Jide Alakija

19 Jun 2006 2,598 views
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This image is for Suby!

I managed to do some studio shooting today, thanks to Lacrecia. I thought since Tosin was with me I decided that I would  capture some shots of her. I didn't really get the time to do a lot of work to it but I thought since it was a request this would just do.

What do you think of the lighting on this one? I'm hoping to put up another tomorrow and the day after where I've experimented with some new techniques I've been playing around with in the Studio. Let's see if I can make time to do so.

comments (29)

  • Leye
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2006, 00:05
Awww Ogas madam! Looking Hot as usual!.. Jide kudos to thee!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Man!
  • Sinem
  • UK
  • 19 Jun 2006, 00:18
Yeeehey! Is she doing a karate move as well? Dang this will put a smile on he face of an extremely tired Suby. smile
Jide Alakija: She was doing all sorts...This one seemed to stand out the most out of all the shots that I got.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 19 Jun 2006, 00:34
WOW, I bow at your feet Mr Alakija, but 1st let me pay homage to this absolutely gorgeous woman who has decided to bestow on you her love and beaty. Tosin (aaaahhhh what a woman, such beauty, such grace ... (ooppps hope Sinem is not reading this smile ) I could go on for hours. You look TTTOOOOO BEAUTIFUL & SOO CUTE. Good to see you agian. Don't stay away for soo long next time, we (okay I) miss you smile

Now back to Jide, Now this is one of your best work, the lighting is soo spot on, darn why did I not take this shot, I love the pose, I love the composition, rule or 3rds used to a perfect T. The editing, whatever you have done makes my eyes water with jealousy, in fact the whole shot makes me jealous of the all round skills of the photographer (and to make matters worse, the lovely model is his wife, grrrrr) smile

You get a well deserved double coveted "I LIKEY" "I LIKEY" for such a wonderful capture.

Now when are you going to invite the Subster to a studio shoot, or am I not good enough to come with you?

Jide Alakija: Speechless....


Studio shoot? When next you free or have time. I don't know when next I'll be doing anything of that nature for now, I was only priveledged to take these shots because Lacrecia gave them to me. I don't think I'll be able to get them again unless I rent one! We'll see.

  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 19 Jun 2006, 03:25
Excellent shot! The lighting looks great, and I like that playful pose your wife gave you. smile
  • Hendra
  • Singapore
  • 19 Jun 2006, 05:42
Very nice lighting, composition and the shadow play in this picture. Lovely, Jide.
  • sk
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2006, 06:32
digging the lighting dude, my cos is fine sha, runs in the family obviously
Nice one Jide, loved y'days shot too..really liked that one infact..Ghana won!!! weheeyyy they played a good match..
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2006, 09:17
Beautiful shot. Love the lightning.
  • chunter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2006, 09:46
I can only add my agreement to what's already been said. The lady is a beauty and full of fun.

The image is a cracker in every way. An ideal image for a double page spread , with loads of space for an article or as an advetisement (for jewellery, perhaps?).
The expressions in the shot are very spontaneous and natural, priceless.
  • Ayo
  • Europe
  • 19 Jun 2006, 10:42
Tops, Jide tops! Outstanding portrait, great model, all round superb!
  • Barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2006, 10:54
Lovely cheeky image
  • micki
  • 19 Jun 2006, 11:20
I really like the lighting! It's ALL about the lighting here. Great work! Love her smile and the fun pose!
  • E Etomi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2006, 11:30
Made me smile lol. Lovely capture dude
  • Petra
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2006, 11:34
Yesterday i clicked on Tosin's link you've put up in one of your reply's.......
She is a walking advertisment for her products!! Very beautiful..smile
A very interesting portraiture style, I am very impressed. Beautiful lighting, the image just "pops" right at you...
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 19 Jun 2006, 12:40
Very cool lighting, and totally agree with neil.
You have a studio? Lucky fellow eh eh grin
  • Judy D
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2006, 13:38
You Are A Blessed Man Jide! I love it!
  • Mona
  • London
  • 19 Jun 2006, 14:43
Love this, well done. She's really pretty and has lovely skin.

  • banke
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2006, 14:59
  • banke
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2006, 15:00
sorry about the caps
  • tboz
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2006, 16:00
Fab work. Pose, lighting, smile, glowing model all check. Job well done.
Nice lightning! Great portrait... very expressive!
Superb portrait, best i have seen in sometime ;-)
  • tp
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2006, 20:35
This is a lovely portrait... and the pose is classic! Very good use of lighting here...
I don't know much about photography.. but I likes!
  • Soulchild
  • Krypton
  • 19 Jun 2006, 21:47
Beautiful subject (some things never change)...

Madame, U know it is NOT my turn wink

  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 20 Jun 2006, 12:37
This lightning is absolutely perfect. Beautiful subject, of course.

I would love to know what kind of studio lighting you use.
Jide Alakija: I'm not sure, I used 4 different Bowens lamps. I think they were 500W each. Two to illuminate the background as you can see and two on the subject one on the left of the subject and one diagonally left-front. Does this help?
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 22 Jun 2006, 12:19
It works well, top stuff. There's a little mischeviousness in her expression which is sweet.
  • derek
  • United States
  • 22 Jun 2006, 17:30
love these, the next one as well, the lighting awesome. How did you do that. She's beautiful!
Jide Alakija: I used two studio flashes one on the left and the other on the right.

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