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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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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.

New energy

By anayagem photography - Oct 20 2019
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I’m a fairly new photographer that loves taking pictures as a hobby but I’ve decided to make a career of it. Recently I’ve grown a bit frustrated because I’m just not fully satisfied with how my pics have come out and was thinking of upgrading my photography gear. During a long drive I became curious to see if there were any photography podcasts. After listening to episode 266 I immediately had a new energy and an appreciation for my current gear. Thank you both so much for this podcast. I am a fan for life!

iTunes Ratings

102 Ratings
Average Ratings
94
1
4
1
2

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.

New energy

By anayagem photography - Oct 20 2019
Read more
I’m a fairly new photographer that loves taking pictures as a hobby but I’ve decided to make a career of it. Recently I’ve grown a bit frustrated because I’m just not fully satisfied with how my pics have come out and was thinking of upgrading my photography gear. During a long drive I became curious to see if there were any photography podcasts. After listening to episode 266 I immediately had a new energy and an appreciation for my current gear. Thank you both so much for this podcast. I am a fan for life!
Cover image of So You Want to be a Photographer Podcast - How to transform your skills and build a profitable photography business

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

Updated 4 days ago

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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 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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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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Rank #4: PHOTO 089: Your guide to buying and using speedlights and accessories

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If you haven’t used speedlights much, it can be daunting to know where to start, which ones to pick and when you would find them most effective. But they can enhance your shots significantly if you use them.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know about speedlights, practical applications for when they can add magic to your shots, recommendations on which ones to use and accessories that will make them even easier to use. 

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 #dook

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Aug 31 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #5: PHOTO 203: Taking photography from hobby to side hustle and beyond with special guest Natalie Finney

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We love it when we discover a photographer who started snapping as a hobby – but is then able to turn that interest into something more. Photographer Natalie Finney has done just that and we chat to her about her journey and passion for portraiture.

Over the past two years, Natalie has focused on growing her business, slowly and steadily. She has amassed a varying portfolio of work, from weddings and corporate events, to commercial and fine-art/conceptual photography, however she is always drawn back to family portraiture, preferring to take a candid, documentary-styled approach.

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 20 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: 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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Rank #7: PHOTO 193: What type of photographer are you?

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What type of photographer are you? Or are you a combination of these? When you’re shooting, it can sometimes be useful to bring different “sides” of you to the table depending on your client, setting and circumstances. In this interview, Gina shares with Valerie her unique perspective on the different types of photographers – see if you can recognise yourself in one.

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 06 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #8: PHOTO 215: Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus or Fuji? Mirrorless or DSLR? Here is what you need to know.

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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 which camera is best for you needs, goals and lifestyle. In this episode, Gina and Valerie outline how to choose the right camera whether you’re a pro, an enthusiast or an entry level snapper.

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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Sep 19 2018

53mins

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Rank #9: PHOTO 087: The best DIY Photography gadgets

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We all love a good MacGuyver effort. This episode is full of useful hacks that will help your photography – and which don’t cost a fortune. Many are made from simple materials you can get at home or your local hardware. From creating product boxes, to stunning backgrounds and clever dolly DIYs, Gina and Valerie dish all.

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 #DIY

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Aug 17 2016

59mins

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Rank #10: PHOTO 120: A beginners guide to photo composites

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Creating photo composites can save your bacon in some situations. Photo composites can seem daunting to many. But, in this episode, Gina and Valerie break down the process into simple and easy steps so that you can get started doing photo composites like a pro. 

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 #compshot

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Mar 05 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #11: PHOTO 094: Gina's Colombian Photo Shoot

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Gina recently travelled to Colombia and captured some epic images. In this episode, Valerie grills her on her adventures with the customs officers, getting food poisoning, mammoth blisters, along with great information on what gear she took and how she captured her amazing shots.

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 #birds

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Oct 12 2016

59mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: 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 #14: PHOTO 086: How to photograph fast moving objects

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When photographing fast-moving objects, we’re not just talking about conventional shots like racecars or athletes, where it’s vital to master shutter speed. You can also capture amazing fast-moving objects right your own home: water droplets, strawberries plunging into champagne, red wine swirling in a glass.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss how to create amazing fast-moving shots, different ways to capture these images, tricks to nailing what you want to achieve, gear designed for this purpose and simple MacGuyver hacks if want to build the tools yourself. From coffee plops to dogs running to you at high speed – and much more – it’s covered here. 

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 #speed

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Aug 11 2016

56mins

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Rank #15: PHOTO 104: Three simple ways to improve your photography

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What are three simple ways to improve your photography? If you could change only three things, what would they be? We draw inspiration from the podcast community to discover that there are a handful (yes, three!) things that most people have done to take their photography to the next level. And you can even look at the before and after photos provided in the show notes to see the evidence for yourselves.

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 30 2016

55mins

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: 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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Rank #18: PHOTO 129: Size does matter: How to use lighting, focal length and perspective to optimise your group portraits

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When you’re shooting more than one person, you can come across a raft of problematic issues. Sometimes, various people in the group can look disproportionate depending on where they are placed. And if you’re shooting people of varying sizes, some can look huge while others look like pinheads.

In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to know to ensure all your group shots are winners. You’ll discover tips and techniques on forced perspective, lighting, shooting angles, focal length 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 #sizematters

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Apr 13 2017

59mins

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Rank #19: PHOTO 018: Kerching: Everything you need to know about pricing

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Money, money, money. Every photographer is different and every job is different. So what are you supposed to charge for your work? In this episode, we cover what you need to know to determine how much you should charge and give you ideas on how to be confident with your pricing.

Gina and Valerie chat about different types of pricing for different types of photography, and discuss the most common fears photographers have when quoting – and how to get over them.

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.

Listener questions answer and this week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “luxury”.

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Apr 15 2015

1hr 9mins

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Rank #20: PHOTO 005. How to find the best locations for your shoots

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How to find the ideal locations for your shoots. Whether you do corporate photography, weddings, portraits or any other kind of photography, the location you’re shooting in can be the difference between a great shot, and a good shot. This episodes discusses what you need to be looking in a location so that you create the best possible shot.

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

1hr 1min

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