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Leatherman's Toolkit

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Strobist:

Shot with one hand-held speedlight in a Traveller8 mini softbox, untethered via YN-602.

I combined the exposures later-on in Phototshop, layer mode: Lighten.

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Little trick besides the exposure fusion: With this type of strobe shooting, you can filter and adjust your lightsource later-on -- just by adjusting the layer opacity and by adding a Photoshop photo filter. As you can see, I trimmed left "light source" towards a warmer tone and the other one towards a cooler tone.

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Making-of

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f/20?

Well ... not the best aperture for that lens, but an aperture, that renders the whole knife sharp. Alternatively I could have stacked some shots -- which is not really easily possible with the chosen multi-flash exposure grick -- or I could have chosen a wider distance (which collided with the angle I chose).

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Taken on April 28, 2013