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Ep 351: How to direct shy, anxious, overconfident or difficult people

Connecting with people when you’re taking their portraits can be challenging. Because a great shot is not just about the technical aspects of photography. It’s also about whether your subject is comfortable, relaxed and at ease with the camera. In this episode, you’ll discover the techniques you need to use when you’re directing shy, anxious, overconfident or difficult people. Find out about this and much more in this week’s episode.

Ep 350: Awkward and cliche portrait poses to avoid and how to improve them

When you’re posing people, it can be easy to fall into the trap of letting them fall into awkward or cliched poses without even noticing. That could make or break a shot. So what kind of poses should you look out for? How can you avoid them? And if you find your subject doing one, what can you do to turn a “meh” pose into a winner? Find out about this and much more in this week’s episode.

Ep 349: How to photograph strangers with guests Daryl and Judy Ford

How do you achieve compelling shots with total strangers. We chat to Daryl and Judy Ford about: the pros and cons of two creatives living together, how Judy and Daryl used a photo tour guide to help them gain access to subjects living in remote locations, techniques they used to connect with complete strangers.

Ep 348: The essential guide to cropping portraits

To drop or not to crop? And if you are going to crop, exactly where is the right spot? This episode is all about how to crop your portraits perfectly. You’ll discover: key cropping proportions that will make all the difference, why understanding the final use and purpose of the shot is so important, where you should NEVER crop, why you need to allow breathing space and so much more.

Ep 347: Get off auto and start shooting in manual mode today

This episode is all about how to get of auto and master manual mode forever. If you’ve been scared to embrace manual mode fully, or you’re still relying on “aperture priority” or “shutter priority”, discover how these functions all relate to each other so that you can capture the kind of shots you’ve always wanted.

Ep 346: The best portrait lenses for beginners, enthusiasts and pros

What are the best portrait lenses for beginners, enthusiasts and pros? Everything you need to know about the lenses you need to take great portraits. What you need to consider about crop and full frame, wide versus long, zoom versus prime and much more. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia Click play to listen to the podcast or find it on iTunes here. If you don’t use iTunes you can get the feed here, or listen to us on Stitcher radio. Show Notes Crop vs Full frame considerations Wide vs Long Zoom vs Prime Pros of zoom lenses You can set up shots and...

Ep 345: How to photograph high end looking products with entry level gear

How to photograph high end looking products with entry level gear. It’s not your gear, it’s how you use it. In this episode, you’ll discover how to create high end looking product shots using entry level equipment. You’ll discover: how high end images can be created in a small space with lighting kits under $200; how to photograph highly reflective products without reflections; high end looking lighting using a single speedlight and diffuser; how to minimize harsh highlights; how combine multiple exposures and edit using Lightroom and Photoshop. Gina and Valerie hope you enjoy the podcast. Sign up to the newsletter for great tips and free Lightroom presets. Join the dynamic Gold Membership in our Community which delivers monthly tutorials, live mastermind and lots of behind the scenes videos into the creative process. Connect with us on Instagram @valeriekhoo @ginamilicia Click play to listen to the podcast or find it...

Ep 344: Five portrait tips every photographer should know

Discover the five portrait tips every photographer should know. From composing, exposing, to white balance, connection and depth, you’ll find out key strategies and techniques to make your portraits stand out from the pack.

Ep 343: Landscape and Astrophotography with guest Kenneth LeRose

Meet Kenneth LeRose, a nomadic traveller who specialises in Astro/Landscape Photography. He roams the US in his tiny little Airstream with his best furry friend Sabu. He also runs workshops in astrophotography. To him, It is crucial to get people excited about the night sky. “The more people that fall in love with our twinkling stars, the more awareness we can spread to the importance of persevering our night sky and minimizing light pollution”, says Kenneth. We chat to Kenneth about his photography – and so much more.

Ep 342: Getting Started with Flash photography

In this episode, you’ll discover: What is flash? Why use flash? Understanding daylight is the key to understanding flash, the sunflower protocol, gear, a quick and easy way to see how light works, the 5 minute off camera flash set up for beginners, what you can do to build your confidence and the techniques we recommend to quell fear – on your creative journey and during your shoots.
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