As a parent and blogger, I take a lot of pictures. I obviously share photos with you here at The Children’s Nook on a regular basis and I often try to capture the growth of my children with photos. Since becoming a mother and a blogger, photography has become a bit of a hobby of mine. I am a complete amateur but enjoy exploring through trial and error. However, getting a decent picture when a flash is needed can be a challenge for me. The direct flash of my camera always washes out my kids faces or leaves shadows. Not to mention the flash usually blinds my poor babies until they eventually don’t want to open their eyes for a picture! The Lightscoop Deluxe allows me to use the flash on my camera to get the lighting I need without feeling guilty about blinding my children with a direct flash of light.
Since my little munchkins are always on the move, I often take many shots in hopes of capturing them all in the right moment. I love using the Lightscoop Deluxe in these situations because my kids are not bombarded with the direct flash over and over again. You can see the difference in lighting in the photos above. The photo on the left is washed out and my daughter is starting to close her eyes because of the flash. The photo on the right is warmer and my daughter’s eyes are wide open. The direct flash also created a shadow in the photo on the left. In other words, the direct flash ruined that photo in many ways.
My oldest son noticed my new camera device right away and had many questions about what it does and how it works. Tonight when I took his picture, he proudly told me he saw the light flash on the wall. Lightscoop is a fun piece of technology that is surprisingly easy to understand….even my 5 year old gets it!
The Lightscoop Deluxe is a clever tool I keep with my camera wherever I go. It is super easy to put on my Nikon D40 and just as easy to take off when needed. The Lightscoop Deluxe came with well written instructions that included pictures showing you step by step how to get started. They even provide different tips for different camera brands. Before using the Lightscoop Deluxe with my Nikon D40, I changed the metering in my custom setting menu from Matrix to Spot. Once I was set to use spot metering, all I had to do was slide the Lightscoop mount onto my camera. The next step is to slide the Lightscoop mirror onto the mount. The mirror on the Lightscoop Deluxe swivels, so I simply aim it toward a wall before taking a photo.
Nothing ruins the warm beautiful glow of a Christmas tree like the direct flash from a camera. The flash washes away the shimmering lights leaving tiny specs of light to barely be noticed. I love the warm glow that Christmas lights give to a room and I have always found it frustrating to never be able to capture the feeling in a photograph. No flash always results in a dark blurry photo and the direct flash of light simply makes a Christmas tree look sad and dull. Thanks to my Lightscoop Deluxe I have finally managed to take some decent photographs of my family around our Christmas tree! I am very excited to take many more Christmas Eve.
Lightscoop is offering special holiday pricing on Lightscoop Original products so this is a great time to buy one for gifts or for yourself so you can capture those special holiday moments this season! No more bleached out faces and ugly shadows!
One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win the Lightscoop of his or her choice!
Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on January 17, 2014. This giveaway is open World Wide! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Lightscoop provided me with the Lightscoop Deluxe for review purposes. All opinions are mine alone.