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October 2021

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou

Ep 366: What is the best lens for portraits? Wide or long?

We’re back, after a short hiatus! And today we’re discussing the top 5 factors you need to incorporate to make your photography side hustle a success! This advice could change your life!

How to create an old worn image using Photoshop

Above: The Footy Show Cast / Courtesy Nine Network Australia Here is a really simple way to make photos look old and worn using photoshop. I created this image as part of a promotion for the Nine Network’s coverage of the Ashes. The cast of the footy show had dressed up as cricketers from last century and I wanted to make the image look old and worn too. Here’s how I did it in three easy steps. 1. Start with a colour image you would like to turn into an old worn image and convert it to a Black and White image Image>adjust>Black and White 2. Make or download a textured background. I bought mine from a stock library but you could easily wrinkle a piece of textured card and stain it with an iron and coffee. 3. Open both the black and white image and the textured paper image...

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek

Above: Image by Gina Milicia It was thirty years ago this week that I made the decision to become a photographer. To make it official I went out and got business cards printed that said: Gina MiliciaPhotographer … and my home phone number. I then spent the next 30 years making it up as I went along. It’s been a roller coaster of a ride and I’ve loved every minute of it but there have been times when I doubted my decision and wondered if I was really any good, or would be better off “getting a real job”. Starting out is never easy and, sometimes, all we really need is someone to tell us to keep going. It’s worth it and everything is going to be ok. So I decided to write my younger photographer a letter and share some of the things I know for sure now –...

Ep 365: We are back! How to start a photography side hustle

We’re back, after a short hiatus! And today we’re discussing the top 5 factors you need to incorporate to make your photography side hustle a success! This advice could change your life!

Quote: Invest in memories

“Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.” Above: Image by Gina Milicia

“Worry and fear make terrible artists”

Above: Image by Gina Milicia “Inside of me, there are two dogs. One is mean and evil, and the other is good, and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.” – Sitting Bull Imagine if you invited guests into your home and they spent the whole time reminding you about all the mistakes you’ve made in your life and telling you not to attempt a new challenge because it’s too tricky and you will probably fail. I call these house guests “Worry” and “Fear” and the home they visit is my mind. They swagger in uninvited, put their feet up on my furniture, and eat all my Nutella. I hate them, hate how small they make me feel, but at 3am when my defences are down they sneak into my mind, wake me up and proceed to scare...

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