Using a Speedlight as a Spotlight
Have you ever wanted to add a little something to your picture but haven’t been able to figure out what could help you out? how about only lighting part of it? You can use a speedlight with a snoot and create a spotlight effect for your pictures! We call that MTS (Mobile Triangle Snoot). These are images where you create a portable, triangle of light while you hand hold a snooted speedlight to spotlight one part of your subject. The background usually ends up dark, with a spotlight effect on your subject. This is awesome if you want to have some awesome shadows on your subject!
To create this effect you want to start out by setting your camera so that it’s underexposed (Almost to the point where it resembles the Invisible Black Background technique from Glyn Dewis) and then you add the snooted speedlight! It creates an awesome spotlight effect and you can do it anywhere and with anything! Here’s some pictures I took! By the way, the picture with the spider is real! Ahhhh!!! I have looked at this picture a thousand times, and I barely just realized that the spider was there, staring at me all along! I went back and looked at all of my other pictures, and it’s in all of them too! I’m so glad I didn’t notice it until today, or I would have freaked out… Anyway, you can go ahead now 🙂