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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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No matter how experienced we are as photographers, there are times when we can all do with a big shot of confidence. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss proven techniques (some will surprise you!) that will boost your confidence and, in turn, help you take awesome photos. Click play to listen to the podcast...
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Many people think that you need to go to a exotic locations to take a great travel shots. And many photographers end up with countless vistas of landscapes. However, if you want awesome travel shots, the devil is in the detail – and knowing exactly what time of day is going to capture THAT magic...
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Caca happens. Much as you don’t want it to, sometimes the caca just hits the fan. Your gear fails, you accidentally delete your memory card or your client hates your shots with passion. So what do you do when disaster strikes? Gina and Valerie have a warts ’n’ all discussion of the mistakes you might...
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You want to use flash. But it’s not just a matter of using the right setting. With the right light shapers, you can make your flash do EXACTLY what you want. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss light shapers. Discover what they are, when to use them, and how to get them cheap. Light...
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Want a foolproof framework so that your portraits look amazing? There are so many moving parts when it come to shooting portraits – lighting, gear, people, you name it. In this episode, Gina and Valerie walk through everything you need to know to ensure that you are shooting awesome portraits just like a pro. And...
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If you’re not yet a pro, it can be confusing to know which of your camera functions you should be choosing: aperture priority? Shutter priority? Program mode? Any of those other little icons on the dial? In this episode, Gina breaks down her approach to taking pics like a pro. It’s a simple framework that...
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When you photograph women you have the opportunity to capture an amazing image – and to make them feel like a million dollars. But not all women are supermodels who ooze with confidence. Many women come to photo shoots laden with insecurities and, even though they are beautiful, it’s these insecurities that can actually prevent...
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Money, money, money. Every photographer is different and every job is different. So what are you supposed to charge for your work? In this episode, we cover what you need to know to determine how much you should charge and give you ideas on how to be confident with your pricing. Gina and Valerie chat...
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Many photographers are scared of using flashes. This awesome episode dispels a bunch of myths about using flash and provides you with a step-by-step introduction into the world of speedlites. Gina and Valerie chat about cost effective (actually, ridiculously cheap!) options so that won’t break your bank so that you can start experimenting with speedlites...
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Shooting live events is an art form. In most cases, there is no second chance. So whether you are shooting a concert, theatre or live television, you need to understand the tips and tricks to make this happen. Gina and Valerie discuss everything you need to know from how to get the best angle, how...
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You’ll get an insider’s look into how to break into the fashion industry. It’s everything you need to know about designers, trends, networking, air kisses, your portfolio and your competition. It’s a step-by-step guide on what it takes to photograph the next generation of Zoolanders. Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on...
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In this episode, we discuss what you need to know when using the right light for your shots. Whether you’re shooting in daylight, shade, partial cover or indoors, you’ll discover the tips and tricks and will make your images pop. From mood shoots to sunny skies, you’ll learn the steps you need to take to...
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It can happen to you. So don’t make these mistakes with your photography. 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 Things you should never say to a photographer Digital Grey Card...
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Whether you’re shooting a head shot of an actor, model, CEO – and everyone in between – we break down the steps you need to take to create magic with your picture. 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...
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What is the best way to handle your workflow? In this episode, Gina and Valerie cover an efficient and effective system for your files, shoots and the delivery of images to your clients. It’s a system honed after years of experience – and Gina reveals the hard mistakes that taught her the proven system she...
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Want to change careers and become a full-time photographer? Gina outlines everything you need to do to make the leap. From getting industry experience, finding mentors, books worth reading and what projects you should work on, this episode is your guide to making it all happen. Enjoy! Click play to listen to the podcast or find...
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    Everything you need to know to create your own studio space, whether you are starting out at home, sharing with other photographers or investing in your own professional base. In this week’s episode, Gina and Valerie take you on a step-by-step journey through what you need to do from starting out to turning...
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How to shoot events, functions and major parties. This episode is all about events – we cover everything from the gear you need and what to wear, to event etiquette, how to get the best shots for your client, secret tips to use at weddings and your post-event must-dos. Listen now! Click play to listen...
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How to shoot events, functions and major parties. This episode is all about events – we cover everything from the gear you need and what to wear, to event etiquette, how to get the best shots for your client, secret tips to use at weddings and your post-event must-dos. Listen now! Click play to listen...
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What happens when you have to photograph a difficult or demanding person? In this episode, we focus on the hacks Gina has honed over 20 years of photographing everyone from Prime Ministers to divas and actresses to the shyest and most insecure people around. So many take-aways you can use for yourself. Enjoy the episode!...
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