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Ep 25: Strut your stuff: How to become more confident as a photographer

No matter how experienced we are as photographers, there are times when we can all do with a big shot of confidence. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss proven techniques (some will surprise you!) that will boost your confidence and, in turn, help you take awesome photos. 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 World’s First ‘Phodographer’ Dog Uses Heart Rate Monitor That Snaps Pics When He Gets Excited Shout out to Sharon Ouliaris in Melbourne who is recovering from surgery and has been listening to the podcast from bed. 1. Confidence. What is it and why is it so important Confidence vs Arrogance Confident “Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.” – CS Lewis 1. Home truths about photography...

Ep 24: Planes, trains and automobiles, baby: How to take great travel shots

Many people think that you need to go to a exotic locations to take a great travel shots. And many photographers end up with countless vistas of landscapes. However, if you want awesome travel shots, the devil is in the detail – and knowing exactly what time of day is going to capture THAT magic moment. In this episode, Gina and Valerie talk about what you need to do to prepare for your trip, your must-dos when you’re on the ground and how to make the most of your shots when you get back home. This week’s theme for #ginachallenge is (unsurprisingly) “travel” 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 Capture w/ Mark Seliger The 10 Most Expensive Photos in the World Gina’s favourite quote this...

Ep 23: When the caca hit the fan: How to survive a photography epic fail with your files and dignity intact

Caca happens. Much as you don’t want it to, sometimes the caca just hits the fan. Your gear fails, you accidentally delete your memory card or your client hates your shots with passion. So what do you do when disaster strikes? Gina and Valerie have a warts ’n’ all discussion of the mistakes you might make (because she’s made them!) and how to recover with your dignity intact. This week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “black and white” 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 Michael Hickman Jr shares where he buys his light shapers: ePhoto Octagon softbox Neewer 24″ softbox $31 U.S. And he uses a homemade salad bowl as a beauty dish that probably cost around $10 to make! (What a great MacGyver!) Can you...

Ep 22: Flashdance: How to shape and control flash to replicate natural light

You want to use flash. But it’s not just a matter of using the right setting. With the right light shapers, you can make your flash do EXACTLY what you want. In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss light shapers. Discover what they are, when to use them, and how to get them cheap. Light shapers will transform your shooting and help you use flash the right way, even in daylight. Whether it’s scrims, softboxes or umbrellas, this episode is all you need to know about this awesome tool. This week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “light shape”. 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 How to deal when you do a “trade for prints” job and end up with disastrous hair and makeup? (Thanks for your...

Ep 21: The ultimate portrait checklist

Want a foolproof framework so that your portraits look amazing? There are so many moving parts when it come to shooting portraits – lighting, gear, people, you name it. In this episode, Gina and Valerie walk through everything you need to know to ensure that you are shooting awesome portraits just like a pro. And go to the show notes for a full checklist. This week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “the essential portrait”. 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 3D Floors Turn Your Bathroom Into An Ocean Arm-shaped selfie stick lets you pretend you have friends Portrait Essentials: The Ultimate Checklist The difference between a good portrait and a great portrait is in the details. “Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the...

Ep 20: Get off Auto Master manual mode in 30 minutes

If you’re not yet a pro, it can be confusing to know which of your camera functions you should be choosing: aperture priority? Shutter priority? Program mode? Any of those other little icons on the dial? In this episode, Gina breaks down her approach to taking pics like a pro. It’s a simple framework that will help you got off auto and onto the manual mode of your camera – with confidence. Note from Valerie: “Gina explains this is a such a straightforward way that she demystifies which buttons and icons matter – and which don’t. You’ll be shooting on manual in 30 minutes.” And this week’s theme for #ginachallenge is to shoot anything in manual mode. 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 How to...

Ep 19: Girls on film. How to direct and pose women.

When you photograph women you have the opportunity to capture an amazing image – and to make them feel like a million dollars. But not all women are supermodels who ooze with confidence. Many women come to photo shoots laden with insecurities and, even though they are beautiful, it’s these insecurities that can actually prevent you from getting a great shot. So what do you do? In this episode, Gina and Valerie discuss the Golden Rules for photographing women and Gina’s 5 “go to” poses that can guarantee an amazing shot – every time. We also discuss how to troubleshoot situations when some women don’t like certain parts of their body. And this week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “women”. 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...

Ep 18: Kerching – Everything you need to know about pricing

Money, money, money. Every photographer is different and every job is different. So what are you supposed to charge for your work? In this episode, we cover what you need to know to determine how much you should charge and give you ideas on how to be confident with your pricing. Gina and Valerie chat about different types of pricing for different types of photography, and discuss the most common fears photographers have when quoting – and how to get over them. Listener questions answer and this week’s theme for #ginachallenge is “luxury”. 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 This week’s #ginachallenge is “luxury”   Listener questions from: Confounded in Cupertino and Ashley from Boston. How to focus and get the right exposure when you’re...

Ep 17: Get your gear off! How to use off-camera flash. Part 1: Speedlites

Many photographers are scared of using flashes. This awesome episode dispels a bunch of myths about using flash and provides you with a step-by-step introduction into the world of speedlites. Gina and Valerie chat about cost effective (actually, ridiculously cheap!) options so that won’t break your bank so that you can start experimenting with speedlites immediately – and take your photography to another level. #ginachallenge “Flash” 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 This week’s #ginachallenge is “flash” Meet Flo Fox, the Blind Photographer Who’s Chronicled New York City for 40 Years Riley Hooper “FLO” My shot Flo’s shot What’s a speedlite? selaphobia an abnormal fear or dislike of flashes of light. Speedlites I use a speedlite flash on 20%-30% of my photo shoots. Like any...

Ep 16: Rock on!: How to photograph live performances

Shooting live events is an art form. In most cases, there is no second chance. So whether you are shooting a concert, theatre or live television, you need to understand the tips and tricks to make this happen. Gina and Valerie discuss everything you need to know from how to get the best angle, how to treat performers, what to do with low lighting, the gear you need so that you can easily move around – and much more. #ginachallenge performance 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 This week’s #ginachallenge is “performance” Mothers of invention Performance Anxiety: How to shoot live bands, concerts, theatre, and television Live gigs are tricky/many challenges What’s the best way to get started? The best gear for live events DSLR...
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