Elena Shumilova is a talented photographer. She is a master of her craft, quickly becoming famous. Her works are known all over the world.
How did it all begin?
Love for art was laid in Elena withchildhood, when she was engaged in art school. After receiving the basic education was architectural. In St. Petersburg, Elena studied at the Academy. Repin, but did not finish it.
The photo always aroused her interest. But the first works appeared only after the birth of children. For their sake, they had to part with the career of the architect. And over time, the family moved to the Tver region, where Elena Shumilova made her first pictures. The photographer wanted to capture the childhood with his emotions and feelings, joys, disappointments and discoveries.
Through thorns to glory
The first works, according to her confession, were not the mostsuccessful: somewhere was seen unnatural, when she asked the children to pose, somewhere did not have time to catch the right frame, if the shooting was not staged. Patience and persistence have done their work. Today Elena Shumilova is known and recognized by millions of people. It cooperates with foreign companies and publications.
The main theme of the photographer's work is children and nature. Pictures were taken on their own farm, where there is no shortage of animals, so it was not necessary to specifically look for models. Very touching look pictures with the image of a small boy and a large Alabai - a dog that, according to the owners, was supposed to protect the farm, but grew very good-natured and became one of the models.
Elena Shumilova creates very vivid pictures that convey the mood. For this, she has several means:
- While making a story photograph, she does not ask for childrenpose, but gives a general plan: what, how and why. Without interfering actively in the process, without interfering with obsessive guidance, but simply knowing the sequence of events, she catches the right moments.
- For a photo shoot in nature, she finds a place in advance and determines where the shooting will be taken taking into account the lighting and composition.
- When working in the house, Elena Shumilova likes to use a back light coming from the window. Depending on the weather and time of day, the window can have a curtain, during the passage of which the light dissipates.
- Elena does not use flash, tripods and reflectors. She prefers to work with natural light: scattered, direct rays and a control light.
As happens with many talented people,there were no known critics who sit on the Internet and discuss where there are technical inaccuracies or "too many" Photoshop. " Elena does not hide that she is processing footage. And this process takes from one to four hours per photo, depending on the quality of the original picture. As a result, masterpieces are obtained, which have won the sympathy of millions of people around the world.
Thanks to natural talents, patience, perseveranceand self-education in photography, Elena Shumilova, a photographer whose biography did not differ in anything special, has become a world-famous man whose works bring people joy.</ p>