Dixie Dixon is a Nikon USA Ambassador and a commercial fashion photographer who shoots for international brands as well as editorial projects & TV shows.
Zhiyun sent me the Smooth Q2 smartphone gimbal and sponsored this video showing 3 ways we can level up our video game with this stabiliser. Check it out at your local Amazon here: https://geni.us/SmoothQ2
So so so much to learn...
Don't miss this epic giveaway!
Enjoy the new series!
One last fun shoot for 2018 - shooting with the X1d, 50mm f1.1 7 Artisans lens, and a bunch of other glass - with Model Erika Apelgren.
In this video I take EOS R and 50mm 1.2 around a small 1 bedroom apartment in California to shoot with Model Anna. I show you how I explore the location to find nice backgrounds and scenes, and how I work with Anna to find flattering angles, poses and outfit combinations.
From lingerie to fashion - we create some creative images using just the available light and one $5 modifier. Join this full photoshoot covering 6 distinct looks and 3 lighting set ups that we created in under 2 hours.
Have you tried to communicate with millennials?? My god....
Let us know how YOU decide what gear to pack for your upcoming jobs and trips
Join Steph & I for a fun chat about new tech and news.
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Join us for a fun weekend of photography. (Note I am travelling in Japan and couldn't get Steph in this intro vid - will film a welcome video for each workshop at the URLs below soon)
In this video I talk you through the value of calibrating your laptop, and how to ensure you see the correct color in your stills and video when editing in different locations.
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In this video I show you how to use manual focus lenses and a home garden hose to create awesome rain portraits!
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Buyer beware - my advice and personal experiences with Huub Knox and Kamaguna company.
What is Hyperfocal Distance? How do you calculate it and how can you use it in your shooting?
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I went to see The Revenant - and it is reminiscent of Citizen Kane and The Night of The Hunter in its use of Deep Focus.
In this series I will show you all you need to know to get started in concert and event photography.
JPG or PNG? What dimensions? What compression to use??
Itwas great fun joining Tony & Chelsea for a live chat.
It is great to collaborate - a source of richer ideas and results.
Season Finale - Tina takes on Lightroom - and season recap.
Wicked Parkour shoot in Sydney CBD.
Which colour space should you set your camera to, and what should you output your edited work to?
City and waterscapes - peaceful? Not exactly - Tina was Frantic!
Challenge yourself, develop your skills and your own distinct style.
There is more than one way to get the exposure you want - and there are times you will want to take over from letting the camera make all the decisions.
How to manage thousands of RAW files taken in a foreign country?
Matt, Tina and Benjamin Von Wong talk about going PRO, and share their insights to inspire you on your path
#ChallengeJade yourself at: mattgranger.com/challengejade
How to plan and organise a complex shoot - including creating a complete call sheet (runsheet).
In this weeks video we discuss images that Tina and I both love - why they work, how they were shot etc - with the view to inspiration and learning.
This is a big one - we run through lens technology - what lenses are best for what usage, and demystify the lens terminology jargon.
This is a big one! Exposure Compensation, Metering Modes AND Bracketing!
ISO rounds out our trio of Exposure videos. What are the trade offs? It goes WAY beyond noise/grain.
crazy amount of detail in your portraits - most suitable for male subjects.
Used properly, a stofen can create beautiful soft light - that fills in shadows.
Things you as a photographer should consider BEFORE, DURING & AFTER a shoot with a model, to make it a success.
Master your flash & Turn day to night using extreme flash power. Strobists UNITE!
Use the sun as your key light and reflector to fill and soften shadows to create pleasing portraits, even in harsh daylight.
There are lots of insurance options out there - which is best for you?
Should you become a specialist / niche photographer, or a generalist?
In this series I am opening up my portraiture archives from a few years back, to revisit, discuss and deconstruct them. I hope you enjoy it!
What happens to field of view? When is a 50mm a true 50mm?
A true Macro lens will reproduce your subject at 1 to 1 size on the sensor.