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How to Build Your Business from Scratch
Dixie Dixon
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Join Larry Becker and Dixie Dixon as they sit down to discuss Dixie's meteoric rise as a commercial fashion photographer. Over the course of an hour Dixie shares the story of how s... READ MORE
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How to Build Your Business from Scratch
lessons: 4 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 3min
published: 2014
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How to Build Your Business from Scratch
with Dixie Dixon
Join Larry Becker and Dixie Dixon as they sit down to discuss Dixie's meteoric rise as a commercial fashion photographer. Over the course of an hour Dixie shares the story of how she got started in photography, the importance of having a solid business background, why finding mentors in the industry can be an incredible resource, her perspective on choosing the right equipment, and so much more! BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: On Getting Started (free course preview)

With a background in shooting sports teams while in high school Dixie has evolved through a number of photography jobs while pursuing a business degree in college. Getting experience as an assistant was instrumental in being able to launch her own business.

14min, 34sec
lesson 2: On Mentors and Agents

Finding a mentor is an organic process that often develops through a business relationship, but having people that you can go to with questions is incredibly valuable. Having an agent is great for having another avenue for finding work, but you still need to hustle on your own. Be prepared to cold call ad agencies and keep your portfolio up to date.

15min, 22sec
lesson 3: On Marketing

Marketing is a balancing act between cold calls, social media, and direct mailings, but the key is getting those face-to-face meetings that land the actual jobs.

15min, 44sec
lesson 4: On Gear

Dixie shares the story of her gear evolution and why she uses certain pieces of equipment.

17min, 23sec
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Rising Star of Fashion Photography
Dixie Dixon is a Texas born and bred commercial fashion photographer. Her idealistic vision of the world is reflected into every single frame - full of life, beautiful energy, and soul. She is a Nikon Ambassador and shoots around the world for various brands, TV shows, commercial campaigns, and editorial projects. She’s been published in magazines like Rangefinder, Dapper Magazine, Living Magazine, and Nikon World.
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