UPDATED MAY 2013.
Hello and thanks for stopping by. I am here to help. Models AND photographers, if you have any questions about shooting, portfolios, getting work, etc. Feel free to ask.
To simplify my about me and not to sound so long winded, I decided to post most of my thoughts and hints on my blog. A good read for both models and photogs.
CURRENTLY IN JACKSONVILLE, FL
2013 - Asia/Dubai/Caribbean/USA
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Virginia Beach, VA
I will be back and forth to the US for mostly weddings and projects during 2013
Hello Mayhemnites, THANKS first of all to all those that have come by and left comments and the new friends' requests. Its always great talking to and meeting new people.
Hello ladies and gentlemen, I am Leighton DaCosta, an international fashion and wedding photographer, currently on international travel. I have been involved with photography since the mid-ninety's. I am grateful to have been able to enjoy my passion of fashion and editorial work for almost a decade. My aim is to help you achieve the best work that we can do!
I stress style and quality. What matters is, if in the end, do you like the style, and is it a good image that will either get you looked, booked, signed, or sold.
A little more about my overall background. I have a Bachelors in Business Administration with a focus in Technology Management (cum laude), over 12 years serving in the Navy. More than just a photographer, I fly planes, as well teach and consult both small and large business how to streamline their operation.
While I am very limited on trade shoots, I am always open to collaborations. If you are needing to expand your portfolio and you feel that I can help, let's discuss the project and go from there. If you aren't sure, just ask. I believe in professionalism first, all else second.
This article from NewModels.com says a lot on why YOU as a model should look to invest what you can in your portfolio.
You will get out of it what you put into it. Also have a focus of what you want to do. If you are trying to get signed by a top house, remember that some of the BEST photos on MM, which are truly world class, may not be the ones that get you signed, but they may be the ones that get you paid. Understand the difference.
I am always available for help. Would love to meet Clients, Colleagues, and friends.