PEAK, It’s in YOU

When will this suffering stop?
When will this struggle end?
When will I stop trying to make ends meets?
When will my own time come?
When will I be my own boss and have a story to tell? These are the questions of every hungry man out there. These are questions that keep running in my thoughts.

I needed something, I needed to be creative, I needed to stand out, I needed to launch out, I needed to go out there and make things happen for my self because the rich seems to be getting richer and the poor is getting poorer. “It’s in me,” I said to my self… only if I could wake up and make this dream a reality.

Suddenly it all started like a dream and then my dream became a reality. My first month as an intern at eloPhotos brought so many questions running down my mind.

Questions like “will I be able to cope, can I do this, will I ever be a guru like Toye Peters, Tope Adeniyan, Gabriel Greggory? But instead, I learnt from Mr Seun that with time you can be whatever you want to be, and that the more you practice, the better you become.

One month has gone & I am still standing doing what I love doing best, getting better and better day by day, breaking new grounds, and above all serving at eloPhotos because some day I want to be the best of the best that will ever be produced. Although it has been stressful and challenging but worth it.

This reminds me of the story of Papilo, who had a dream and believed that one day he would make his mother proud. Years later he did make her an envy to nations by becoming the popular Kanu Nwankwo.

And then I said to my self as an intern photographer, I am here to stay, I am here to stand and not to fall. Although the journey might be rough at eloPhotos but I see the laurel at the end of the tunnel.
I want to also make my mom proud, be a solution to my generation through the work of my hands by enduring all the tasks given to me.

You would be asked to run errands, you would go into the rain at times just to buy fuel for the generator, you would have to do some cleaning every morning and also wash the toilet which you might not be used to at home.

You would undergo some tests at times like my “Ogba” friend, who walked down to Ogba from Agidingbi (a 5km walk round trip) thinking he was being tested by Mr Seun.

You would account for every penny you spend because at eloPhotos nothing like “I don’t care after all it is not my money.”

You would learn to respect others just the same way you want to be respected, you would learn to tolerate people and love them for who they are.

You would learn to bring out the best in you so that you can stand out. You would learn not to be appreciated by that one person you so much want to hear “You did a very wonderful job.” Instead know it inside of you that your best might not enough because you need to give more than you best.

All this I have learnt this first month as an intern at eloPhotos.

The desire to succeed is in me, the spirit to do exploits is within me and my purpose must be fulfilled. I am here to serve in order to be a leader, I am here to learn no matter what it entails, I am here to stand the test of time because what doesn’t kill me only makes me stronger, I am here because “PEAK, it’s in me.”

It only gets better and better day by day my friend because that peak in you will eventually be seen and discovered to the world.

I’m Emmanuel Obaloluwa Omole and there’s coming a time when you search me on Google, the results will make you utter that three-letter word: WOW.
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My Half Solved Challenge

Manual mode, program mode, ISO and light is all I think about first when I pick up a camera to take a depth of field image. Over the past few weeks as an intern I have been trying to solve the task of taking either a high or low depth of field image. Some of my other colleagues seem to find this “depth of field” very easy to take using any camera at their disposal but the story is quite different for me like take Mr Olaide for instance. His pictures to me is what I can describe as “wow” most especially if he captures plants.

He is also good at editing pictures and tries out new things that wasn’t taught in class even if he ends up not getting it sometimes and I must say he is one person I admire amongst the new trainees at Elophotos. Kayode is someone within my age bracket who I envy the most, he is very cool and knows what he wants. I often complain about how much I really want to be good at this photography and he often teases me saying that I am too much of a perfectionist and not satisfied with some of the wonderful pictures to him that I have taking. Photoshop is also something I am just figuring out now without opening my note sometimes.

I remember the second class I took on Photoshop with Mr Toye wasn’t easy for me at all. I was frustrated and had to leave the class to visit the toilet twice where I cried my eyes off for reasons I don’t understand myself or if I should guess will say I was the only person in the whole class that didn’t understand what was been taught. I sometime don’t understand why I find it hard to grab all this things easily like every other trainee and it might just be that I am yet to appreciate the little I already know.

So my depth of field challenge had a new turn last week when I ‘think’ I figured it out. I took a lot of pictures but still not satisfied with it because I know I can still get something better. I once remembered complaining about this to Mr. Seun and he said it is something I should be able to get all the time and I feel my reason for still having this challenge is the hope of being one of the best female photographer whose every shot image will be well appreciated.

My name is AJAGBE BASIRAT and I will not rest until I become the best female professional photographer that I can be. Let me know what you think of the pictures I took this week.
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