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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!

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

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.8 • 125 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 342: Getting started with flash photography

    PHOTO 342: Getting started with flash photography

    Getting started with flash can seem daunting if you’ve never done it. However, when you hear how to do it – step by simple step – you’ll wonder why you haven’t embraced the world of flash earlier! Trust us. You’ll love it! And it’s easier than you think. In this episode, you’ll discover: What is flash? Why use flash? Understanding daylight is the key to understanding flash, the sunflower protocol, gear, a quick and easy way to see how light works, the 5 minute off camera flash set up for beginners, what you can do to build your confidence and the techniques we recommend to quell fear – on your creative journey and during your shoots.

    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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    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    PHOTO 341: How to overcome fear and become a more confident photographer

    PHOTO 341: How to overcome fear and become a more confident photographer

    How to overcome fear and become a more confident photographer. No matter where you are on your photographic journey, insecurity and fear can creep in when you least expect it. So how do you deal with this? In this episode, you’ll discover what you can do to build your confidence and the techniques we recommend to quell fear – on your creative journey and during your shoots.

    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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    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    PHOTO 340: How to shoot great portraits under extreme time pressure or poor lighting conditions

    PHOTO 340: How to shoot great portraits under extreme time pressure or poor lighting conditions

    Great portraits can be easy to shoot when you have beautiful light and time to experiment.

    This is often the case when we are shooting to build our portfolios or learn new lighting techniques.

    Unfortunately amazing photo opportunities are often sabotaged by time constraints or poor lighting,

    In this episode we discuss the best ways to shoot under extreme time pressure, find or make the best lighting and nail the perfect shot.

    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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    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    PHOTO 339: What makes a portrait great?

    PHOTO 339: What makes a portrait great?

    What makes a portrait? Apart from the technical aspects, there are a few intangible factors that you need to consider if you want to create a portrait that makes people go “Wow”. We reveal what you need in this episode.

    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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    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

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    • 49 min
    PHOTO 338: How to become a successful elopement/adventure wedding photographer with guest Joel Alston

    PHOTO 338: How to become a successful elopement/adventure wedding photographer with guest Joel Alston

    Adventure and elopement weddings are exploding in popularity in the last few years.

    Pandemics, social distancing and travel restrictions and $$$ are influencing more couples to rethink the traditional 100+ people wedding. Joel Alston has grown his intimate and elopement wedding photography business from 2 weddings a year to 70 + weddings a year which is HUGE. He has photographed couples in some gorgeous locations including Iceland and New Zealand.

    In this episode we have an raw conversation about:
    The joys and advantages of shooting intimate and elopement weddings 
    How he grew his business from 2 - 70 + per year so quickly
    The pros and cons of growing so quickly
    The personal cost of doing 70+ weddings in a year
    Work-life balance
    Mental health and photography
    What “success” means to Joel 
    His thought process from start to finish including, planning an elopement shoot, scouting locations etc
    + heaps 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 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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    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    PHOTO 337: The best photography job in the world with guest Mitchel Wu

    PHOTO 337: The best photography job in the world with guest Mitchel Wu

    Photographer Mitchel Wu must have the best job in the world. His clients include: Marvel, The Walt Disney Company, Hasbro, Mattel, Warner Bros and more. He photographs toys. But with a difference! His unique approach in toy photography is full of humour and quirkiness. Discover how Mitchel got started, what attracted him to toy photography, the importance of playfulness, his process, where he finds inspiration, shooting “in-camera” vs composites, his advice to newbies and so 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 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 notes

    Email Gina and Valerie news@ginamilicia.com 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

barinov2000 ,

What a treat!

I love photography and was looking for a podcast on the topic and this one is the BEST. So informative and informal! Love it!

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Longtime listener

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Photo Mama 2019 ,

Best photography podcast

This has to be the best photography podcast there is. Gina is a born teacher who explains concepts so simply even someone who had never picked up a camera before, like myself, can understand. Valerie’s ability to paint ‘word pictures’ is also so helpful, and the interaction between Gina and Valerie makes the podcast so pleasing to listen to. I have listened to so many if these episodes again and again and always pick up something new. Thanks so much ladies for sharing your knowledge with us.

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