Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • 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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  • Elena

    As far as I remember, one of my photo shoots was canceled at the last moment. I was lucky to meet Lena, who was always bored and never said "no" and at the time was checking her facebook. We've decided to experiment a bit with the light. Here's the result.

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    Model: Jelena St
    MUAH: Lidija Malinovskaja
    Editing: Tanya Protsyuk

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  • 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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  • Chemical plant
    Chemical plant

    Sometimes I’m even happy that I need to write posts for my own blog, because this gives me a chance to find some of the most interesting, but long forgotten photos.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Crystal dust swimsuits photo session
    Crystal dust swimsuits photo session

    Models: Olga Krylova & Jekaterina Bulgarina
    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova
    Photo and retouching: Maksim Shmeljov

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  •  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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  • Svetlana

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Master class in Ohupalu 2013
    Master class in Ohupalu 2013

    The photo was taken during the master class, that was held in a beautiful place called Ohupalu in june 2013. Besides Lena and Tanja there was also another model: Petya, for what we are very thankful.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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  • Our new photo studio will open soon
    Our new photo studio will open soon

    Information regarding the studio and renting terms will be published in the near future.

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

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  • MAKEUP YOURSELF 29.11.2015
    MAKEUP YOURSELF 29.11.2015

    Мастер-класс от визажиста Алены Шмелевой

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

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  • Happy birthday, Kelly Illak!
    Happy birthday, Kelly Illak!

    Photo: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Model: Kelly Illak
    Clothes: Olga Bykova
    INK Studio

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