DIY Flash Snoot for a Film Noir Effect


Want to spice up your flash game a little bit? Add a little drama by using a homemade snoot!

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A snoot is a sort of tunnel for the light to go through that will restrict in all directions except for the exact direction the flash is pointed. To make one, you’ll need the following:

  • Foam or Illustration Board
  • Cutter
  • Black electric or gaffers tape
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  1. Using the board, cutter, and tape, make a tube that fits your flash unit perfectly.
  2. Put a slit in front where you can put in the different snoot designs like in the photo below
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Here are the effects that you will get with each one. Try and experiment with other variations!

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Information for this article was sourced from DIY Photography

written by cruzron on 2013-11-06 #gear #tutorials #film #diy #tipster #flash #snoot


  1. bburcuceylan
    bburcuceylan ·

    this is cool

  2. aguillem
    aguillem ·

    uh, this sounds great! I think I'll give a try as soon as I'll be rich enough to get cardboard and tape..

  3. aguillem
    aguillem ·

    Here's the full article. It's a bit more complicated that it sounded, but still interesting.…

  4. -dakota-
    -dakota- ·

    great idea!

  5. servus_salyut
    servus_salyut ·

    So cool!!! ...finally a weekend-project, thank you ;-)

  6. jakemasa
    jakemasa ·

    I'm going to do this over the thanksgiving break with my family. I cant wait

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