Jide Alakija

25 Aug 2009 1,815 views
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If I had a chance I would shoot ALL my weddings in Monochrome. The effect from shots like these are difficult capture in colour.

This shot is all about the drama of light.

One is constantly challenged by the understanding (or lack of) concerning good lighting and how to use it to make a subject dramatic.

It's also about the story. To me this shot says a lot about the photographer and what he/she is capable of doing with the simple things a very familiar environment. This is the reason why some people pay the big bucks for a good photographer. I say this in sympathy to my photography colleagues who are struggling to convince their clients that they are worth every penny spent on them.

comments (6)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Aug 2009, 00:14
This is an accomplished shot smile
It's truly a very significant shot. I like the details and you really know how to show them from an event like this. You are a good example to follow if I will start working as wedding photographer.
Took me a moment to understand what's going on here, Jide. I was fascinated by lines, forms and light at first. I can hardly say that lacing a corset is a very familiar environment to me. smile
I know you don't care much about praising, but still, what a brilliant take.
Very nice shot !!
  • Pierro
  • France
  • 26 Aug 2009, 09:50
I really like your pictures and style.
Hi Jide, I haven't been on your blog for awhile so I decided to pay you a visit today.

It's photographs like these that make me miss using film especially Black N White film.

I started shooting digitally about 5 years ago and have come to the realisation that you have to really train your mind not to get lazy and trigger happy whilst holding a digital Camera.

I am looking for a wedding i can shoot completely in Black White Film...

very strong photograph and I love the toning...its so obvious it was shot on 50mm..

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