LeightonD, Photographer

LeightonD's Photographic life.

Model Monday: Updates

Hey all, Just wanted to show you a little something that I am working on right now. I was so fortunate to have a great team in Aruba for Harmony‘s … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Model Monday: Making Tacos?

I know some of you must be asking yourself, “What does making tacos have to do with modeling or photography?” Well, let me tell you a short story. I guy … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Monday: The Pressure to Perform

One of the things that I see affect most new models and photographers is a strong case of nerves or stage fright. Often, this can be for many reasons, but … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Model Monday: Compensation

  Sometimes I think that this area of the industry, as well in many service industries, is the most confusing. Not just for models, but for photographers, Makeup Artists (MUAs), … Continue reading

October 8, 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