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So You Want to be a Photographer Podcast - How to transform your skills and build a profitable photography business

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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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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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Useful, practical tips and advice!

By M3bella - Nov 24 2019
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I love these 2 hosts! Gina and Valerie - in no particular order ;) - give such useful, PRACTICAL advice that's not full of techie talk. A fellow photographer on a Facebook group mentioned this podcast, now I'm HOOKED! I've literally started at episode 1 and I think I'm into the 30's or 40's now. These 2 make me laugh; their banter is hilarious!

Normal people who explain the mysteries of photography

By 2 Jetta Owner - Oct 28 2019
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I’m a busy professional who listens to Gina during traffic filled commutes and I apply what I learn to enjoy my hobby. Gina has a way of explaining hyper technical topics in way that an enthusiast can understand. The topics cover a broad range of interesting areas of the field. Each show provides a heap of practical advice and the guests are engaging. Top notch podcast.

iTunes Ratings

105 Ratings
Average Ratings
97
2
3
1
2

Useful, practical tips and advice!

By M3bella - Nov 24 2019
Read more
I love these 2 hosts! Gina and Valerie - in no particular order ;) - give such useful, PRACTICAL advice that's not full of techie talk. A fellow photographer on a Facebook group mentioned this podcast, now I'm HOOKED! I've literally started at episode 1 and I think I'm into the 30's or 40's now. These 2 make me laugh; their banter is hilarious!

Normal people who explain the mysteries of photography

By 2 Jetta Owner - Oct 28 2019
Read more
I’m a busy professional who listens to Gina during traffic filled commutes and I apply what I learn to enjoy my hobby. Gina has a way of explaining hyper technical topics in way that an enthusiast can understand. The topics cover a broad range of interesting areas of the field. Each show provides a heap of practical advice and the guests are engaging. Top notch podcast.

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So You Want to be a Photographer Podcast - How to transform your skills and build a profitable photography business

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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!

PHOTO 078: How to create quick and easy portraits anywhere

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What happens when you head to Sicily with a group of photography enthusiasts to capture a series of awesome portraits, combined with an unforgettable culinary journey? Well, Gina Milicia has done just that. And in this episode, she shares her adventures with Valerie, along with: what gear she packed, what went wrong, how she achieved her shots, and what the group learnt along the way.

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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

#ginachallenge #rustic

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Jun 17 2016

1hr 6mins

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PHOTO 164: How to start a headshot business

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Shooting headshots can be a steady and lucrative business. Whether you are photographing actors or business people, they key is to know how to get the job done in a variety of situations, without a great deal of gear. Often, you’re not allocated much time - or given much space - to achieve this. Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do to get started in photographing headshots.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

#ginachallenge #headshot

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Sep 20 2017

1hr 19mins

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PHOTO 119: How to optimise photos for websites and social media without losing quality

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In an increasingly online world, it’s vital to understand how to optimise your photos for websites and social media. It’s not just about ensuring it’s a small file size, you also want to ensure your image still retains its quality, depth and colour.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know about images and how to manipulate them correctly so that they are the right size, dimensions, pixel quality and more. 

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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

#ginachallenge #krakenshot

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Feb 25 2017

1hr 1min

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PHOTO 176: Newborn and Maternity photography with special guest Ana Brandt

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Ana Brandt is a California based award winning photographer, author, teacher and mother of 3 who has been specializing in pregnancy and newborn imagery for over 18 years. Her classic images for an established and growing A List clientele have appeared in numerous publications, books, websites, and physician offices.  Gina chats to Ana about this awesome niche.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Nov 23 2017

1hr 19mins

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PHOTO 222: What are the best lenses and camera settings for portrait, and documentary photography

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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 and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

#ginachallenge #prefocus

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Nov 14 2018

1hr 2mins

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PHOTO 232: Ready to start a photography business? Here are some common mistakes to avoid.

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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 love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Jan 30 2019

57mins

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PHOTO 137: How do you know if you are ready to start a photography business

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So you’re into photography and think you might be able to earn some money from it. Whether you want to do it on weekends or full time, you need the right approach if you want to succeed. Gina and Valerie chat about how to get the right mindset, the essential steps you need to take, how to find time to build your business and the importance to finding your tribe.

