Trying to take a nicely lit photo of cutlery can be amazingly hard. That flatware with it’s shiny chrome surface reflects light in all the ways you don’t want for a good image. It is incredibly hard, we know, we’ve tried.
But here is some help from Dustin Dolby with workphlo. This is a great video tutorial on taking a great photo of that dish running away with the spoon. And he even gets into using Photoshop to add more light and clean it up.
Wow, sometimes we forget that cutlery can be used for more than just eating. Flatware finds a way as they say. Sadly this won’t work with spoons or knifes, just forks.
It works well because when you normally just put the nail/screw in the wall, you’re forever moving the picture frame up and down, scraping the wall, hoping the wire on the picture frame grabs onto the nail. The wire normally likes to bow inwards toward you so getting it onto the nail is next to impossible.
This fork trick is not need for frames that have the metal teeth-type hanger.
Something a simple as a spoon takes a lot of thought, design and energy. I’m sure the fork and knife take effort as well and there are a lot of knife making videos out there. But what it takes to create flatware has always fascinated me.
So it was pretty interesting to discover a page on a manufacturers website about how their stamped cutlery is made. That company is Eternum and they are:
“Eternum is a Belgian company created in 1924 and specialized in the creation, production and sale of stainless steel cutlery and tableware.”
It’s interesting to read how cutlery has been created for years.