Maksim Shmeljov photography

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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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  • 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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  • Svetlana
    Svetlana

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elena
    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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  • Retro
    Retro

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

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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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  • 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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  • About us

    Photographer
    Working with fashion, commercial and stock photography.
    Languages: english, russian, estonian.
    Location: Tallinn / Estonia

    Additional information and portfolio: www.shmeljov.com
    Casting information: info[at]shmeljov.com
    GSM: +372 555 90 469
    E-mail: maksim[at]shmeljov.com

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anastassia
    Anastassia
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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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  • 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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  • Xenia
    Xenia

    Yet another photo session made without preliminary casting.

    Model: Xenia
    MUAH: Anna Baranova

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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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