LeightonD, Photographer

LeightonD's Photographic life.

Model Monday: Is it Professional to be Friendly?

If we look at a lot of the old movies and television shows about fashion models and shoots, we often see the “diva” model, or the arrogant photographer, or the … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Monday: It’s All in Your Head

Almost 20 years ago, I was listening to the “Bourbon Street Preacher,” Bob Harrington, give a motivational sermon. One of the things he mentioned was a take on the lyrics … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Monday: Tattoo. To be, or taboo?

Recently, I was casting models for a fashion shoot. To me, I thought it was normal casting requirements for print fashion. 5’8-5’11, Size 0-4, and no visible markings or tattoos. … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 4 Comments

Model Monday: When your FREE isn’t worth paying for…

Before I start, I don’t want you to think this is going to be another “TF” bashing blog. For those that do not already know, in the photography industry, we … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

Build your portfolio without spending a dime?

I know, what an inflammatory title to start out a blog with. Especially in an industry where not only is time money, but the value of investment may have exponential … Continue reading

August 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

Free Mini-Portrait Sessions for Deployed Military Families

Today hopes to prove a busy day.  We are doing free mini portrait sessions for the families of deployed military members.  This is a food drive for the food bank … Continue reading

November 6, 2010 · 1 Comment

Beach Sunrise shoot

This was an early morning sunrise session with a new model, Shantice.  This was her second shoot, and was a learning opportunity for both of us.  The shoot was near … Continue reading

October 26, 2010 · Leave a comment

Robinson Slideshow using LR3

Hey guys and gals!  This is my first attempt at doing a slideshow in LIGHTROOM!!! Let me know what you think.  This is from the engagement session of the soon … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Work the Flow Wednesday?

Jared was kind enough to share his 4 rules to better selection when it came to chosing photos for image selection.

October 7, 2010 · 1 Comment


I want to start out as positive as possible, because I never want to come across as a whiner to friends, clients, and colleagues.  So I will try to spin … Continue reading

October 2, 2010 · 8 Comments