Silverware can be really pretty, but it can also be a complete pain in the you know what when it comes time to photograph it. This great video tutorial will give you numerous helpful tips to deal with distracting reflections on silverware.
Coming to you from The Bite Shot, this helpful video tutorial will show you how to deal with pesky silverware reflections in food photography. Even if you don't shoot food, it's a great lesson in reflected light. The problem is that highly reflective silverware can create undesired highlights in your images that pull the viewer's attention away from the main subject. While things like spatulas and knives can be fixed relatively easily, spoons are particularly troublesome, as their curved surface creates a wide range of angles in which you can expect to see a reflection. There are a few solutions to this problem, including slight repositioning of the silverware and flagging the light, among other interesting methods. It's certainly an annoying issue, but in a genre where the devil is truly in the details, it's important to keep an eye out for it and know how to fix it. Check out the video above for the full rundown.