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Photos Please What Is Wrong With This Photo For A Nigerian Magazine?

some please look at this photo and tell me what you think is wrong with the photo and the page.  many thanks

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if you are talking about the fact that she is holding a cigerette in her hand then,

you'll be suprised how many women smoke. the difference is that because of how our culture views people smoking, especially women smoking, women have to do it behind closed doors and by open windows. i was shocked several times growing up by the kind of girls i found out or even caught smoking. i guess images like that are supposed to make smoking look sexy and bring women out of the closet. remember that tobacco companies can't advertise anymore so this is the only option the have left to push their product. lets not also forget that the tobacco companies are employers of labour.

be that as it may, keep in mind that cigerettes kill, but even worse, the eat away at your teeth and cause lines and wrinkles. believe me your self esteem will go out the window if you look 65 when you are in fact 50.

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Yes i think the cig. is the problem. It doesnt fit and doesnt seem real.

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the cigarette is the problem

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Having spent quite a bit of time at different magazines and being notoriously hard to please, the first cover made me want to throw up. The meeting point between the vision and its execution was rocky, to say the least, but I caught what was being attempted there. Amateurish, You don't skimp on professional design, and the hook lines on the cover caught nothing but air.

The second cover is much better. Keep that up. Good luck with the magazine.

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Her make-up is nothing to write home about. Pls let her get a good make-up artist. That hair is very rough and unkept.

Infact, that girl is not appealing at all. She's too dull.

The cigarette on her fingers makes no sense.

Most of the letters are scattered, pls arrange them properly.

The background and the colour combination is Superb.

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Please disregards above just realised a new picture was up. A lot better that the first

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Cigarette and the colour of her eyes , if you keep it to her natural eye colour and loose the cigarette, the picture would be okay. As someone said the make is not great but manageable.

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many thanks you all

here is the final work

you can see it at http://lindaikeji.blogspot.com/

i dont know the owner. i dont work work for her my only interest is seeing a hard working nigerian and being a blessing.

thanks to all that participated. thanks for your time and comments

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Massive concept . . . . .

Two things you must know anyway. . . . .

1stly . . . . You definitely won't get it right the first time . . . hence all the criticism

2ndly. . . . You won't get it right the millionth time still without criticism . . . . Depending on where we see it from and how we grew up we see things different . . . . So do what you want to do bro. .

The cigar thing is definitely no it. . .

Take a clue from the ladies . . . some talked about the make-up . . . .

Inject some nigerian stuff on the front page. . . . . . . . . Pidgin english . . . Yes pidgin . . . . but not without humuor. . . I don't have to xplain creativity . . you already have it. .

Other than that . . you are on your way man . .

Wish you

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the only problem i saw was her hands/fingers,nt cute atall looks like a dude. if she was going to take a pict. holding a cigar,she shud ve had her nails did or sumin. .

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pidgin what? are u kiddin? thats a whole lot of crap mate. if i saw pidgin in d cover of that magazine that will be a definate turn off.in as much as i like the language i believe there is time for everything, the directors abi publishers of the magazine know the kind of people that will buy the magazine nd they are classy or wanabe classy young,hip people nd mostly females big girls basically nd they wont wana see that.

one mo thing @hrhotnesslove d name if they were aimimg for the morning look that heavy make up dint quite cut it,did it?

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Her nails,her earings, those studs her not meant for that outfit.

try n do some other touchings to her face cos her lips is just too pink

for her hair do, safe.

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I hate that Nigerians copy everything, and its always the bad things they are copying. We forget the power that the media has on young kids. Haven't we learnt that from abroad societies. Still we put something like that on the cover of a magazine. A little girl will now think that it is cool too smoke.

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The picture is nice. Both the model and the photographer did a good job. However the lip make up was totally off it. There was a kind of reflection in the eyes that i did not like. The colouring is nice. Great Job all the same.

Ciao!!!

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The pics is nice but i dont understand the concept of the cigar. ( to me the cigar was not necessary)

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The picture is quite okay. . . . . . . . . . but am not down with the cigar.

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i quite like the pic actually

i like the colour effect, i think the point was to highlight the hair and eyes,

i think they were aiming for the morning hair, just outta bed look, was achieved to an i extent i think

it would have been way cooler if the ciggy was lit with a little stream of smoke from her lips, the nails and the way she was holding the ciggy is all wrong

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her hair looks like it's been on her hair for months especially the lower parts

nothing wrong with the ciggy just the way she was holding it, she should hold it like a real pro

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for vampires, you mean? It's not make-up, it's photoshop work.

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I did like the way the color of the eyes blended with the hair, but pls get the nails done as soon as possible.

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well. i agree with most things said especially the cigar. it is just disgusting to promote cigar this day and age especially in an african magazine

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Seems that they should have at least spent some money and hire a manicurist before the photoshoot, if that's her true eye color then it does not blend with the overall scheme of the photo. Is this a new magazine?

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The desaturated skin makes her look like a vampire, but her nails are ok - just natural.

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her nails are terrible, tufiakwa

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I wish her skin had more color. She currently looks like an alien!

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Lose the stick, it serves no purpose and gives a negative impression. The rest of it is ok though the overall quality could be improved.

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the stick killed everything,, thats a big promotion for the cigarette company. now every kid that sees that picture would think smoking is cool. even if she dosent light it or not, the message is sent already

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i think there i nothign wrong with the pic but whats with the cigarrette i mean what does it signifies

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I think people should come to the terms that smoking is not fahionable at all, it causes health hazards and it can kill. Her lipstick application is too cheap for me.

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the make up artiste dint do a good job on the model

and the cigarette is plainly unafrican

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Hello,

Love her stare and the whole look. BUT loose the cigarette, it doesnt't go at all. Why is her complexion like that, it would work better if its her natural complexion. Love the black background

The "50 tricks to running a successful fashion label" is kind of scattered together and not as appealing to the eye. Re-arrange it

I didnt get " You! but better how to turn from pretty to beautiful" it doesnt sound right.

Divos Nigeria's top diva "De Men and then the 20, whats that. i totally didnt get it

the font and color for the "CELEB' under "Nigerian celeb reveal secrets" makes it unreadable. Its placed on her hair so its not as visible to the eye. Make it a darker color and change the font to something smaller.

In all i think you just need to re-arrange some of the topics for clarity because most readers skim through magazine covers first to see if its of any interest. I love the background and the coloring but make the lettering visible.

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why is no one checking this pics out? it is about where nigeria is going

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thanks lets see what others think

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Did she light the ciggy? Looks like the ciggy is the problem

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