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Alex Koloskov
Works at AKELstudio, Inc
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Lives in Atlanta, GA
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Commercial photographer and studio lighting guru:-)
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  • AKELstudio, Inc
    Owner, Photographer, 2005 - present
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Kiev, Ukraine
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The Lighting Magician
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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.
 

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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

 

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    Beer, girls and computers, 1992 - 1997
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Splashy Rainbow
It was an experiment  with hi-speed strobes, glitter, glycerin, water and Photoshop:-) 
The announce of liquid/splash photography online masterclass is coming soon, meanwhile check out what we have on Photigy right now: http://www.photigy.com/liquid/
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Sidewalk to the house... Jim Gibbs house.
One more shot form Gibbs gardens - this is where the Jim Gibbs, the owner and gardens creator lives... 
Beautiful place
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+Michael Burke Well, I did not do any special. focused to about 10 -15 feet away, which was close to infinit. Then when you resize for web, it is easy to boost sharpness (when you do it right). +Genia Larionova can tell you more, she processed this image for me (as usual :)
Thank you everyone! 
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HDR? Nope...
Photomatix stop working on +Genia Larionova computer, so we have to use a single exposure now  :-) http://www.photigy.com/hdr-photography-essentials-pack/
CPL filter helped here. Photo from Gibbs gardens we visited a week ago.
More to come :-)
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Last week we went to Photoshop World to meet our good friends and make new :-)
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Continuous LED Lighting for Studio Photographers: Genaray SpectroLED-9 Light:
http://www.photigy.com/continuous-led-lighting-studio-photographers-review/
Brand new review, with example shot and other cool info.  Thank you +Cris Anzai for this, I especially love the end of the video:)
#LED   #studiophotography   #studiolighting   #photography   #review  
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+john gury he-he. it wil look quite different with straiht flash;-)
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Studio Photography Contest: theme Green 
This is what we'll be doing for a next month: shooting  *Green*
http://www.photigy.com/studio-photography-contest-green-april-2014/
Get your creativity engaged and go for it!
P.S New rules - check them out!
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Just a splash 
The image is 4400x2900 pixels, grab for your wallpaper of for print if you like:-)
More splash photography here: http://www.photigy.com/liquid/
P.S re-post. now it should work - you can download hires from here, tweaked G+ settings. :-)
#TL   #LT  
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Light Painting in Studio Photography: Mini Course for Pro Corner Assignment:
http://www.photigy.com/light-painting-in-studio-photography-tutorial-assignment/
This image is a part of studio photography tutorial about using light painting technique in product/still life photography.
And this is our next Pro Corner assignment, with deadline for submission your work 04/28/2014

There are three lessons: introduction to a technique, the photography part an a post-production. Take what you’ve learned and create a similar image of any subject, you are not limited to vegetables. If you are new to a technique, try to sue non-glossy and textured subjects for this assignment, otherwise it will be a good challenge for you:-). Style and prop the shot to make the composition more interesting.
#photography   #lightpaintingphotography   #course   #ProCorner   #Photigy  
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Working on a new tutorial on Light painting technique. This one of my first shots using the technique (done like 4 years ago or so). BTS is here, in case you are interested to get the idea:
http://www.photigy.com/how-to-use-light-painting-in-product-photography/
#ligh   #lightpaintingphotography  
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