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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

#ginachallenge #3feetfromgold

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May 11 2017

1hr 1min

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PHOTO 235: Five things every photographer must know

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What are the five things that every photographer must know? It’s probably not what you think! In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss exactly that.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Feb 20 2019

55mins

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PHOTO 126: How to photograph nudes as art

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Some photographers are asked to shoot nudes - expectant mothers who want to document their pregnancy, couples who are celebrating an occasion, athletes and fitness models who want to show off their body in the best light. You get the idea. However, it’s vital not to cross over into tacky when shooting nudes. Challenge yourself to create art instead.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do from planning, setup and lighting to posing, post-production and much more. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

#ginachallenge #pgnude

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Mar 22 2017

1hr 5mins

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PHOTO 092: How to direct a portrait shoot with confidence

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When you are shooting portraits, you need to bring your A game as a photographer. That means instilling confidence in your subject so that they trust what you are doing and follow direction. When you’re confident, you’ll also achieve a more efficient and productive shoot - and be able to take the risks you need to get the creative shots you really want.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do in order to direct a portrait shoot with confidence. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Sep 22 2016

1hr 11mins

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PHOTO 223: Are your images out of focus? It may not be your fault with guest Wayne Rogers

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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 gugu Wayne Rogers to discuss this as well as lens creep vs lens slop (!), whether UV filters are worth using, common mechanical problems that cause your images to be out of focus, how shooting high ISO can influence the sharpness of your image, the best way to get rid of or prevent mold growing on your lenses – and much more.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Nov 21 2018

1hr 28mins

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PHOTO 139: How to photograph the night sky with special guest, astrophotographer Michael Goh

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If you want to take mind-blowing photographs of the stars and the night sky, you can’t go past the amazing work of astrophotographer Michael Goh. Whether you are taking time lapse shots or panoramic night-time landscapes, this award-winning photographer is generous with this tips on how to get the ideal photo. We chat to Michael so that we can bring his incredible techniques to you.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

#ginachallenge #shootingstars 

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May 17 2017

1hr 9mins

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PHOTO 231: What are the biggest photography trends for 2019?

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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 love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Jan 16 2019

47mins

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PHOTO 207: How to photograph interiors and architecture with special guest photographer Wayne Chasan

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There is an art to taking photos of interiors and architecture, especially because you need to make static rooms and buildings come to life. You need to ensure that they still tell a story. We talk to Wayne Chasan who generously shares his favourite tips on:

  • Scouting locations
  • Planning a shoot
  • Working with daylight
  • How to add “life” to your interiors
  • The best angles and gear and heaps more!  

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Jul 26 2018

1hr 6mins

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PHOTO 243: How to take photos that stand out in a crowded market

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If you want to stand out in a crowded market, you need to ensure that your pics exude a certain quality that’s hard to put into words. It’s not about using the most expensive gear or the opportunity shoot a supermodel. It’s about understanding a few simple rules that can set you – and your photographs – apart from everyone else. In this episode, we discuss what you need know about gear, your point of difference, lighting, posing and how to go the extra mile.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Apr 17 2019

45mins

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PHOTO 160: The best photography hacks to help you nail the perfect shot

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We love a great hack! And you can make your photography shine with some simple hacks that can help you nail the perfect shot. Whether it’s camera shake, emergency lighting or tips on how to create an instant wind machine, this episode is a treasure trove of tips from Gina, Valerie and the photography community. Gina and Valerie reveal cool hacks that can make all the difference in your shooting.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Aug 30 2017

59mins

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PHOTO 063: TicTacToe: How to compose an image for maximum impact

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You might have the technical know-how but do you know the rules for composing an image with maximum impact?

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the top 11 rules you need to consider when you are composing an image. There's much more to composing than just the Rule of Thirds. You'll discover what you need to know about the Fibonacci sequence, how to get the right balance, why odd numbers are great - and much more. 

