In this post I decided to take you through my thought process in lighting the photo. Because I wanted the knife as close to the camera as possible (while still being in focus), I had to lower the intensity of the flash on the camera. But that meant I would end up too dark, so I had use another flash to light me. I wanted to make sure that the flash lit only me and did not add any extra light to the knife, so I put a snoot on my flash. As we covered before, the snoot directs light forward with a very quick drop-off to darkness from the projected circle of light.