Snoot

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Not to be confused with Snout.

In photography, a snoot is a tube or similar object that fits over a studio light or portable flash and allows the photographer to control the direction and radius of the light beam.[1] These may be conical, cylindrical, or rectangular in shape. Snoots can isolate a subject when using a flash. They help by stopping "light spill", or when lighting falls in a larger footprint than intended.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Lighting 101 Cereal Box Snoots" Strobist explains the use of snoots in flash photography
  2. ^ Richard Ferncase (22 April 1992). Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video. CRC Press. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-136-04418-2. 
  3. ^ Hybinette, Maria (31 March 2011). "Assignment 9: On-Camera Flash". Art and Science of Photography CSCI 4900 / 6900. Retrieved 2 September 2014. "Neil's half-snoot to avoid light spillage…"