Maksim Shmeljov photography

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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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  • Retro
    Retro

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

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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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  • One more photo from our new studio
    One more photo from our new studio

    More information about rent coming up next week.

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

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  • Elena & Elena
    Elena & Elena

    Foto: Maksim Shmeljov
    Meik: Aljona Shmeljova
    Soeng: Oksana Linde
    Modellid: Elena Evstafjeva & Elena Kozubnja
    LINDE aksessuaarid

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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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  • Losing a job opened up a new perspective, but I had to work really hard
    Losing a job opened up a new perspective, but I had to work really hard

    So, in the spring of 2009 I found myself feeling rich. I had a studio, lots of models and a considerable income on my hands. All in all, it gave me a really magical feeling, like anything was possible for me.

    But all things come to an end.

    At first, we didn’t get our salary for a couple of weeks at the newspaper, and then, one morning our director gathered the creative team and announced that our services will no longer be needed because the newspaper doesn’t exist anymore.

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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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  • Palju õnne sünnipäevaks, Kelly Illak!
    Palju õnne sünnipäevaks, Kelly Illak!

    Foto: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Modell: Kelly Illak
    Rõivad: Olga Bykova
    INK Studio

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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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  • ...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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Experiments
    Experiments

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Meist

    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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