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What Camera Should I Buy?

Awesome to get to chat to Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko about what to think about when deciding what camera to buy. See the full episode over on Youtube. Cheers Wani  

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    Marketing The WOP Way

    One of the biggest “shocks” to any new photographer wanting to go full time is discovering just how little time is spent shooting (less than 15% according to some surveys) compared to other aspects of the business. You can actually check out the statistics and read more about “the secret life of a wedding photographer”...

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    • Wani, your words are so true. Sometimes it’s easy to think that everyone is online, but it gets very crowded and noisy, so that beautiful brochure is the way to go….especially here in Nigeria where your network and networking is so key. The brochure looks great. Simple and elegant but descriptive.ReplyCancel

      • Aww thanks for checking it out Feyisayo – I definitely appreciate it. Ooh and spread the word 😀ReplyCancel

    • Pretty brochures, and so true about that 15%!ReplyCancel

    • These are beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Kim James-Johnson

      Great job Wani 🙂 Beautiful!ReplyCancel

    • Thanks so much for sharing Wani. It’s soooo easy to think wedding photography starts and ends at taking beautiful pictures! I’ve thought of incorporating folios, flier and brochures into my business. I guess I have to start already.ReplyCancel

      • You’re most welcome Gazmadu. It’s a little difficult as I haven’t found anyone locally who can produce the quality I need but I’m sure we’ll get there. A brochure is a great idea and gives potential clients something to share. Good luck 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Thomas Adelande

      Hi wani, I am just about to start my own photography business any advice on the dos and don’ts. ThanksReplyCancel

    Top 5 Things I’ve Learned From Jide Alakija aka My Oga At The Top

    Ok – so if you are a wedding photographer in Nigeria  and you have never heard of Jide Alakija, then I suggest you go google him right now…no seriously, stop reading and go google, I’ll wait. 🙂 All joking aside, in the past couple of years, I am yet to have a conversation with either...

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    • Eniola Idris Alakija

      Jide is an amazing talent…..mostly, he is an awesome story teller. Thanks for sharing this.ReplyCancel

    • Ayo IShutter

      Wani I commend you. I feel your passion and respect in this write up, in honor of someone I consider my mentor. Jide Alakija has been a great influence in my growth. Its usually no longer than 10 to 15 minutes I get to be with him and listen to him. Once a year but its been worth it. I have a lot of respect for this young and inspiring man. Have fun at the workshop. Thank you for this article..ReplyCancel

    • Ayo IShutter

      Wani I commend you. I feel your passion and respect in this write up, in honor of someone I consider my mentor. Jide Alakija has been a great influence in my growth. Its usually no longer than 10 to 15 minutes I get to be with him and listen to him. Once a year but its been worth it. I have a lot of respect for this young and inspiring man. Have fun at the workshop. Thank you for this article..ReplyCancel

    • Jide is amazing……

      Waniolatunde I believe you will go far with Jide as mentor

      all the bestReplyCancel

      • I couldn’t agree more 🙂

        Haha – Amen amen – from your lips to God’s ears. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Olu Akintorin

      Couldn’t have said it better. Very True Wani. ReplyCancel

    • E. Olusegun Aderinto

      He is a great photographer no doubt, can wait to be in his class @Niphec. I like is composition and love the dramas! I’ll love to work with him too even as an apprentice.ReplyCancel

      • You will learn a lot – I have seen a dramatic improvement in the work of a lot of people who attended his last workshop. I am really looking forward to his posing one too 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Niyi Panaki

      Very good readReplyCancel

    • Abiodun A Damiro

      Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Femi Adewuyi

      Lovely piece Wani. Quite educative.
      I am inspired.ReplyCancel

    • Tito. A

      Come to think of it Wani, Jide’ll probably need models for his posing course too. But darn it, I’ve already paid:-(. Lol.ReplyCancel

    • Jide Odukoya

      I am so happy you put this up Wani… Jide Assumpção-Alakija is God sent! He is a genius and the most generous man I have ever met till date. Thank God I met him early in my photographic career. God bless him real good. Thanks Wani! I just saved this page as a pdf file 🙂ReplyCancel

    • wale

      thank you wani for sharing this I have been and will continue to follow leads like Chairman Jide Alakija, Your humble self, Jide Odukoya, Shola Animashaun…ur pix always inspire. hopefully mine too will inspire somebody later as I continue to learn.

      cheers will def. meet u guys someday soon.

      wale ObayanjuReplyCancel

      • Thanks Wale – you are too kind, that is a great set of artists to look up too with a lot to offer. Keep on shooting and I’m sure we will be reading about you too. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Amazing write-up Wani…Totally On-point. I had the pleasure of meeting Jide last year and he was truly pleasant and loved by everyone….ReplyCancel

    • Nice write up there .. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Great piece Wani.Thanks for sharing….ReplyCancel

    • Wale Ilori

      Excellent write up and your assessments are spot on. Saw him I. Action at a friends wedding last year and he’s a real gentleman.ReplyCancel

    • Very good write up….Jide has been inspiring me..A great photog i so much respect.. he’s generous,kind,friendly…i can categorically tell you….his a mentor. *Gbam*ReplyCancel

