Maksim Shmeljov photography

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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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  • 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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  • Ksenia
    Ksenia
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  • Nothing extra
    Nothing extra

    I enjoy very much making photos, that have absolutely no excess. No complicated decorations, designer clothes or mad makeup: only the model and space, covered with light.

    Model: Aljona Tsikunova
    MUAH: Aljona Tsikunova

    You can explore the entire photo session at once and buy these shoots in high quality on shutterstock.

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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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  • Loksa
    Loksa

    Decided to share with a couple of photos made on a shipyard plant in a town called Loksa. The client says that the calendar will be ready soon.

    Model: Aljona Shmeljova
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Maria Suvorova
    Retouche: Jekaterina Kaidalova

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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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  • ...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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Retro
    Retro

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

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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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  • 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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  •  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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  • 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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  • Maria
    Maria

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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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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  • 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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