Speedlite "Snoot"




Learn how to make a "Snoot" for your speedlite flash with easy to find items you may even have around the house!

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Step 1: 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: Step 2

Place the gaffer's tape smoothly along the short end of the foam paper.

Step 3: Step 3

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

Step 4: Step 4

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

Step 5: Enjoy!

You'll be able to get a nice narrow light pattern, customizable by squeezing the snoot.



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    7 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I used black canvas for the exterior. I then lined the inside with silver Mylar using spray adhesive. Next I used Velcro along the sides to insure a perfect fit. I have also made some black grids that fit inside. The snoot lies flat in my camera bag, and the grid takes up about as much room in the bag as 4 AA batteries. It is very fast to put on the flash and if required I can insert the grid for added light control.

    10 years ago on Introduction

    made a similar one last night, but I lined it with white foam paper and added a zipper which means I can use it as a diffusion screen (i think that's what it's called anyway). Will post images and instructable on how do mine later this month.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Love the photo you took with it. I have a perished old wet suit in the shed, I'm going to chop a sleeve off and try this on my Metz hammerhead.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    ...is that like canadian for "snout" or something?


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Simple, easy, quick, and most of all, effective. BRILLIANT! - Pj