Key West photos. Before and after Photoshop.





It was such a pleasure to jump in the middle of the summer, especially when outside is a cold, freezing and going to snow. I love summer, I love  sun and palms:-) I really hope we move to live in a such “always summer” place. I am talking about our week vacation on Key West, Florida. It was a true joy to spend a week there, with our friends.

And now, in a cold Atlanta I enjoy to work with these warm pictures we brought from Key West :-).

As always, I experiment with the post production:  now trying to do a most work in RAW converter and then a little touch-up in Photoshop. Working with RAW in converter gives me the most from the image (speaking of the quality), as I want to make sure I can use my experience in a commercial work as well. Below the set, use your mouse to see before and after.

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Post production in photoshop

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Fashion photo-session for Alla Koval Design and preparing for Christmas.

Another collaboration wish talented fashion designer Alla Koval.   Now it’s  Christmas outfit designed for mom and daughters matches pieces.

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Great vacation and awesome pictures.

We are back from our small vacation. There was fabulous 3 days of relax in Georgia mountains. We lived in a beautiful house in Hiawassee, Lake Chatuge, Northeast Mountains, Georgia, USA (100 Miles North of Atlanta, GA). Thank you, Doug and Beckie :-) I don’t remember when I had a such relaxed rest last time:-)

Alex made some pictures of us and “Eye Candy” breathtaking mountain and lake views from the deck. All technical details you can read on Alex’s blog.

Enjoy the photos:

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Plans, updates and artificial ice.

BUSY, BUSY BUSY time!

Lots of work, plans, ideas and holidays:-) Just finished couple very interesting exclusive projects but unfortunately we can’t  release it now because of disclose agreement.

Also we are preparing  new lessons and master classes. We have bought some new props for it:-) I think you know that many photographers use artificial food, drinks, ice, snow for the hi-end food and product photography, but there not so many places where you can find it. One of the most professional props, I think, sells by Trengove Studios in New York.  Be ready to pay $40 for one ice cube :-)

In addition we are planing to show more  how we do a post production and retouching on our video tutorials, in addition to behind the shoot videos.  Stay tuned!

And in the end here are couple family photos from this Halloween, we had a party with our friends in our studio:-)

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Kids fashion photo-shoot. Whimsical Forest.

Just finished a next FUN photo-session with our little models:-) It was awesome collaboration with brilliant fashion designers Alla Koval and Francoise Lama-Solet

How it was in  reality see our behind-the-scene video below. As always, all technical aspects and full length video from this photo-session you can find on Alex Koloskov blog

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Children Fashion Photography. Polar Bear knitting Jacket.









I have a triple FUN in collaboration with a talented children fashion designer Alla Koval.

  1. Absolutely awesome unique clothes. It is a pleasure just to hold it in hands:-)
  2. I very like a stage photography, creativity and unusual results with such type of photography.
  3. At the end we are getting gorgeous pictures of my kids, every mom wants to have  great photos of her children:-)

Lilia is an excellent model. Almost 3 years old toddler act seriously as a professional model:-) You can see her on a stage on the behind-the-scene video below.

As always, all technical aspects and full length video from this photo-session you can find on Alex Koloskov blog

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Before and after retouched images

Before and after retouched images

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Our twins go to school, so I am back to blogging:-)

We had a very busy month: a lot of assignment work, LIVE masterclass and preparation for our girls first school, Montessori. Eventually we got everyone ready, washed and potty-trained, and Monday was a first day of school for our girls and some sort of beginning of a new life for us:-)

Now I will have more time to describe  photo-sessions we do and (my favorite:-) to upload more photos including “before and after” on this blog.

Here, at AKELstudio we have so many plans and ideas:
We are going to change our stock web site www.akelphoto.com to specializing only in water stock photography. We want to re-design our Portfolio and run our LIVE  masterclasses to a regular basis.

Also I will fill up my inspirational and motivational collection (www.kapreez.com) with best photographers, designers, retouchers and readings.

Now photos of our first school day:

Editorial photography. Alex Koloskov

Editorial photography. Alex Koloskov

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Children fashion photography in studio and on location.

These pictures are our first collaboration with my favorite children fashion designer Alla Koval. If you are searching for a truly special for your little one, visit her web site www.mylittlecitygirl.com. Her designs look fabulous and unique! Once you see it you’ll never forget:-)

The images was shot for Alla’s pattern book. Lighting setup and technical details, as always, you can find on Alex Koloskov’s Atlanta photographer blog.

Big thank you to our little models – twin daughters Sonia and Lilia. This was their debut in a professional modeling:-)

Kids fashion photography

Kids fashion photography

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Kids room decoration from the artist and designer Anna Shafigina

This post I would like to devote to my friend and a very talented person Anna Shafigina.
She has a great taste and perfect sense of style and harmony, her perfectionism allows her to achieve blameless outcome in any fields. Today I will show you Anna’s talent for an interior decoration and design. She decorated this room for her baby boy Nicolas. Amazingly good, isn’t it?

Photography by Atlanta photographer Alex Koloskov
Retouching by Genia Larionova

Interior Design Photographer

Interior Design Photographer

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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Atlanta, GA

Mandir is the name for a Hindu place of worship and prayer. The word mandir is composed of two words, Man and Dir, whose meanings are mind and still, respectively.  Therefore, a mandir is a place where the mind becomes still; a place where we experience peace from worldly problems.  For centuries, the mandir has remained a spiritual, educational, social and physical cornerstone of Indian society.

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It is very unusual to find something like this in Georgia. The place is truly beautiful and the marble carvings are amazing. Unfortunately we can take photos only from a distance. The rest beauty I’ll try to remember:-)

Lifestyle photography

Lifestyle photography

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