Cookie Gun in Action

Inspired by Airchinapilot's cookie gun and H4NUM4N's tip on using mouse pad as snoot. Now I have an ultra portable snoot and cookie gun in my backpack.


Close up picture of the cookie gun can be found here.

Closeup picture of the cookie can be found here.

Resulting picture can be found here.


Strobist information:

- SB-800 with silver umbrella to camera right.

- Optically triggered using on-camera flash (min. power and gobo'd).

  • Verent Chan 7y

    awesome idea, love it!
  • stuttgart_san 7y

    great idea! what did you use inside the gun? transparent paper?
  • captainxo 7y

    Yes. Transparency paper. A picture of it can be found here.
    First I printed the pattern I wanted on a plain paper with a laser printer. Then I xerox copied it onto the transparency film; my laser printer did not like the transparency for some reason. I placed a red gel behind the cookie to add color.
    The toughest part of the process is figuring out where to place the cookie and how to focus it. I believe it does not matter if it goes in front or back of the lens. Here is the trick - open up the aperture on your lens manually. By default, most lens have the aperture locked to the smallest setting. That will restrict the image you can project.
  • Nick Wheeler 7y

    Very cool, I quite fancy giving this a go myself! :)
  • ed pingol 7y

    that's SO awesome.

  • Chris_Judge 4y

    You can print any image you want onto overhead projection film available at any large stationers, but there are two types of coating, one for inkjet and one for laser printers, you must get the correct one.

  • mgw_wgw 4y

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