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Who said flash portraits had to be complicated?

With our brand new ebook, Fast FLASH, they don’t have to be!

Talented and world-renowned photographer, Gina Milicia, has been using flash lighting techniques in her portraits for over 25 years – photographing a-list celebrities, heads of state… even royalty.

Now in this follow up to her best-selling ‘Portraits’ ebook series (Making the Shot, Striking the Pose, Lighting the Shot and After the Shot), she’s sharing all her best flash lighting secrets, tips and techniques.

With her practical, easy-to-understand advice, you’ll be shooting AMAZING flash headshots and portraits in no time at all.

And studio-quality results don’t necessarily require high-end gear, either. In fact, most of Gina’s examples in the ebook were shot using a budget lighting kit!


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Light brings the WOW factor

You can have a great pose, an amazing connection with your subject and a superb location – but without the right light, your portrait shots simply won’t pop.

This 125-page ultimate how-to guide takes away the guesswork and will give you the skills and confidence to create the light you need with absolutely stunning results!

Even when:

  • Under pressure, working against the clock
  • In tight, dim spaces
  • With poor natural lighting


Here’s a sneak peak at what’s inside:

And the table of contents:

Table of contents

  • Credits and Copyrights 2
  • Thank you 4
  • About the Author 5
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  • If it ain't broke, don't fix it 10
  • Beautiful lighting looks natural 11
  • Lights should be quick and easy to use 12
  • Lighting should be light 13
  • Pick your moments 14
  • Light travels in a straight line 15
  • Big is beautiful 16
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  • The Three Amigos 19
  • A cheat sheet of rules 23
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  • THE GEAR 24
  • Gearaholics Anonymous 25
  • What would Bruce Lee do? 26
  • The Ab Cruncher Pro Protocol 27
  • Pro-level gear vs. enthusiast-level gear 28
  • Tripods. Buy once, buy well 29
  • Light stands. Invest well and save 30
  • Buy name brand memory cards 32
  • Batteries 32
  • Bags to store your gear in 33
  • Weight bags. Or, the insurance policy 34
  • Light meters 35
  • Portable lighting options 36
  • Light modifiers 39
  • Light modifiers accessories 44
  • Lighting kits for all budgets 46
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  • The Princess and the Big Mac 49
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  • You never forget your first time 56
  • One size does not fit all 57
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  • Fill light 65
  • Lighting headshots and profile pictures 67
  • Headshots: The way 70
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  • How to take great photos in the worst lighting conditions 77
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  • RECIPES 87
  • The Office: Studio lighting on a budget 88
  • Look Ma, No Modifier!: How to add light in a hurry 92
  • Smokin': How to convert bright morning light to dusk 97
  • Soft speedlight shuffle: Recreating soft morning light using a speedlight and an umbrella box 101
  • Cranking it up a few notches in Vegas, Baby!: How to bring light to the darkness 106
  • Suffer Boy: How to outshine the midday sun 111
  • Leap of Faith: How to freeze motion 113
  • Whiteout: Bringing the whole band together 117
  • Look Ma, No Stands!: Post production 120
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  • THE END 123
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The woman behind the ebook (and the viewfinder), Gina Milicia

Gina Milicia - PhotographerGina Milicia has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years.

She has photographed some of the world’s most powerful and famous people including royalty and heads of state, billionaires and a-list celebrities. She’s also been on location in some of the world’s most exotic places.

Gina is the master of capturing that ‘magical moment’ both in studio and on location.

In this ebook, Gina shares her extensive knowledge and experience in an easy-to-follow way to help you fast-track your journey to creating beautiful portraits.




What people are saying…

Simon Ringsmuth“Gina’s wealth of experience combined with her casual and humorous writing style make this ebook a must-have for anyone who wants to learn more about using flash to get better photos.”-Simon Ringsmuth
Cindy Lily“Gina’s ebook is a MUST READ for anyone starting out with off-camera lighting as well as experienced photographers who want to step up their game. She has a way of simplifying the technical side of lighting with fun analogies that include Prince, Big Macs… it’s refreshing to read an educational ebook that feels more like hanging out with a friend with whom you share the same passion… I just love this ebook and will refer to it often!”-Cindy Lily
Julius Madkin“Your ebook on flash photography is fantastic! I am enjoying your detailed breakdown on the different types of lighting setups…”-Julius Madkin
William Keeler“This is brilliant. Not only do we get great lighting techniques, but advice on quality gear as well.”-William Keeler
Lily Sawyer“Gina’s teaching is very clear and methodical, easy to follow and understand, and removes the mystery of flash photography… I wish I had this resource when I first started out!”-Lily Sawyer
Joe Sacher“I have to say that this might be the best value in flash education… The graphics on page 42/43 are nothing short of brilliant and the best modifier example photos I’ve ever seen. The enlarged specular highlights is genius.”-Joe Sacher
Mark - Shotkit“Gina, I’m reading your Flash ebook and am loving it – well written, well illustrated and pretty damn funny too! I love your personal stories you inject here and there. I keep reading little exerts that made me laugh to my fiancée and disturbing her own book reading session… Keep up the great work!”-Mark - Shotkit
Scott Stokhaug“Congratulations, Gina 🙂 As usual, great stuff in the new ebook delivered in an easy to understand way. Like reading a good novel, the information is not just laid out in technical terms, rather in an entertaining and ‘I can’t wait for the next page’ delivery with personality. I dig. Thank you again. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to it…”-Scott Stokhaug
Andrew Deagle“I have followed Gina’s photography for quite a few years now and have enjoyed reading her ebooks and listening to her podcasts. Her wealth of knowledge and her ability to explain in easy to understand language is a true gift. This new ebook is no different, her tips and tricks on using flash are great and have been a real help to me in overcoming issues that I have come across and not been able to work out.”-Andrew Deagle
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