374 episodes

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!

So you want to be a photographer: Transform your skills and build a profitable photography business Gina Milicia

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 137 Ratings

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!

    PHOTO 374: The final episode

    PHOTO 374: The final episode

    In this final episode, we pay tribute to Gina Milicia and the impact she has made on photographers around the world.
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    • 23 min
    PHOTO 373: How Luci Valentine learned off-camera flash in one week

    PHOTO 373: How Luci Valentine learned off-camera flash in one week

    Ok, we get it. You love shooting with daylight. And either you think that learning to use flash is hard or you think it’s not the look you’re after. The reality is that mastering flash will not only improve your photography by leaps and bounds, it gives you much greater flexibility, enables you to shoot in the most challenging situations and provides you an edge in the way you create your images. San Francisco-based photographer Luci Valentine used to be in the same boat. But she’s now embraced flash photography - and she did it in a week. She discusses: her past life as a publicist for bands like  Snoop dog, Nine-inch nails, Dr Dre and No Doubt, how she overcame her reluctance to shoot with flash, the benefits of embracing the selfie, the garage lighting project, shooting high volume headshots of female leaders, attracting new clients vs chasing new clients, the positive benefits of giving, the amazing success of the front steps project, her flower photography, the benefits of personal projects and much more.

    Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets at GinaMilicia.com. 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.

    Join the So you want to be a photographer: Podcast community

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    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com
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    • 52 min
    PHOTO 372: Stepping out of your photography comfort zone and thriving with guest Kerri Setch

    PHOTO 372: Stepping out of your photography comfort zone and thriving with guest Kerri Setch

    Is it time to get out of your comfort zone? Whether that’s trying a new technique or working with strangers, it can give your photography a new lease on life – even if it seems a little daunting at first. In this episode, Brisbane-based photographer Kerri Setch discusses how she wen beyond her comfort zone. Kerri used to find the idea of approaching strangers for photos daunting. She discusses how she overcame this fear and thrived. Kerri covers: the importance of living in the moment and lessons dragonflies can teach us, why invest the extra time and effort in 1%ers and how clients react, how she used photography as therapy to overcome chronic fatigue, the moment she made the leap from day job to full time photographer, transitioning from daylight to flash, working with strangers as an introvert, and heaps more!

    Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets at GinaMilicia.com. 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.

    Join the So you want to be a photographer: Podcast community

    Read the show notes

    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    PHOTO 371: Five reasons your images look old fashioned or dated and how to fix them

    PHOTO 371: Five reasons your images look old fashioned or dated and how to fix them

    You might be technically brilliant but if you’ve been shooting for a while, there is a chance your images may appear dated. If you want to ensure you maintain an edge with your photography, discover these five reasons your images may look outdated – and how to fix this. 

    Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets at GinaMilicia.com. 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.

    Join the So you want to be a photographer: Podcast community

    Read the show notes

    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min
    PHOTO 370: Finding your niche with portrait photographer Brian Becnel

    PHOTO 370: Finding your niche with portrait photographer Brian Becnel

    Meet Orlando-based photographer Brian Becnel, whose portrait and event photography oozes authenticity. His love of finding the beauty in everyone he sees translates into authentic and relaxed portraits. We chat about starting out on his photography journey; workshops and education, the first moment he realised this could be a side hustle; seeing the beauty in everyone; shooting authentically, how Brian relaxes his models, reading the cues clients give you; the photographer he always dreamed of becoming. 

    Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets at GinaMilicia.com. 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.

    Join the So you want to be a photographer: Podcast community

    Read the show notes

    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min
    PHOTO 369: Pet photography with guest Jannene Meyer

    PHOTO 369: Pet photography with guest Jannene Meyer

    Meet Jannene Meyer, an award winning pet photographer located on the Gold Coast of Australia. We chat about: making the transition from what you ‘think’ you should be photographing to following your heart and photographing what you love; working with assistants, the power of mentors, Facebook marketing, 3rd party promotions, the importance of standing out in a crowded market, doggy markets, in person sales and heaps more.

    Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets at GinaMilicia.com. 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.

    Join the So you want to be a photographer: Podcast community

    Read the show notes

    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

leece johnson ,

I started listening to Gina In February 2018. Gina and RIP

i am a long distance road train driver so i dont get a lot of time to read and learn about my passion Photography . there is so much to learn and these podcasts buy Gina are so easy to understand even for me . i am a slow learner .the gold club is a must join well worth the money .
10/02/2022. I started listening to Gina Feb 2018 learning what I could while driving around Perth WA or around the country. It’s like having a family event each week. I have learnt a lot over the years and still have so much to learn. Thank you Gina and RIP

Maahi Waraich ,

Rest In Peace

So saddened by the news of you leaving us Gina. I have gained most of my Photography knowledge from you. Listening to you always felt so informative and inspiring. You have touched so many Souls. I will keep listening to the podcast in your memory. Thanks you so much for being a part of our lives. Miss you

CarterPug ,

RIP Gina

I’m really going to miss Gina’s way of explaining the art of photography. I’m going to start re-listening to episodes to get my Gina fix. RIP Gina.

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