Calendar Tips

Its that time of year again. The time of year when we decide its time to get a NEW calendar. After all the whole YEAR changes, the dates shift, is it a leap year, full moon, BLUE moon...etc. It is just this same time of year when people decide they want to put out calendars. So here are a few things to consider and tips.

1. What does Christmas and GREAT Calendars have in common? The both happen during the summer! If you are interested in composing a calendar, understand that average turnaround time for PRINTING, is normally about 60 days when editing is involved. Also the best calendars have 14 months. and go from December of the current year, to the January of the year after. That's 14 months. For photogs and promoters, that's at least 15 models to shoot! For the models, do you have 15 different looks?

2. That being said, why would someone WANT your calendar, much less buy it? What is so much different about yours? This is a question that needs to be asked, along with how many would you have to distribute to make it even worth while. A good calendar could cost anywhere from 600-800 per model on the low end, and then of course it goes up from there. That is for Female models though. Male models usually run a hundred to two hundred less, mostly due to hair and makeup. That being said, who is more likely to buy your calendar at a premium?

3. Last, but not least, what is the PURPOSE of your calendar? Why should I want to buy it over someone elses? Once you plan, have a price, and a purpose then you should be able to have a great calendar!

Leighton DaCosta

Hello, I'm Leighton and I help people around the world tell their story. Let me introduce myself. Whether it's for online dating, or a professional profile, it always seems that the "About Me" section is always the hardest to write. Not because you have nothing to say about yourself, but because you want to be sincere, genuine, interesting, and brief all at the same time. I have never been a fan of writing about me in the third person, like: "Leighton DaCosta, was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to Brooklyn, NY at an early age when his parents wanted to form a new life for themselves and their children. In the third grade, the family moved to Orlando, Fl, where Leighton considers his home town. After spending 3 tours in the Navy, he settled in Jacksonville, and now Miramar, Florida, where he now calls home. Today, still wanted by many, he does work as a fashion and wedding photographer. If you have a wedding(or photo shoot)... if no one else can help... and if you can find him... maybe you can hire... ok.. this is not The A- Team." But you see what I mean? What do you know about me? How can we connect? Did you know that my FAVORITE food is Pizza and Sushi? Or that my favorite color is Purple? When I go to the wine bars, I usually order Mimosas, because even the cheapest champagne tastes great with some good ole OJ. When I travel, I like staying in nice hotels. Not because of the name, (even though I AM partial to Hyatt) but because of the bathrooms. One of my favorite hotels is the Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. Small rooms, but AWESOME bathrooms. I LOVE TO EAT, and eating as much as I have, has led me to be about 100 pounds more than I was in High School... Yeah there is some muscle there, but if it was all muscle, I'm sorry folks, I wouldn't be taking photos, I would be retiring from the NFL. If you want to see some of my favorite dishes, follow me on Instagram. Because of that, I find myself now in the gym more than ever. Trying to stay fit and alive... I workout, so I can EAT! Well that's enough for now, if you want to know more about me, follow my blog. Better yet, I want to find out more about YOU. So let's talk!