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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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Rank #88 in Visual Arts category

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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

104 Ratings
Average Ratings
96
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!

Rank #1: 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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Connect with Gina, Valerie and listeners in the podcast community on Facebook

Visit GinaMilicia.comValerieKhoo.com

Nov 23 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #2: PHOTO 205: How to master autofocus on DSLR and mirrorless cameras

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Autofocus sounds simple - but there’s a lot that can go wrong if you don’t master how it REALLY works. It’s about understanding what’s actually happening when you use autofocus, how to use focus points effectively and what settings you need to use to get the best result. Gina and Valerie discuss all this and 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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Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com

Jul 13 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #3: PHOTO 196: The beginners guide to shooting video with DSLR and mirrorless Part One

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The industry is changing. And an increasing number of clients want video – so many photographers are adding another string to their bow by providing moving images. That doesn’ mean you need to learn how to be a cinematographer for an Oscar-winning film. Most videos are used for content, website and social media. So if you want to expand your repertoire, here’s what you need to know. Gina and Valerie discuss this beginner’s guide to shooting video with DSLR and mirrorless.

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 25 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #4: PHOTO 195: Common photo shoot failures and how to recover from them

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Don’t get caught with your pants down! Sometimes, despite our best intentions, stuff fails, sh*t happens and you feel like all is lost. But it doesn’t have to be! In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss how to overcome common photo failures including technical errors, client dissatisfaction, dumb stuff 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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Apr 18 2018

54mins

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Rank #5: PHOTO 167: Snapshot: How to balance flash and ambient light. And are cheap “Uber” style businesses devaluing the photo industry?

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When you’re using flash, how do you get the right balance between the flash and the ambient light. In this episode, Gina and Valerie break down what you need to consider in this situation. They also chat about the increasing popularity of “uber”-style photography sites. What does it mean for 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.

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Visit GinaMilicia.comValerieKhoo.com

Oct 10 2017

33mins

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Rank #6: PHOTO 142: Snapshot: Senior/teen portrait ideas and low light photography

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There is a great market in senior portraits - for Aussies, this doesn’t mean elderly people, in the US it’s a thing. Portraits of high school seniors!

In this minisode, Gina and Valerie discuss some great strategies on taking cool senior portraits. And they also look at … afterbirth! No just kidding. Not actual afterbirth - but taking family shots after a baby is born.

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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May 31 2017

31mins

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Rank #7: 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.

#ginachallenge #hack

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Aug 30 2017

59mins

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: PHOTO 158: How to style your portraits to create maximum impact

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When you’re shooting portraits, there more to it than ensuring that you direct your subject into the right pose. If you have to shoot portraits that are going to stand the test of time, then this episode is for you.

Gina and Valerie discuss the essential elements of a great portrait and show you what you need to consider to ensure that you capture just the right shot. From location and colour, to clothes and style, you’ll discover how to shoot ideal portraits without lots of fancy equipment.

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 #style

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Aug 23 2017

1hr

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: PHOTO 146: How to find your photography niche

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How do you find your niche as a photographer? It can be tempting to want to master many different types of photographic styles, but your success could actually lie in your specialisation. You think not want to limit or pigeonhole yourself but becoming known for a particular style or niche doesn’t mean that you can’t shoot other things.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie talk about the importance of finding your niche, how to determine what’s right for you - and how to use this to build your brand as a photographer.

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 #niche

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Jul 03 2017

50mins

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Rank #12: PHOTO 211: Headshots for beginners, fill light and the importance of defining your photography niche

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Why it’s important to niche down in order to get more paying gigs as a photographer. In this episodes, we talk about how to identify, define and articulate your niche so that people are clear on who you are and what you stand for. Gina and Valerie also critique listener pics, discuss imposter syndrome and reveal practical steps you can take to position yourself as the photographer you want to be known for.

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 22 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #13: PHOTO 209: The fast track to photography success with guest Scott Stokhaug

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Meet one photographer who has transformed from being an aspiring snapper to a booked out in-demand photographer who is getting huge traction in his community and niche. Gold Community member Scott Stokhaug reveals how he’s done just 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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Aug 08 2018

47mins

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Rank #14: PHOTO 144: How to get paid to shoot what you love with special guest Christina Force

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We interview Christina Force, a New Zealand based photo-consultant who works with photographers and agents worldwide. We chat to her about what it really takes to make a great portfolio that will get you the work you want - 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.

#ginachallenge #authentic

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Jun 14 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #15: PHOTO 116: Everything you need to know to shoot amazing landscapes

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It’s time to talk about landscapes. Have you ever been at a stunning location and taken your shots only to discover that your pics really don’t do the location any justice? It can be disappointing when your images don’t reflect the amazing colours, scale and beauty of what you see what your own eyes.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know to shoot amazing landscapes. 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 #mylocation

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Feb 08 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #16: PHOTO 253: How to shoot amazing black and white landscape photos with guest Jack Curran

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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 some great tips and insights for photographers of all levels and managed to change the way I view lighting landscapes. We cover: why landscape and why black and white, the importance of great mentors, why he doesn’t always shoot every landscape he sees, challenges of shooting landscapes, basic gear, focal length and settings, the best light for landscape photography – 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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Jul 17 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #17: PHOTO 152: David Bergman photographs rock stars, Presidents, A-list celebs and sporting legends

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Who wouldn’t want to photograph rock stars, Presidents, A-list celebs and sporting legends? That’s exactly what David Bergman does. Not only has he photographed Obama, he’s also the official photographer for Bon Jovi (a fact that Val is still trying to process).

In this episode, Gina and Valerie introduce you to David and chat about how he got into photography, his creative style and how he gets all the cool gigs.

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 01 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: PHOTO 191: How to frame and compose portraits for maximum impact and how to speed up your editing workflow

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When you’re taking portrait shot, you want to make sure that you’re creating an image that’s going to stay with the viewer for a long time. You want an image that compelling, powerful and tells a story. Gina and Valerie discuss what “go to” tips for taking portraits with maximum impact. You’ll also discover how to speed up your workflow and what platforms you can use to make this process easier.

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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Mar 23 2018

39mins

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Rank #20: PHOTO 168: How to shoot higher quality images in less time with fewer frames and less gear

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Many photographers need to capture a moment when they are under pressure and have limited time. If you still want to produce quality images in any situation - without having to log around a tonne of gear, this episode is for 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.

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Oct 13 2017

52mins

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