Time's are a changing, and so is technology.


Yes, the time is changing and with it is technology. Then again, new technology ALWAYS changes things. Recently the cell phone Nokia took its new Lumia 1020 Smartphone along with some of the best lighting equipment in the world, built by Profoto, into a studio and got some great results. I think you will be amazed.

While I don't think we are quite yet conditioned to having weddings, fashion shoots, and concerts shot with cell phones, I think what it does add is another dimension to production. Especially when it comes to behind the scenes images and quality.

The tech and quality that is put into phones like the Nokia, with Zeiss lenses, faster processors, low light capability express even more, now than ever, how much the skill and ability of the photographer really does matter and not just the tool that he or she is using. Like I told someone the other day, "Take a chef and put him in my kitchen, and he will still make me an awesome omelet. Take that same chef and put him in his kitchen, and he is making EVERYONE a great omelet."

Hope you enjoy the video.


Fashion Photography with the Nokia Lumia 1020 Smartphone.


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!