Ep. 008: Dixie Dixon | Be Inspired Photography Podcast
Fashion and commercial photographer Dixie Dixon on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
In this week’s show, we had the fantastic opportunity to chat to photographer Dixie Dixon. Her passion for photography and her desire to make a set as full of energy as possible is truly inspiring. We also get some amazing technical tips and great advice for breaking into the fashion industry along the way too.
Dixie Dixon’s Bio:
Dixie Dixon is a Texas born and bred commercial fashion photographer. Just a few years out of college, this 20-something’s career is unfolding one adventure after another.
She was given her first Nikon Camera, the Nikon FG, at just 12 years old, which peaked her curiosity in the field and served as her sidekick in exploring the world. She would continually clock seven to ten hours in the darkroom without even realising it. While in college she studied in London with a world-renowned fashion photographer and became deeply inspired by the beautiful illusion of fashion and commercial photography.
It has been said that her idealistic vision of the world is reflected into every single frame- full of life, beautiful energy, and most of all, Soul. Her passion has led her to shoot internationally in places such as Cannes, Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Ibiza, and Barcelona recently for various brands, tv shows, commercial campaigns and editorial projects. Just this year she was named one of sixteen Nikon Ambassadors of the United States.
Sensuous and polished, her images create a dream world in which romance is always alive. Her fresh vision has attracted clients such as Disney, Advanced Beauty, Florsheim Shoes, Inside Edition, Nikon, Spencer Fine Jewelry, CBS, G-Technology, Profoto, MAC Group, Billy Jealousy, Nha Khanh, ProFoods, American Heart Association & Angelberry Organics. Her work has been published in Rangefinder, PDN, Professional Photographers Magazine, Dapper Magazine, Living Magazine, Beverly Drive Magazine, Nikon World and many more.
Be Inspired Photography Podcast with Dixie Dixon.
00:00 Welcome to Episode 8 of the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
Dixie Dixon Interview on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
01:06 Dixie Dixon interview.
01:33 Dixie Dixon’s ‘breaking in’ story.
02:53 How Dixon first became inspired by photography.
03:37 Dixie describes her own style of photography.
05:02 Only show the type of work that you want to get hired to do.
06:39 Surround yourself with wonderful people and make your clients feel comfortable.
08:13 Dixon’s creative process from start to finish.
11:36 What camera Dixie Dixon uses.
12:14 What is her go-to lens for fashion photography?
13:16 What’s involved in being a Nikon Ambassador.
15:19 What inspires Dixie?
16:42 The most important elements of a great fashion photograph.
18:37 Overcoming obstacles while out shooting.
20:11 Dixon’s business model.
22:55 The secret behind attracting new clients.
24:30 Dixie’s best advice for someone just starting out in fashion photography.
27:03 Her top technical tip for photographers.
29:11 Where to find Dixie Dixon online.
29:59 Who is Dixie Dixon’s favourite photographer of all time?
32:15 Thanks to Dixie Dixon for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast!
Be Inspired Photography Podcast Episode 8.
32:35 Thank you to Dixie Dixon for joining us on the Be Inspired Photography Podcast.
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