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Ep 14: Lighting explained without the need for a science degree

In this episode, we discuss what you need to know when using the right light for your shots. Whether you’re shooting in daylight, shade, partial cover or indoors, you’ll discover the tips and tricks and will make your images pop. From mood shoots to sunny skies, you’ll learn the steps you need to take to become a lighting pro. 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 Children And Animals Cuddle In Cute Photoshoots By Russian Photographer Elena Karneeva Bared Footwear Competition #ginachallenge Light How light behaves Just the facts, ma’am. – Sgt Joe Friday, Dragnet Simply put… All light is the same. It just comes in different colors and strengths, just like milk. The basics of light are the same. The smaller the light source, the...

Ep 13: Houston we have a problem – The biggest photography blunders and how to avoid them

It can happen to you. So don’t make these mistakes with your photography. 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 Things you should never say to a photographer Digital Grey Card So you want to be a photographer on Google+ Chances of success: 0% I WON’T 10% I CAN’T 20% I DON’T KNOW HOW 30% I WISH I COULD 40% I WANT TO 50% I THINK I MIGHT 60% I MIGHT 70% I THINK I CAN 80% I CAN 90% I AM 100% I DID Biggest photography mistakes and how to fix them Camera shake/ poor focus Loose composition –subject too far away Poor lighting Using flash on camera incorrectly Uncomfortable models Stuff growing out of the back of people’s heads Clenched fists Gearaholic Camera angle...

Ep 12: How to give good head shot

Whether you’re shooting a head shot of an actor, model, CEO – and everyone in between – we break down the steps you need to take to create magic with your picture. 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 Photoshop turns 25 Brene brown + Chase Jarvis The man in the arena by Theodore Roosevelt “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming;...

Ep 11: 50 Shades of Archiving: Workflow just got sexy

What is the best way to handle your workflow? In this episode, Gina and Valerie cover an efficient and effective system for your files, shoots and the delivery of images to your clients. It’s a system honed after years of experience – and Gina reveals the hard mistakes that taught her the proven system she uses today. 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 #ginachallenge Theme for this week: sexy Thanks to questions and comments from Dan Barker and Emily McAuliffe An overview of the workflow. Import the images from your camera (first backup) Backup to portable hard drive (second backup) Backup to external hard drive (third backup) Editing Final backup Delivery

Ep 10: Transitioning from day job to photographer

Want to change careers and become a full-time photographer? Gina outlines everything you need to do to make the leap. From getting industry experience, finding mentors, books worth reading and what projects you should work on, this episode is your guide to making it all happen. Enjoy! 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 Thanks to questions/comments from: Michael, Ron and Gary – great to hear from you! The main reason people don’t start is FEAR Begin today “Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.” –Napoleon HillMake a decision and commit to it. Make it officialRegister a business name...

Ep 9: Your own studio space: from home to professional

    Everything you need to know to create your own studio space, whether you are starting out at home, sharing with other photographers or investing in your own professional base. In this week’s episode, Gina and Valerie take you on a step-by-step journey through what you need to do from starting out to turning pro. 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 Man photobombs stock photos, and things get weird fast How USA Today Photographers Shoot a Hollywood Awards Show The Ultimate DIY Photography Editing Table Fitness in Post Dedicated work space A regular cafe with wifi that you can go and check emails, process files and find inspiration A corner of your bedroom, kitchen that you can use as a regular place to work...

Ep 8: How to shoot events, functions and major parties

How to shoot events, functions and major parties. This episode is all about events – we cover everything from the gear you need and what to wear, to event etiquette, how to get the best shots for your client, secret tips to use at weddings and your post-event must-dos. Listen now! 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 Reflections in a trick mirror Which famous photographer are you actually like? Gear Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Camera Bag (Black) Test all flashes are working/sync cables/ radio slaves Fresh batteries +spares Charge camera batteries Clean lenses Ensure you have all your cables and accessories and charges for laptops etc ( fully charge your laptop and phone + booster for remote locations) Do you have enough card readers, spare...

Ep 8: How to shoot events, functions and major parties

How to shoot events, functions and major parties. This episode is all about events – we cover everything from the gear you need and what to wear, to event etiquette, how to get the best shots for your client, secret tips to use at weddings and your post-event must-dos. Listen now! 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 Reflections in a trick mirror Which famous photographer are you actually like? Gear Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Camera Bag (Black) Test all flashes are working/sync cables/ radio slaves Fresh batteries +spares Charge camera batteries Clean lenses Ensure you have all your cables and accessories and charges for laptops etc ( fully charge your laptop and phone + booster for remote locations) Do you have enough card readers, spare...

Ep 7: The secret to photographing difficult people

What happens when you have to photograph a difficult or demanding person? In this episode, we focus on the hacks Gina has honed over 20 years of photographing everyone from Prime Ministers to divas and actresses to the shyest and most insecure people around. So many take-aways you can use for yourself. Enjoy the episode! 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 19 Family Photos Gone Wrong… Very Wrong A Bunch Of Homeless People Walked Around New York With Disposable Cameras, And The Photos They Took Are Striking What’s the best way to photograph a someone who is: an extrovert an ego maniac insecure and lacks self confidence a powerful business person or politician a child with a stage mother is a diva is a Richard...

Ep 7: The secret to photographing difficult people

What happens when you have to photograph a difficult or demanding person? In this episode, we focus on the hacks Gina has honed over 20 years of photographing everyone from Prime Ministers to divas and actresses to the shyest and most insecure people around. So many take-aways you can use for yourself. Enjoy the episode! 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 19 Family Photos Gone Wrong… Very Wrong A Bunch Of Homeless People Walked Around New York With Disposable Cameras, And The Photos They Took Are Striking What’s the best way to photograph a someone who is: an extrovert an ego maniac insecure and lacks self confidence a powerful business person or politician a child with a stage mother is a diva is a Richard...
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