Paul describes in detail the ins and outs of lighting a product shot of a knife with speed lights. He uses a FourSquare softbox with only one flash inside and three more outside for edge, back, and side lights.
To download the lighting diagram, click this link. http://peregrinestudios.com/downloads/knifelightingdiagram.jpg
The higher res final shots are below the video.
Disclaimer: This is our first video with new equipment so please excuse the sub par quality. We have since resolved the issues. Instead of pitching the whole video, we decided to post it anyway due to the value of the content.
In the second shot here, we spritzed the knife with water.