Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • LINDE aksessuaarid
    LINDE aksessuaarid

    Modell: Kristina Kuzmina
    Foto: Maksim Shmeljov
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    LINDE aksessuaarid

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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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  • 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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  • New photo shoot - Health and beauty with Aljona
    New photo shoot - Health and beauty with Aljona

    Every artist is dreaming to find his own muse. You can spend your whole life searching for and still remain without her. I got lucky.

    Make-up: Anna Baranova

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  • Diana
    Diana

    As far as I remebmer the photo shoot came out quite funny. I was almost done shooting when I realized that I have shot everything in .jpg and for some reason in the lowest quality. I had to make it all over again.

    Model: Diana K

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Anastassia
    Anastassia
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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