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Lighting For Liquid Series – EINSTEIN STRIKES BACK

Hey Guys!

We are almost ready for our AUSTRALIA Milk Workshops 2013 next month, but before the take-off we have a quick test on Lighting For Liquids and a bonus sneak peek into the set of our Bamboo Forest Shoot for The Liquid Series!

In this test we will check that our Einsteins can compete and deliver the same results as a high-end lighting gear…

Some time ago I saw a video featuring Bronco Scoro and Profoto Pro 8 Air called “A Real World Shootout” featuring a test of the flash duration of both systems.

You can find that video here [click].

While watching it I couldn’t help myself thinking…
“… wait a minute, this can be easily done with our 20-times less expensive lights!”

So when we worked on our new Babmboo Forrest Shoot for the Liquid series, I decided to run a quick Video Response to the Real World Shootout using Paul Buff’s Einstein E640.


The Setup:
We’ve replicated the set and like on the reference video set the camera Phase One P65+ with 110 Shneider lens to f/16.
The Fill light is a bare head bounced from the white board at 1/32power and the Main – 22” Silver beauty dish set to 1/16th



As expected in that scenario Einstein delivered an action stopping flash duration T0.1 = 1/10410 of a second!
What’s really cool is that all data you might need while freezing the liquid is displayed on a neat LCD screen at the back of the head.

The results are below, and it wasn’t any surprise that Einstein E640 handled the test effortlessly!

50% Crop:


My conclusion and what I am really trying to say here – is that the test like that shootout doesn’t proof anything and I can hardly find it helpful to justify spending over $12000 for just a pack, especially when you realise that this is an equivalent of 24 Einstein heads …
… Dear God! What a crazy set I could lit with that arsenal !?

And that is a perfect punch line!

Companies with that calibre and expensive equipment should know and do much better than this, always try to push the boundary and come up with unbelievable concepts!
Come on! We need a bigger challenge than that!


Meanwhile in London…

The Bamboo Forest Shoot for The Liquid Series:


That is how we roll at AurumLight ;-]

You can see a 1 minute BTS sneak peek video at the end of the above Video Response.
While using massive mods, increasing significantly power level and the distance between the lights and the subject we were still able to get a freezing flash duration.

The Setup:
For that Project we used three Einsteins 640 in 2 Giant Strip Softboxes 200x40cm and 64” Paul Buff PLM – Parabolic Light Modifier.
I seriously love the PLM – it provides such an even and efficient beam of light that you can light your subject from a really far away!
It is also affordable which makes it a must-have for me.

Lady In Red…


Model: Jay Jessop
Hair & Make-Up: Katrina Betts
Concept & Design: Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz
Photography: Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz
Assistants: Ben Prewett, Aleksandra Wieczorkiewicz, Bartek Rzeczkowski

MILK Workshops 2014!
Book your place now, here: >>>BOOKING PAGE

5-6 April 2014 – London, United Kingdom
17-18 May 2014 – Frankfurt, Germany


My best regards

A NEW LOOK ! – AurumLight WEB2.0

Hi there,

So you might just see it, and figured out one of the reasons why we have been quiet recently!

Our brand NEW Website Version2.0 is life and we are very happy to introduce a NEW look, new BTS, Workshops and Prints sections!


AurumLight featured on

I am very pleased to let you know that, recently we have been featured on where I shared the story behind The Silver Angel illustration which become an Advert for PaulBuff Einstein E640!

If you haven’t seen the post already, you can find it here.

I would like to say hello and thanks to all who came along via David’s Blog and visited us here!
I hope you have found something for yourself and I assure you that there is more exciting stuff to come!

Last but not least, I was fortunate to meet David a few times and like everyone who had a chance to spend some time with him I was always inspired and encouraged to work even harder!
If you ever have a chance to go to one of his seminars just do it, you will love his approach and attitude!

… oh, and “click” ;-]


See you soon Wloclawek!

… that was a fantastic day!

I had the pleasure of running a seminar and meeting so many passionate people.
I shared my approach to conceptual photography my thoughts and how the things work for me.

I am both very pleased and grateful for such amazing feedback and I would like to say a big thank you to everyone, it was really worthwhile!

A special thanks goes to the organiser of the exhibition and the seminar.
Lukasz, please keep up great work!
It was awesome!

Cheers Guys and see you next year Wloclawek!

Photos by Lukasz Daniewski


I am very pleased to announce two upcoming events.

We have been invited to exhibit our work at a photographic event in my hometown – Wloclawek in Poland in late September 2011.

We have also been given the opportunity to run a SEMINAR at this event, where we can meet other photo enthusiasts and professional photographers both local and from around the region.

During the seminar, we will share our approach, experience, the backstage videos and more material from our recent conceptual photography ventures…
… and yes we will touch on our Milk Series as well !

Along with our most popular projects, we will also premiere our latest production THE TRIAL.

THE TRIAL will be published on the blog soon so please stay tuned – it is quite an interesting piece and we are very excited!

Both events – the Exhibition and the Seminar are Free and everyone is more than welcome to come along!
Hope to see you there!

Galeria Bezdomna – ul.Zabia8 – Wloclawek – Poland
24 Sept’11 Friday 16:00 – Gallery Exhibition opening
26 Sept’11 Monday 17:00 – Seminar with Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, AurumLight

There are quite a few interesting events planned for that week, and if you are interested you can find the full programme (in Polish) Here.


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