“DEADLY DINNER” by Aurum Light Studio

I hope everyone had “interesting” Halloween this year!

We had scheduled a test shoot with a great bunch of models, MUAs and photogs organised by great Folks from London Strobist Meetup Flickr Group,
So… we decided to take advantage of the mood at that time…

Instead of typical portraits we asked the models to act a little bit for us.
We are always looking for great individuals for upcoming projects and I thought this could be a great exercise to check we can work together and are on the same wavelength…

OK, the idea was simple, but there were a few obstacles…

First – the shoot wasn’t at our studio – no problem – we took the gear and the props with us…
Second – because we couldn’t check the location I couldn’t predict what type/size of space were going to find there.
Third – we had to shoot with people we never worked before i.e models/MUAs so we couldn’t actually select the wardrobe and styling – but we wanted to make a consistent set of images… I know it is piling up…

Fourth, and the most difficult was that we couldn’t get all the models at the same time for the shoot because there were a few other togs doing their shoots in different rooms and settings…

Solution – we came up with the idea of a few concepts and if we needed more than one “actor” on the set – we were shooting Composites.

Because of that, we setup the camera on the tripod, fixed the lights, the props and we started from there…

It’s funny when you need to explain to someone how to act and there is a vampire next to you…

Here are the results of this hectic shoot, we hope you like it!









P.S. No Models Were Harmed During This Shoot !

Please watch this space there is more to come!


  1. Posted November 15, 2010 at 20:57 | Permalink | Reply

    Jaroslav, I enjoyed watching this shoot on the day and it looked special at the time, but now I’ve seen the results i am truly in awe. Fantastic pictures, truly works of art and inspiring stuff. See you soon. Jon

  2. Posted November 16, 2010 at 21:24 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Jon!

    Thank you for your kind words! I am very glad that you enjoy the final effect.

    Really appreciate that!
    See you soon.


  3. Kristina Dimitrova
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 12:27 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello Jaro,

    Its Kristina, the vampire girl from the last picture. I am totally amazed from what you have created. Simly you are a brilliant photographer and a very inspirational creator.


    Warmest Wishes,


  4. Posted November 17, 2010 at 12:49 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Kristina!

    Thank you for your kind comment, it means a lot!
    It was great to work with you and I hope to see you soon!

    Best wishes!


  5. Deona Botes
    Posted November 17, 2010 at 14:15 | Permalink | Reply

    WOW!!! This is just amazing!!! Such fantastic pictures and yes truly an inspiration. Looking forward to see the rest of your creations.

    Best Wishes
    Deona (the dead girl in black) :-)

  6. Posted November 17, 2010 at 14:56 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Deona!

    Great to see you here.
    That was a really fantastic day!

    Chat soon!


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