The Nikonos Project: Day 1 | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Photographer

The Nikonos Project: Day 1 | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Photographer

The one thing I know about shooting with new equipment is to always do a test roll first, just so that you can have a baseline, or to learn things that you wouldn't see unless you were shooting. The worst time to find out something is wrong is when you're on a shoot for a paying client. 

Subscribe

843 Collective Beauty Shoot | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Hair & Beauty Photographer

LeightonD-untitled-LeightonD-843 Beauty Collective-LeightonD-312.jpg

Models: Miranda Phillips, Alexa Walter

H/MUA: Laura Fraizer, Justine Green

Photographer: Leighton DaCosta

Photographer's Assistant: Tonya Brisson

Stylist: 843 Beauty Collective

Subscribe

Swinging for the Fences: A Styled Wedding | Leighton DaCosta Charleston Wedding Photographer

Swinging for the Fences: A Styled Wedding | Leighton DaCosta Charleston Wedding Photographer

A baseball themed wedding collaboration.

Subscribe

The Head Shot Intensified | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Photographer

 Head shot captured by Amy Osborne of Ozzy Headshots in Mooresville, NC during the Peter Hurley Head Shot Intensified session

Head shot captured by Amy Osborne of Ozzy Headshots in Mooresville, NC during the Peter Hurley Head Shot Intensified session

I have always been a staunch proponent for the professional head shot. In a digital online world, the quip, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression;" couldn't be more true. Whether it is Facebook, your website bio, or your linked in profile, your head shot, should be your best presentation. Your head shot should go beyond just good looks, but be a window into your personality. 

I really enjoyed the interaction with Amy while capturing my head shot. It wasn't about all the technology and lighting, even though the tech and the lighting style was very effective and gave a look that we both liked. I loved how she was able to bring a side of me I sometimes rarely think I show, but yet, is so me!

If you are in the Charlotte, NC area and are in need of new head shots, I strongly recommend Amy of Ozzy Headshots. Not only is she a colleague, but she's my head shot photographer!

ozzyheadshots.com

 

LD

Subscribe

Ankara Miami 2018: Designer-Adjanie | Leighton DaCosta, Miami Fashion Photographer

Ankara Miami 2018: Designer-Adjanie | Leighton DaCosta, Miami Fashion Photographer

Adjanie is a ready-to-wear resort wear brand that infuses cross cultural inspirations, sophistication, and great influence from Adjanie Muller's Caribbean lifestyle. (@Adjanie)

Subscribe

Ankara Miami 2018 Takes Over Miami | Leighton DaCosta, Miami Fashion Photographer

Ankara Miami 2018 Takes Over Miami | Leighton DaCosta, Miami Fashion Photographer

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL. For the 7th year, Ankara Miamihas taken over the fashion scene in South Florida, bringing the freshest in African and African inspired fashions. Produced by Evelyn Onyejuruwa (@EvelynO11), Ankara Fashion Week has grown to be a semi-annual event, with a fashion showcase during Miami Swim Week in July.

Subscribe