PPAQ Photography Awards | Meet the Judges: Leah Desborough

Leah’s career launched simultaneously with the introduction of Brisbane first Lifestyle magazine, the “Brisbane News” Magazine as Chief Photographer in 1994, followed by extensive experience in London working for “The Times” and Mirror Group as Chief Photographer for the South London Press. Her last position before coming home to Australia in 2010 was Picture Editor for 5 National Newspapers across the UK.

Immersed in the Photography Industry since days of film, Leah continues with her established Business to specialize in high-end fields incorporating Commercial Photography, Editorial, Portraiture, Personal and Business Branding, Architecture and Interior Design, Food and Fashion.

LDP Studio Brisbane opened in 2018 and services her Corporate, Branding and Fashion Clients.

Leah has also been teaching Photography, specifically Business and Marketing plus Media to Diploma Students since 2012 at Queensland TAFE and presently at Torrens University in Fortitude Valley. She is also regularly invited to present to Industry and speak at Women’s Business groups on Personal and Business Branding.

With career spanning 25 years, Leah is currently developing a Mentoring Program for emerging and established Photographers to help them achieve successful and profitable Photographic Businesses in a highly competitive market.



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