Bonus Video: Dixie's Gear Bag


Fashion Lighting Tips


Lesson Info

Bonus Video: Dixie's Gear Bag

Hey, I'm dixie dixon and I'm gonna take you guys through my gear bag it's a very minimal gear that I took with me so basically I use mainly all fix lenses I do have some other lenses I have like the zoom lens is the seventy two hundred but I I found that I mainly used the fix linda's in fashion because I can control so much more and the images are a lot sharper with the fix lenses and I think my opinion though if you shoot weddings you always think you two get zoom but anyway somebody had started and so I usually take with me the d three x camera, which is great twenty four megapixels and the d for pg for is a lot faster than the d three x, so it really just depends on what I'm shooting going on what body I use they're both really great bodies I love both these cameras um I used the one o five millimeter learns a lot when I shoot beauty so you need a great macro lens when you shoot beauty andi you're able to get the release tax sharp focus on the eyes I'm just taking a picture of the e...

yes or the lips or something like that this is the go to lens from that and let's see here for lifestyle this is a kind of a cool and just thirty five millimeter and it is the two point oh it's a little bit older linds, but I really like it I'm choose fast glass because a lot of times I'm shooting in low light so this is great machine groups you get a little bit of distortion on the edges sometimes it's kind of that really like if somebody has, you know their legs at the edge of the frame is going to make him look a longer which is actually kind of cool in some shots, so I use that quite often crash my favorite lindsey lately is the eighty five one four lens um it's really great for shooting three quarter shots and, uh, it's just a great all around portrait lands love eighty five it's so sharp it's really one of the sharpest lenses that I've ever used its brand new um so here this is you can see my my project here I was trying instead of using gasoline, I tried using paint like you'll see in my course we did the vast slingshot, so I put some glass paint over this filter to give it that same effect and you don't get the nasty bassel in all of your hands, so I tried that the other day and it actually works pretty well, always experimenting as you can tell, my kid is pretty basic and I will say that I only started with the d seventy camera and the fifty million your lens that's a really great starting point you don't have to start out super you don't have to you know drop a bunch of cash on gear when he first started just grow your equipment as you grow your business is definitely you can always print like when I was starting I would rent different lenses different bodies when I needed them this is actually cool ends is the one eighty millimeter and it's great for headshots it's a little bit older I got this one my dad actually passes down to me a couple of years after I started into photography so it's really cool it worked on the older film lenses and out works on these cameras today that's kind of one of the beauties of nikon oh let's see here I always carry with me hard drives I shoot tethered to my mac computer here you know what a mac computers first shoot to these do you drives and backup on set I used to shoot only two cards but when you're shooting for big clients they like to see the images pop up on the computer screen which is why I carry backups because you never want to lose images one of clients paying you a lot of money to invest in your images that you're shooting for them um what else? Fast memory cards are huge you have the good I don't see usually use the sandis extreme cards, see these guns, they're super fast, they load super fast, which is great. Um, extra batteries always gonna have extra batteries, light meter, definitely important, especially when shooting strokes wins cleaner. Um, one thing I didn't bring up advil from shoots are stressful, so you need advil is back up sometimes.

Class Description

Lighting is integral to successful fashion photography. It’s not the props or the clothes that make fashion editorials pop; it’s the placement, quality, and quantity of the light illuminating your subject. Learn fashion lighting basics from GraphiStudio’s 2013 Emerging Photographer of the Year, Dixie Dixon.

In this 90-minute workshop, Dixie will cover how to work with natural light, constant light, strobe light, and how to experiment to find your distinct style. You will understand the basics of making your images pop, placing hair or rim lights, and using beauty dishes to create Mad Men-esque mood fashion lighting.