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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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Black and white photography can totally transform the way people view your images. But it’s wrong to think that whacking a black and white filter on your shots will suddenly make them instantly more elegant or dramatic. In this episode, we talk about what kind of shots you should take in black and white, the...
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We all want to take better images. And we can sometimes be convinced that will happen if we get that better camera, those new lights, a better-looking subject! However, that’s not always going to be possible. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss how you can take better images without upgrading your gear. Gina and...
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What should be on your photography website? We talk to Alex Vita, a website expert who specialises exclusively in websites for photographers. You’ll discover: whether you should be designing for mobile or desktop; what makes a website ugly, what fonts to use, your background colour, pixel dimensions, image curation, whether you should blog, and much...
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There are so many photography gadgets on the market. And lots of cool hacks that don’t cost much, which can really help with your shooting. In this episode, we compile our best DIY photography tips and gadgets. In this episode, you’ll discover tips that will help you in everything from creating your own backdrops on...
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Meet Sydney-based wedding and boudoir photographer, Peter Foote. In this episode, Peter shares some amazing tips on how he turned his two-car man shed/garage into a beautiful home studio that looks like a high-end hotel suite or luxury cottage. The final cost of the renovation which includes timber floors, windows, furniture and even a chandelier...
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How to get the perfect exposure in any lighting condition. You’ll discover: how the camera reads light and how to override the default settings; the 3 main metering modes and when to use them; the common lighting conditions that confuse your camera’s metering system and what to do about it; how to get the perfect...
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Meet Alan Fletcher, an Australian photographer known for his portraits. He has a reputation as one of the best headshot photographers within the performing arts community in Australia. He’s also the photographer behind Photo Number 6 (@photonumber6), a series where he travels across the globe to uncover travel experiences that go far beyond a tourist...
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Photographing groups can be tricky. And the strategies that will give you the best shot are actually counterintuitive. Most photographers do the opposite of what they should do. In this informative episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know when you shoot groups – the advice might surprise you! Gina and Valerie hope...
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Photographing wildlife can be one of the most rewarding activities in photography. But how do you deal with the unpredictable nature of animals? How do you position yourself to get the best shot? And what can you do when you’re left to the lighting effects of Mother Nature? In this episode, we talk to wildlife...
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How do you shoot groups and still make everyone look natural? When you’re a newbie photographer, your friends often ask you to shoot 21st birthdays, weddings, school events and so on. In other words, groups of people. But this can be a challenge if you’re not sure of the basic rules you need to adhere...
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We chat to fine art landscape photographer Tom Putt who went from photographing birds to sport and eventually landscapes. Tom spends many months of every year creating new photographs for upcoming limited and open edition prints and book projects. You’ll discover: What makes a killer landscape image and why, how do you connect with the...
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Getting sharp images is a perennial problem – even if you’re following all the rules! So why aren’t your images always pin-sharp? Before you get your eyes checked or take your camera back to the shop, consider whether these 5 issues could be the reason your pictures are “soft”. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy...
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We chat to Nick Ghionis who has been shooting weddings for almost 30 years and you can tell by his work and hear in his voice that he loves his job. You can’t fake passion. Whether he’s travelling to an exotic Mediterranean location or the suburbs of Melbourne, Nick is invested in creating authentic, original...
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We talk to Antonis Engrafou, a portrait and commercial photographer based in Limassol, Cyprus. His aesthetic of work is influenced by the old masters of art and this is his approach to his entire body of work – commercial and portraiture. His storytelling approach shows emotions, character and stories through the people he photographs: “When...
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We talk to landscape photographer Jack Curran. His moving and evocative images are an example of a master in action. Jack has been shooting amazing landscapes for 40 years. He’s a multi-award-winning photographer and has been ranked as one of the top 10 landscape photographers in the world and won dozens of awards. Jack shares...
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Do you want to know how to shoot memorable, meaningful and authentic photos? We mean photos that really connect with people on an emotional level, images that mean something to a viewer and that they will remember for years to come. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss how to interact with your subject, what...
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We talk to documentary travel photographer Kerry Pryor who runs a commercial freelance photography business in Melbourne, but also travels regularly for her work. This includes regular destinations like Ethiopia, Nepal, and Kenya on assignment for “Eyes for Africa” and “Beyond the Orphanage”. Kerry was recently awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)...
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Photographer Kristi Herd started a quirky passion project that has opened up fabulous opportunities. In this episode, Kristi talks about how her love of photography started, her early influence, the moment she discovered her unique style, developing her style into a book, gear and lighting techniques – and much more. Gina and Valerie hope you...
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You have questions! And we have answers. Thanks to everyone in the listener community on Facebook. In this episode we talk about: what does good street photography look like? How to wrangle 10 puppies for a photo shoot, getting more clients for car photography and how to compose a photo. Gina and Valerie hope you...
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When you’re travelling you don’t always have all the time – or all the gear – to set up the shots you have planned in your head. So how can you make the most out of these opportunities? Fresh off her photography trip to Sicily, Gina talks about how to shoot portraits on the run....
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