Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • About us

    Photographer
    Working with fashion, commercial and stock photography.
    Languages: english, russian, estonian.
    Location: Tallinn / Estonia

    Additional information and portfolio: www.shmeljov.com
    Casting information: info[at]shmeljov.com
    GSM: +372 555 90 469
    E-mail: maksim[at]shmeljov.com

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  • Controlling the wind
    Controlling the wind

    Not so long ago a fan appeared in our studio. As it often goes, the first model who have tested the full power and might of this device was Lena. And recently I’ve received the retouched versions from this photo shoot from a talented retoucher from Tallinn – Jekaterina Semjonova.

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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Ordinary practice: wanted to test some of the Photoshop instruments, which I practically didn't use so far. As a result I've spent a couple of hours.

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

    Model: Olga Krylova
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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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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  • 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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  • Maria
    Maria

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Elena St
    Elena St

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Make-up: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Irina Sokolova
    Model: Elena St

    Photo was made in our new studio.

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  • MAKEUP YOURSELF 31.01.16
    MAKEUP YOURSELF 31.01.16

    Мастер-класс от визажиста Алены Шмелевой

    Этот мастер-класс предназначен для тех, кто ограничен по времени, но хочет делать отличный макияж для себя самостоятельно.

    В ходе занятия я поделюсь основными техниками дневного и вечернего макияжа, покажу, как добиться идеального тона и расскажу о коррекции лица. Кроме того, мы обязательно поговорим о выборе и правильном использовании косметических средств и кистей.

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  • Anna Jastremskaja
    Anna Jastremskaja

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Model: Anna Jastremskaja
    Clothes: Anastassija Balak

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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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  • ALENARTIST
    #ALENARTIST

    Алена Шмелева – успешный визажист из Таллинна. В этой индустрии она работает с 2011 года, делая свадебные, вечерние, повседневные, возрастные и любые другие макияжи. Но ее главный конек – это макияжи для фотосъемок. Образы, сделанные Аленой и запечатленные на фото ее мужем Максимом, можно встретить на рекламной продукции по всему миру.

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  • Material evolution
    Material evolution

    As I've already many times said, I don't think about digital images as a final product. Any digital photo which is in my computer is considered to be as a raw material, no matter how complex was it's post manipulation. Therefore I seldom return to the final material and either finish it or remake it.

    This particular image wasn't an exception. If someone is interested, the work was done in several steps.

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  • INK STUDIO
    INK STUDIO

    Puuvilla 19c, Tallinn

    Studio size:
    - Total area: 150 m².
    - Filming area: 100 m².
    - Cyclorama area: 25 m².
    - Studio length: 12 m, width: 8,5 m.
    - Room height: 3,5 m.

    In addition:
    - You may use the texture walls (metal, concrete, plaster texture), backgrounds with wallpapers and vintage wooden floors.
    - Free parking with security.
    - Large windows.
    - You may rent different studio items.

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  • New photo shoot - Health and beauty with Aljona
    New photo shoot - Health and beauty with Aljona

    Every artist is dreaming to find his own muse. You can spend your whole life searching for and still remain without her. I got lucky.

    Make-up: Anna Baranova

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  • Mixed light
    Mixed light

    Fashion photo shoot, clothes by a young designer from Tallinn - Maria Suvorova. Here we used mixed lights: a portrait plate in the front and two contemporary sources, illuminating the colorful polyethylene and tissues in the back.

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Clothes: Maria Suvorova
    Make-up: Aljona Tsikunova
    Hair: Maria Suvorova
    Editing: Maksim Shmeljov

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  • Crop tool ©
    Crop tool ©

    Crop tool is a really handy instrument. Sometimes it's just enough to take a photo and cut a part of it and that's it: a normal level selling photo is now almost a bestseller.

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