Podcast: So you want to be a photographer

I co-host a weekly podcast with amazing celebrity and portrait photographer Gina Milicia. http://ginamilicia.com/category/podcast/
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Photography can be unpredictable. And when you’re shooting, anything can happen – good and bad. Sometimes, life throws you curve balls and you find yourself with a damaged lens, cyclonic conditions or any number of unforeseen circumstances which make shooting a big challenge. So that’s where a bit of planning can go a long way to avoiding a whole series of epic photo fails.

Photography can be unpredictable. And when you’re shooting, anything can happen – good and bad. Sometimes, life throws you curve balls and you find yourself with a damaged lens, cyclonic conditions or any number of unforeseen circumstances which make shooting a big challenge. So that’s where a bit of planning can go a long way to avoiding a whole series of epic photo fails.

In this Snapshot minisode, Gina and Valerie shout out Natalie Ord who is being featured in the National Photographic Portrait Prize. And they discuss shots where the backgrounds have been changed, composites have been created and bubbles are shot against a black background.  Ask your questions at news@ginamilicia.com 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…

In this Snapshot minisode, Gina and Valerie shout out Natalie Ord who is being featured in the National Photographic Portrait Prize. And they discuss shots where the backgrounds have been changed, composites have been created and bubbles are shot against a black background. Ask your questions at news@ginamilicia.com 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…

In this “Snapshot” minisode, Gina and Valerie provide photo critiques for Brad, help Matt out with his dilemma of shooting in a small space, and discuss Chris’s foray into film – and his stunning results. 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. Click play to listen to the…

In this “Snapshot” minisode, Gina and Valerie provide photo critiques for Brad, help Matt out with his dilemma of shooting in a small space, and discuss Chris’s foray into film – and his stunning results. 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. Click play to listen to the…

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 the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for…

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 the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for…

1       In this minisode, Gina and Valerie discuss whether you should buy refurbished gear. And also whether you should use personal images in your professional portfolio. Ask your questions at news@ginamilicia.com 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. Click play to listen…

1 In this minisode, Gina and Valerie discuss whether you should buy refurbished gear. And also whether you should use personal images in your professional portfolio. Ask your questions at news@ginamilicia.com 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. Click play to listen…

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…

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…

When you’re starting out in photography, you can sometimes be offered opportunities in exchange for “exposure”. That is, your client doesn’t want to pay but promises that they will promote you in some other way. Should you do this? Gina and Valerie reveal their strategies. Also, we answer a listener question on how to take her photography to the next level. Ask your questions at news@ginamilicia.com Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom…

When you’re starting out in photography, you can sometimes be offered opportunities in exchange for “exposure”. That is, your client doesn’t want to pay but promises that they will promote you in some other way. Should you do this? Gina and Valerie reveal their strategies. Also, we answer a listener question on how to take her photography to the next level. Ask your questions at news@ginamilicia.com Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom…

1   Choosing the right colour in your photographs isn’t just about wardrobe choice. You should also consider how the overall colour palette impacts your image, and also whether you can adjust any hues in post-production to achieve a show-stopping look. Gina and Valerie chat about what you need to be aware of, the importance of a colour wheel, ideal colour combinations for any situation, and much more. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom…

1 Choosing the right colour in your photographs isn’t just about wardrobe choice. You should also consider how the overall colour palette impacts your image, and also whether you can adjust any hues in post-production to achieve a show-stopping look. Gina and Valerie chat about what you need to be aware of, the importance of a colour wheel, ideal colour combinations for any situation, and much more. Hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom…

There are a range of reasons why you might want to achieve moody lighting. Sometimes, it’s the look you’re going for. Other times, you may find yourself shooting in a messy or ugly environment where you want to “hide” the background by simulating a moody setting. Even if you find yourself in a well-lit situation, you can still achieve a moody, dark shot with these techniques. Gina and Valerie chat about the steps you need to take to get artistic, moody shots in any situation. You’ll learn…

There are a range of reasons why you might want to achieve moody lighting. Sometimes, it’s the look you’re going for. Other times, you may find yourself shooting in a messy or ugly environment where you want to “hide” the background by simulating a moody setting. Even if you find yourself in a well-lit situation, you can still achieve a moody, dark shot with these techniques. Gina and Valerie chat about the steps you need to take to get artistic, moody shots in any situation. You’ll learn…

In this Snapshot minisode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do to nail focus on a portrait. Many new photographers struggle with getting pin sharp focus even though they are seemingly following all tricks in the book. Gina reveals a step by step approach so that you can ensure you get the right focus every time. Also, if you’re ready to start hiring assistants on your shoots (whether you just want them to lug your gear or go so as far as set to up your shots) you’ll discover where…

In this Snapshot minisode, Gina and Valerie discuss what you need to do to nail focus on a portrait. Many new photographers struggle with getting pin sharp focus even though they are seemingly following all tricks in the book. Gina reveals a step by step approach so that you can ensure you get the right focus every time. Also, if you’re ready to start hiring assistants on your shoots (whether you just want them to lug your gear or go so as far as set to up your shots) you’ll discover where…

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