During my shoot at the potash mine dump near Giesen I needed to focus the light from the flash. I only wanted to illuminate the bike and not its surroundings, so precise light control was necessary. The shooting setup is shown below.

At first I tried zooming the flash to 120 mm, but that did not bring the expected result. I needed to focus/constrain the light beam even more. What I needed was a snoot, but I did not have one. So I improvised and used the lens hood of the 24-70 f2.8 and some duct tape. Some more duct tape was used to extend the tube of the snoot even more. This is what it looked like:

And this is a quick comparison of how the light was contrained with just the flash / snoot / extended snoot.

That’s my quick tip for today, maybe you might find it helpful !