POOR PEOPLE DON’T LIVE HERE

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Earlier this year, I was privileged to have been invited by Yetunde Babaeko to her house for a “small” social gathering. Apparently she didn’t like the way top photographers only saw each other during NiPHEC 2013; she wanted to create … Continue reading

10 Years a Photographer

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Fantastic, wonderful, this is beautiful, lovely, wow, Seun, you’re too much… These were some of the words being hurled at me by my 72 year-old grand aunt when I delivered an album to her last week. The album was for … Continue reading

The Academy Choice That Won

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The year was fast coming to an end and I was thinking and putting plans together for the forthcoming year, it has really been a beautiful one so far and I thank God for been awesome in so many ways. … Continue reading

During & After A Photographer’s Internship

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Its amazing how time flies so fast. It was just like yesterday when I started my six months internship training at elophotos. I still could remember how thoughts of uncertainty clouded my mind on how I am going to adapt … Continue reading

A Day in my Life in 2025: Seun Akisanmi

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The following happened on September 16, 2025. The day began a little late for me. It was quite unusual for me to wake up this late. The time was 7:36am. I was lodged in Sheraton Hotels, Cape Town, South Africa. … Continue reading

One Non-Photography-Related Reason Why I Respect Joe McNally

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I’m reminded of what Joe McNally told me on May 2, 2013. After teaching his class at NiPHEC, he promised to send autographed copies of his book to me so I can help give the 3 models that helped him … Continue reading

Why I Love UNSATISFIED Clients

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On October 25, we covered the burial ceremony of one of our client‘s brother. Our client – a 73 year old woman – had hired us as the main photographer because she was impressed with the coverage we gave her … Continue reading

Life Lessons From Van Damme & Volvo Trucks

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By the time you’re through reading this and watching the 77 seconds video embedded within, over 10124 people would have been inspired to be the best at what they do. It happened on November 16. As I logged unto the … Continue reading

….And then She KISSED me

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Earlier this month, I was invited by the leadership of Daystar Christian Centre to render one of my poems at their forthcoming Excellence in Leadership Conference. It was a privilege to be given the opportunity to bless thousands of people … Continue reading

Why Your Best Client May Be Your Last Client

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So I recently had the privilege of hiring a cobbler to do a customized sewing design on an album box I wanted to deliver to a client. I explained to him the design I wanted and emphasized the importance of … Continue reading

The FASTEST Way To Destroy Your Photography Business

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I got a call about 3 weeks ago from a disgruntled client of a colleague of mine. Apparently since my colleague (whom at this point I’m not pleased to be associated with) has covered their wedding in August, no album … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Learn Photography at eloPhotos Academy

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Find us on Google+ 1) We’ve helped to build the foundation of more professional photographers in the last four years than any other training academy. Just ask the following outfits for confirmation: La Royal Photography, Red 19 Photography, 4labi 4tos, … Continue reading

I Am Titanium


No one ever said it was going to be easy but I wasn’t warned either that it wasn’t going to be easy.

This past week for me was Stress-Full from the moment I entered the office on Monday to the end of the week. Lectures started this week and I must be sincere, I have never liked anything classroom settings,it gives me a kind of fever maybe because there’s this mood it creates that I don’t just like I would rather read books than receive lectures but all the same I had no choice I attended from the introductory class to Business of photography, but I seriously didn’t like the Lighting Class it was fun to my colleagues they were all happy and laughing, yea! It was Fun no doubt! but to me it was scary it left so many questions on my mind not because I didn’t understand all I was taught but because this past weeks I have met photographers and seen their works and I’m like how else can I be different? What have this guys not done? am just few months in this can I be outstanding ?its alright to be confused at a point in our lives, its alright to ask questions but you have to get answers to your questions and get yourself out of your confused state, this gave me a conclusion that “every one has that special thing, that thing they were destined to do, that thing they were born for” I’m born to do this and am going to find that special thing that would stand me out.

I covered my first wedding this saturday and believe me I had insomnia on friday night I was nervous, anxious and scared, more scared because Mr Seun had asked me if I would be able to do it and I had unreluctantly said I could,  I pee-ed like 5times in hour and before I knew it it was morning.  I knew I had to get over this, one thing you can’t afford to lose as a Photographer is your confidence and this was all I needed to get good results. And so I prayed to God for strength and so he did give me strength.  I covered the brides make up session to the Nikkai Ceremony with the support of my wonderful colleagues Tobi Adedayo and Bowale Onikoyi they gave me more confidence in myself and I appreciate their support.

But believe me when I say it was a crazy experience apart from the fact that I got to the venue in a boot of a car, I stood for close 6hours without food, also as I write this its painful letting you know that my bag  has travelled as far as ilorin kwara state, the brides house I guess, someone had mistaken packed my bags in her car when I was busy recording memories and off it went I hope it had a safe journey anyway and I really hope I get to find it. All d same Lesson learnt! It was really an event to remember A week to remember.

