I teach a studio product photography class, so I’ve seen my fair share of product photos—from mediocre to outstanding. This collection of images from Alex Koloskov is not only pretty great, but it’s a great teaching tool as well. And that’s something pretty darn appealing me; I’m always looking for a way to teach certain fundamental photographic techniques on which all studio product photography is based. Translucent subjects, specular surfaces, splashes and motion… These are things I spend time specifically teaching week after week in my class, and I know how important these fundamentals are if you want to learn about lighting. So if you’re interested in learning more about still life photography, or more importantly how those lighting techniques can be applied across a number of other photographic disciplines, you absolutely must check out these tutorials and behind the scenes videos Mr. Koloskov has posted at Pixiq.com.