Brace yourself winter is coming – THE GIRL WITH THE BROKEN HEART – BTS Teaser

A few weeks ago we managed to shoot one of my concept shoots which is now in postproduction…
Working on current assignments it will take me a while before I will find time to retouch the final illustrations.

Taking this under consideration, you will see the end piece while we will have a (hopefully) beautiful spring and for a moment I was worried somewhat it is not going to be a relevant…

… but as the great fan of “Game of Thrones” and seeing the 3rd season of the show starting on 31st March I am not worried anymore! Knowing that the theme is similar makes me even a little happy about that.

So brace yourself winter is coming!
But for now I will leave you just with this short Behind The Scenes teaser:

The Girl With The Broken Heart – BTS Teaser:

The concept for the shoot has been ready for a while now, but only recently I felt that this is the right time for it.
I always say that being prepared early and working with excellent team will let you improvise on the day. But location shooting is quite a different game than any studio work and you just can’t predict a lot of things. There are days when the shoot is more like fire fighting to save the day rather than ticking the boxes on your schedule.

Those are the days when a great team and excellent and reliable gear will play an essential part!
More about that in the near future so please watch this space and cheers for watching.

Jaroslav

TGWTBHproject – The AurumLight Team:
Concept & photography – Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz
Model – Paula Langowska
Hair & MakeUp – Katarzyna Lada
BTS Video/Photo – Rafal Makowski
Location Logistics – Dawid Durniat
Permits: Lukasz Daniewski
Transport: Konrad Mroczynski
Costume desing: Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz
Costume props: Melina Carranza, Jay Jessop, Karen Helle, Ewa Wieczorkiewicz, Aleksanda Wieczorkiewicz
Assistants: Aleksanda Wieczorkiewicz, Agata Ciesielska, Bartek Rozenski, Joanna Wieczorkiewicz, Ben Prewett, Carl Keane, Pawel Laskowski, Przemyslaw Niedzielski

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MILK Workshops in AUSTRALIA 2013!
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BRISBANE Nov 23-24 2013
MELBOURNE Nov 27-28 2013
SYDNEY Nov 30-Dec 1 2013


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My best regards
Jaroslav

Manfrotto School of Xcellence – The Milk Workshop in Italy!

I am honoured and very pleased to announce that I will be a tutor for Manfrotto School of Xcellence!
Joining such an awesomely creative crowd and be somewhere in-between Joe McNally and Drew Gardner, is something really great.

For the first instalment we will bring – The Milk Workshop – followed by a few different events, but about that in the near future!

We will run this unique workshop for the very first time in Italy.
8-9th June in the picturesque scenery of Bassano del Grappa and I am happy to invite anyone interested in having a hugely fun time, creating amazing images.

All the information and the booking info here:
Manfrotto School of Xcellence – The Milk Workshop [Link]

If you need anymore info? Got a question? Please drop us a line on the email workshops@aurumlight.com and we’ll get right back to you.

Cheers
Jaroslav

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MILK Workshops in AUSTRALIA 2013!
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BRISBANE Nov 23-24 2013
MELBOURNE Nov 27-28 2013
SYDNEY Nov 30-Dec 1 2013


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My best regards
Jaroslav

…a splashing time! Milk Workshop – London 2013

The first MILK WORKSHOP from our AurumLight 2013 Tour passed in a fantastic atmosphere and we had a really splashing time!

What was a really special to us – It was the first workshop where we have had more people from abroad than local, UK photographers!
We were absolutely impressed by quite a few epic journeys, our participants travelled from all over the world – United States, Puerto Rico, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Denmark, Spain, France!
And we are grateful to every single one of them!

We had a great time with such an interesting and creative crowd, working on some very cool and unique Liquid concepts!
The final photographs will follow very soon.

I would like to especially thank to sensational models Ella and Raphaella for their amazing effort and to the always brilliant Jay Jessop for awesome hair and Make-Up!

Next stop…
MILK Workshops 2014!
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5-6 April 2014 – London, United Kingdom
17-18 May 2014 – Frankfurt, Germany
See you Guys there.

Jaroslav
AurumLight Team

Behind the scene photographs: Ben Prewett

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


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My best regards
Jaroslav

Find What You Love… and Let It Kill You!

Recently I was invited to an opening of a fashion designers boutique here in London where I met a lot of cool and interesting people.
During the event I was asked by the owner “what is your photographic bread and butter?”.

When I answered that it is an architectural photography he wasn’t surprised, he knew already that by profession I am an architect but he was a little confused because he couldn’t find these pictures on my website…

I respond quickly but I felt that it is more complex than just a one liner…

My Website and especially this Blog was created to share stuff that I love to do!
Stuff that makes me go an extra mile but the most of all that are completely mine…

Architectural photography is a really interesting area to work in. But it is an interaction with the other people that brought me to this industry.
Buildings do not appreciate your efforts, it is going to be in the same place tomorrow if the weather is not to your liking.
When working with people you need to have a people skills, the day is less predictable but to me a way more exciting. The bigger the team the more thrilling it is.

Another thing and crucial to me is how you feel about it… can you really say about an architectural photography “my work”?
As far I am concerned, I am struggling with that.

