Articles by Mikhail Lavrenov

Where to find models (focus on Belgium)

There are several ways to find models. Relatives and friends might be easy to access, but they are not necessarily good models. Another possibility is to use special web sites where models and photographers find each other. Make-up artists can be found the same way.Quite often the same model can be found on different sites at the same time. Sites provide different options and different communication channels to the users.Probably the most popular in Belgium is http://modellennet.be. Currently... continue reading

Winter photo

Unusually for Belgium we've got real winter this year - it was lot's of snow and freezing all week in the beginning of the year. It was a nice sunny day when I went out to make a few pictures.It was -10 centigrade and I didn't have any issues with the camera at that temperature. However fully charged batteries died extremely quickly - it was showing "battery low" after about 15 minutes of use. Fortunately I have a good habit of always having several charged batteries with me. By the way Canon compatible... continue reading

MikLav skin retouching tutorial

I've published an illustrated step-by-step skin retouching tutorial in my blog.The article focuses on how to clean skin effects, and how to do edits like a nose form. Skin smoothing technique will be described separately.Remark: It is not a video - it is printed text with pictures :)Your feedback is welcome - either here or under the main article at http://miklav.blogspot.com/2008/07/beginners-skin-retouching-tutorial.html continue reading

Belgium in pictures

Although Belgium is the capital of European Union it isn't as popular for tourists as France or Netherlands. It's a small country located in the center of Europe; with not so modern lifestyle but with many beauties.I created a collection of pictures about Belgium. continue reading

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