Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Portrait Series Part Deux :Tami #2
Portrait Series Part Deux :Tami #2|

Portrait Series Part Deux :Tami #2

Here is another really nice portrait of Tami. This was one I did when we did the shoot that produces this shot. Since I did that in mono, I thought I'd put up a colour version this time. Now much to say here so I'll leave it for you to enjoy.

Another one tomorrow.

comments (25)

  • Mr Skee
  • SkeeTown (SL)
  • 1 Aug 2006, 06:07
Interesting composition, the shallow dof f2.8 really works here! The green to the far right really add to the intensity of the red dress.
Jide Alakija: The 5D is a lovely camera init? grin
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 1 Aug 2006, 06:40
Nicely done bro, nicely done smile certainly an Alakija shot. Like the composition of this shot, and as Skee says, the green actually adds to this shot. Really digging the PP bro. Loving mono the other shot was, you just proved you can produce a similarly wonderful shot in colour.

Jide Alakija: Thanks man! Really appreciate it.
really nice shot. i like the way the blurred background adds subtle colors that actually enhance the subject. really well done.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Nicole.
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 1 Aug 2006, 07:05
Yup love the blur and the red! Red is apparently meant to give of an air of confidence.
Jide Alakija: Thanks EE.
Nice dude...The colour works better than the other shot i think...the red really helps..nicccce
Jide Alakija: Yup, I think so too, I did a colour version of the previous but as I mentioned there I was really confused which one to put up. I chose the mono insteat.
  • donchichi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Aug 2006, 08:43
Hi Jide...this is the first time I've commented on your blog. I like your work.

This is lovely. The red, the blur, the wind in her hair while the shot was taken, all work well together.....perfect.
Definitely prefer this to the previous monochrome shot.
Jide Alakija: Thanks donchichi. I look forward to more comments from you. The more comments I get the more encouraged I am, no matter how short the comments are they are very appropriate.
Hi !
This avery nice shot - Colors / composition and so on - The choice of frame is perfect - Standing ovation !!
Jide Alakija: Thank you, thank you grin
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Aug 2006, 10:00
Nice!! Sexy mama!!
Jide Alakija: Like you!!!
She and the picture is very well composed - I think the red color is so wild it gives another dimension to the picture...nice
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jeppe.
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 1 Aug 2006, 10:09
SEXY! grin
Jide Alakija: Another comment from the lady herself!!! More tomorrow.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2006, 11:11
I think I remember her. Excellent portrait, I like the industrial/urban style background...great work!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki.
  • chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Aug 2006, 11:59
great portrait, love the red dress
Jide Alakija: Thanks Chantal.
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 1 Aug 2006, 12:20
that dress really does it ! "Lady in Red" - and works beautifully with the green on the left of course. Also love the wall and the depth of field, all in all really good. I must say I prefer Tami number one though, there is more feeling in it.
Jide Alakija: I prefer the first one myself as I think it's stronger too.
  • myde
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Aug 2006, 12:59
Mama mia! lovely pose whn am i going 2 have myme taken? lol
Jide Alakija: Why don't you send Jide Alakija an email and maybe you could have some sort of arrangement grin I hear he does very good deals with Canvas prints too.
  • Jonathan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Aug 2006, 17:12
Excellent DOF and the tone on the skin is lovely. Very nice shot.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jonathan.
  • Mona
  • Europe
  • 1 Aug 2006, 17:35
She is stunning...oh my goodness...hey are u in charge of the themes? I have a suggestion for you to create a section for themes so we can see the past themes and the diff pics? Sorry I'm not a shuttterchance-er I know but I've missed a few in the past and I'd have loved to take a look at em...looking fwd to the three one coming soon. smile

Yea so seems like a good way of archiving the themes, problem would probably be sifting out who participated....maybe whoever is gonna put up a pic in the theme should enter into the themes event prior to the day? Dunno..just a thought...

Nice pic again, the colour is so her
Jide Alakija: No I'm not in charge of themes on shutterchance, that would be Asiko. You can see the previous images from themes by typing in the search field the theme number. So if you wanted to see the images from the last theme you simply type "Theme4" in the search field.

Unfortunately you can't do that today as the blog list is currently undergoing a revamp but when it returns that's how you do it.
Could be on a magazine cover, awesome stuff!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Ashish!
  • Isowa
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2006, 20:42
This is so your style. I am a fan. FANTASTIC!!! smile
Jide Alakija: My style? Please tell me what it is. I really need to know. I've been wondering what this style is. Honestly!
  • Reza
  • United States
  • 1 Aug 2006, 21:02
I see you got yourself a 5D smile Congrats! smile

Cool shot, she's pretty.
Jide Alakija: Actually I borrowed Skee's 5D! grin
  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Aug 2006, 22:00
Oh boy! When I go start to dey take and process picture like this now!!!
Jide Alakija: I don't know, when? You tell me? Be patient son!
Absolutely stunning! visit ur photoblog all the time but this shot inspired me to comment....the red in her hair, earrings and dress are very catchy and the blurred background allows u to focus on her...
I luv the look in her eyes and the slight pout....adds more character to the photograph...I'm wondering what she is looking at
Jide Alakija: thanks for the visit. She's a natural poser (in a very good way)
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2006, 20:27
Beautiful. I need to learn how to do these types of shots.
Jide Alakija: Dude. You time is coming. I'm trying to organise a shooting session with Asiko sometime, He has some really nice studio lights. When we finalise things I'll let you know.
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 2 Aug 2006, 22:39
I see why you posted this in color... The red dress is quite startling.
Is she married?
  • johan coppens
  • brussels
  • 17 Dec 2006, 11:15
your blog is great,superb,magnificent !!!!

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camera Canon EOS 5D
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aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO100
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