Lighting Techniques 4: How I shot this

Day Two Hundred Twenty-Two:  Words Can Cut Pretty Deep, but Don't Discount Knives

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.

Lighting Setup
Lighting Setup

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