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Alex Koloskov

The Lighting Magician

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:
Photigy.com Technical secrets of challenging photography: This is the best resource about commercial studio tabletop photography. Our weekly "Studio Photography Insights": join to learn and become outstanding!

Realistic HDR e-Book: E-book and website about techniques behind our landscape photographyMy e-books and video tutorials:Learn Studio Photography
P.S Sorry to everyone who


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About 2 weeks ago Sequoias 
From Yosemite park, with fisheye lens (the best way to use a fisheye, isn't it?)
3 exposure HDR if it makes any difference :-) 
Full HD tutorial is here: http://www.photigy.com/hdr-photography-essentials-pack/


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About 13 weeks ago It is smoky cold...
I do not drink now, but when I did, I was enjoying good whiskey and other fine spirits... and never understood why people drink them with ice.. why? Water dilutes the taste, and it kills all the fun..

Anyway, here is the shot I did some time ago as "working with smoke" tutorial for Photigy Pro Corner. More shots from the this photo-session is on the post: http://www.photigy.com/creative-product-photography-video-tutorial-photograph-smoke/ 
#photoraphy   #smoke  



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About 6 days ago Snail on the leaf
This is how it was assembled: http://www.photigy.com/making-of-liquid-snail/
Full behind the scene is on this course: http://www.photigy.com/liquid-photography-essentials-pack/
More cool stuff will be coming soon, just finished a very interesting shot - cleaning the mess in studio:-)
#liquidphotography  



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About 8 weeks ago Kenzo Flower - using liquid splash in product photography
This is a shot form my first masterclass for liquid photography. Was fun to do it, I almost killed one Einstein by accidentally spilling water on it;-)
More about this shot: http://www.photigy.com/mastering-splash-masterclass/

#liquidphotography  



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About 2 weeks ago * A Very Simple Splash Shot (couple of speedlites)*
  How much it takes (equipment-wise and experience-wise) to  take photos like this? How much you can make with such photos selling them on photo stock agencies?

I am thinking to run an online workshop (about 3 hours long), where I'll cover from A to Z of #liquidphotograhy , so even beginner can create shots like this easily (and much more complex images as well). 
Like this image if you are interested - give me an idea

See what trainings we have about liquid photography: http://www.photigy.com/liquid/ 





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About 1 week ago It is a beautiful day today and we are going out! Everyone with a camera (including our 6 year old ladies) - it will be fun!
What are you doing today?
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About 11 weeks ago
Clearwater Beach
The cool thing that this is not HDR, but a single shot (yep, agains the sun) from Canon 6D (17-40 F4.0L  lens if it make any difference)
Huge dynamic range (much better than 5DMKII) allows to pull colors and highlights/shadows where it was needed.
Cool! :-)
#noHDR  
P.S -2Ev exposure compensation, yes:)





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About 12 weeks ago +Genia Larionova  captured how I was using Google glass to talk to seagulls, my daughter was translating:-) They seem to understand it...
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About 8 weeks ago Spring is coming! :-)
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About 10 weeks ago Studio Photography Assignment/Workshop on Photigy, a composite image - results
http://www.photigy.com/studio-photography-assignment-composite-shot/
The idea was to learn how to create an image of some interior and a product (or food) image done in a studio into one image. This technique can be challenging , but it very useful in many situations that commercial product photographer  can him/herself. 
Check out what we got: http://www.photigy.com/studio-photography-assignment-composite-shot/
On the image I posted here the top left shot was done in the restaurant, top right - in a studio during the workshop, and the bottom one is a final result

P.S Post-production part will be posted tomorrow.
#foodphotograhy   #photography   #assignment   #proCorner   #workshop