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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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  • Elena & Elena
    Elena & Elena

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Oksana Linde
    Models: Elena Evstafjeva & Elena Kozubnja
    Accessories by LINDE

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  • Elena St
    Elena St

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Oksana Linde
    Model: Elena St
    Accessories by LINDE

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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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  • Lada. Sequel.
    Lada. Sequel.

    One more shoot from our «last» photo session with Lada. You can take a look at some of the other shoots right here.

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  • Stylish
    Stylish

    This photo was made during the filming of the 6-th episode of the reality show "Miss Garage 2011".

    Midel: Aljona Tsikunova
    Makeup: Aljona Tsikunova
    Hair: Nina Ljubimova

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  • Versions
    Versions

    As practice shows, there is no final version of a stock photo. Some of the images in my portfolio can be found in 3, 5 or even more variations on Shutterstock. To begin with, I personally think that images isolated on white (or any other solid color) are not considered to be as a final product. It all depends on the photo, but if it is about the „classic“ stock, then this is the way it is. Therefore, my hands are getting itchy after some time.

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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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  • ...It all began in a newspaper, with my reports on the Bronze Soldier monument...
    ...It all began in a newspaper, with my reports on the Bronze Soldier monument...

    My Dear Reader: You are probably wondering, who I am and why am I writing this. Well, the name is Max Shmeljov and for the past six years I have been working as a photographer. For more than a half of this time, photography has been my main line of work and primary source of income.

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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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  • 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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  • Tamron 70-200 2.8 & Maria Sauh
    Tamron 70-200 2.8 & Maria Sauh

    A few months ago I had an opportunity to test for a couple of days a good typical lens. I am talking about Tamron 70-200 2.8. As a coincidence, during these days our city was visited by Maria Sauh: a talented photographer and a beautiful lady at the same time.

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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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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    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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  • Exclusive
    Exclusive

    Images from this photo session are not going to appear on the photo stocks. The only place where there will be something more from this particular set is my own website.

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  • Holmes and Watson
    Holmes and Watson

    This photo session was taken right after the Guy Ritchie movie "Sherlock Holmes", however the idea was born much earlier. By the way, the Sherlock's role was played by Romberg - a well known photographer from Tallinn.

    Special thanks to the St Olav hotel for the interior were we made the shots.
    Makeup: Lidija Malinovskaja
    Models: Romberg, Andrei, Kristina

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  • Miss Garage archives
    Miss Garage archives

    Only a few (besides those who were involved in the process) knew that at the beginning or in the end of each photo session of the Miss Garage project I've also made some shots with Aljona. Lena Rudi, who was once the cameraman of one of the episodes thought that Aljona was one of the contestants. This particular image was made during the work on the third episode of the reality show, which was about military.

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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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