Jide Alakija

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Someone once asked me, "What would you do without photoshop?" I said "...well if it was to be that I couldn't use photoshop, I'd use the next best thing to bring out the beauty in my images". Today I've decided to put up a shot that I've not post processed in Photoshop, well I've post processed it (So I've cheated, but I'm not with photoshop but with Picasa2).

Tomorrow I'm putting up a shot that I've not post processed with Photoshop and you'll see that you can live without it. I think.

I can hear Skee saying....."This is what I've been preaching for like, God knows how long now".

Post processing: B&W through Picasa2

2006 Photobloggies are now taking nominations. The Photobloggies is an annual award ceremony celebrating photoblogging around the world. Through the Photobloggies, you can find some of the best photoblog sites on the internet.

Vote Shutterchance.com for the Best photoblog design category
Vote Alakija.com for the Best New Photoblog category

On another note, you can send eCards with the images on Shutterchance. Not many know this but it's there, just underneath the image.

comments (8)

  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 30 Apr 2006, 06:52
I am not so interested if a picture is photoshopped or not! What is important is the result. Did you captured emotion, is it well framed, etc.?
I think you achieved everything here! Lovely composition (I love how you framed this lady), her shadow on the wall makes the picture and of course it helps she a beautiful woman ;-). It is also technically perfect ! I can only give you a 10/10. ;-)
Love this image because of the dynamic composition, the shadow on the wall and the overall timeless and elegant quality.
I personally don't care at all, whether an image has been photoshopped or not touched at all. There are photobloggers I am inspired by, that use heavy processing and there are some that rarely do anything to their images besides resizing. All I ever will do is care about the end result and the quality of the work.
  • micki
  • 30 Apr 2006, 11:58
Great energy in this shot, love the diagonal lines. Excellent shot. Looking forward to the next post, as you know I'm not a photoshopper.
  • deji77
  • newcastle, uk
  • 30 Apr 2006, 16:09
lovely, lovely, lovely. just wish there wasn't the shadow across her jaw.

well i see photography as an integrated holistic process: from pre-capture to capture to post-capture/post-processing. my concerns r that people should not focus on just one aspect of the process to the detriment of the others. at the end of the day the picture should say it all: the photographer's vision and intent.
Firstly very creative great anle - makes the photo really interesting along with that great shadow which is angled perfectly with respect to her and placed perfectly in the image.Absolutely GREAT shot!
I see you're using Picasa2 for this one smile
  • johnz
  • Cyprus
  • 30 Apr 2006, 20:01
great angle, cool shawdow, nice photo
  • chunter
  • Salisbury, Wiltshire. UK
  • 2 May 2006, 10:06
Very nicely done.

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