Speedlights are a great solution for when you cannot bring your studio lights with you on location. They are small, light weight, and cost-effective. What are some ways you can modify a speedlight? In this video, author Robert Vanelli demonstrates how to use a snoot to modify a flash when you light your shot.
- What's neat about lighting modifiers,…it lets us photographers become…extremely creative and become artists.…So, during a scene, maybe I want a piece of light…or a sliver of light just to hit one part of the scene.…This is where we need what's called a snoot.…And what a snoot's going to do, it's going to take the light…and it's going to aim it directly in one location.…Earlier, I talked about a commercial product,…a flash bender, as an option to do…many things to modify light.…
Well, it can do one more thing,…and that's create the snoot for us.…So, if I close it down tight,…and make it look…just like a tunnel.…What this is going to do for us,…is we slip the light through,…tie it in place,…and now we're able to direct the light onto the subject.…
Now, that's a commercial option.…Now, if you don't have this product,…we can still produce a snoot using…cardboard, or black foil, or cinefoil.…Let me show you how we do that.…I'm going to take a piece of cinefoil…and place it around my speedlight…and enclose it.…Already, you can tell we're creating the same look…
- What is a lighting modifier?
- Technical and artistic benefits of lighting modifiers
- Using an umbrella to bounce light
- Lighting portraits with an umbrella
- Lighting a portrait with a softbox
- Shooting with a beauty dish
- Softening light with diffusers
- Adjusting color temperature using gels
- Lighting a portrait with a speedlight