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093 – WPPI Preview and More

Going to WPPI 2023? That’s the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, if you aren’t familiar with the organization. Long time friend of the show and frequent guest (perhaps most frequent now?) Leighton DaCosta is back to give us a preview of what’s in store for WPPI 2023 in Las Vegas!

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However, we don’t just discuss the largest photography convention in this episode. Our talk also extends to why photographers need to have insurance, both on their gear as well as liability insurance. Trust us, you don’t want to have your equipment covered under your homeowner’s or renter’s policy.

As if that wasn’t enough, we also touch on machine learning and how AI can help a photographer’s business. I am delving more into artificial intelligence on a future episode (be sure to subscribe so you do not miss out) but Leighton and I discuss some topics I had not considered previously.

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About My Guest

Leighton DaCosta

Leighton DaCosta, or “LD” as many know him by, is a Wedding and Fine Art Portrait Photographer based in Southern California. He started his photography business more than 15 years ago while serving in the Navy. Due to the military requirements, he learned to make his studio “interstate mobile” as he has operated for extended periods in Virginia, Florida, Utah, Georgia, South Carolina, and California. He’s conducted photo assignments in exotic and remote places such as Dubai, Jamaica, and Aruba; as well as several years flying over Afghanistan.

When not creating content of his own, Leighton diligently works at educating photographers and others in the industry in not only content creation but also in business practices geared for the creative.

You can check out Leighton’s website at, and follow along with him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Heading to WPPI?

Say hello to Leighton if you see him! Or any of the many other former guests on the show who will be there. And tell everyone you meet about the podcast. Should the Nerdy Photographer make an appearance one of these years? Head over to our Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok and let us know!

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