Channel the light into a tight beam for a dose of drama or to pick out details
A snoot like the Interfit S-Type here channels the light down a tube into a circular opening, producing a very narrow beam of light. The light on the face here is hard, with deep shadows under the nose and chin. Unlike in the other shots here, there’s no spill of light across the background, so it comes out looking almost black. Because of this, snoots are useful for directing the light to a specific part of your subject. You wouldn’t often see one used alone like this to light the face. More often they’re teamed with other lights, perhaps as a back light for some hair or rimlighting.