
Above: By Scott Stokhaug

 

Shoutouts

To those who took up #ginachallenge #shootingstars

 

Above: Kristi Louise Herd photographed William and Kate
Above: Kristi Louise Herd photographed William and Kate

 

Above: Mike Hickman photographed Mike Tyson
Above: Mike Hickman photographed Mike Tyson

 

Above: Jimmy Carter photographed by Judy Bruner
Above: Jimmy Carter photographed by Judy Bruner

 

Above: Ed Sheeran photographed by Eoin Ó Breasláin
Above: Ed Sheeran photographed by Eoin Ó Breasláin

Listener question

from Cassandra Jean:
I am trying to set up a small photo spot in my dog grooming shop and need to build a custom backdrop… my question is what type of material should I look for in a backdrop? What qualities do you all prefer? I have limited space so the dogs will likely be close to it and I won’t be able to just make it blur into the background very easily…

We answer the question in the episode.

Manfrotto Backgrounds Collapsible

 

On location at an A-list television awards ceremony

Above: Gina Milicia shoots Lauren Phillips
Above: Gina Milicia shoots Lauren Phillips

 

Above: Gina Milicia shoots Catriona Rowntree
Above: Gina Milicia shoots Catriona Rowntree

 

Above: Gina Milicia shoot the cast of Love Child
Above: Gina Milicia shoot the cast of Love Child
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  1. Veronica Patrick

    Hi Gina and Val. I have an on location shoot very similar to this. An upscale party with very low club lighting, only difference being that there is no back wall. I have been tasked with shooting the party, capturing all the fun and some single shots as well but with minimal lighting interruption. I’m also doing video. What can I do to get good photos that capture the atmosphere and nice portraits without having a mini shooting set?

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