Yes you will pick the angle, wait for a perfect light and in the right moment to press the shutter.
But when I do that I can’t stop thinking about an enormous effort from many people involved in making this building rise from the ground.
A lot of people actually, starting from the client through architects, engineers, planners, contractors and many builders. And all of them were considering location, light conditions and appearance of the structure often years before you even had a thing to photograph.

Than I am showing up on a sunny day… snap… job done.
And even though I have many publications in Mags and books this is why I can’t get a lot of satisfaction from that particular work.
Same with events, I am a control freak and it would just drives me mad that I could be just a fly on the wall. It is just not for me.

This is why you rarely have a chance to see “my regular work” here.

I prefer to talk about my conceptual photography. The projects that are truly mine.
After it pops into my head or heart I will do all I can to make some of these ideas happen!

Sometimes it takes to do all from scratch – story line, costumes, location scouting, casting models. But the more effort it cost, the more rewarding it is!

This year we have a few really great gigs like that! And you can be sure that I will share them with you here.

But how to do that. How to balance such demanding ventures while working on regular stuff to pay your bills?
It is quite simple really, one of many solutions is to give up on sleeping!

You just need to find what your love, focus on that and let it kill you! It feels great, you will see!

In fact this will be a subject of my up and coming Seminar in London on the 7th of March.
If you are around I hope I will see you there. You can find more details here.

Cheers
Jaroslav @AurumLight Team

Workshops 2013 – What, Where, When…

Hi there,

Thank you for all your emails and questions about our plans for workshops in 2013.
We are pleased that there is so much interest and we would love to visit all the places you’ve mentioned.

We have prepared a series of events and I hope you will find something for you!
For the first half of the year we are going to work in Europe and during the second part we are planning to travel to Australia and USA.

As for the next six months:

MILK WORKSHOPS:

We are very happy to announce a series of the Milk Workshops 2013.
This is a rare opportunity to be part of some amazing image making during the event like no other!

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March – London, UK [only 3 spots left]
May – Frankfurt , Germany
June – Venice, Italy [Details TBC]

MILK Workshops in AUSTRALIA 2013!
Book your place now, here: >>>BOOKING PAGE

BRISBANE Nov 23-24 2013
MELBOURNE Nov 27-28 2013
SYDNEY Nov 30-Dec 1 2013
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Get to know how to make a Liquid Illustrations that make people stop and stare at your portfolio!
Learn how to shoot throw MILK and compose all elements in Postproduction!

A 2 Day event that covers studio MILK sessions and intense editing training!
A chance to explore and push the boundary while working with your camera, lighting equipment, models and a team of assistants.

** If you like to know first about our 2013 events please sent us an email to Workshops@AurumLight.com and we will add you to our Newsletter list.


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BEAUTY & FASHION WORKSHOPS:

For the first time AurumLight is teaming up with Oleg Tityaev – New York beauty and fashion photographer and bringing you one of the most comprehensive BEAUTY & FASHION photographic workshop!
Learn how to precisely control your light and make absolutely stunning portraits In-Camera without the need for Photoshop!

These are two separate events and you can find more details here:

18 May – BEAUTY Workshops

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19 May – FASHION Workshops

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For those unfamiliar with Oleg’s amazing portraits, head on over to his website http://www.tityaev.ru/ or check the blog http://olegti.wordpress.com/ for a summary from his last New York workshops.

OK, That is it for the next six months. We will blog about the dates and the venues for Australia and USA trips at a later date when we will confirm all details.
Send us a blank email to Workshops@AurumLight.com with the name of the City to first get a Workshops Newsletter!

Please watch that space.

Cheers
Jaroslav @AurumLight Team


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MILK Workshops in AUSTRALIA 2013!
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BRISBANE Nov 23-24 2013
MELBOURNE Nov 27-28 2013
SYDNEY Nov 30-Dec 1 2013


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My best regards
Jaroslav

So here we are 2013!

That last twelve months went like a blast. So many things has happened, so many old and new faces we have met!
It was a really good year!

But it wasn’t an easy one, by no means.

My wife always says that there is a lot of technical info but not much of personal bits.
So there you go…

Whatever your goals are, I always say that it is the route and the way how you are handling the stuff you are force to face, the most important thing.
In that pursuit for success you can easily loose the balance. I know because it happened to me before…

From all the feelings, I am most of all grateful for the past 12 months.

I am grateful for every single visit from almost half a million so far on this blog!
Cheers Guys! That makes writing these post so worthwhile.

Photography took us to so many places like Australia, USA and Europe – we have met new and caught up with old friends. I am so grateful for that!

Some of you noticed that during the first half of the year the blog was more quiet than usual.
Like everyone else I experienced great high and low moments and they all matters.

First from two most significant to me was that after 12 years of being with my beloved Ola, we finally got married.
We were blessed with a beautiful day full of love from our family and friends.
It was really worth the wait!

Second was watching my mother’s inspiring battle with cancer. It wasn’t and still it is not easy for her, but witnessing her humble and optimistic approach in facing every single day is something that will stay with me for life. I am really proud of my mom!

Staying positive and full of love and passion in the toughest times is probably the greatest legacy that you could inherit.

I feel enormously empowered by this year events, and I am focused like never before. We have grand plans and amazing concepts ready to make reality.

There shouldn’t be anything that can stop you from making your dreams come true. Just go for it!
And this year is going to be all about just that!

Once again, Thank You for reading it means a lot to us!

All the best for 2013!

Jaroslav

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