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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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What is light painting? This stunning photographic effect can be achieved with some simple hacks. The master of light painting, Denis Smith, is the guest on the podcast this episode. You’ll not only discover his secrets behind this stunning technique, you’ll also learn about his fascinating journey into photography. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy...
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There’s more to shooting food than getting a good Instagrammable shot. In this episode, we speak to food photographer Joanie Simon who reveals her tips on how to photograph food and how to use artificial light to your best advantage. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great...
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Whether you want a fully fledged photography business or a side hustle, there are some important factors you need to consider if you want to get paid for your shots. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the mistakes you should avoid in order to create a thriving creative business. Gina and Valerie hope you...
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What are the big trends in photography for 2019? And which ones should you incorporate into your own work? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you needs to be aware of and much more! Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom...
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Meet Craig Wetjen, an award-winning professional photographic artist and a best-selling author with 33 years in the photography industry. Craig started his photographic career shooting for local newspapers in Connecticut, USA. He went on to work for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory before moving to Australia where in he established Melbourne’s RMIT University’s first digital imaging...
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We talk to documentary photographer Niki Boon. A former physiotherapist, mother and self-taught photographer, living with her family in rural Marlborough New Zealand. However, her photography has gained an international audience. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free...
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We close out the year with the best photography lessons from 2018. Happy holidays to all our listeners and have a brilliant start to 2019! Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold...
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Photographing an event can be something small and informal like a child’s birthday or family gathering to more formal like an engagement wedding, charity fundraiser, PR product launch or corporate event. Photographing events looks and sound easy but this is probably one of the most challenging niches for a photographer. It’s often the first professional...
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  Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. 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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Click play to...
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Are you ready for the future of photography? There have been some amazing advances in technology, especially in the last 5 to 10 years with the development of mirrorless cameras, faster auto focus, post production techniques, drones etc. In this episode, we chat to Chris Marquardt and Adrian Stock on what the future of photography...
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How can you take flattering portraits of anyone? There are a few golden rules to follow to ensure that you’re nailing the shot – every time. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic...
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So you think you’ve done everything right: used your focus points, a fast shutter speed, etc. But your shots still aren’t quite in focus. In this episode, Gina and Valerie welcome camera guru Wayne Rogers to discuss this as well as lens creep vs lens slop (!), whether UV filters are worth using, common mechanical...
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What are the best lenses and camera settings for portrait and documentary photography? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do to take your portrait shots to the next level. We break it down to the basics and then build on that if you’re ready for intermediate or advanced tips. Gina...
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Mieke Boynton is a landscape photographer who travels regularly, both within Australia and overseas, to capture the wonder and beauty of nature’s landscapes. She favours the epic landscapes of Kimberley region where she moved in 2008. She has travelled extensively in search of beautiful places and magic light and her photos of Norway, Patagonia, Namibia,...
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There are some classic lighting styles that every photographer needs to understand. And you also need to be able to create them whether you only have daylight to work with – or flash. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss classic portrait lighting styles including beauty lighting, loop lighting, split lighting, Rembrandt lighting, short lighting,...
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We talk to Sean Tucker on finding your authentic photography style. In this interview we talk about: being sacked as a priest, dealing with the shame he felt getting a waiting job when he was starting out, the struggle to find freelance clients, finding a unique style, the criticism that led him to finding his...
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Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or pro – there is something for you in this episode. We talk about speedlights and how a simple little light can make ALL the difference. You’ll discover how to get started, easy hacks to bring your images to life – and savvy techniques that can replicate sunsets, window lighting...
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A wise person once said: “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”. There is no doubt that light plays a huge part in whether or not you get the perfect shot. But you don’t have to wait for the stars to align in order for this to happen. YOU can make...
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If you want to be fearless as photographer, try your hand at street photography. Every photographer should give this a go to see what it’s like to fly by the seat of your pants, make decisions on the go and deal with real people in real situations. One accomplished street photographer is Julia Coddington. In...
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These days, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to camera gear, lenses, accessories – and everything in between. And advances in technology mean that our cameras can do more than ever. Soon they’ll be able to cook us dinner! However, all this choice can be daunting. And it can be paralysing trying to decide...
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