Intro to Optical Snoots

In this episode of BUFF Basics, Kyle (@throwing_fitz) uses Link Units and magnetic Color Gel Domes to created three setups utilizing the new Eclipse Optical Snoot.

The optical snoot is versatile for a variety of headshots – whether it be polka dots and fronds or a simple sliver of light, our snoot has a place in every photographer’s lineup!

For the first setup, Kyle kept it basic. He placed the model in front of a red backdrop and used the circular GOBO to create a spotlight. This a good example at how the snoot can be used to create elegance and simplicity!

For the second shot, Kyle used a starburst GOBO’s to add interest to the backdrop.

He used a V-Flat to prop up our 5-in-1 Reflector to bounce additional light onto the model. He used a 47″ Octabox as the key light.

For the final setup, Kyle stacked two GOBO’s to create a circle with an X inside.

He used a 24″ Silver Interior Beauty Dish with a teal gel dome as the key light. He placed the model in front of the 47″ Octabox and lined the snoot (with a red gel dome) up to her face creating a “superhero-like” mask.

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our customer service team – and if you recreate any of these set-ups, be sure to tag us on Instagram at @paulcbuffinc.

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