Milk Workshops Australia 2011 – Summary

So we did a splash in Oz !

What a great finish to 2011, indeed!
After a couple of weeks of preparation, and Jeff’s great effort at the other end we managed to organise two amazing events in Melbourne and Sydney.

We left cloudy London and was welcomed by sunny Melbourne and around 20 degrees more generous weather than in Europe at the time.
My sneaky plan to cheat the jet lag was almost 100% successful, almost screwed by Singapore a plane incident but even with that delay I adjusted so quickly that I didn’t feel that time difference almost at all!

Man if that would be a Travel Photo Blog I would have plenty of great stories to tell, but it is not, so I will just quickly mention the amazing people and unique nature really making that part of the world special.

Getting back to the main topic – regular readers know the drill, though!
I always run two full demo shoots and then participants are taking over!

… using approach from our Silver Angel Illustration, we undressed Kaye from the Milky Gown!
[Click to Enlarge]

So how was it:

Day 1 – Lots of Milk throwing, crazy concepts , hyped participants, two awesome models and great crew!
8h hours of pure creativity and hard work, there was as always a lot of one-2-one time and as usual we were finishing before the scheduled time.
You might expect that when you are done, you will get quite a lot of questions, chit chats etc..
But I tell you this – after all that, everyone was excited but tired as a racing horse…

So very outnumbered we went for a cool dinner and then we took off to prepare DVD’s with the materials for the equally intense Day 2!

Day 2 – Those who had 8hours sleep were the lucky ones as that was a mind bending day!

I always stress about the different conceptual part of the workshop from the know-how bit!
You are always forced to work hard while working with the liquid – using or not our workflow and formulas… but what I always hope is that I managed to send the info across the room that the special magic is happening before you entered the studio!

I showed how I work, I was transparent as possible on how I develop my concepts and working with my team!
But foremost I trust I was inspiring!

Last but not least I would love to thank those few who made all that possible:

To Jeff Paine from Shutterclass Studio – who put in all that a lot hours of great work and organised the whole Australia venture!
If you are around Victoria and you are after a great studio Jeff is your man! Cheers for all that.

To Colin Smith and the team at Paul C Buff Australia – for providing great gear for both events with my favourites Einsteins E640 and for great discount vouchers to all participants for all PCB equipment! Much appreciated!

To our great models and makeup artist – it wouldn’t be possible without your extra effort.
To all participants for your amazing attitude an willingness to make cool stuff!

And last but not least to Ola who made my whole trip run so smooth – organising all the flights and connections so I was never late and fully equipped!
I would go astray without you! For sure!

We have also some BTS material to show you – Melbourne + Sydney:


[Photos by Jeff Paine – Click to Enlarge]


…if you are still reading you might be interested in what is coming soon!

2011 was a real roller coaster for us and I am sure that 2012 will bring more exciting stuff!
As soon I finish that post We are coming back to the final stage of Awakening Photo Quest, as we are not far from the shooting day!

So for starters I am very pleased to announce our Milk Workshops plans for 2012!
If you happen to be in one of the cities listed below and you were thinking about attending our workshops please email us at and put the name of the city in the title line.
As soon as we secure the date you will receive a newsletter with all the booking info:

Beijing, China
London, UK
Frankfurt, Germany,
Rome, Italy
Los Angeles, USA

…and it looks like we will finish the year again in the sunny Oz visiting:
and Brisbane!

Hope to see you there!

You might also like:

Playing with water: THE SILVER ANGEL !
The Milky Nun !



  1. Boxster195
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 20:27 | Permalink | Reply

    I am very interested in the next workshop in Frankfurt. Do you know already the date?

  2. M. Orange
    Posted January 10, 2012 at 16:21 | Permalink | Reply

    Very interested in the Los Angeles workshop!

  3. Posted January 10, 2012 at 21:37 | Permalink | Reply

    Seen your post on 500px. Absolutely amazing work.

  4. Posted January 13, 2012 at 07:02 | Permalink | Reply

    I´m Interested in Los Angeles workshop

  5. Ana Sondej
    Posted February 1, 2012 at 15:20 | Permalink | Reply

    Any chance of doing a workshop in the U.S.A. in 2012?

  6. Posted February 14, 2012 at 06:10 | Permalink | Reply

    Looking forward to a Los Angeles workshop.

  7. Posted February 16, 2012 at 16:15 | Permalink | Reply

    Very interested in the Roma workshop!

  8. Posted February 24, 2012 at 10:29 | Permalink | Reply

    @ Boxster195 – Workshops in Frankfurt, we have shortlisted a few venues and should know more detail soon’ish – we are looking at late April/early May.

    @ M.Orange, Ramon Diaz, Ana Sondej, Nelson – We have already location for USA workshop and we would like to visit LA in late August/early September.
    However we are working hard on the Visa front! Will give you an update as soon we will know more details!

    @ walter zerla – Cheers, Roma workshops is almost fixed and potential date is June/July

    @ imcconnell – Many thanks!

    Cheers for your comments!
    Jaroslav @ AurumLight Team

  9. Shtevo
    Posted April 26, 2012 at 21:23 | Permalink | Reply


  10. alina
    Posted May 18, 2012 at 20:59 | Permalink | Reply

    Interested in Los Angeles workshop !

  11. Posted June 26, 2012 at 20:38 | Permalink | Reply

    Interested in the Los Angeles class! Is that still happening? or has it come and gone?

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