Jide Alakija

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Sometimes the best way to see how far you've come is to either take a photograph of a subject you photographed a while ago, or to go back and process a photograph you took a while ago.
I took this photo at the same time as this one. For some reason I wasn't confident enough to put this one up at the time - I guess I didn't feel I could process it properly. But today I looked at it, and presto, I found a solution I am happy with.
I'm amazed at the quality of the image considering I didn't have a clue about studio lighting at the time. I also have to say that this has a very fashion-type feel to it. And I have to give credit to the sitter for that.

comments (20)

  • Ifueko (ify / mama)
  • London
  • 16 Oct 2007, 00:21
This chick looks like a model with a very "strong" face...

The lighting is different to all the blogs u've done and that makes this particular shot very striking.

PS: May I just say, that her shade of lipstick is "serious"

Overall, this is a very good but different studio portrait with lovely composition

Well done J.A
Jide Alakija: Nicely spotted Ify.
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 16 Oct 2007, 01:53
I like the treatment Jide. She does have a very 'fierce' (as Tyra Banks says) look.
Jide Alakija: Fierce is the word.
  • Dimples
  • Scotland
  • 16 Oct 2007, 07:59
Awww..check my Titi out...loving this picture Jide...yup yup totally agreeing with E about the "fierce" look...but I guess that's what the Pastor asked for and he got it..

Well done hun!!!

Oh yeah and Ifueko(ify / mama) she does do some modelling.
Jide Alakija: Scotland ke?
That's a really cool shot. I love the metallic look.
Jide Alakija: Metallic...hmmm..that's cool.
striking shot jide

love the effect of the lighting and detail

the desaturation works too

cheers buddy

Jide Alakija: Thanks Doc.
What I like is the lighting on this one, beautifully fr4amed shot and the PP just takes an already good shot to the next level grin

Aahhh think someone nominated us for this same award grin (not sure if its the same one though)
Jide Alakija: LOL....Thanks dude.
Naa don't think it's the same one grin
  • deji77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Oct 2007, 13:34
I like this.
Less is more. Discovered that for myself when I did a second-pass at some of my previous work. And generally found that less processing worked improved the images....
Jide Alakija: Dude...maybe it's one of those you can't see the processing...there was loads done here. I guess that's the point. Process to what you think it should be not to create an effect.
  • àsìkò
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Oct 2007, 14:43
awesome lighting
Jide Alakija: Thanks dude. REally simple lighting which I hadn't a clue how to use at the time of the shoot.
Another great portrait !
Jide Alakija: Thanks
Excellent shot!
also forgot to mention that your hint of highlights are exactly where they are supposed to be...on the forehead, the nose and lips, well done.
I actually know the pretty lady, wasn't sure at first, but yeah it is Titi. Good shot
  • Inu
  • Israel
  • 19 Oct 2007, 14:58

Just when I think I've seen it all, you up it a notch.

Love this shot...the credit is definitely to the photographer on this one.

PS: Please feel free to forward to Tyra... ;-)
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 22 Oct 2007, 20:21
I really like this, very striking. Love the color palette, with all the silvers and greys, and how it's almost monochromatic, but not.
amazing portrait... very strong eyes
great light and a beautiful model, nice work!
  • Funmilola
  • US
  • 31 Oct 2007, 03:01
Long time I stopped by, your ork is as always excellent. So much improvement from what i saw last time I came by (but then I thought that was excellent as well) So i'm nominating you for that Future thing... anyway Good luck
  • yasmin
  • Nairobi
  • 18 Nov 2007, 10:44
This is ..break down
The lipstick is serious.but it should have had abit of Gloss run thru it for a more blended look so we dont see the differnt shades used,we only see the look..
The photo is awesome.Keep thias up and you might be the next Mohamed Amin,
capturing Emotion just by looking through the lense.
  • olayinka fadairo
  • Dallas,Tx
  • 12 Dec 2007, 07:12
Love her expression,very strong features.

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