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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

#ginachallenge #rules

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Mar 03 2016

1hr 5mins

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PHOTO 003: If you want to succeed, you need the right gear. Here’s your guide.

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What essential gear do you need if you want to be a successful photographer? Leading celebrity and portrait photographer Gina Milicia reveals what you need when it comes to cameras, lenses, accessories and a host of McGyver-style hacks that she uses along the way.

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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Jan 14 2015

56mins

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PHOTO 204: How to turn your photography hobby into a six figure business with special guest Jeff Brown

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We talk to Jeff Brown, an expert in marketing for photographer. In this interview we chat about: the importance of niching down as a photographer, the areas that most photographers waste time in;  common mistakes photographers make using social media; why you should double or triple your prices; why you should think like a luxury brand; and we do a deep dive into Linkedin one of the most underused and best social media platforms for photographers.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Jun 27 2018

1hr 24mins

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PHOTO 212: How to develop a unique photography style with guest Bradley Hanson

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There are wedding photographers – and then there is Bradley Hanson. In this episode, we chat to Bradley who reveals the approach behind his image and the art of photography. He shares his thoughts on starting out and how he felt shooting his very first wedding, essential gear, setting expectations with clients, pleasing the client and pleasing yourself, muscle memory and shooting intuitively, and developing a unique style. This show is all about inspiring and learning from the best in the world – and with 19 years experience and 600 weddings Bradley has lots of great stuff to say in this interview.

Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Aug 30 2018

1hr 27mins

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PHOTO 274: 7 things you can start doing today to improve your confidence as a photographer

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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 some smart hacks where you can incorporate it into your workflow. Gina and Valerie also discuss strategies you can start using today to improve your confidence as a photographer.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Dec 11 2019

57mins

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PHOTO 273: Turn your passion project into success with Romain Thiery

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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 his own words, « deeply rooted in the depths of our culture » and sought to explore the instrument from an original angle. He made his life’s mission to combine his two biggest passions and set out to find abandoned mansions around Europe where old pianos had been left behind. The series that emerged from Thiery’s work is called « Requiem pour pianos » and has catapulted the photographer name into notoriety among tastemakers and art connoisseurs around the world. In recent years, he has won international photography awards at various competitions and festivals.

You’ll discover: how he started in photography, how his love of photographing pianos in abandoned locations evolved, the process of finding pianos in abandoned locations, what it feels like to walk into those abandoned homes, how he lights and shoots his images, the opportunities that have been created as a result of this project, and much more. 

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Dec 04 2019

54mins

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PHOTO 272: The complete guide to being a great second shooter at weddings with guest Misha Wynn

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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 how to work with second shooters as a photographer.

You’ll discover: how Misha got started, how long before she turned a profit, what is a second shooter, why hire one, why be one, the difference between shadowing, assisting and second shooting, your pre-game plan so you don’t get in each other’s way or miss important shots, and much more.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Nov 27 2019

1hr 8mins

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PHOTO 271: Headshots, lighting, faster editing hacks, listener questions and photo

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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 Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Nov 20 2019

46mins

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PHOTO 270: How to take amazing images on your smartphone with guest Emil Pakarklis

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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, how to take amazing night photos, taking control of focusing and exposure, burst mode or live mode, workarounds for average flash, best editing apps and more.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 14mins

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PHOTO 269: The art of photographing meaningful and authentic portraits with Cam Neville

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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.

Can was also voted in the Best 100 Wedding Photographers Worldwide 2015 +2016. We chat to Cam about what it’s like to be a photographer while working as a volunteer firefighter, how he turned a personal project into a book, how to photograph meaningful and authentic portraits, his portrait shooting technique. 

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Nov 06 2019

1hr 9mins

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PHOTO 268: How to stand out from the pack with Phlean’s Aaron Nace

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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 Arron 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 of Kauai, Aaron Nace would be the first to tell you that his upbringing was anything but ordinary. Despite the obvious perks of Hawaiian life, he would eventually move with his mother, father, and two brothers to North Carolina.

