Hi there!

We had a great time with a group of creative participants from all over UK and one impressive journey all the way from Norway!

Let’s recap both days:  DAY 1 – The Milk Shoot

First we started with a PowerPoint presentation covering the Milky “Know-How”, tools, Lighting techniques, our approach to the concept work and on top of that we deconstructed to a fine detail and revealed exactly how we created some of our best known liquid illustrations The Milky Nun and  The Silver Angel.

After that Jaroslav did two full Milk demo photoshoots and took everyone from A to Z on how to accomplish your most challenging ideas, work with models and whole team of assistants.

 The Milky Harpist – [Click to enlarge image]

Yes, we have even designed and built a Harp for the workshop!

Milk & Rock’n’Roll !! – [Click to enlarge image]

Everyone moved round in pairs: Photographer (shooting) + Assistant (milk throwing) and it allowed sufficient time for each team to make TWO full milk photoshoots with both our models, gave more time to think about the concept and set up, with Jaroslav assisting both and keeping an eye on details.

Everything seemed to work well with everyone and we accomplished 8 creative and unique Milk concepts

During that time we were using absolutely fantastic multiply light setup by Paul C Buff Inc.  Einstein 640 + Vagabond MINI on the picture below and taking over 900 pictures on one battery charge!

I mentioned in my previous post that the duration of the Einstein is beating everything we worked before and now with a very light new battery pack is portable like never before!
In that setup we can use as many lights as we like with all being controlled right from camera position via CyberCommander and what is essential when working with liquid – no cables on the floor! Very neat!

By the end of the day everyone was absolutely satisfied with how many shots they had and were ready for round two!

DAY 2 – The Posproduction

On the workshop we had professionals and amateurs alike, but we carefully took everyone through rather intense training with no one left behind, checking that we were always on the same page!
After a whole day everyone got to know how we are working on our portraiture shots and together we finalized one of the Milk illustrations!

A little Take-Away:
For everyone we have prepared a little concept book which was used by the participants on Day 1 while preparing the concepts, and a cool DVD with all the photo material which was taken during DAY 1 along with PSD recipe File.

We have set dates for the next MILK WORKSHOPS and we are currently taking pre-bookings only. To receive a Newsletter and be the first to secure the final date please email us at

We are setting up Three Editions in Three different months in Three different Countries! incl. London UK on 10-11 September 2011  so please watch that space.

It is a two day Milk Workshop and costs £175  for a day.

The price covers the 2 models, a make-up and hair stylist, 2 assistants, studio and use of supplied flash lighting, Milk and Jaroslav’s training on both days.

You are guided from start to finish, creatively encouraged to enable everyone to accomplish their own ideas.
We also provide a light lunch.

Hope to see you there!


Here you can find a testimonials from those who attended the London Milk Workshop in June:

(…) Overall the standard of what was being asked of us was high, and this was clear through out, be it on day 1 or day 2.

The quality of the models was superb, the make up was good. The shoot and the content was also to a very high standard. (…) It was a very comprehensive photoshop training day, irrespective of the purpose of creating a milk dress, we covered a lot of ground.

If you were going to classify the course it is an intensive advanced course – particularly as far as photoshop is concerned.
In terms of doing what we set out to do, the course did everything promised and more, I did have enough time to think about other new ideas as we went through on day 1, I’m still digesting day 2!  (…)   [ Gav ]

(…) Firstly, many thanks once more for hosting the workshop last weekend. I’ve never learnt so much from a shoot before and I think I learnt more about Photoshop on Sunday than I’ve picked up in the last 2 years!
I would say that the whole weekend was fantastic, I wish I could come back every weekend!
I was looking for something that would test the boundaries of what I already know rather than covering the basics and it certainly didn’t disappoint!  [ Carl ]


Last but not Least – I would like to say thank you to all who helped to make this Workshop happen:

To Paul Buff and Nat from Paul C Buff Inc. for providing us with excellent lighting equipment!

To our great models: Ella Darling and Lynna Nielson

To my great AurumLight Team:
Katkinoko for amazing make-up and hair styling .
A special thanks to Ola, Krystian and Andy for their fantastic assistance!

Thanks to Chris from Kingsland Road Studio for providing excellent space where you can accomplish anything you ever wanted.

Carl, Gav, Mats and Simon for Behind the Scenes material.

… and to all our photographer participants!

Thanks for reading and please stay tuned there is more to come!

Jaroslav @ AurumLight Team

Next edition: Milk Workshop – London 10-11 September email us for details:



  1. Carl
    Posted July 8, 2011 at 20:08 | Permalink | Reply

    Excellent post Jaroslav! Thank you again for a great weekend!

    I need to get in touch with you about those lights ;-)

  2. Posted July 9, 2011 at 00:46 | Permalink | Reply

    Wicked! I knew the final image would be great but this is simply amazing :) Thanks for an incredible learning experience :-)

  3. Posted July 11, 2011 at 10:54 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you Guys!
    It was a pleasure to work with you on the day!


  4. Posted July 13, 2011 at 20:03 | Permalink | Reply

    Wooowww amazing I wish I could participate in one of your workshops awesome :D

  5. Posted July 23, 2011 at 00:15 | Permalink | Reply

    love this. Hope to participate in this workshop someday!

  6. Federico
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 23:26 | Permalink | Reply

    Looks amazing
    Do you have a video tutorial with the complete process?
    or if you come to San Diego, California in the US let us know

  7. Posted January 27, 2012 at 21:11 | Permalink | Reply

    Are the Milk workshop DVD’s for sale. I would really love to see how it is done.I live in Wyoming. Probobly not close to anywhere you will be doing your workshops. I would be very interested.

    Thank You


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