Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lightscoop: My New Favorite!

Before I say anything else, you need to know that I received no compensation for this post. I’m simply madly in love with this new gadget, and you MUST know about it!

The other day I was stalking perusing Tatertots and Jello, and Jen mentioned this product. It’s called Lightscoop, and it changes the way you’ll take pictures with a flash for-eh-vah.

                              

Truth be told, I shoot everything in manual mode. My friend has the same camera as me, and she shoots entirely in automatic. What a shame, right? But I get it. Some people are just overwhelmed by it all, so they stick with what’s easy. Because there are some situations where you might need a flash, this is just the gadget for you.

All of my “before” shots are first. They are all shot in automatic mode, and each one of them called for a flash to be used—even though they were all shot during the day.

Lightscoop beforeLightscoop after 

Notice how the befores don’t give off the right coloring, and they’re bouncing light all over the place? Eww.

Lightscoop before Lightscoop after

Here’s my bed-headed little one on the computer. I peruse Tatertots and Jello. She peruses new American Girl dolls. Notice the washed out couch? The over-reflected hair? Check out the after!

lightscoop beforelightscoop after

I still can’t get over the next one. Shot during the day (around 12:30?). I think I pushed the flash up on this one, so I don’t know that automatic would have called for it. However, look what the Lightscoop did just 7.3 seconds later. Incredible.

lightscoop beforelightscoop after 

And finally, my needs-a-haircut son. He doesn’t peruse. Not when he’s watching Star Wars. He also doesn’t wear a shirt. Like ever. As he puts it, “I need my muscles to breath.” Here’s the before…

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And here’s the after. Looks like they were shot at entirely different times, right? The coloring is SO much better.

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I’m not a super impulsive buyer (my indecisiveness is a curse, I tell ya!), but as soon as I saw that this bad boy was only $30, I scooped one right up. (Pun intended.)

             

Easy to install, inexpensive, and spectacular results! Can’t beat that! I put a link to their site on the logo.  Let me know if you take the plunge! I’m anxious to hear if you love it too!

29 comments:

Jocelyn said...

I love my lightscoop! Though, I really should use it more often than I do.... I'm going to go pull it out and play with it again!

Katy said...

Your son's comment about muscles needing to breathe cracked me up. My boys said the same thing at about age 2 during their naked phase but it was about a different part of their anatomy. ;) Gonna go check out this light scoop thing now...

Melissa @ House on a Hill said...

What kind of camera do you have? Do you love it or just like it?

Heather said...

Wow I was JUST saying I needed something like this!! Thanks for sharing

Wendy said...

Oh, I think I must get this! Just ordered my first slr camera and I can not WAIT to get it! I think this will be my next accessory!

And the no shirt is hilarious! Typically one of the first things my son does when he gets home from school is whip off his shirt. Silly boys :) !

Pedaling said...

I am convinced!
Thanks, I'll be ordering one for myself!

Jo said...

Did you have the regular one or the warming one...I love the difference and hopefully will take better pet photos -thanks

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ooooh. I have my finger on the button to take the plunge. I never shoot with flash...but there are certainly times I would like a little up-light!

Cool gadg!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I NEED one of these, but I need to get the kind of camera I can attach it to first, lol.

Kristy said...

I've been wanting an indirect flash but can't afford one. This looks like an awesome substitue! Thanks for posting. I'm off to purchase one.

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

I have an Rebel XTi with 3 different size lenses and still don't know how to use it...LOL!!!

I'm thinking I may need this ;-)

grace said...

i think i'm going to buy one! :)

Wendy said...

Yep, going to buy one of these babies! Amazing!

Corey Monroe said...

I have been thinking about getting one. i try to use manual at least outdoors but i struggle at times. inside, i cannot ever manage to get it right so I think i will be buying one of these next week!

Miranda said...

Thanks for posting this!! SOLD! lol. I am excited to try this product out!!

Conspicuous Style Design Blog said...

I am TOTALLY an impulse buyer, so of course I just ordered one! My camera, Nikon P100, was not listed as a supported model, so I hope it works. I'll post later to tell your readers if it works with Nikon
-Stacy

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

I've been pondering buying one. How do you think it would do with food photos?

The Tiny Team said...

I think I may just be putting this on my birthday wish list! I end up never using flash...but then things tend to get blurry while I strive for good pictures!

thanks!

xo,
Amy

Junkie Gems said...

Thank you for posting this. I just ordered the warmth. Now I am really excited to get it.

Irene Robertson said...

I have never heard of this before. Sounds amazing. I may have to try this out!

The Oxford Family said...

Another blog I follow shoots for the most part entirely indoors due to a sick child and she swears by this too sooooo I guess I'll take the plunge too!

Mrs. Bliss said...

Thanks for sharing! I purchased one, can't wait to use it for my impossible indoor shots!

Jenny said...

great resource! thanks!

Rachel Berry said...

I've had my LightScoop for over a year now and LOVE IT! My old farm house has the worst lighting as we have hardly any windows!

:)R.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

I am shocked at the difference. I am trying to shoot everything in manual as well . . but his has me thinking! Thanks for sharing with us and for the great with and without shots.

Bec said...

Very cool little gadget; the differences are amazing! And PS- Your kids are gorgeous!! Truly. Good work. :)

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Michelle said...

I ordered these just based on your recommendation. I can't wait to get it! Don't let me down!

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