    • Very good write up….Jide has been inspiring me..A great photog i so much respect.. he’s generous,kind,friendly…i can categorically tell you….his a mentor. *Gbam*ReplyCancel

    • no message could be any clearer, reading n and seeing all this just has me fired up. not every1 would love to share but thank you WANI ‘ma oga at d top’
      looking forward to our shoot!ReplyCancel

      • I’m glad to be able to share – it’s all about us all growing together as artists. Jide has been incredibly generous and I just want to pay it forward the best I can. Keep up shooting Mr C 🙂ReplyCancel

    • laolu

      True Mr jide Alakija is an amazing guy, yday’s class was super worth it and even the discussions after the class. He’s true class, no doubt about it, no airs,no hiding…I was really inspired by his approach and ease. Thanks Wani for this postReplyCancel

      • Fantastic stuff Laolou – I’m also looking forward to his class on posing. Ready to be inspired and to learn a lot. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • He’s def a great guy and ofcourse a great photographer. Great write-up Wani.ReplyCancel

    • Mosope Onanusi

      Wow! I’m trilled & short of words. Will really love to train under U guys. How do I get to achieve that pls. You can contact me on mosopefoluke@yahoo.com. ThanksReplyCancel

    • mosopefoluwa

      Wow! I’m trilled & short of words.I’m so inspired, makes me love photography the more. Will really love to train under U guys. How do I get to achieve that pls. You can contact me on mosopefoluke@yahoo.com. ThanksReplyCancel

    • mosopefoluwa

      Wow! I’m trilled & short of words. I’m inspired, makes me love photography the more.Will really love to train under U guys. How do I get to achieve that pls. You can contact me on mosopefoluke@yahoo.com. ThanksReplyCancel

    • Wow! Thanks Wani for putting this together! Jide Alakija is an answer to prayers. God bless you greatly!ReplyCancel

    • micheal kayode bolaji

      Waooooo!thanks bro for sharing this!I wish I no u hv following Alakija for some years nw he his a very great photographer.10ks 4 dis writeupReplyCancel

    • Eye opener…just a sad thing I missed the NIPHECReplyCancel

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    • nifemi

      I love creativity and I confirm ur greatness
      kip it upReplyCancel

    • I havent even heard of u till today when i googled Jide Alakija but trust me; i thoroughly enjoyed this article. Thank u.ReplyCancel

    • Emily Nkhonjera
    • Oj Oat Couture Cakes

      I second that!…… Jide is truly amazing!!ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      He definitely is and he’s generous with his talent and expertise too – not everyone is…just an all round great guy 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      Thanks Ayo – I appreciate your kind words. I truly respect him as an artist and also as a mentor. He is very generous with his time and given his hectic schedule, I don’t know how he does it. I keep telling him he has a huge fan club but he doesn’t believe me – lol. I am definitely looking forward to the workshop and will be furiously taking notes. Have a lovely week. 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      Thanks Niyi 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      Hahaha – oh darn it! Better luck next time….see you on Thursday 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      You’re welcome Abiodun 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      Thanks so much Ayo. It’s fantastic to hear how much Jide has inspired so many people. We definitely need more people like him in the industry 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      Haha – very cool. He’s a fantastic guy and I can definitely see the immense growth in your work in just a few months since the workshop. I’m sure someone will be writing about you too soon – hee hee 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      Thanks Olu 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      Thanks Wale – he is indeed a gentleman 🙂 ReplyCancel

    • Jide Odukoya

      @[104985812867805:274:Wani Olatunde Photography] ahhha ahhha… 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Wani Olatunde Photography
    • Wani Olatunde Photography

      Thanks Mosopefoluwa. Unfortunately I am not currently offering any training.ReplyCancel

    Sneak Peek At My Packaging (and Why Wednesdays Are So Awesome)

    Hey you Happy Wednesday. It’s my second favourite day of the week because I can begin the countdown to the weekend (yay!). Of course being a wedding photographer in Nigeria now means that I work on Saturdays but the great thing about being passionate and loving what you do is that it never feels like...

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    • I expected to see photo albums, but CDs and jump drives too? Serious packaging! The colors are the same as the theme colors for your blog and website. Nice!ReplyCancel

      • Aaw – thanks for noticing Sharon. Trying to create a cohesive feel and experience for my clients cause they are so awesome. Thanks dor stopping by – definitely appreciate it.

        🙂ReplyCancel

    • Love the packaging… Very Classy…..ReplyCancel

    • Wale Adenuga

      Hi Wani, Who handles your packaging……..gotta get me clients on that awesomeness! Link me up pls.ReplyCancel

    • Chinedu

      Great concept and packaging. Really looking forward to being able to make use of these services.ReplyCancel

    Top Nigerian Child Photographer || Need Some Tips On Taking Better Pictures of Your Kids?

    Hey guys Hope everyone’s having a good weekend. Just a quick one to tell you about a recent post I shared over at  the “Life on a camera strap” blog giving my top 5 tips for taking awesome portraits of your kids. Be sure to check it out over here – it’ll help you transform your pictures...

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