DIY: Making a Snoot for Your Flash

Author: Leann Wrightsman

This step-by-step guide will show you how to make a snoot for your flash easily using items you may even have around the house. You can use your snoot to get a nice narrow light pattern, customizable by squeezing the snoot;

© Leann Wrightsman

STEP 1: Get gaffer’s tape and foam paper.
Look in the craft supply area of Hobby Lobby or Michaels to find the foam paper, and if you have friends at the local theatre (plays not movies) you can often get a bit of Gaffers tape at no charge. Else, check with a camera shop that carries lighting supplies.


STEP 2: Stick gaffer’s tape to black foam paper.
Place the gaffer’s tape smoothly along the short end of the foam paper.


STEP 3: Make a tube out of the foam paper.
Make a tube out of the foam paper, butt the ends of the foam paper together firmly for a nice even join


STEP 4: Put it on your speedlite
Put it on your speedlite and call it a snoot! The snoot should fit snugly on the end of the speedlite.


Submitted by Leann Wrightsman
LifeSpring Photography –

See also: Photography Hacks

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Comment by T. Cartwright
2007-08-15 11:39:55

That’s a really nice picture! I’m going to try this..


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