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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Post production of cosmetic brushes. Before and after retouching.




Recently we had a photo-shoot for Anisa International, Inc. a leading cosmetic brush design and manufacturing company based in Atlanta, GA.

Anisa Telwar is CEO & Founder of Anisa International. She is Creative entrepreneur who started a small distributorship in 1992 and built it into a successful cosmetic global enterprise. Opened a state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China in 2003. Read more about this talented inspirational woman and see the video interview at Women Are Saving The World Now blog.

It is always a big pleasure and source of inspiration to work with such passionate people like Anisa and the rest of her team.  Their products are well designed, have a great quality and true challenge for the photographer: exactly what we like:-).

The technical article on how we shoot these images can be found on our photographer’s blog: Shooting cosmetic brushes: simple tips to help dealing with chrome finish.
Basically, for the first photo we did the composition of  2 separate shoots: one with  and one without that horizontal handle with brushes. Such solution saved us some time on post-production, plus, gives one more benefit: a focus stacking. Read more how we did it.

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Products photography post production

Products photography post production

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First AKELstudio LIVE! masterclass went well. We did it!



It was not easy for Alex and me, because we are not a public people. But it was fun and gave us a great feeling that we did something useful:-) We are really enjoy every photo-session with water, because you never know exactly what will come up: every drop is unique:-) This is a very creative process with a lot of experiments.

As always, all technical aspects and full length video from the masterclass you can find on Alex Koloskov blog

Now I have some photos to share, including before and after post-production.

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Water splash photography masterclass

Water splash photography masterclass

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RetouchPRO LIVE webinar with Steve Koshlap

Yesterday I attended RetouchPRO LIVE webinar with Steve Koshlap. Steve is a professional jewelry and beauty retoucher. He demonstrated the diamond and jewelry retouch from start to finish using Photoshop. The information was really useful. Looking forward to see his other webinars.

Exactly in this time Alex was shooting a jewelry:-) And now I can use my new knowledge for this retouching. I’ll show you the result in couple months because now it is a confidential information.

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Art product studio photography. Before and After post-production.




Recently we had an enjoyable photoshot  of designed and hand made unique products  for the artist Doug James.

Doug James is the quintessential product designer whose blended talents as both an artist and engineer have propelled him through many artistic and design challenges to successfully create elegant, appealing and highly marketable objects.

His new redesigned web site with new pictures is coming soon. Please check www.studiodoug.com

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Studio product photographer, Atlanta

Studio product photographer, Atlanta

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Water in still life, product and advertisement photography: Episode two

Lighting setup, technical details, behind the scene video tutorial for these photos, as always available on our photographer’s blog article:
Water in product and advertisement photography: episode two released!
Today I’ll show you my retouching work. I really enjoyed working with such vivid bright colors. I am a color person, never liked black & white or sepia:-). This is why working with these colorful photos makes me truly happy and positive for entire day.

Hope you’ll feel this energy while looking at our images:-) Have a nice day!

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Sparkling water photography. Tutorial episod 2.

Sparkling water photography. Tutorial episod 2.

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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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Water in still life, product and advertisement photography: Episode two (announcement)

AKELstudio is glad to announce a new upcoming tutorial, we are working on it right now. This is a second episode from our  “using water in product photography” series (the first one is here).

This time we used a carbonated water, pepper, colored lights and other ingredients:-). Enjoy a little preview, the first image form the photoset:

water-photography-tutorial

Water photography tutorial announcement

The tutorial with the lighting setup and a video will be released beginning next week.

Also, one more exciting news for our readers: The next photoshoot of the “water” series we’ll be broadcasting live form our studio!

The live stream will be available on Hi-def format (720p), accessible from any browser and even from smartphones: we’ll be using USTREAM service for the broadcast, there is a viewer available for both iPhone and Droid market.
Chat will be opened for all registered users: our photographer Alex Koloskov will be glad to answer all your questions real time.

Details will be available later, stay tuned!

International Color Awards. We got a nomination again!

Our 3 photos are nominees in Food Nominee Professional Category again. Hope one day we will have Photographer of the Year award!

The Photography Master Cup is a global online awards show recognizing excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the finest professional and non-professional photographers and is presented by International Color Awards.

International color awards. Apple.

International color awards. Apple.

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Product catalog photography on a white backrgound

These are examples of images on a white background for Refrigiwear catalog. (find bonus at the end of post:-). How to clean background and how to make it really white you can find on my oldest post Is the white background really white?

About the lighting setup and all technical details please read on our photographer’s blog post  Product photography lighting: It is simple when you know how.

Catalog product photography Atlanta, GA

Catalog product photography Atlanta, GA

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