Jide Alakija

25 Feb 2008 2,641 views
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When I look at this shot I am constantly reminded that Photojournalism and more specifically Wedding Photojournalism is really about being persistent to report an AMAZING story. Think about it, the four apostles reported an amazing story about a Palestine Jew one that is still being told today. Your story should be one that should be told over and over and over again. At least that should be your aim.

Please, PLEASE can I just make a point here about the fact that there is a BIG difference between the work of Wedding photojournalist and a Wedding photographer. In my understanding the difference is that the Simple Wedding photographer these days is one whose attempt is to capture beautiful pictures  of the wedding ceremony, the Wedding photojournalist is simply telling the TRUTH of the day.

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Tell it bro, tell it bro, for us if and when we capture an event like a wedding (yes we know very few and far between for us) we always want to ensure we tell a story of, the joy, the drama, the coloures, the happenings, the tears, the laughs, the love of the day. A story that will stand the test of time and will always be as relevant as the day they were captured whenever viewed.

Merely capturing beautiful images of the day is just well "PLAIN SIMPLE" (okay easy) smile

Love the picture 1st time it was seen, love it even more now.
  • Tony
  • 25 Feb 2008, 00:35
This young dude may become a player in later years. He's seriously admiring the "babeh". A brilliant moment and well captured.
  • boye
  • United States
  • 25 Feb 2008, 02:58
she does not look like one to be messed with.
  • obi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2008, 08:07
hello erhmm...I..erhn..You look sorta Familiar....Great Shot...lol.
  • Andy L
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Feb 2008, 11:35
What a wonderful capture this is, Brilliant, nothing else to say.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 25 Feb 2008, 13:33
I love this! Such a sweet and funny photo. Both expressions alone are precious but together? Priceless!
  • ade
  • UK
  • 25 Feb 2008, 14:43
u said it mister, love this moment captured here.
bravo...such an expressive and comical image
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 25 Feb 2008, 18:46
lol, player!...but what i'm really ,liking is her almost indignant indifference...really well captured...
  • Ann
  • SucĂ© sur Erdre - France
  • 25 Feb 2008, 20:48
I think he's in love with her ... Lovely shot ...
Fantastic capture.
I like it very much, the expression of the guy is really funny and the stoicism of the little girl too ! A nice and optimist picture : Bravo !
  • Ellie
  • at home
  • 25 Feb 2008, 23:27
I agree with you, absolutely, different skills required.

This picture, I like mostly the feeling that she's trying so very hard not to notice.
An absolutely wonderful moment captured showing the human relations. it's one of the pictures that makes me speechless and grin. with a tighter crop it would have even more impact. great job.
A Classic moment and a lovely shot! I believe we now have lift off smile

Pls keep up the fab work.

In my books, there are two types of "photo-takers", one who sees and one who doesn't.

Nic to see your eyes are now open.

A tighter crop IMO would have suffocated this shot. It's beautiful as is!
  • deyemi
  • United States
  • 26 Feb 2008, 14:46
jide. dont know what to write wenever I visit your blog. its always 2much! dis 4to aint an xceptn.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 26 Feb 2008, 22:45
excellent journalism!
image is technically sound too

sadly i have to note that even photojournalists don't necessarily tell the 'truth'

a lot (a great lot) is still influenced by the bias of the journalist

otherwise, photojournalists would just be referred to as timed shutter releasers
Jide Alakija: I'm very impressed with your response DrAW! You're right the photojournalist is biased but so it the truth, right?
  • Judson
  • Russia
  • 27 Feb 2008, 15:18
That’s funny
  • plastiQ
  • Nigeria
  • 28 Feb 2008, 08:54
Nna babe! Kei Kwannu?...are you lives around here? lol...{memories man, memories...}
There's so much that could be said here but for the sake of these two angels, I would refrain from any comments lol! Nicely captured Jide.
  • 'dara
  • Spain
  • 1 Mar 2008, 01:55
Well captured!
  • laku
  • Germany
  • 1 Mar 2008, 21:54
This picture is just priceless!I wonder what was going through her mind!
Stunning capture Jide, well timed. Like your gallery on your main site too.
  • truth
  • us
  • 7 Mar 2008, 05:16
lovely!these young ones are learning too much too soon.lol
  • Leye
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Mar 2008, 21:17
Alakija man.. You done good here son
still always a mysterious hw u see and capture these moments. Kudos!
  • Mr Starks
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Apr 2008, 01:15
Wow this is an amazing pic
  • fola77
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Apr 2008, 23:49
this brings the giggles out of me...
  • Debo Adegoke
  • Nigeria
  • 5 Jun 2008, 20:27
This is an awesome shot , the boy doesn't need to be coached anymore. She also looks defensive. Nice on
  • lolu john
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Aug 2008, 13:37
are u still annoyed luv?

GREAT job.........
just the right moment!

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