August 2021

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Above: Image by Gina Milicia “I make art to show my soul that I am listening.” – Unknown

Ep 361: It’s never too late to start a photography business with guest Rebecca Martin

It’s never too late to start a photography business. Meet photographer Rebecca Martin. Not only is she a mother of eight, she’s grandmother to 11 kids! Rebecca picked up a camera to start recording her babies, and now runs a successful wedding and portrait business.

How to create a soft pastel look using Lightroom CC

Some images really lend themselves to a softer look. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a soft pastel look to your images using Lightroom CC.

Why did the photographer cross the road?

Above: Image by Gina Milicia I’ve been binging comedy shows. I’m addicted. It started with soft comedy like the Seinfeld series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, then I moved on to podcasts, Netflix specials and now I’m into biographies. I love the way comedians think. How they can take a small detail and spin it into something interesting. Good comedians can turn a trip to the mall into an hour of hilarious anecdotes. The masters of comedy make you notice the little things in life and think about stuff differently. I used to believe that being funny was something you were born with but the most successful comedians work hard to fine tune and hone their skills. There is an art to being funny, and the most successful comedians spend years and thousands of hours creating conversations and observations that look effortless. Did you know that the best comedians in the...

Ep 360: Fine art lifestyle, virtual and family photography with guest Anna Hornby

Meet photographer Anna Hornby, who does fine art lifestyle, virtual and family photography. Anna walks us through a virtual shoot and discuss: shooting on an iPhone and getting over the tech cringe, directing and posing and find great light virtually, her influences, finding inspiration everywhere, growing a new business, editing and shooting with an edit in mind and more!

Love this quote!

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “First move me, astonish me, break my heart, let me tremble, weep, stare, be enraged-only then regale my eyes.” – Denis Diderot 

Ep 359: How to improve your photography anywhere in just 10 minutes a day with guest Danni Banchi

How do you build your photography skills and career when you are flat out busy, constantly on the road and have limited time?

This week I’m inspired by American fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon.

In this interview, Avedon shares behind the scenes glimpses into the creation of some of his most iconic images and his thought process. “And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.” – Richard Avedon

What’s the formula for world-class photography?

Above: Image by Gina MiliciaCredit: Andy Lee photographed for Nine Network Australia What separates world-class photographers from average photographers? Most new photographers get sucked into the camera manufacturers’ hype about gear. It’s not the gear. Cameras don’t take great photos. Photographers take good photos.  The technique is important. But technically perfect images that are inauthentic are not world-class. It’s more than technique.  So what sets great photographers apart from the average photographers? Those of you that listen to the podcast know I’m completely obsessed with the Olympics. I love watching high-class athletes compete on the world stage.  This week the Australian Olympic swim team won nine gold medals. This is the most gold medals the Aussies have won at an Olympic event. This is a big deal and stays with us. We, as photographers, can learn a lot from how they achieved this amazing medal haul! To be an elite...

Ep 358: 5 pro tips for beginners and enthusiasts to take their photography to the next level

There are 5 strategies you need to consider if you truly want to excel and make it as a photographer.
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How to direct and pose like a pro

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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