This exercise is a quick one – basically to demonstrate the concentrating of light to fall on a particular part of a scene, with the surrounds in shadow.
I used my Pringles tube ‘snoot’, positioned fairly high above the scene and just to the left of the camera. This is what I got:
So the Cylon Raider and Colonial Viper are lit brighter than the surrounds. Because the light source is small the shadows cast are very hard – as seen best with the Cylon Raider, which is mounted on it’s stand.
I’ve used the snoot previously to direct light in the image “Breaking Through“, to direct light on my feet, to appear as though it were coming from the crack in the door.