DIXIE DIXON: blog life

Fashion/Lifestyle/Beauty Photographer
http://www.dixiedixon.com

LOOOOOOOVE #Airstream ;)

LOOOOOOOVE #Airstream ;)

Awesome shoot today with @redproductions :)))  #stoked #fashionphotography

Awesome shoot today with @redproductions :))) #stoked #fashionphotography

#Bahamas #photoshoots Had such a blast these past couple days!!! :))). #notimeforsleep

#Bahamas #photoshoots Had such a blast these past couple days!!! :))). #notimeforsleep

Ohhh boy this is going to be a fun day!!!!  #mellowyellow #shootshootshoot

Ohhh boy this is going to be a fun day!!!! #mellowyellow #shootshootshoot

Just touched down is San Francisco… Dude this place is awesome!!! :))). #shoot #stoked

Just touched down is San Francisco… Dude this place is awesome!!! :))). #shoot #stoked

Excited to be a part of the Intel Case Study

Excited to be a part of this INTEL case study about their Core i7 processors!  :)  http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/content-creators/content-creators.html  You’ll also see other studies featuring awesome RC Conception w/Kelby Media as well as Nik Software!  :)image

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I just love the holidays and I figured it might be a good time to come up with a little gift guide for my photographer friends! So here we go… my top 20 favorite things from gear to books to shoes (all photography related of course… well except for the moose):

1.  The NIKON DF Camera $2996.95:  This is at the top of my wish list for good reason… it has a D4 sensor/old body style… amaaazeballsl!!!

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2.  The Brixton Hooligan Hat $34:  cute

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3.  The Brixton Camera bag by ONA $419:  I quite Love this bag, I have the smaller version of it and wish I had gone with this one insteadimage

4.  The G-Technology G-Dock $749:  The best solution for on set backup… helloooooo blazing fast thunderbolt 

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5.  The Nikon 1AW waterproof camera with interchangeable lenses $799:  I am LOVING this camera

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6.  2014 Magpul Calendar $16.95:  Photography by me ;)… shameless plug but seriously a portion of the proceeds from the calendar will go to the USMC Reconnaissance Foundation. The foundation provides assistance to wounded Reconnaissance Marines and Marine Reconnaissance families. Last year’s calendar raised over $20,000 for charity. 

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7.  Nikon 85mm 1.4 Lens $1599:  Lens Lust… its my current fave

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8.   Photographers Survival Guide $5.95:  A great book on how to make it in the commercial photography worldimage

9.  Pocketwizard PLUS X $89:  The simplest pocket wizards ever

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10.   Black River Imaging Loft Greeting Cards $1.82:  Super Thick greeting cards you can personalize 

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11.  Sperry Topsider Goldfish Wedges $98:  Yep these are my work shoes

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12.  The Westcott 26” Rapid Box $199:  a super portable beauty dish for your speed light!image

13.  ZGallerie Faux MooseHead $199:  He is amazing… everyone needs a moose

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14.  Brixton Fiddler Hat $34:  This is pretty much a must-have

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15.  Graphistudio Pocketbooks $:  Great gifts for friends

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16.  Nikon Shotglass Lens Set $18:  Precious

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17.  Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Cordless Strobe $1995:  Oh yeah, no cords

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18. Oh Snap Leather Journal $24:  I take this with me everywhere

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19.  Restoration Hardware Ultimate leather desk chair $845:  Yes please

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20.  TheFstoppers Workshop in the Bahamas  $650-1150:  Hope to see you there!  :)  

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CHEERS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!

The COOLPIX P7800: Check out this lil gem

Helloooooo There, So I’ve been asked quite often recently what camera I’d recommend for hobbyist shooters - something that is user-friendly, shoots beautiful stills and video, and is super compact (camera and lens in one).  Well my friends, let me introduce you to this little gem- the Coolpix P7800!  I quite love this camera and here is why:

(BTW check out the 2 headshots above I shot of my good friends kiddos- aren’t they precious! Thanks Mickey Gunn for letting me capture your cuties with the P7800)  

Great for portraits- Love the zoom (equivalent to that of 28-200 mm lens in 35mm [135] format at 2.0 aperture) so basically you get the effect of a larger dslr when you zoom in and shoot headshots- the background blurs beautifully

Image Quality-  The color, sharpness, and vibrance is spot on and you can shoot both RAW and JPEG 

Full HD 1080p Video- awesome

Variety of Effects/Settings- Its easy to make great pictures using the auto modes such as backlight, closeup, panoramic, night landscape, sports, portrait and many more.  And for photographers like me, it also has completely manual settings (see details here)

A Viewfinder AND a Screen- I love that is has both an electronic viewfinder for bright sunlight situations as well as a flip screen for those of you used to using iPhones.  But trust me, the quality that comes out of this thing is 1000 times better than the iPhone

Built in Flash- Great party camera to grab those snapshots at events

The Monochromatic black and white- for when you want to get artsy, love this auto  black and white setting 

Well it is the holidays so for more info or to purchase, click here  ;)

CHEERS

Stoked to see my new lifestyle images on the Nikon website for the NIkon 1!  Amazed by the image quality that comes out of this lil compact camera system!!!  LOVE It!!!    #NikonUSA #interchangeablelenses #Nikon1 #dixiedixonnikon

*I shot all images with Nikon 1 Compact Cameras 

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