July 2021

Ep 357: How to Build a Photography Side Hustle when you work full time.

If you have a fulltime job, what steps can you take to build your photography side hustle?

How to change the colour of eyes and lips in Lightroom

Have you ever photographed a portrait and wanted to change the eye colour or colour of the lips or an item of clothing? It sounds complicated but it’s actually a quick and easy fix. Check out my tutorial below.

What’s the secret ingredient to the best portraits?

Above: Image by Gina Milicia I once worked as a pasta chef in an Italian restaurant that was famous for its bolognese sauce. It was packed out every night with bolognese junkies who couldn’t get enough of Chef Rosa’s secret sauce. Whenever anyone asked if Chef Rosa would share the recipe she would generously hand it out. At the time I thought that by giving away her precious recipe Rosa would eventually lose patrons. Why eat out when you can make it at home for free? When I voiced my concerns, Rosa smiled and said, “I only give them the raw ingredients. The secret to a great sauce can’t be measured, bought or taught. It has to be earned from hard work and experience.” This was a powerful life lesson. Finding out “how” something is done is the easy part. Mastering a skill and making something memorable can’t be hacked...

Ep 356: Finding joy and fulfilment in photography with guest Pauline Klemm

Meet Pauline Klemm, who had a sliding doors moment 3 years ago that completely changed her life when her brother, Michael, a gifted photographer, died tragically in India. Her decision to keep his camera and learn photography began as a way of sharing his legacy. This has now grown and Pauline’s life has grown and evolved in exciting ways.

I love this quote

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “97% of people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% that never gave up.”

Ep 355: The best ways to improve your photography skills

How do you choose the best method to fast track your own learning and ensure that you uplevel your skills effectively and efficiently?

Photoshop hidden gem – the rotate tool

I love this hidden feature in Photoshop. Next time you are retouching an image and want to rotate your canvas temporarily, hit “R” on the keyboard. To select the rotate tool hit “R” on the keyboard or select the rotate tool (it’s located under the hand tool). Place your tool cursor in the image window and click your mouse. Move the cursor clockwise (or anticlockwise) to rotate the canvas. Hit ESC to revert back to the original view.

Cameras take good images, photographers make great images

Above: Image by Gina Milicia Digital technology has revolutionised photography in the same way that instant cake mix revolutionised the baking industry. Before the invention of instant cake mix, baking was a tedious and messy task that required science and knowledge and skill. The great bakers used secret recipes handed down from generation to generation to create the perfect sponge. The instant cake mix took all the guesswork out of baking. Simply add water, mix, bake, and enjoy! Suddenly anyone with an oven, a bowl and water was able to create the perfect sponge.  Today’s digital cameras are the instant cake mix of the photography industry. Inside every camera are all the ingredients necessary for a good photo. Just point and shoot. Your camera will add flash if the image needs it, work out the best shutter speed focus, and even process the shot in whatever style you like. This...

Ep 354: Printing your images at home with guest Ian van der Wolde

Ever wanted to print your own image at home but achieve the professional output you would get from a lab?

Quote by Vincent van Gogh

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh
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About Gina

About Gina

Gina Milicia is one of the most widely known and respected photographers in Australia. She is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’... READ MORE

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