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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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Meet social documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez from Brooklyn. He has photographed the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; journeys of new immigrants to America; gang life in East Los Angeles; and life in Spanish Harlem. Joseph’s photographs have appeared in: The New York Times Magazine, GQ, Newsweek, Esquire, and more. We chat to Joseph about: his love...
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Underwater portrait photography. Three words that don’t usually go together. But it’s a niche – and a fun one! We talk to underwater portrait photographer Steffen Binke on: the best locations to shoot underwater portraits; breathing techniques to control buoyancy; techniques Steffen uses to pose and direct his models; hair and makeup for underwater portraits;...
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  If you want to build a successful photography career then your business decisions are just as important as your technical ones. We chat to portrait photographer Bernie Griffiths on: lessons learned from shooting on a cruise ship and working in a lab; getting over the fear of selling; the biggest mistake photographers make when...
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Cinemagraphs are the new black. Bring your photos to life with this clever technique to bring subtle movement into your shot. We break it down step by step so that you’ll be creating cinemagraphs like a pro before you know it. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for...
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We talk to podcast favourite, documentary photography Donato Dicamillo, who is living and shooting at the epicentre of COVID-19 in and around New York. Discover what he’s been up to since our last chat (ep 214) and what he’s shooting now. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for...
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Want to become a pro at macro photography? This episode will help you take the guesswork out of this style of photography (even if you don’t have a macro lens!). These simple exercises will help you understand what you need to know to get the skills you need so that you’re always ready for that...
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A great technique you can try at home with fun results. Master these trick photography ideas and consider how you might be able to incorporate them in your regular shoots. Learn how to shoot people or products levitating through the air and even how to throw objects at your camera and capture the shot mid-air...
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You will listen to this cracker of an episode again and again. Lighting painting for beginners, enthusiasts and pros will change the way you think about lighting. You’ll also discover innovative ways to add awesome lighting to your shots with minimal equipment – even just using the light from your phone! Gina and Valerie hope...
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This is an excellent challenge for photographers of all levels. It’s a great idea to put into practice while you’re self-isolating as it will hone your skills and you’ll add a new tool to your offering. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom...
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How to write a great bio, what to include in your elevator pitch, create a photo book, and a photography challenge you can do while you’re self-isolating. 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 Community...
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If you find yourself at home, here’s what you can do to make the most of your time. Life goes on! Use your time wisely and you’ll come out of any quarantine or shutdown with more skills and be more marketable than ever. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the...
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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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