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Using Snoot for Photography – Simplified

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016


What is a snoot ? A snoot is a tube that fits over a strobe or studio light to direct the light in a focused are and prevents light spill from getting into your shadows. How does a snoot help ?                                                                                         Bare-Bulb-vs-Snoot

  1. You get a small area of coverage
  2. less light spill, and
  3.  more defined edges in the light



What is the difference between using a snoot and a grid ? Using a snoot gives a harsher or harder light, adding a lot of contrast on your subject. When using a grid, the light is softer. A grid allows the light to bounce around, meaning your light is coming from multiple places, whereas a snoot directs the light without allowing it to bounce.