Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Snoot that strobe

Here is a classic sample of the use of a snooted strobe.

I wrapped my Nikon SB-800 strobe head with Cinefoil creating a snoot on my flash. By containing the spread of light, I was able to light just the subject "Mitch" without contaminating the rest of the wall.

I used an additional Nikon SB-800 with a CTB gel (cooling gel) aimed down the row of meters.

Here is a sample of the type of snoot fashioned on location. I keep several pieces of Cinefoil with me for this very purposes. Cinefoil cam also be used to flag off light, by placing a piece of foil on the side of the strobe.

I made a post some time ago before I spoke at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif. In this post I show my small lighting kit, you might find it interesting. Hope you enjoyed the post. DT

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


For some reason, the images are not being retrieved with the post. This is a first.

Am enjoying your blog. Was scratching my head about the matte black foil in your kit video. Until this morning.

Thanks. ...edN