How to Take a Great Cutlery Shot With Just One Light

Given how intricate and tricky product photography can be, you might think that you need complex multi-light setups to produce a professional shot. And while those certainly have their uses, you might be surprised by how much you can accomplish with just one light. This great video tutorial will show you how to light and edit a professional cutlery shot with a single light.

Coming to you from Dustin Dolby with workphlo, this excellent video tutorial will show you how to create a professional cutlery image with a single light. This is a great project to try right now, especially if you are stuck at home during lockdown and need something to keep your skills sharp. Even if you are not into product photography, it a great genre to practice, as it will really challenge your lighting and problem-solving skills — things that will carry over to whatever you normally shoot. In addition to the lighting setup, Dolby runs through the Photoshop process to create the final polished image. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

And if you really want to dive into product photography, check out "The Hero Shot: How To Light And Composite Product Photography With Brian Rodgers Jr.

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Andy Day's picture

This guy's tutorials are fantastic. Awesome results, too. Now I want to photograph my forks.

Alex Cooke's picture

He’s definitely one of the best!

John Dawson's picture

Dustin consistently produces great content.