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.

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.

Product style shot of a hunting knife


In the second shot here, we spritzed the knife with water.
Product style shot of a hunting knife with a spritz of water