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Above: Image by Gina Milicia “Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge
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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.
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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...
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Above: Image by Gina Milicia “97% of people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% that never gave up.”
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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...
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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...
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Above: Image by Gina Milicia “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh
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The default crop overlay setting in Lightroom is the rule of thirds which is very handy but did you know you can change the overlay to include: Fibonacci     Golden RatioGolden triangle GridAspect Ratio To change the overlay: Shortcut  “R” takes you to the crop overlayShortcut “O” to toggle through the different crop overlaysShortcut “Shift O “ to...
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Above: Image by Gina Milicia I’ve spent the last 30+ years climbing a mountain. I started climbing impatiently, sprinting so fast I barely noticed the scenery. The road was smooth and the incline was gentle. The first part of the climb felt easy, took little effort, almost like I was being carried by some invisible...
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