Jide Alakija

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An image from a recent fashion commision for a fashion consultant based in Nigeria. The location we used was Virgins' Roof Gardens on Kensington high street, London.

My vague attempt as some more fashion type work. I can say  that these days I am very confident in my colour and detail work, though I'm still learning what makes a good fashion shot. Any tips? I'm open to suggestions.

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  • Mo
  • London
  • 29 Sep 2007, 00:39
This is great! "Vague attempt" at fashion photography is very successfull in my humble opinion. Wouldn't be out of place in many highly esteemed fashion magazines.
The dress is wonderful, who's the fashion consultant?
More shots from the Roof Gardens shoot please, it's such an inspiring location, the shoot must have been fun.
  • truth
  • United States
  • 29 Sep 2007, 02:43
I like the fact that though the model is pretty the focus is on the dress; that's modeling!Nice job.
I've been looking at a the fashion shots here in Sweden and I've noticed the focus on is on the model although you can see its a fashion shot, but your eyes go first to the models face and features. I don't know which works better but I think I prefer the subtle, not so 'in your face' fashion photography. But then again, its the dress you are trying to show off. I'm rambling.
Interesting grin
  • adaoha
  • 29 Sep 2007, 14:05
I love that dress. Pls could you send me the details of the designer.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 29 Sep 2007, 14:51
Beautiful portraits on your blog..Bravo!
  • Stan
  • 29 Sep 2007, 15:00
Quite nice old chap.

You overdid the eyessmile
the only tip i have is...
there are no rules...make your own!
Strange effect for this beautiful picture, seems as irreal !
  • bisola
  • Surbiton
  • 29 Sep 2007, 23:57
I love it! The colours are just fab!

Thanks for yesterday mate. We should have more of that!!
great fashion shot old chap, i see nothing wrong with the eyes.
Amazing shot.
  • Dotun
  • 17 Apr 2008, 18:54
Lovely shot. The fact that her right knee is almost square to the camera makes that leg look a bit defective the more I look at it.

  • Dotun
  • 17 Apr 2008, 18:56
And one more, the left hand or arm is gone, I would show just a bit, a little will do just so it does not look like what they call "photographic amputation.

Jide Alakija: Thanks Dotun, I'll take note of that next time.

This shot was actually posted a long time ago, I can't for the life of me remember why it's put here!

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