Aaron studied at North Carolina State University and obtained a degree in Industrial Design. Graduating from college, he thought his path was clear to one day becoming an automotive or furniture designer -- that is until a six-month-long trip to South America transformed his life forever. It was during this time that he fell in love with photography and its power to both facilitate and share adventures. In 2011, Aaron founded PHLEARN to bring creative education to anyone around the world.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Oct 30 2019

1hr 2mins

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PHOTO 267: Complete guide to Black and White photography

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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 situations/environments that best lend themselves to black and white photography and how to determine which colours look best in a monochromatic style.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Oct 23 2019

49mins

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PHOTO 266: How to take better images without upgrading your gear

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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 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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Oct 16 2019

1hr 1min

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PHOTO 265: A beginners guide to photography websites with guest Alex Vita

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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 more.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Oct 09 2019

1hr 15mins

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PHOTO 264: The best DIY photography tips and gadgets

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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 the cheap, storing and carrying your gear, modify your lighting and much more.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Oct 02 2019

59mins

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PHOTO 263: Home studios on a budget with guest Peter Foote

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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 cost less than $2000Au or (approx $1400 US).

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Sep 25 2019

1hr 4mins

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PHOTO 262: How to get the perfect exposure in every lighting condition

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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 skin tone in every lighting situation; how to override the default settings and take your images from average to amazing!

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Sep 18 2019

59mins

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PHOTO 261: How to find great images anywhere with guest Alan Fletcher

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Meet Alan Fletcher, an Australian photographer known for his portraits. He has a reputation as one of 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 guidebook and delve into the heart and soul of the places Alan visits. The challenge he is set in the show is to photograph each experience looking to choose just one photo that sums up that experience.

To millions of people all around the world he is Dr Karl Kennedy from Australia’s longest-running drama “Neighbours”. Alan has portrayed the role of Dr Karl for 25 years of the programs 29-year history.

An actor for over 30 years Alan has performed in over 60 theatrical productions, numerous television programs, mini-series and feature films and written and performed for radio drama and comedy.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Sep 11 2019

59mins

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PHOTO 260: The beginner's guide to gear and lighting for groups with daylight or flash Part 2

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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 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Sep 04 2019

42mins

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PHOTO 259: How to photograph wildlife with guest Scott Bourne

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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 photographer Scott Bourne about why he photographs wildlife, his approach to wildlife photography, the story behind the amazing image he spent 13 years chasing, why birds are the hardest thing to photograph and how to do it, what really makes a great wildlife photo, what most photographers are getting wrong, where the good places are, how to get great shots at a zoo, working around glass and fences, the importance of pre-visualisation and camera settings/focus.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Aug 28 2019

1hr 9mins

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PHOTO 258: The ultimate guide to photographing small, medium and large groups of people Part 1

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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, 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 to when you’re shooting groups. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know in terms of location, posing, styling and direction.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Aug 21 2019

1hr 4mins

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PHOTO 257: How to print and sell landscape images with photographer Tom Putt

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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 landscape to create an image that is more than just a generic shot, aerial vs drone photography, how you prepare for a shoot, preferred gear, techniques, the pros and cons of working with galleries, tips for shooting, tips for printing and much more.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Aug 14 2019

1hr 2mins

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PHOTO 256: 5 reasons why your images aren’t sharp and how to fix them.

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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 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. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Aug 07 2019

58mins

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PHOTO 255: Wedding photography tips from acclaimed photographer Nick Ghionis

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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 and beautiful images. In this interview, Nick shares his approach to planning, posing and shooting a wedding and the importance of capturing the person rather than hacking out a one size fits all formula.

We discuss: how Nick plans for a destination wedding, lessons learned from his first wedding, shooting intuitively, how his first jobs as a security guard, waiter and barista taught him how to connect with his clients, how he plans for a shoot, what a second shooter does, shooting with the Olympus mirrorless system, favourite lenses and lighting systems, the importance of capturing the couple on the day and not shooting to a formula, and what you need to your pre-wedding checklists and interviews.

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 which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Find out more at ginamilicia.com.

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Jul 31 2019

1hr 37mins

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