You never know how strong you are until your you get to that bridge that only your strength can determine what you are and how far you can get. This week I discovered if I wasn’t a human being I would have been a Titanium but I’m human,  I’m Temitope Adeniyan, I’m a Writographer in the photography industry. 

An Open Letter To A Stranger

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Dear Stranger, You may ask why you are reading an open letter from an amateur photographer like me, but I sincerely want put an end to all your unanswered questions on why I chose photography. The truth is we photographers … Continue reading

Dear Photography Diary….One Step at a Time

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Dear Diary, This is my Second week at eloPhotos and I hope my inner aperture opens wide enough to absorb more knowledge to paint a better Picture of me. Monday – Don’t know what it is about today, I can’t … Continue reading

When Thousands of Photographers Speak….

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WHEN THOUSANDS OF PHOTOGRAPHERS SPEAK, THE WORLD MUST LISTEN. A picture they say represent a thousand words, but a collage of heart quaking pictures speaks for generations. Experience history again at NiPHEC 2014. Nigeria Photography Expo & Conference (NiPHEC) is … Continue reading

WANTED URGENTLY: Friends With HIV

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It is with a heavy heart I write this advertisement. Seriously, my heart is heavy. Heavy for the fact that many of the people who have pierced my heart are those that have been closest to me. Heavy for the … Continue reading

Proudly WEIRD & Loving It

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So the weird Seun Akisanmi checked the dictionary for the meaning of ‘Weird’ and he became excited. The word weird has been commonly used to describe people who are non-conformists and won’t do things the usual way, but I was … Continue reading

Ronke Alao’s Burden of Freedom

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The day had finally come when my stay at eloPhotos as an intern would come to an end. Six months had gone by like the breeze but not without an impact. It was just like yesterday when I started out … Continue reading

A Farewell Tribute to a Great Writer, Photographer & Friend

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Twas just 7 months ago that our paths crossed. She came to our office 40 minutess late on an appointment to see Seun Akisanmi. She was considering the 6 month internship program we offer at eloPhotos Academy. Apparently she had … Continue reading

Welcoming The New Intern: OLAJIDE Sotunde

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It all started when I found myself at the Lagos edition of WHATEVERITTAKES. When he told us that the workshop would end at around 5pm, I didn’t feel bothered because I thought, ‘what kind of a workshop would start around … Continue reading

Challenges Of Being A Female Photographer

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It was a different kind of Tuesday for me. I didn’t have to wake up extra early, (though my "body alarm clock" somehow woke me up at the usual time), I wasn’t about to get on the road as early … Continue reading

A Day in My Life in 2020: Awosanmi Emmanuel

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It is Wednesday May 27, 2020. I am Awosanmi Oluwadamilare Emmanuel by name. I am a photographer, a part-time teacher of chemistry and a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I got out of bed this morning at 5:00am … Continue reading

Mo Abudu, Jason Njoku, Joke Silva, Folake Folarin-Coker & More to Speak at 2013 Creative Industries Expo

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With less than 3 weeks to go to the 3rd edition of the British Council Creative Industries Expo, creative industry stakeholders from Nigeria and the UK are gearing up to converge at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos, for one of the most … Continue reading

A Poem Called HONESTY

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The event was Daystar Christian Centre‘s Excellence In Leadership Conference (ELC). We were all to report at the venue of the conference on Wednesday morning to attend the general session. Mr Seun was privileged to be one of the speakers; … Continue reading

An Interview with a PHOTOBOOK Binder

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A few months ago, we interviewed Mr Femi of Pro House, a Lagos-based PHOTOBOOK binder (album maker). The following transcript was as a result of our meeting. ———————————————— I am an artist. I love craft work. While on campus studying … Continue reading

92 Days of Adventure in Photography

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My attached love for photography dates back to as far as I can remember. Way back after my secondary school days, I have always formed the habit of taking pictures with any mobile camera phone at my disposal and also … Continue reading

Time to Say GoOdByE

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hOuSe Of CrEaTiViTy! hOuSe Of CrEaTiViTy!! hOuSe Of CrEaTiViTy!!! Starring: seun AKISANMI, ronke ALAO, Samuel IJIYOKUNOLA, emmanuel AWOSANMI, toye PETERS, tayo BABALOLA, damilola OPAWALE and onodje OSHEVWIYORE Produced & Directed By: seun AKISANMI Marketed and distributed by: eloPhotos STUDIOs, 12b, … Continue reading

WHO AM I?

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It’s a question I always ask myself, not because I am not sure of who I am but because I need to keep me in check. Directing that question at you, I know some of you might probably answer: I am an Accountant, … Continue reading

YORUBA MEN ARE COWARDS

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I recently photographed a wedding in Warri, Delta State. It was a union of two different ethnic groups: Yoruba (Groom) & Delta (Bride). The church service started an hour later than planned and seemed like we were going to be … Continue reading