After a full weekend of photoshoots, I had some downtime today and decided to make a snoot for my Vivitar 283 flash (it's amazing what you can do with some cardboard and gaffers tape). Beyond being a funny word, a snoot is a long tube that connects to the front of your flash to narrow your flash's burst radius, which has the effect of giving your light a spotlight kind-of-look. Above you can see the difference between shooting with the snoot versus without. Pretty cool, eh? I am looking forward to playing with it on some upcoming portrait sessions!