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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!

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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Episodes

PHOTO 226: 100 strangers project with guest Vijay Britto

12/12/2018
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What happens when you embark on a project to photograph 100 strangers? Some pretty amazing things! In this episode, we chat to Vijay Britto who has 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...

Duration:00:53:06

PHOTO 225: The future of photography with guests Chris Marquardt and Adrian Stock

12/5/2018
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Are you ready for the future of photography? There have been some amazing advances in technology, especially in the last 5 to 10 years with the development of mirrorless cameras, faster auto focus, post production techniques, drones etc. In this episode, we chat to Chris Marquardt and Adrian Stock on what the future of photography will be. If the name Chris Marquardt sounds familiar to you, then you’ve probably listened to one of his podcasts. He is photography podcast royalty having...

Duration:01:13:40

PHOTO 224: How to take flattering portraits of anyone

11/28/2018
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How can you take flattering portraits of anyone? There are a few golden rules to follow to ensure that you’re nailing the shot – every time. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy 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. Read the show...

Duration:01:13:18

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

11/21/2018
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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...

Duration:01:28:30

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

11/14/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:59

PHOTO 221: How to take your landscape photography to the next level with guest Mieke Boynton.

10/31/2018
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Mieke Boynton is a landscape photographer who travels regularly, both within Australia and overseas, to capture the wonder and beauty of nature's landscapes. She favours the epic landscapes of Kimberley region where she moved in 2008. She has travelled extensively in search of beautiful places and magic light and her photos of Norway, Patagonia, Namibia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Tasmania and the Kimberley have won numerous National and International awards. After 10 years, she has returned to...

Duration:01:17:08

PHOTO 220: Classic portrait lighting styles and how to create them using daylight or flash

10/24/2018
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There are some classic lighting styles that every photographer needs to understand. And you also need to be able to create then whether you only have daylight to work with – or flash. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss classic portrait lighting styles including beauty lighting, loop lighting, split lighting, Rembrandt lighting, short lighting, broad lighting and much more. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips...

Duration:00:53:47

PHOTO 219: Finding your authentic photography style with guest Sean Tucker

10/17/2018
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We talk to Sean Tucker on finding your authentic photography style. In this interview we talk about: being sacked as a priest, dealing with the shame he felt getting a waiting job when he was starting out, the struggle to find freelance clients, finding a unique style, the criticism that led him to finding his unique voice, dealing with imposter syndrome 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...

Duration:01:07:42

PHOTO 218: How to work with speedlights for beginners, intermediate and pros

10/11/2018
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Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or pro – there is something for you in this episode. We talk about speedlights and how a simple little light can make ALL the difference. You’ll discover how to get started, easy hacks to bring your images to life – and savvy techniques that can replicate sunsets, window lighting and more more. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do in order to understand and see light the right way. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast...

Duration:00:55:20

PHOTO 217: How to see and read light

10/4/2018
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A wise person once said: “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”. There is no doubt that light plays a huge part in whether or not you get the perfect shot. But you don’t have to wait for the stars to align in order for this to happen. YOU can make this happen by understanding how light works and how to manipulate it to achieve the look you want.In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do in order to understand and see light the right way. Gina...

Duration:01:12:28

PHOTO 216: How to be a fearless photographer with guest Julia Coddington

9/28/2018
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If you want to be fearless as photographer, try your hand at street photography. Every photographer should give this a go to see what it’s like to fly by the seat of your pants, make decisions on the go and deal with real people in real situations. One accomplished street photographer is Julia Coddington. In this episode, Gina and Valerie chat to Julia about her techniques, style, journey – and her cloak of invisibility (where do we get one?!). Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to...

Duration:01:19:25

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

9/19/2018
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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...

Duration:00:53:48

PHOTO 214: Donato Dicamillo shoots street portraits from the heart

9/12/2018
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Donato Dicamillo’s street photography is nothing short of amazing. And he has an equally fascinating backstory that takes him from the streets of Brooklyn to being incarcerated in federal prison. His self-taught style captures a gritty emotion and imagery that is unique. And in this interview he reveals his journey. 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...

Duration:01:10:07

PHOTO 213: Five simple ways to dramatically improve your portrait photography

9/6/2018
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Almost every photographer is asked to take shots of people at some point. If you don’t specialise in portrait photography, you can still do a brilliant job. Here are five simple ways to dramatically improve your portrait photography. From lighting and composition, to posing and creating the right energy in a shoot, Gina and Valerie discus what you need to do in order to take cracking shots. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. Sign up to the newsletter for...

Duration:01:05:20

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

8/30/2018
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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...

Duration:01:27:50

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

8/22/2018
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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...

Duration:01:04:56

PHOTO 210: Joel Grimes and the art of portrait photography

8/15/2018
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Meet Joel Grimes, who talks to us about how he recovered from massive rejection at the start of his career and evolved into being a rock star advertising photographer. Joel talks to us about his journey, including the highs and lows along the way. 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...

Duration:01:14:11

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

8/8/2018
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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...

Duration:00:47:34

PHOTO 208: Book more portrait clients using Facebook with guest Andrew Hellmich

8/1/2018
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If you want to grow your photography business, this episode covers the exact steps you need to take to build your business via Facebook advertising, starting at a very low budget. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, you can start getting business with a $30 investment. Andrew Hellmich has done just that and he breaks down what you need to do to take advantage of this targeted opportunity. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. Sign up to the newsletter...

Duration:01:06:03

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

7/26/2018
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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: 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...

Duration:01:06:57