Jide Alakija

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Cafe Candid #1

This is the first in the series of the Cafe Candids. I'm going to sit back and listen to what you think about these shots as I put them up.

Oh one more thing, I'll be covering an event organised by my very good friend called "Summer Cocktails" details are here. Please please come. It would be fun too.

And remember tomorrow night is "

comments (15)

Why the f**k is a** pointing that s**t at my face &$*&")"!~#
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 10 Jun 2006, 00:04
Umm dark shot, played around with the background. Umm reminds me of a Suby type shot smile

Now these are my type of shots.

Love the shot a lot.

  • Reza
  • United States
  • 10 Jun 2006, 00:46
Good capture of his facial expression.
I really like the muted colour and dark effect to this image. DOF is perfect providing a really strong emphasis on your subject and the background is nicely out of focus as it should be. I have to say, the purple car is perfect in this shot too. It looks great with the dark-muted look. I'll just ~assume~ you parked it there on purpose wink
  • cool daddio
  • Somewhat United States
  • 10 Jun 2006, 03:13
That's one very intense expression. That's why candids intimidate me.
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jun 2006, 06:39
Great shot Jide I love the framing and lovely use of dof and the subdued tones, what tops it for me is the guys expression, did you need to find a surgeon to remove the camera following the shot!!

I have posted a shot just for you, I hpe you will appreciate it, needless to say it's B&W HP5+
Great expression on the subject - his face is a real study. My eye was then led to the light patch behind his back whereas the car is probably a more interesting direction. Maybe darken and desaturate the left of the photo ?

That's my opinion anyway - like in "Black&White Photography" magazine where they get different people to interpret and print the same negative.
  • Yanik
  • Sri Lanka
  • 10 Jun 2006, 10:05
Like the expression in this one...
  • Bims
  • London
  • 10 Jun 2006, 12:48
This works for me Jide. The darkness captures the guy's expression. Looks ready to break your camera if given the chance smile
Deji took the words right out of my mouth. You captured him perfectly.
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 10 Jun 2006, 20:00
Lovely candid shot,
Great expression loving the blur.
He smells fish, cool capture!
  • micki
  • 10 Jun 2006, 20:01
I don't think he was happy you snapped this one!! Love that expression. Oh well, I'm sure he got over it.
  • Kris
  • Belgium
  • 11 Jun 2006, 21:02
I love the colors and the car in the background
  • Ella
  • Germany
  • 12 Jun 2006, 10:04
The expression you caught is awesome! The colors in this image are also exactly my taste.

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camera Canon EOS 10D
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shutterspeed 1/1600s
aperture f/4.0
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 200.0mm
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