280 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 Podcast - How to transform your skills and build a profitable photography business Gina Milicia and Valerie Khoo

    • Visual Arts

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 280: 3 simple ways to improve your photography in 5 minutes a day

    PHOTO 280: 3 simple ways to improve your photography in 5 minutes a day

    Here are 3 simple ways you can improve your photography in 5 minutes a day. We’re all busy – but the key is to fit your professional development as a photographer into an already hectic life. It can be done! And in this episode Gina and Valerie discuss 3 simple things you can do to up-level your shooting.

    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 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com

    • 50 min
    PHOTO 279: How to shoot relaxed and authentic portraits with guest Nick Boothman

    PHOTO 279: How to shoot relaxed and authentic portraits with guest Nick Boothman

    Nick Boothman is a photographer and speaker who specialises in the art of connecting with people. We chat to Nick about the decades he spent as a fashion advertising photographer and the lessons he learnt about connecting with people. Nick is author of the seminal book “How to make people like you in 90 second or less”. The New York Times proclaimed: “Boothman is Dale Carnegie for a rushed era.” 

    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 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    PHOTO 278: How to be the best photographer of newborns in the world with guest Anne Geddes

    PHOTO 278: How to be the best photographer of newborns in the world with guest Anne Geddes

    Anne Geddes is one of the world’s most respected photographers. She creates images that are iconic, award winning and beloved. Like no photographer before her, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be “protected, nurtured and loved”. Anne’s work has been published in over 84 countries and translated to 24 languages, with over 19 million books and 13 million calendars sold. A multiple New York Times bestselling author, Anne’s photography has been treasured and enjoyed by many generations. Anne has also been inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. Anne is based New York.

    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 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com

     

    • 1 hr 26 min
    PHOTO 277: The best photography lessons of the year

    PHOTO 277: The best photography lessons of the year

    We discuss the best photography lessons of the year. It’s been a big year with lots of fabulous guests, aha moments and incredible progress of people in our listener community. In this episode, we discuss our best photography lessons for the year and the must-listen episodes that rocked our playlists.

    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 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    PHOTO 276: Get noticed without social media with guest Daniel Milnor

    PHOTO 276: Get noticed without social media with guest Daniel Milnor

    Social media is an amazing tool. It has removed the gatekeepers who control how our images are seen and consumed and many photographers have found great success but it’s not for everyone. Our guest today Daniel Milnor, Chief Evangelist of Blurb, has some great ideas about getting your work noticed without social media and it involves good old fashioned techniques like printing books and brochures as business cards. These techniques used to be controlled by publishers and were expensive but now there are dozens of low-cost self-publishing options to choose from and the results are beautiful.

    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 

    Visit GinaMilicia.com | ValerieKhoo.com

    • 57 min
    PHOTO 275: What you should do if your images are stolen or used without your permission with guest David Harvey

    PHOTO 275: What you should do if your images are stolen or used without your permission with guest David Harvey

    What happens when your images are stolen or used without your permission? In this episode, we chat with Southern Californian photographer David Harvey about how to prevent your images being stolen and used without your permission. Last month, David did a folio shoot with two reality stars, who then used the images on a sponsored post for a popular dating website. David shares his story and the valuable lessons he learned about the need for contracts and image protection for photographers.

    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

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

The Gergster ,

Have fun and learn at the same time

Great to hear from a fellow Aussie in the photography business. Gina and her guests always have fun and this really comes though in the interviews. I always find a few key takeaways in each podcast that I can implement in my business. Good on ya Gina.

Studio Margi ,

Fun, positive learning and sharing

What a great podcast! Fun, relaxed and real! Gina shares so much helpful and inspirational content that is suited to all levels of photography. Thank you ladies

Photogradriver ,

Amazing inspirational informative and entertaining

As a shift worker I probably listened to more Podcasts than 95% of people, but have never been inspired enough to write a review, UNTIL NOW.
This Podcast has had a profound impact on me and helped foster a growing confidence in my creative skills.
Thank you ladies for helping to ignite a spark that was struggling to be.
The champagne episodes have me laughing to the point of tears.
For many years I have described myself as just a truck driver but from now on I’m a Photographer who drives a bit.

Thanks Paul

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