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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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English


Episodes

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

10/9/2019
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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...

Duration:01:15:31

PHOTO 264: The best DIY photography tips and gadgets

10/2/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:09

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

9/25/2019
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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...

Duration:01:04:15

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

9/18/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:25

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

9/11/2019
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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...

Duration:00:59:15

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

9/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:42:56

PHOTO 259: How to photograph wildlife with guest Scott Bourne

8/28/2019
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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...

Duration:01:09:45

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

8/21/2019
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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...

Duration:01:04:10

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

8/14/2019
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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...

Duration:01:02:20

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

8/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:58:37

PHOTO 255: Wedding photography tips from acclaimed photographer Nick Ghionis

7/31/2019
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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...

Duration:01:37:48

PHOTO 254: How to shoot world class portraits with guest Antonis Engrafou

7/24/2019
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We talk to Antonis Engrafou, a portrait and commercial photographer based in Limassol, Cyprus. His aesthetic of work is influenced by the old masters of art and this is his approach to his entire body of work – commercial and portraiture. His storytelling approach shows emotions, character and stories through the people he photographs: “When I take a picture I want the viewer to feel a connection with the person I'm photographing and transfer the feelings and emotions to them”. His...

Duration:01:04:07

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

7/17/2019
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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,...

Duration:01:28:20

PHOTO 252: How to shoot memorable, meaningful and authentic photos

7/11/2019
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Do you want to know how to shoot memorable, meaningful and authentic photos? We mean photos that really connect with people on an emotional level, images that mean something to a viewer and that they will remember for years to come. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss how to interact with your subject, what you need to do when posing them, how to remain authentic yourself and the importance of “reading the room” and matching the energy for best results. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy...

Duration:00:48:13

PHOTO 251: Documentary travel photography and the joy of philanthropy with guest Kerry Pryor

7/3/2019
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We talk to documentary travel photographer Kerry Pryor who runs a commercial freelance photography business in Melbourne, but also travels regularly for her work. This includes regular destinations like Ethiopia, Nepal, and Kenya on assignment for “Eyes for Africa” and “Beyond the Orphanage”. Kerry was recently awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to photography, and to international charitable initiatives. Kerry talks about the pros and cons of studying photography...

Duration:01:10:07

PHOTO 250: Never stop chasing your dreams with guest Kristi Herd

6/26/2019
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Photographer Kristi Herd started a quirky passion project that has opened up fabulous opportunities. In this episode, Kristi talks about how her love of photography started, her early influence, the moment she discovered her unique style, developing her style into a book, gear and lighting techniques – 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...

Duration:00:51:37

PHOTO 249: Listener questions and photo critiques

6/19/2019
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You have questions! And we have answers. Thanks to everyone in the listener community on Facebook. In this episode we talk about: what does good street photography look like? How to wrangle 10 puppies for a photo shoot, getting more clients for car photography and how to compose a photo. 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...

Duration:00:42:32

PHOTO 248: How to shoot portraits on the run

6/13/2019
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When you’re travelling you don’t always have all the time – or all the gear – to set up the shots you have planned in your head. So how can you make the most out of these opportunities? Fresh off her photography trip to Sicily, Gina talks about how to shoot portraits on the run. In this episode, she unveils some of the key learnings from her trip and breaks down how all listeners can benefit from these insights. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for...

Duration:01:10:32

PHOTO 247: How to pitch yourself as a photographer with guest Olivia Bossert

5/29/2019
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How do you pitch yourself as a photographer? Imagine if you lived in a beautiful part of the world that was incredibly remote and your dream was to become a fashion photographer. Chances are you would need to relocate to a major fashion hub like Paris, New York, Sydney or London. That’s exactly the situation that today’s guest, Olivia Bossert found herself in. Olivia lives in Cornwall, south-west coast of the UK. It’s a rustic, ruggedly beautiful location but not a lot of fashion brands are...

Duration:01:04:03

PHOTO 246: How to create high-end images on a budget with guest Rahim Mastafa

5/22/2019
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How to create high-end images on a budget. Who DOESN’T want to know how to do that? Let’s face it – most of us don’t have heaps of cash to splash around on big budgets sets, equipment or talent. So we have to make do with what we’ve got! But you can still achieve a high-end look even if you have a beer budget. In this episode, we chat to photographer UK-based Rahim Mastafa on how he does just that. Gina and Valerie love bringing this podcast to you. Hope you enjoy it. Sign up to the...

Duration:01:18:00