Friday, September 19, 2008

Lightscoop


I mentioned in this week's Thankful Thursday that I'm thankful for my Lightscoop. It was a birthday gift from my parents, but I didn't really use it much over the summer. I got it out the other night to take some updated photos of Elijah and remembered why it's such a great gadget. Rather than spending big bucks on an external flash for my camera, I can pop on this little $25 mirror and adjust a few settings, then bounce my camera's built-in flash off the ceiling or wall to avoid those awful direct-flash shots. One of these days if I get really motivated I'll take the same picture with the Lightscoop and with direct flash so you can see the dramatic difference. For now, if you're curious, you can check out the website :)

5 comments:

sara jean said...

Boy does he look like his daddy in that picture! Elijah is growing up so fast. Sounds like you're still working with your photography..fun fun:) lots of love to you friend.

dancebythelight said...

So basically it gives you a non-flash look when you actually "need" flash. I try to do all I can to not use flash, but there are times you just have to. I'll take a look at this!

zz said...

I'd like to scoop up that little light of your life and kiss his darlin' yittle cheekies!

Amy said...

:)

Yes, Danielle, exactly. I try to use natural light whenever possible, but lots of times indoors, even with my 50/1.8 lens, it still makes for too-slow shutter speeds. And this pic, for example, was taken indoors at night--flash is unavoidable. But the Lightscoop lets you avoid all the gross things that come with flash. I think the price went up because they revamped it right after I got mine--they used to sell different ones for Nikon, Canon, etc, but now it's a universal one. Still cheaper than an external flash, though. (Of course an external flash is lots more powerful and versatile--this has its limitations--but for an amateur like me it was a good buy.)

Jules said...

I asked for an external flash attachment for Christmas this year...it is looking more like I may have to settle for a lightscoop so I'm glad to hear you are fond of yours.