How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

Jan 3, 2012

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

Jan 3, 2012

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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I guess that snoots are one of those things that you can make out of almost any substance. As a kid, I used to listed to Dennis Leary and he had a similar notion on bongs (you can listed to this very NSFW, rude and strong languaged track here).

Of course being the shy and straighter than ruler guy that I am I would not even know a bong if I saw one, but I would recognize a good snoot idea.

How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

If you’re asking, “a snoot, what is it good for”? check out Strobist’s Ultra-Hard Light post.

Shooter Lior Kraisler send me a pictorial on how to fabricate a makeshift snoot from a coke bottle. I would not ordinarily post those as he number of “look, I made this into a snoot” mails I get is only surpassed by the number of mails I get telling me that I won the Microsoft lottery, but the design is sweet, strobe universal and given the shape of the bottle provides a pretty tight beam of light.

1. Obtain a cola bottle and cut it in half

How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

2. Cover with Gaffers tape (and don’t settle for any other kind of tape, you’re a pro!)

How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

3. Place snoot and strobe side by side (OK, you can skip this one)

How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

4. Mount the snoot on the strobe (Yay! More gaff tape!)

How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

Notice the distracting actions figures on the back. It’s because there’s no snoot on the strobe.

How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

Here, the snoot’s on, much better.

How To Make A Snoot From A Coca-Cola Bottle

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