Jide Alakija

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photoblog image Carnival 2006 #12 : Am I cool or what?
Carnival 2006 #12 : Am I cool or what?|

Carnival 2006 #12 : Am I cool or what?

"I'm so cool, I even have the latest cool Sony 4500 Megapix camera, the only thing it can't do is fly"

This is a straight shot. No PP in Photoshop or Picasa, all the PP was done in the camera, using Picture Styles. I took Skee's picture styles settings and applied them. This was probably one of the few shots that came out really well, the rest came out soft. I guess I'm too used to shooting without them.

Good thing I noted this down otherwise I would have shot Nkechi's wedding with these settings and had really bad images.

My day: Almost finished the picture editing for one of my weddings, so I'm sure the couple (who are obviously reading this) would be pleased at that. Now unto the next one. I'm looking for work in the photograph arena, anyone have anything I could do? I work really hard you know.

comments (18)

  • Mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Sep 2006, 01:05
You have isolated that "Photographer" really well, nice spot and capture. Mal
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 22 Sep 2006, 01:12
Cool camera! I agree with Mal. Nice how you were able to isolate the photographer. Nice DOF!
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 22 Sep 2006, 01:19
wish i had a viewfinder that big. sony or canon 5d doesn't matter. nice dof.
  • rooksmeister
  • some dingy dorm room
  • 22 Sep 2006, 02:03


nice work jide
  • Samarth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Sep 2006, 04:22
settings wok real well...the softness of all the people around him is quite good.....8.25/10
  • Sola
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Sep 2006, 08:22
Dude, this is really good, the DOF, the colours everything. Lovely
  • Jon
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Sep 2006, 08:33
Excellent DOF and sharp focus on the subject. Very nice.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 22 Sep 2006, 08:36

Now this is how to get it right 1st time.

nice DOF. the guy and his camera really stand out.
  • micki
  • United States
  • 22 Sep 2006, 11:59
This has become the new "pose" when taking pictures. Everyone else in the shot seems to be waiting for something to happen.

Hope you find some work soon.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Sep 2006, 12:56
photographing the photographer.
  • Steve W
  • Canada
  • 22 Sep 2006, 13:45
Wonderful crowd image and great isolation of camera man. Had a look through your archives - very impressive.
Jide Alakija: Thanks Steve. How did you find my photoblog out of interest?
  • Attah
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Sep 2006, 17:11
some impressive bokeh. Love the story in the shot and the framing. Nice one as usual..
  • Yetty
  • United States
  • 22 Sep 2006, 18:46
Kool runnings.. you gotta be able to make it fly lol . It looks ssooo sharp.. me likey..!
  • johnz
  • Cyprus
  • 22 Sep 2006, 19:48
excellent dof
photojournalism 4ever. good capture. it's 9/10 for me
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2006, 03:22
This is a cool shot.
  • Ellen
  • New Zealand
  • 25 Sep 2006, 10:30
I really dig this shot. I often take photos of other people taking photos, but nothing as cool as this : )

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