Snoot Photo Tutorials

Underwater photography and video tutorial series for shooting with snoots
By Brent Durand

Snoot lighting is a style of underwater photo and video that allows the shooter to precisely direct light into a narrow beam. This narrow beam opens up a world of dramatic light and shadow falloff, most often used for macro and supermacro photography.

The best uses of snoot lighting are to help make a subject pop from a distracting background, emphasize a portrait or body feature, minimize backscatter and introduce a feeling of drama into the composition.

Snoots can be used with underwater strobes or video lights. The tutorials below cover all aspects of shooting with underwater snoots.



The Ultimate Guide to Snoot Photography






Top 5 tips for Underwater Snoots







Underwater Snoots 101





If there's something you want to learn about snoots but can't find, email me at and we'll get a tutorial up on the site. Enjoy!


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