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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

Three ways to find real people that will model for you

Do you want to shoot stock shots of people?Can you afford to pay a model?Me neither!So I decided to try to think of ways to get people to model for free without relying too much on friends and familyHere are some ideas I had.1) Set up a joint make over party with an Avon or Mary Kay rep.Let her do facials and offer to take after pictures.The partiers can have free digital images in exchange for a model release .2) Offer to set up in a small area of a local salon the day before... 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

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

Secure Your Models

Ever since I started stock photography in 2006, I started researching on various ways of dealing with sources like models and equipments. Stock photography itself was and is still a very unknown concept to many people outside advertising and publishing field.For equipment I could find rentals and also people who personally rented out their equipment.Though renting equipment seemed cheap it was actually costlier and also risky. There is always a burden of using someone else's equipment which can... 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

Versions and mixed lights

As practice shows, there is no final version of a stock photo. Some of the images in my portfolio can be found in 3, 5 or even more variations. To begin with, I personally think that images isolated on white (or any other solid color) are not considered to be as a final product. It all depends on the photo, but if it is about the „classic“ stock, then this is the way it is. Therefore, my hands are getting itchy after some time.Fashion photo shoot, clothes by a... continue reading

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