Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Using snoot

f/1.8 for both
flash ~ 2 ft away on M 1/64
Left is with Al foil snoot. Right is w/o snoot

With snoot, the pic is darker with the same f/1.8. Even the subject itself is not as bright as without snoot. Background is as expected, but subject is less dark with snoot. Am I missing something? Is my Al snoot doing something wrong?

With this shot yesterday, I can see the snoot opening pattern on the box. The big spread seemed to be the bounced light escaping from the sides of the AL foil before it reaches the end. THe light is escaping! Well, it's not fiber optics, but I thought it should bounce internally better than this. Time to read Strobist.

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