Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • Master class in Ohupalu 2013
    Master class in Ohupalu 2013

    The photo was taken during the master class, that was held in a beautiful place called Ohupalu in june 2013. Besides Lena and Tanja there was also another model: Petya, for what we are very thankful.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Maria
    Maria

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Keila-Joa 2013
    Keila-Joa 2013

    An old tradition of ours states that during each summer a specific photoshoot on the Keila Joa waterfall must be executed. Tatjana was our model for this year.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Rozali
    Rozali

    During the last year i've also had a chance to work with a talented designer Rozali Parlakyan. In this photosession she also participated as a model.

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  • Tatjana
    Tatjana

    During the end of July we've made an interesting experiment with black organza. It took place on one of the most beautiful beaches in Estonia. We are thankful to Tatjana for the patience.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Svetlana
    Svetlana

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  •  Jelena
    Jelena

    The summer 2013 was highly productive in making new contacts with talented and charming models. It's time to introduce some of them.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Baltic jungle
    Baltic jungle

    Five persons, four monoblocks, two batteries, a day of preparation and only a half an hour of shooting. It seems that it was one of the most complicated, but yet interesting photo shoots during the summer of 2012.

    Model: Olesya
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Assistants: Jevgeni Varlamov & Dmitri Korobtsov

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  • ... and here the flash worked perfectly
    ... and here the flash worked perfectly

    Model: Olga Krylova
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Beach stuff
    Beach stuff

    Recently I was checking the 2012 summer material. I’ve discovered a couple of photos where the flash didn’t worked correctly. At first I’ve thought that it was a complete failure, but still tried to repair. The result came out as good as with the flash.

    Model: Olga Krylova
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Wedding stuff
    Wedding stuff

    Model: Anastasia

    P.S. Dear friends, as the wedding season is about to begin, I would like to inform you that I do not shoot weddings, corporate parties and similar events in that direction.

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  • Retro
    Retro

    Model: Natalia Korneitsik
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Jekaterina Karpachova

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  • Crystal dust swimsuits photo session
    Crystal dust swimsuits photo session

    Models: Olga Krylova & Jekaterina Bulgarina
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova
    Photo and retouching: Maksim Shmeljov
    http://www.crystaldust.com

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  • Summer stuff
    Summer stuff

    Starting to retouch and publish the summer material. As usually, seasons on photostocks start at least a few months earlier.

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  • Lena
    Lena

    There are some models who are always a pleasure to work with. Take Lena for instance. Working with her I am always calm and certain about the result.

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  • Xenia
    Xenia

    Yet another photo session made without preliminary casting.

    Model: Xenia
    MUAH: Anna Baranova

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  • Как заработать на продаже фотографий — советы и предостережения
    Как заработать на продаже фотографий — советы и предостережения

    Итак: стоки. За и против.

    Только ленивый еще не сделал в интернете страницу, где перечислено все то, о чем хочет узнать каждый, кто обдумывает возможность заняться стоковым ремеслом. Снизу должны обязательно быть реферальные ссылки, такова традиция.

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  • Losing a job opened up a new perspective, but I had to work really hard
    Losing a job opened up a new perspective, but I had to work really hard

    So, in the spring of 2009 I found myself feeling rich. I had a studio, lots of models and a considerable income on my hands. All in all, it gave me a really magical feeling, like anything was possible for me.

    But all things come to an end.

    At first, we didn’t get our salary for a couple of weeks at the newspaper, and then, one morning our director gathered the creative team and announced that our services will no longer be needed because the newspaper doesn’t exist anymore.

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  • How I found myself feeling quite rich
    How I found myself feeling quite rich

    I had the idea of moving my photography-related activities to a designated space for a long time, really. I think that’s understandable. I’m sure most of you would agree that having to shoot late at night, spend an hour on setting up your workspace and then half of this time on putting everything away sounds exciting only at first. Afterwards you would much rather spend this time on something more pleasant like having a cup of coffee or smoking a cigarette.

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