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gilly
04-01-2009, 05:29 AM
Today I made a cereal box Snoot for my flashguns. I started with a 7 1/2 incher. By far the cheapest addition to my kit!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a44/gilly81/snoot1.jpg

Man it's awesome what you can do when you've got more control of light!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a44/gilly81/tripod1.jpg

Here's a setup pic. Plenty of light in the room, but still able to really isolate the subject. Just shot JPG with minimal PP (just slightly altered the black point in Aperture.) G20 protests on TV too haha.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a44/gilly81/setup.jpg

TheObiJuan
04-01-2009, 06:17 AM
Hey gilly, that's awesome!
What is your strobe connected to, the Phottix box?
It looks like a wireless transciever, but I've never heard of it.

Nickcanada
04-01-2009, 07:36 AM
Nice, you get a sharper edge if you paint a black strip on the inside of the end of the snoot. Or you could get some black straws and stick em in the end of the snoot to make a spot grid.

gilly
04-01-2009, 08:18 AM
Hey gilly, that's awesome!
What is your strobe connected to, the Phottix box?
It looks like a wireless transciever, but I've never heard of it.

Yeah, similar to the cactus triggers, but slightly more reliable! I'm happy enough with them - I've just ordered another 2 today actually.

gilly
04-01-2009, 08:21 AM
Nice, you get a sharper edge if you paint a black strip on the inside of the end of the snoot. Or you could get some black straws and stick em in the end of the snoot to make a spot grid.

Cheers Nick. I read about that on strobist, and I'm off to get straws tomorrow to give it a try. From what I've seen, the spot grid is used separate to a snoot, and gives a tighter light again, even if only an inch long?

Nickcanada
04-01-2009, 08:39 AM
Cheers Nick. I read about that on strobist, and I'm off to get straws tomorrow to give it a try. From what I've seen, the spot grid is used separate to a snoot, and gives a tighter light again, even if only an inch long?

Yeah, I learned it from the strobist site too. The longer the straws the tighter the beam apparently. To be honest I haven't played around with it yet. I gotta get off my butt and try it.

GaryS
04-01-2009, 08:47 AM
Harvey's has black straws..... I'm just saying...

adam75south
04-01-2009, 09:09 AM
i coulda used that last night for a hair light. i really need to start coming up with some more lights/modifiers. i've been on a lens kick lately though.

Nickcanada
04-01-2009, 09:31 AM
Harvey's has black straws..... I'm just saying...

Nice, good call.

gilly
04-01-2009, 11:36 AM
cheers guys. I'll post my attempts at that one soon!