Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • Kelly

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Model: Kelly Illak
    Lingerie: Anastassija Balak
    Accessories by LINDE
    INK Studio

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  • Linde accessories
    Linde accessories

    Model: Kristina Kuzmina
    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Accessories by LINDE

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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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  • Anna Jastremskaja
    Anna Jastremskaja

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elena St
    Elena St

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

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  • Olga K
    Olga K

    New teaser from our new studio. Studio booking is available from the 1-st of February. More info and prices coming this week. Booking: info@shmeljov.com.

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Make-up: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Irina Sokolova
    Model: Olga Krõlova
    Earrings: Accessories by LINDE

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  • INK Studio
    INK Studio

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Make-up: Aljona Shmeljova
    Hair: Oksana Linde
    Model: Lada Petrovits
    INK Studio

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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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  • Teaser from our new photo studio
    Teaser from our new photo studio

    More information coming soon.

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

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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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  • 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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  • Outlines
    Outlines

    Backlight is a very powerful tool in the art of photography. It often happens that just a simple flash settled from the right angle can show much more than a whole pack of monoblocks.

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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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  • 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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  • Ksenia
    Ksenia

    A few months ago my fellow in the studio bought a very useful item: a plate with honeycombs and curtains. Now I just don’t get how we’ve lived without it.

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