The Words of a Sage: Memoirs of An Intern


A sage is defined as a wise person (just in case you did not know). My first few days at eloPhotos, I heard names of books and people I haven’t heard in my whole life. I experienced phenomenons I have never encountered. Talking about the books, two particularly stood out as Mr. Seun Akisanmi hammered it that we new interns must read it before our first month was completed. As a matter of fact, it is boldly written in our rules and regulations (yeah, it is that serious). I began to wonder whether these authors paid him royalties for such advertisements and publicity for their books.

Obedience is better than sacrifice says the Holy Book. So I decided to just skim through one of the books which is “How To Win Friends and Influence People” and believe me as Mr. Seun says I’ve being wowed. After skimming, I couldn’t help but start to read and believe me it has being a memorable experience. Infact it has truly saved my life a number of times. As an easy going person who doesn’t like having ‘issues’ with people, the past few weeks have brought me in contact with people and applying the principles in the book has been like a lubricant that has helped relating with people so smoothly. I have even observed that for us interns at eloPhotos, there’s a difference between those of us that read the book and those that have not.

This brings to mind a very fundamental principle of life – seeking, listening to and heeding advice. A lot of people (photographers as a case study) tend to think and act like they know it all. They act like they possess all the knowledge they need at their disposal which more often than not is not the case. The “proudest” people are often the most foolish. In life, you have to always listen to the Sage’s – those that have gone ahead of you, those that know more than you do, those that have garnered more experience than you have, those that have accomplished what is still a goal to you. As the saying goes ‘One is too small a number to achieve Greatness’.

Hmm!! This is one write – up I’m not sure I wrote well nor know how to end it but the summary is this: Be humble enough to find A Sage relevant to your field and listen to their words for in them lies the success you’ve being yearning for.

My name is Adegbesan Kayode and I have found my Sage. Attached are 3 of my pictures I took last week. 1st Image just depicts the richness and beauty of nature.
2nd image is what I call the addictions of a faceless lady: make-up and drinks. 3rd image was more of an achievement. I saw the coals for burning in preparation for roasting corn and I thought it will be nice to capture.
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From: Adegbesan Kayode Micheal <sirkayworld@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:00:06 -0700
To: EloPhotos Studios<info@elophotos.com>
Subject: Resending my article

P.S- 1st Image named Kayode 1 just depicts the richness and beauty of nature .
Kayode 2 is what I call the addictions of a faceless lady – make -up and drinks
Kayode 3 was more of an achievement – saw the for burning in preparation for roasting corn and I thought can I capture the fore and yes I think I did
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The Profitability of Backing Up Your Pictures


A few days ago, I got a call from a client I did a photography job for in 2007. He was calling to find out if I still had copies of the pictures from the session I had with him 7 years ago. I was quick to answer in the affirmative.

I mentioned that it would however cost him a SEARCH FEE of N4k. He sounded surprised “Why should you charge me for that,” he quizzed. I was quick to point out that since it was going to take me a minimum of 2 hours to search through our tens of terabytes of database of pictures, it was only wise for me to make sure I was being paid for that. “But Seun you were not this business-minded before o, what happened?” He thought it was not fair that I should charge for that. I thought it was fair to charge a client that would want to take 2 hours of our office hours just to search for something that wasn’t my fault they misplaced.

“What happened to me,” she asked. I told her that family, office & house rent, children’s school fees, generator fuel, and miscellaneous expenses HAPPENED to me.

The search would eventually take almost 24 hours and I would eventually be N4k richer. Thanks to the fact that I try to backup on (DVD, blu-ray or external harddisks) all my pictures. I have a feeling one of my 2006 clients might be needing copies of their pictures in 2032. I’ll be waiting patiently to profit from the fact that I backed up the pictures.

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Contact us on 08120129149, 08023008873 or info@elophotos.com for a detailed list of options of classes to take at eloPhotos Academy. It will be the best investment you’ll make in your journey to photography greatness.