Ep 3: If you want to succeed, you need the right gear. Here’s your guide.


In this episode, what essential gear do you need if you want to be a successful photographer? Leading celebrity and portrait photographer Gina Milicia reveals what you need when it comes to cameras, lenses, accessories and a host of McGyver-style hacks that she uses along the way.

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Show notes

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Essentials Gear

What is the best camera you should have?
What lenses are essential for what purposes?
What kind of tripod should you look for?

Gina’s tripods:
Manfrotto 190XPROB
Manfrotto 804RC2 Basic Pan Tilt Head with Quick Release Plate 200PL-14

Gina’s speedlights:
Yongnuo YN-560II Speedlights
Triggers  Yongnuo RF-603N Flash triggers

Do you really need a light meter?
Let’s talk lighting
LED Lights for SLR NEEWER® 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable
Portable smartphone flash Nova Off-camera Wireless Flash for iPhone

What do you carry your gear around in?
Lowepro SlingShot 102 AW
Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Camera Bag (Black)

Entry level portrait kit
Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Nikon D5300
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II

Gina’s lenses and accessories
Canon EF 85mm f1.8.
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
2 x Yongnuo YN-560II Speedlights
2 x Yongnuo RF-603N Flash triggers
Manfrotto 190XPROB

Lastolite LL LS2420S Ezybox Speed-Lite

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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