The assignment was simple: spoons, forks, knives. In any configuration. The only requirement was to think outside the box. I didn't have the glass to try some of the concepts that I wanted, so I decided to combine photography with Photoshop.
I used a Godox SK-300 strobe with soft-box and scrim, directly in front of the cutlery. Then I placed white foam cards on each side. For my settings:
- ISO 64
- 24-70/f 2.8 lens @ 36mm
- 1/125 sec
Photoshop is where I just fell in love with the Gradient Mapping Adjustment layer. I used a Copper Gradient and the Divide Blending mode. To finish, I made sharpening and minor adjustments in Lightroom
Don felt it was a good shot. He only suggested one adjustment that has been made.
Thanks for looking, everyone.