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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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If you want to master the art of portrait photographer, here are 5 techniques you should know. You might be technically sound but if you don’t connect with your subject, you’ll never make it as a successful portrait photographer. Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know to ace it in this field. Gina...
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Meet David duChemin, a world & humanitarian assignment photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader whose adventurous life fuels his fire to create and share. Based in Victoria, Canada, David leads a semi-nomadic life chasing compelling images on all 7 continents. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for...
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Meet Tomash, a fine art photographer. He shares his thoughts on fine art photography and how to create more meaningful images that inspire the viewer to feel something You’ll discover: what does the term “Fine art photography” means, how you shoot from the heart, the techniques he uses to connect and shoot in under 5...
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Meet Karen Alsop, a photographer who makes fantastical images straight out of her imagination or inspired by books and movies. She is a photographer who expertly manipulates images into other-worldly scenes. Find out how: how she got started, her first attempt at composite images, how she developed Photoshop skills, working with charities, how her work...
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It can be easy to slip into bad habits. And, before we know it, those habits become a part of our workflow, our shoots and our creative process. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the worst photography habits and how to fix them. Do you recognise them in what you go? Gina and Valerie...
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Want to create a six-figure photography business? Our guest Sean Brown has done just that. You’ll discover Sean’s ideas strategies on: playing the long game, how to find models and build a portfolio, a typical shoot, planning your shoot, why moms make the best lighting assistants, the psychology of pricing and photographers should position themselves...
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Social media can be intimidating and overwhelming when you are first starting out. In this episode, Valerie and I chat with Lacey Heels and Laura Hart from the Makers Collective. Lacey and Laura share some practical tips about getting started with social media including: Which social media platform should we be on, if we should...
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Here are 3 simple ways you can improve your photography in 5 minutes a day. We’re all busy – but the key is to fit your professional development as a photographer into an already hectic life. It can be done! And in this episode Gina and Valerie discuss 3 simple things you can do to...
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Nick Boothman is a photographer and speaker who specialises in the art of connecting with people. We chat to Nick about the decades he spent as a fashion advertising photographer and the lessons he learnt about connecting with people. Nick is author of the seminal book “How to make people like you in 90 second...
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Anne Geddes is one of the world’s most respected photographers. She creates images that are iconic, award-winning and beloved. Like no photographer before her, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be “protected, nurtured and loved”. Anne’s work has been...
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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. Gina and Valerie hope you...
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  Social media is an amazing tool. It has removed the gatekeepers who control how our images are seen and consumed and many photographers have found great success but it’s not for everyone. Our guest today Daniel Milnor, Chief Evangelist of Blurb, has some great ideas about getting your work noticed without social media and...
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What happens when your images are stolen or used without your permission? In this episode, we chat with Southern Californian photographer David Harvey about how to prevent your images being stolen and used without your permission. Last month, David did a folio shoot with two reality stars, who then used the images on a sponsored...
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Gina shares her honest review of Luminar which, if you haven’t seen it yet, is like filters on steroids. To be fair, it’s a lot more than that. Luminar can be used as a stand-alone app or as a plugin to Photoshop or Lightroom. You’ll discover what you can do with Luminar and Gina shares...
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Meet Romain Thiery, an amateur piano player who started learning piano at the age of 5 and started photography 10 years ago, that hobby turned into a passion and, eventually, a profession the day he found a forgotten piano in an abandoned castle in south of France. Romain Thiery believes the piano to be, in...
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What does it take to be a great second shooter at weddings? And if you’re the primary photographer, what do you need to consider when working with a second shooter. In this episode, we chat to Dallas photographer Misha Wynn, who shares her tips on how to become a great second shooter for newbies and...
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How to get better at headshots, portraits, shooting wildlife and much more. This week, we answer common listener questions so that you can improve your photography and workflow. 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...
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Sometimes, you don’t need a fancy camera to take stunning images. You can take jaw-dropping shots with a camera that fits into the palm of your hand. We’re talking about your smartphone. Meet Emil Pakarklis, an expert in smartphone photography. You’ll discover: the biggest advantages of using a smartphone over DSLR or mirrorless, common mistakes,...
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Meet Cam Neville. Cam is a documentary photographer based in South East Queensland. He has been nominated for the worlds richest photographic competition, The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, five times – reaching the finals twice. His long term project ‘Into the Fire’ has received international acclaim and been featured on BBC UK World. Cam was...
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If you’ve wondered how you can use Photoshop to transform your images or give them some extra pop, you’ll love this interview with Aaron Nace. Founder of Phlearn and guru of all things Photoshop, you’ll discover tips and workflows that will take your images to the next level. Born and raised on the quiet island...
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