Jide Alakija

06 Apr 2007 2,205 views
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where is Eve?
ever thought of opening a photography school?
Jide Alakija: Why? You think I have enough to teach photography?
Excellent portrait, as always! Happy Easter!!
A good portrait sir, but I think a tight crop from the tip of his hair right down to (just beneath) his chin would give this portrait greater power than the original. However, it is still very good. smile

Jide Alakija: Hmmmm...an interesting point.
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dude this is awesome, love this portrait
one of ur best portraits
Jide Alakija: REally? Thanks...I didn't really think too much about it at the time until I started getting alot of people talking about it...hence I posted.
  • Peter Obey
  • 6 Apr 2007, 10:12
Okay this is pretty much flawless... I have to say that this is the BEST portrait you have ever posted on this blog!

The combination of your photographic and technical brilliance + Adam's ability to connect with the lense with such intensity makes what would have otherwise been a good portrait, sensational!
  • Amebo
  • Abroad
  • 6 Apr 2007, 12:26
wonderful photo. i love it!
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 6 Apr 2007, 14:41
Nice soft skin tones. I love the way you've framed his face within the shot.
I think I'll be playing with black and white photography now. Nice one!!
  • Abi
  • 8 Apr 2007, 12:10
I would of left the eyes in Colour, but I know you hate colour separation...but you have to admit that it will make it a strking portairt if you could see the blue eyes
Jide Alakija: This is a portfolio shot and I'm not really into obvious post processing so again I don't think it would have been appropriate.
  • Abi
  • 8 Apr 2007, 17:20
O.k you have a point about it been a portofolio shot, but what is obvious PP? is it something generic to all Photoshop Applications?. what make it unique from a Photographers point of view is the thought process from Capture to the final Product,But as a view of any such images especially another photographer is the a different intrepretation of the same image.

So My Dear Dude,
What makes colour separation (if that is the proper terminology for it) any different from other PP techniques?.
Jide Alakija: Colour seperation or selective saturation as it's properly called, too me just says I've done this in photoshop. Now I try my best on portfolio shots to produce the best I can that I would have done if I had done it on film. The problem I find with selective saturated shots is that to me is says that I love to mess around with colour in the shots and it makes it too obvious. I also think it creates further boundaries of "seperation" between what the main subject is (in this case the whole face) and the overall shot (that would be the eyes fromt the face), I personally like to use luminousity to do that not colour.
  • Abi
  • 8 Apr 2007, 17:21
oh I got another for you, what If I stated that you should use Radial Blur...would that be Obvious PP.....heeheee....lol

O.k dude I just want you to elaborate thats all..
Jide Alakija: Radial blur is another form of post processing that creates seperation from your subject. I think it would remove something in this case. I would not even touch it. I tried the blur thing once and it turned out rubbish in this post. http://alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/2925.htm
Wonderful portrait. What an intense look
  • Jamey
  • London, UK
  • 10 Apr 2007, 22:58
Tres pro. Like it a lot.
Jide Alakija: Thanks buddy...how you these days?
  • incubus
  • london
  • 11 Apr 2007, 13:14
oooooooo his HOT!! can i meet him?
If it were not for Suby's link, I wouldn't have seen this excellent picture. Well done.
Jide Alakija: Hey buddy, you need to look through the archive...loads you've missed...how's you?
This is a masterpiece. It's got real presence.
Whoa! You should put up more shots like this. He's gorg! And his stare is soo magnetic. Ok, i know i'm supposed to be commenting on your photography skills, but to your credit, you've brought out his most attractive features with the tones, and darkening the space around his face. Good choice positioning the model in the centre of the frame as it brings out the character in his face and draws you in.

One tiny suggestion though - i think this image will be even more powerful with a tighter crop. Nevertheless, this is an image any photographer would be proud of. Bravo!
  • wienna
  • 21 Apr 2007, 16:43
Dayuuuum, gen gen....who in d world is dis? Is he a model or something? Who's he? I'm feeling so feverish all of a sudden.
Gosh, he's lovely! (had to come back for another look).
  • Ngozi
  • 24 Apr 2007, 20:55
Jide... this portrait as well as recent ones (after this image) are just terrific. I know that I've repeated myself over and over but......... you're VERY talented in capturing people's portraits. Perhaps you should pursue it???????? After you've finish your studies, of course!
he's hot...too hott!

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