How do you do that Spotlight/Light Beam effect

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john isaacs Veteran Member • Posts: 4,908
Re: How do you do that Spotlight/Light Beam effect

amlbenilde wrote:

I have recently been into studio photography for almost two years now. I gotta admit, I'm still fairly new to the game of studio photography compared to the more experienced photographers in the field. So please do forgive me if this sounds too beginner

I wanted to achieve this kind of lighting on my next portrait. It boggles me how these photographers achieve this look, considering the sharp edge of the circular light on the background - without the edges getting soft or faded. I assume they utilize a snoot or something. But it's really the sharp edges of the light that I'm a fan of.

Any suggestions? Thank you in advance! (reference photo below)

Glue a white circle to a black background.

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