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Alex Koloskov
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Had a great time with interesting people at the studio this weekend. Meeting with new friends and creating a new reality - what can be better than this?
Some of BTS from this new reality we created - enjoy!
We recorded about 50% of the case study that will be a part of the new course. Super cool information (business, planning, shooting and retouching) for commercial photographers.
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Right now at the studio - our way to spend weekends with friends!
How is your weekend look like?
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The story of our life, love and business:-) - in Russian, if you can read it.
Our interview for Fast Salt Times.
http://fastsalttimes.com/sections/persona/756.html
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Алекс Колосков и Женя Ларионова уехали в США в 2001 году, а в 2006 году открыли онлайн-фотошколу, которая быстро заняла лидирующие позиции в своей нише на глобальном рынке и стала приносить прибыль. Хобби превратилось в успешный бизнес. Fast Salt Times взяло интервью у фотографов-предпринимателей.
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Exciting assignment for Pro Club photo school photographers. Check it out - there are shooting tutorial and a full post-production video from Max Plotnikov and Ilya Plotnikov.
Thank you guys, super cool stuff, as always!
 
Advertising Photography Tutorial: Shampoo and Soap Bubbles (assignment #36)Watch tutorials and join this class: http://ow.ly/vnM1301sr15
This assignment was brought to you by Ilya and Max Plotnikovs, super cool guys from Doberman Studio. Enjoy!
This is an advertising photography tutorial for Photigy Pro Club Interactive Education Program, assignment #36
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Proud of my students. See why
 
Congratulations to the winners of our super-cool photography assignment!
It was one of the most complicated Pro Club assignments yet, and once again our students have proved that they are the best.
Great work everyone!
Check out the submitted for the assignment images and critique & review video from Alex Koloskov: http://ow.ly/uC7B301npFt
It was one of the most complicated Pro Club assignments, and once again our students have proved that they bare the best.
Great work everyone! Check out the critique and review video from Alex Koloskov
Food Photography online education: critique and review of submissions for Pro Club assignment #32
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Behind The Scene of High-End Commercial Beverage Photoshoot: Part Two, Post-Production
Morning everyone (we are last in the world to say so here in California)!
Very useful and interesting stuff, check this out.
Thank you Mark and Andrey Mikhaylov for bringing this to the community!
BTS of high-end commercial drink shoot from Mark Zawila. Postproduction Part
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Hasselblad X1D: Everything you need to know about this unique mirrorless camera. Hopefully we'll get one to test at the studio.
Thank you Andrey Mikhaylov for putting this together for us!
World's fisrt mirrorless medium format camera Hasselblad X1D. Hands-on review and real images
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The photo we created for an upcoming Photigy Pro Club tutorial: Lipstick Gloss Advertisement.
photo by Alex Koloskov, retouching by Genia Larionova.
Made for photo school assignment #37 (future assignment), more info: http://ow.ly/pvWa301y5Qv
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I was right about mirrorless that are going to replace DSLR! (did you see this: http://ow.ly/AJ9N301uTvn ?)
Hasselblad is coming with 50Mpx mirrorless, medium format sensor camera in a small body. Cool-cool, it might be a game changer for all medium format dinosaurs!
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Wow, such an interesting concept and even more interesting execution. Amazing how much photographer + engineer can do at the studio.
Creative commercial photography BTS: shot of sneakers from Fabian Hellgardt
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How awesome - ViewBug contest that I am judging is open now! Enter to win Sony action cameras and much more, I personally wish you good luck!
http://www.viewbug.com/contests/composing-with-colors-photo-contest
Join the fun and share your creativity. Submit your image for a shot at a Sony Action Cam
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I was blown away by the possibilities of light painting technique on jewelry. This is something that I overlooked previously, and now I am so happy that I found this!
Look at the images -this is composite shot using only one light (a light stick).

So, what I know for sure is that we are going to create a course for photographers that will revolutionize the WHOLE JEWELRY PHOTOGRAPHY INDUSTRY!
No special lighting is needed - I'll teach you how to do it all with your hand and a flashlight.
Expect the course to be released in June 2016!
Meanwhile, check out Pro Club Jewelry photography challenge: http://ow.ly/dv7V300vnMx
You still can join us and participate in this super cool challenge!
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Retouching: Genia Larionova
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  • KPI
    Beer, girls and computers, 1992 - 1997
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The Lighting Magician
Introduction
I am completely self taught. I don't know the rules, nor do I care about them. I don't follow the herd, I do it my way.
That’s turned out to be invaluable in what I do. It has allowed me to experiment, see outside the borders, challenge the authorities and create a stunning photography style that is crisp, sharp and crystal clear.

I’m inspired by progress and movement. I’m incredibly persistent and never take "less than perfect" for an answer. If I don't have the right tools, I'll build them myself. I like to make stuff happen.
 

My educational photography projects:
My e-books and video tutorials:

P.S Sorry to everyone who sent me an email with photography related questions and never got my answer. I simply can't answer to everyone, even if I'll work full day answering your questions.

Please submit your question to our forum:  Studio Photography Forum

 

Alex Koloskov

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Commercial photographer and studio lighting guru:-)
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  • AKELstudio, Inc
    Owner, Photographer, 2005 - present
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