Markus and Jana from Saberproject were in the studio last Friday. The Saber Project is a Star Wars re-enactment troop that specialise in the high art of light-saber fighting (if you look at their website you will lots of video example).


Your father’s light saber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. For over a thousand generations, the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times… before the Empire.- Obi-Wan

The Shoot

The difficulty in photographing Jedi and Sith in the studio is that the light saber can easily be drowned out by the studio strobe. Although the sabers are very bright in a dark room they are easily drowned out by the studio strobes. The challenge was to get a studio photo but not have the models just standing there holding a white stick. OK I could just add the light-sabers in Photoshop but that would be to easy.