Jide Alakija

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Demonstration Scene 4

Demonstration Scene 4
Trust me when I say I didn't have time to do any processing today on any shot, as a result this is late. Again a quick conversion to black and white with the Channel mixer. I guess it's turned out okay. I have nothing else to say other than it's just a lady who's displaying a board illustrating the point of the demonstration.

I have one more shot left in this series and then I'm moving to something else. So far it seems like you've liked the first three shots, I think I'll make tomorrow's a cracker, but only if I find the time and the inspiration. Right now I'm tired!

Read all about the demonstration here

Post processing: Curve correction of lightness layer in Lab mode conversion ot B&W through Channel mixer.

comments (22)

  • Nkx
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Apr 2006, 01:32
Her expression, priceless. smile Dying to see tomorrow's shot..
Jide Alakija: Thanks.
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 13 Apr 2006, 05:29
hmm very serious massage on this one smile but its realy nice shot, powerfull.
Jide Alakija: Thanks bruno
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 13 Apr 2006, 06:53
The woman looks like this issue weighs her down a lot. Very much like how you framed the scene here. Take care and I hope you got a good dose of sleep smile.
Jide Alakija: A bit of sleep. Still feeling very sleepy.

Thanks for the comment.
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 13 Apr 2006, 07:46
Serious business seriously captured. Worth a thousand words.
Jide Alakija: You reckon? Thanks Colin.
Her expression really makes the shot; it's like a sad, desperate stare for somebody to help. Very melancholy. Regards, Brent
Jide Alakija: Thanks Brent.
  • Lord Vader
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • 13 Apr 2006, 09:57
I do my conversations in Lab mode at the moment. I seem to go through phases where I want to learn a technique and thats all I use. Your use of the channel mixer for the conversion works here for me, like the shadow on her face. Her expression is priceless and use of DOF works real well..

You know what, the fact you have got someone lying against the pillar sort of adds something to this image. The depravity of the situation maybe.

As always good good shot.

Jide Alakija: I used to do that until I realised that I was loosing some light tones in Lab mode, this shot doesn't have many but as I was in a rush to put it up and too tired to do any advanced processing this had to suffice.

DOF, very little, 28mm on f/2.8 and about 5m away don't think you'll notice it that much.

Didn't notice the guy lying down at the time of shooting, I didn't want to frustrate the young lady any further than I was.

Thanks for the comment, what would you like to see next? inspire me (loosing it again)
The force is strong with this shot.

You know me by know, no comments re: technical stuff as I don't have a clue, I just love the art for what it is!

Wish i'd known about this demonstration, would love to have been a part of it. Powerful stuff.

Keep'em coming ;-)

Inspriation? err.... how about some travel photography? Is that your thing?
Jide Alakija: Hmmmm...thanks for the comment and the thought on travel photography, unfortunately I've not been anywhere special since I started shooting regularly (which is only just a year and a bit) but I can try traveling to the countryside and getting something different from there.

Thanks again.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • 13 Apr 2006, 10:53
I'll tell you what Jide, you really know what I like about coming to your blog and also going through your archives? The DIVERSITY & DIFFERENT ranges of shots one gets to see.

The editing styles which although you have your own identity on are all different. The chance not only to see some lovely images but also to learn and be taken on a journey by your images

What would I like to see? More of what you have been doing? Which change it if it ain't broke?

Okay since I know you love challenges, why not move away from your comfort zone for 1 week. Just looking through your archives, not enough landscapes, animal or baby pictures here. Do a collage. Do something different. Maybe more monochrome shots. Maybe a themed week showing the SAME picture from different perspectives(be It living or inanimate) Okay now I am given you all my ideas smile

But as I e=initially siad, you dioing good bro. The only way to keep the exciting going is to continue challenging yourself. So what say you?

Suby(The nice Suby) smile
Jide Alakija: Hmmmm...great ideas there. Don't know if I can do a week, but definitely alot there to try. Thanks. I'm going to do that. Thanks thanks thanks.

Now I see where Sinem gets all her energy from. grin
Ok yesterday's soht was world class - but man you outdid yourself again!Great shot love the smoothness,the B&W tones and as with every picture of this section - the unexpressible amounts of emotion.Another great shot!
Jide Alakija: Thanks man! I wasn't sure it would hit hard. Sometimes I don't see these things that people see....it must be the force.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Apr 2006, 11:37
This series is beginning to appeal to me more and more. Great work.
Jide Alakija: Wow! Thanks. Hope tomorrow is as good now.
  • Micki
  • 13 Apr 2006, 15:36
A most explicit sign she has there. If that doesn't make her case, I don't know what will.
  • The Yoda
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Apr 2006, 16:19
The chinese words on the right "China world biggest body organs..." say. The rest of the words cannot I see. *gosh* Their sentence structure more wierd than mine is.
  • Dave
  • 13 Apr 2006, 18:08
This has been a fascinating and thought-provoking series. Well done.
  • attah
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Apr 2006, 18:08
At first I wasn't feeling those shadows, but slowly growing on me.. I think the contrast between light and dark goes very well with the subject matter. Great series man
  • incubus
  • london
  • 13 Apr 2006, 18:11
i don't mean to be harsh but she looks like she couldn't care less to be fair!!!! I guess her poster says it all..... All in all its a good shot.
  • deji77
  • newcastle, uk
  • 13 Apr 2006, 21:15
love the B&W and the contrast of the image.
  • Tuffer
  • Seattle, US
  • 13 Apr 2006, 21:23
I'm going to pretend you mean you will post a picture of a white person tomorrow, because that made me laugh when I read your description (kidding, of course).

Did Suby really say you should do animal, baby and landscape pictures? That's like the cheesy trifecta. You might as well be Anne Geddes. (I actually shoot animals and landscape moderately, but I limit how often I show them because I try so hard to fake being a "cool" photography...and yes I know thats ridiculous).
  • Dia
  • Greece
  • 13 Apr 2006, 22:39
...wow...her illustration board really says it all...
very nice Mr Alakija. loving the composition and the b&w. is this channel mixer? bet ur burnt
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog Jide! You have some great content here. This protest series is very gritty and emotional...well captured.

I look forward to frequent visits.

  • GeckoZ
  • Singapore
  • 13 Apr 2006, 23:12
Great processing! The board stands out. I like this angle as well, the board really captures first hand attention.
This one is less effective for me, there seems to be too much in the frame but her facial expression is very very good.

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