My FAMILY & My LIGHT


Mum: Basirah
Me: Ma
Mum: Come and show Lagbaja the pictures you showed me yesterday.

This is what happens most times at home; my family members acting as my PR. I most times get into arguments with them but with time I got to understand their point of view. Left to me, I’m still yet to be called a professional photographer and still rate my pictures as something any random individual who has a basic knowledge of photography can take. I sometimes get cold feet when people get to know what I do and how good they think I am or should be which is the opposite (I think).

I recently had my first photo-shoot with a friend of mine who agreed to be my model and I didn’t have any concept as advised by Mr. Seun Akisanmi for the shoot. However i told him to bring with him both corporate and casual outfits which he did. The shoot took place both in the studio and on the streets and was quite fun as he was dishing out different poses while moving to the tune of the music been played at the background. I was very excited as I and one of my Colleague who assisted me during the shoot where able to capture some great poses but lacked at making proper use of the light.

I pasted the pictures of the shoot after editing on my Instagram page and got lots of LIKES and was fully aware that those likes were from people who just admired the beauty of the model and his poses nothing more. I am yet to gain the confidence to put up the word “photographer” on any of my social networking profile because I am actually yet to earn that word and really hope that one day I will include it on both my reports and on my social networking pages.

My next challenge right now is understanding light as it is very essential in photography. I noticed how much effort is put into capturing a good image while making use of light as well as the quality it adds to the image. I was able to experience making use of light during the photo shoot and also at an event I assisted in covering with a colleague.

It was such a great experience photographing an event because I got to experience some of the things we were told in class. Take for instance, relating with people with patience, how to position the speedlite to bounce on an image, how photographers are looked down upon at events and not offered food but we were lucky to get food because the photographer we assisted knew some people at the party.

At this point I tend to embrace photography and all that comes with it and ensure that gala and a drink will never be scarce in my bag when photographing any event. I got lucky at my first event coverage, but the second might be a different ball game.

I’m Ajagba Basirat and very soon I’ll be able to declare from the depths of my heart that I’M A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER
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From: Lanre Ajagbe <lanre.ajagbe@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:18:03 -0700
To: Seun Akisanmi<info@elophotos.com>
ReplyTo: Lanre Ajagbe <lanre.ajagbe@yahoo.com>

THE FAMILY AND THE LIGHT BY AJAGBE BASIRAT

Mum: Basirah

Me: Ma

Mum: Come and show so so so and so the pictures you showed me yesterday.

This is what often happens most times at home, my family members acting as my PR. I most times get into argument with them but with time I got to understand their point of view. Left to me am still yet to be called a professional photographer and still rate my pictures as something any random individual who has a basic knowledge of photography can take. I sometimes get cold feet when people get to know what I do and how good they think I am or should be which is the opposite.

I recently had my first photo-shoot session with a friend of mine who agreed to be my model, didn’t have any concept as advised by Mr. Seun Akinsanmi for the shoot but told him to bring with him both cooperate and casual outfits which he did. The shoot took place both in the studio and on the street and was quite fun as he was dishing out different poses while moving to the tune of the music been played at the background. I was very excited as I and one of my Colleague who assisted me during the shoot where able to capture some great poses but lacked at making proper use of the light.

I pasted the pictures of the shoot after editing on my Instagram page and got lots of like and was fully aware that those likes were from people who just admired the beauty of the model and his poses nothing more. I am yet to gain the confidence to put up the word “photographer” on any of my social networking profile because I am actually yet to earn that word and really hope that one day I will include it on both my reports and on my social networking pages.

My next challenge right now is understanding light as it is very essential in photography. I noticed how much effort is put into capturing a good image while making use of light as well as the quality it adds to the image. I was able to experience making use of light during the photo shoot and also at an event I assisted in covering with a colleague.

It was such a great experience photographing an event because I got to experience some of the things we were told in class. Take for instance relating with people with patience, how to position the speed light to bounce on an image, how photographers are look down upon at event and not offered food but we were lucky to get food because the photographer we assisted knew some people at the party.

At this point I tend to embrace photography and all that comes with it and ensure that gala and a drink will never be scarce in my bag when photographing any event. I got luck at the first event, but the second might be a different ball game.

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