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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find a collection of faqs and direct answers related to the photography services offered by Yannick Dixon Photographic Works.

If you have a question – please get in touch. I’d love to hear from you. Each commission is unique and I approach each one uniquely. When you enquire about any of the photography services I offer, you will receive a personalised quote within 24 hours.

Simply send me a email including your name, email address and requirements for a no obligation quote now!

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Fleetwood Tram Sunday - SparepArts Festival 2016 Photography By Yannick Dixon

What photography services do you offer?

As a Professional Photographer and Digital Image Retoucher I’ve been asked to facilitate all kinds of photography projects.

You can learn all about the services I offer by visiting the photography services page or by choosing a specific service in navigation bar.

Services include editorial photography, event photography, original photography prints, product photography, time-lapse photography and wedding photography.

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Do you do all post-production work yourself?

Yes I do. Every final image I deliver to my clients undergoes digital post-production that I’ve developed over the past twelve years and more. This process involves colour correction, exposure adjustment, black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections.

Many photographers won’t (or don’t know how to) professionally process digital images. This results in their pictures being too dark, having strange skin tones, or other common photography flaws.

I use a fully colour calibrated workflow that ensures colours are always faithfully captured and reproduced.

Blackpool Illuminations Headlights Photographic Print By Yannick Dixon
North Pier Starlings Photographic Print By Yannick Dixon

What photography equipment do you use?

Nearly all photography I shoot now is on my beloved Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera with various prime and telephoto L series lenses. My favourite lens is definitely the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens because it’s a dream for shooting in low light situations without needing to use artificial light. It really is a truly beautiful piece of quality glass.

I’ve had a play with the Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM Lens before, but it’s a little bit out of my price range! For colour management I use a CBL Lens, the ColorMunki and a Spyder Pro. Printing up to A3+ is taken care of thanks to my Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Mark II Printer and Ilford photographic paper.

Did you study photography at university?

Yes I did. I began formally studying photography in the year 2000 at Newcastle-under-Lyme college where I studied A Level Photography and A Level Film Studies alongside A Level English Literature and a City and Guilds in Film and Television.

I went on to study a Foundation course in Art and Design where I earned a distinction before moving to Blackpool in 2003 to get my BA (Hons) Photography degree and Masters in Visual Design as Creative Practice at Blackpool and The Fylde School of Art and Design.

In 2009 I had my first experience of teaching photography when I worked as an Associate Lecturer in Photography at the University of Central Lancashire.

Aloha From Blackpool Photographic Print By Yannick Dixon
Fly Like A Seagull Photographic Print By Yannick Dixon

Do you sell prints of your work?

Yes I do. If you’re searching for lovingly crafted photography for your home or as a gift for that special someone in your life you’ve come to the right place.

My photographic prints are professional printed to the highest professional standards. Carefully selected from my extensive photography portfolio these archival prints cover a wide range of genres and subject matter.

All prints are presented in either an archival sleeve or framed and are exclusively available from Yannick Dixon Photographic Works.

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Where are you based?

I live beautiful seaside town of Lytham St Annes in Lancashire. I shoot professional photography for businesses and individuals across the Fylde coast (including Blackpool, Lytham St Annes, Poulton-le-Fylde, Cleveleys and Fleetwood) and the wider North West region (including Manchester and Liverpool).

Don’t worry if your based miles away from me, I have my own car and can visit you wherever you like.

Blackpool Seagull Photographic Print By Yannick Dixon

Where can I find your privacy policy?

You find the privacy policy and terms and conditions by visiting the links embedded in this very answer!

If you have any questions or would like clarification on anything within these documents please feel free to contact me by email or telephone.

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How do I request a quote for your services?

If you’re interested in hiring me for any of the photographic services I offer please request a quote (it’s really easy and will only take a few minutes of your time) or call me directly on 07790 162246 during normal business hours (8:30am – 6pm Monday- Saturday) for further details.

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Where can I register to receive more information?

I send regular email updates about my photography, services, news and special offers to those who signup to receive the Yannick Dixon Photographic Works newsletter. To get my photography newsletter delivered straight to your inbox click here to register.

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Do you shoot in JPEG, Small Raw, or Large Raw?

I want the photography I shoot for customers and myself to be of the highest possible quality I can achieve with my photographic equipment, therefore I shoot all of my images, regardless of the job, in Large Raw using my trusty Canon 5D Mark II DSLR.

This enables me to make the necessary adjustments in post-production without degrading the image quality and ensures I can really get the most out of the work I shoot.

Have a question? Don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you!