This week’s podcast interviews photographers Dixie Dixon and Doug Hansgate. The show offers practical advice and inspiration from two photographers at different points in their careers.
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 realizing 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 lead 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.
- How Dixie got started?
- What she’s doing right now
- What is her passion?
- The importance of personal work
- Getting to know your clients
- Advice to starting out in the commercial industry.
- Where to find Dixie
Doug Hansgate has been shooting professionally for over 35 years. His work has been on display in galleries in New York City and Toronto. The photography bug bit Doug at a young age when his father gave him a Voigtlander camera. By the time he was 16, Doug was the high school yearbook photography editor and had built a darkroom in his parents’ home, where he processed black and white images.
- Finding out about Doug
- Why he loves Photography
- “I don’t take pictures, I create images”
- Balancing the artist, the photographer and the agency
- Discussing the ability to capture that moment at the right time
- How studying classic techniques helps inspire
- Being aware with our subjects. Feeling that persons essence in your portraits
- Where can we find Doug.
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