Category Archives: Portrait

“LA-VANDER SHADDOW”

Aurum Lighting Studio have great pleasure in welcoming on board  Katkinoko who is an extra talented wig designer and professional but not only that a fantastic person.

We strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for not only a team player but who has amazing creative input!
(we also love her rates… but be quick I have a feeling she will become very busy quite soon!)

Below you can see Kat in action as she is preparing the gorgeous model Cristina who you have already met ‘on the roof’ a few posts below

We had a very busy Saturday, and I still have loads of material to edit, so watch that space there is more to come.

And here you can see the effects of our effort on the day:

 

 

 

 

Cheers
Jaroslav

3 MODELS ON THE ROOFTOP

Hi there,

It’s been a while since my last post…

Last weekend I went to meet a few good people from the London Strobist Group and I did a test shoot with a  few of the models who attended the event hoping to find the right person for our next project…

The weather was fantastic so I abandoned the studio and we took the advantage of the accessible rooftop and played with and against the sun.

The day went smoothly and the models were great. I will add that in the near future I will work with one of the girls from the photos below on my new up and coming project…

…well as soon I’ll finish the storyboard ;-]  I am very excited! …About the story board that is and project that is ;-]

So watch this space

C&C Welcome!

Jaroslav

1. Rianne

2. Cristina

3. Negin

Cheers!

SIMONE – SWIMMER

Whatever I do, I always give my best.
That is why I love to shoot sportsmen doing any kind of sport.

There is something magical about watching passionate people pushing their body to the limits.

Today’s shot is a picture of my friend Simone  – a great dedicated swimmer – during the preparation for her third Triathlon.

All the best to the people who like to push themselves and never give up!
Jaroslav

LIGHT BOUNCER (ALMOST) WIFE ;-)

Hey Guys!

We are engaged!! :-)

Yes, it’s true and we are both very excited! I was so excited that I decided to use it to my advantage and shoot another Poster for fun! Any excuse I know!

Today we deconstruct the lighting for this Poster:

It worked out pretty well with just three lights – two stripboxes for the rim on the sides and back and one small sofbox from the front

The photo was taken on seamless, for the BG we used a bunch of Christmas lights which were added in the postproduction .
Here is the original

… I have a few more posters already in the pipeline – this is fun !

Cheers
Jaroslav

“SAVE THE CHEERLEADER… SAVE THE WORLD!”

For the next instalment of the Movie posters Variations  series I thought I will go for superhero theme :-]
At the moment I am watching “Heroes” TV series  so I will give it a go :-]

She’s a Bad-Ass

For energy balls I shoot few [quite a lot actually] soap bubbles bursts.
Shots below were taken with 1/400s, 1/800, 1/1000 of a second – using all this Hi-Speed WooDoo ;-D.

Then I moved to the subject ; -) my favourite part!

Plus dramatic sky – which is not a  problem here in London ; -D


Then some mixing in Potatoshop ; -) and voilà:

Hope you guys like it.

To Be continued…
J

“DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR MEDICINE…”

Being a big fan of cinema since I was a child, I was always collecting movie posters of my favourite films.

So these days when I can really appreciate the work that both photographers and graphic editors put in to create fantastic artwork to advertise motion pictures, I am starting this series as a tribute to all those artist who for years have stimulated my imagination.
This is also going  to be my quasi mental therapy to keep me sane after hours of everyday stuff I am doing to pay the bills.

Today we will kick off and start with simple work but which is very  important for me.

“Don’t forget to take your medicine…”

Inspired by amazing comic book artist Frank Miller – from his work my favourite has to be Sin City! Years before the movie I was reading this series like crazy :-] and Aaron Nace who who is a very talented photographer and came out with the idea which was used for the reference picture.

I was so relieved when it was made into a  movie which was nearly as good as the book!

Cheers
J