Jide Alakija

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Portrait Series Part Duex : Miss U #2

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I don't normally shoot in the studio, infact I've only used a Studio twice and I've only put up one session up on my photoblog (I've still not found the time to process the other session). This one was quite a difficult one to produce in that it was difficult to get the colours on the skirt to match the background. Anyway I'm quite happy with the results in this one.

comments (36)

  • deji77
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Aug 2006, 00:09
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Jide Alakija: Now what's the matter? Dude get a grip!!!!!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 2 Aug 2006, 01:57
This is a very interesting portrait. At first I said wow cool, but as I looked longer I realised that if you don't look closely it's hard to tell whether she is standing up, sitting, or crouching down which makes her look a wee bit out of proportion. It seems like she is sort of sitting, or crouching.
Jide Alakija: Now that's the mystery behind this one. Thanks Laurie.
Your just too good huh!!! wish i had taken this...really cool, id be a lil more than quite happy with it dude grin
Jide Alakija: Thanks Yanik. I'm quite happy too. I never didn't even process it when I shot it. It didn't have the punch until the final outcome.
  • àśḳ
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Aug 2006, 05:49
awesome stuff man
Jide Alakija: I keep learning everyday and some from you!
  • Ismael
  • Argentina
  • 2 Aug 2006, 05:58
Muy buena foto!!!
Jide Alakija: ¡Gracias tanto! Estoy contento que usted lo quiere
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Aug 2006, 07:29
Very nice. How far up were you? My pic seems to be the opposite of yours.
Jide Alakija: I wasn't far at all. It was taken at 21mm wide! Thanks E.
  • incubus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2006, 08:20
Jide Alakija: I warned you. grin
  • Lajumoke
  • United States
  • 2 Aug 2006, 09:01
another good one. I like this one loads. Gives the client some air of energy
Jide Alakija: Thanks Sir! I'm glad you like it.
  • sushi
  • Austria
  • 2 Aug 2006, 09:52
wow, that'S a great ligth setup. very nice one!
Jide Alakija: Not much in lighting here Sushi. I think I only used one light source. The rest was done in CS2.
amazing picture!
you are the best!
Jide Alakija: I am? Thanks a lot! Best at what though? The model also has a part to play, she's the portrait!
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 2 Aug 2006, 10:35
Your best in the series.
This is rare : so be happy for this : especially for a portrait : GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOT!
Jide Alakija: WOW!!!! I enter the Daily Sunrise Hall of Fame. Thanks Azhar!
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 2 Aug 2006, 10:59
ok like i dnt think im ever going to get over this potrait JIDE!!!!!!!! as in how did u knw that photography was ur thing???? Like how does some1 knw wot their thing is???? JEEZZ MAN!!!! I guess we all have to keep searching ourselves till we find it!!!! I AM LIKE THE DADDY OF INSPIRED!!!!
Jide Alakija: Now this is a question that bugs me everytime, even now. Who said photography is my thing? It's just my hobby. It's funny because I have interests in other things, photography is just on the side.

I think the answer to your question is to do what you like as your hobby and just leave it at that, there is no pressure to produce anything outstanding and you'll see the results will be outstanding....I don't knwo if that makes anysense.
  • david
  • England
  • 2 Aug 2006, 12:09
this is a really terrific shot; love the colours fading off into the background.
Jide Alakija: Thanks David.
  • rookster
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2006, 12:11
wow...me thinks im really goin to love this potrait series very much....im actually leaving comments...stunning shot jide..your colours jide...totally jealous...xx
Jide Alakija: I hope so too. Everytime I put up an image I'm always not sure how it would be recieved. For instance I'm not sure you'll like tomorrows are todays.

I'll let you be the judge.
  • chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Aug 2006, 12:14
Amazing one!! Way to go
Jide Alakija: Thanks Chantal. On a mission to make you post more than 1 line in your comments. wink
  • micki
  • United States
  • 2 Aug 2006, 12:43
You did good, the work paid off with a spectacular image!!
Jide Alakija: Thanks Micki. Thanks alot.
  • Tosin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2006, 13:05
lovely lovely
Jide Alakija: Thanks Honey!
  • dj
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2006, 14:23
Jide Alakija: Ta.
  • Jon
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Aug 2006, 14:55
Excellent. Like everything about it.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Jon.
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 2 Aug 2006, 15:12
okay my point is you dont find hobbies that u are excellent at just like that........ this seems to me like a talent!!! In anycase thanx for the advice, ill bear that in mind smile
initially I thot she was seating, now it looks like she's standing.....actually looking at that skirt, she is probably seating...sigh! whicheva it is, this is tres fabulous!!

incubus, I would have thot u knew ur niche was comedy.
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 2 Aug 2006, 15:25
dezhare God punish ur black ass!!! In an engineer gaddanm it!
Jide Alakija: EEESSS! No cursing on my Photoblog!!!!
gorgeous! I cant get over this shot~ just spent like 5 minutes analyzing.....this is definitely art!
  • Craig
  • London
  • 2 Aug 2006, 16:50
Love the colours and the angle.
  • Jonathan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2006, 17:15
This is probably my favourite portrait, excellent colour and lighting. Very nice work.
  • incubus
  • Europe
  • 2 Aug 2006, 18:23
oops my bad!!! sorry for cursing on ur blog sad
  • Dammie
  • BED
  • 2 Aug 2006, 18:32
Nice, who is she wearing?........
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 2 Aug 2006, 19:28
Lovely lovely shot.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Aug 2006, 20:26
Wow, that's a lovely portrait. Apologies for the lack of comments, by the way. Been really busy. Trying to catch up now.
  • Adura
  • London
  • 2 Aug 2006, 21:07
Lovely Picture smile
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 2 Aug 2006, 22:38
Wow, the angle and the lighting makes the portrait look very mysterious. The stripes of the colors are very nice against the dark background.
i have nothing techy to say but i think very very lovely....
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 2 Aug 2006, 23:00
WOW .... it would be a great shot anyway but the way that skirt works ...... WOW
  • Stan
  • Mexico
  • 3 Aug 2006, 22:33
Okay i usually don't comment on old photos since i'm not sure you (or anyone) reads the comments but this is a special onewink First impression is wow. You get points for impact and pop.

Now the criticisms...Firstly you need a hair light (or need to reposition the one you've got) to create more separation between her hair and background. Same goes for the dress...very little sadow detail available and hence the comments about not knowing if she;s croucheing, sitting, etc.

Looks like you have one light in this shot. Since you were in a studio, you should have had access to more lights or at least a reflector to create some fill for the right side of her face/body. I Just to lighten the shadows a wee bit.

Now for the important bit: I probably couldn't execute the shot in the way i've described so kudos to you for the strong attempt. I've always been good at spotting flaws even when i can't wuite achieve the desired result myself!
  • Stan
  • Mexico
  • 3 Aug 2006, 22:34
Jeez! Forgive the typos....in a hurrysmile
  • Funmi
  • 19 Sep 2006, 09:08
absolutely lovely...

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