Maksim Shmeljov photography

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  • Tatjana
    Tatjana

    During the end of July we've made an interesting experiment with black organza. It took place on one of the most beautiful beaches in Estonia. We are thankful to Tatjana for the patience.

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Baltic jungle
    Baltic jungle

    Five persons, four monoblocks, two batteries, a day of preparation and only a half an hour of shooting. It seems that it was one of the most complicated, but yet interesting photo shoots during the summer of 2012.

    Model: Olesya
    MUAH: Aljona Shmeljova
    Assistants: Jevgeni Varlamov & Dmitri Korobtsov

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  • Svetlana
    Svetlana

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maria
    Maria

    Makeup: Aljona Shmeljova

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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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  • 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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