Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • Курс по студийной съемке от Максима Шмелева
    Курс по студийной съемке от Максима Шмелева

    Курс по студийной съемке
    Первый урок: 7.02.2017
    Занятия проходят по вторникам
    и четвергам (8 занятий).
    INK Photostudio (Tallinn)

    shmeljov.com/course
    info@shmeljov.com

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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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  • And again Lena
    And again Lena

    The photo is pretty old: it is taken, if I'm not mistaken, even before the new year. But the final outcome came just recently. You can see a part of the Toomkirik on the background.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maria
    Maria

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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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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  • 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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  • Olga
    Olga

    Olga is one of the most often appearing persons in my photo sessions. I have already shown one photo from this photo session, now it is time to show the others.

    Model: Olga K

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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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  • 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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  • Oksana
    Oksana

    Sometimes for my own risk I take photo sessions without precasting. This is like a lottery, and the best part is that I definitely didn't loose this time.

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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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  • Svetlana
    Svetlana

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Picking up the lights for this photo session took a lot of time. Eventually settled on a single softbox, hanging from the ceiling. This is not the first time when I realize that just a randomly settled light source can be more effective than a bunch of them installed "with thinking".

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  • The sea
    The sea

    I don't understand how is it possible to live away from the sea. As for me, it's like living in a house without wondows. Unfortunately it is possible to take pictures on the Baltic sea shores only a few weeks in a year. I am left to draw the sea in Photoshop at the rest of the time.

    Model: Anita
    Makeup: Lidija Malinovskaja

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