Articles by Maksim Shmeljov

Nothing extra

I enjoy very much making photos, that have absolutely no excess. No complicated decorations, designer clothes or mad makeup: only the model and space, covered with light. continue reading

Masha

There is not yet a single manipulated photo from this photo session. However my eyes were captured by these particular images during the process of shooting. continue reading

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". continue reading

And again Lena

These photos are pretty old: they were taken, if I'm not mistaken, even before the new year. But the final outcome came just recently. You can see a part of the Toomkirik on the background.Model: Elena StadnichenkoMakeup and hair: Lidija MalinovskajaAssistance: Aljona TsikunovaEditing: Tanya Protsyuk continue reading

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. continue reading

Lada "Final shoot"

Lada have told me that she quit posing and there is no reason to invite her to the photo sessions. I'm hoping that after she will see the results of our last photosession she will change her mind. continue reading

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. continue reading

New photo sessions with talented models

I was working with a talented model a while ago. I will upload some of the photos from our second photo shoot later.Recently I took pictures of my former classmates. That's funny. continue reading

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. continue reading

Photo session: Elena S

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.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. continue reading

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