Take Better Pictures with a Lightscoop Camera Flash Accessory

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Lightscoop Camera Accessory

How would you like to take beautiful pictures of your kids and pets?

Taking pictures with the flash on often causes problems like washed out faces, shadows in the background, underexposed colors and a picture that could have been perfect but was ruined by red eyes.

Lightscoop Camera Accessory

 

Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop is an affordable low tech tool that helps fill the room with light, creating soft, natural looking pictures.

How Does It Work?

Lightscoop Camera Accessory

The Lightscoop is a very light piece of equipment that slips over your SLR camera’s popup flash and slides into the hot shoe.

When you take a picture and the flash goes off, the Lightscoop bounces the flash off of your walls and ceilings to create a look of professional quality light.

Installing the Lightscoop was very easy to do, after sliding it onto the hot shoe I simply followed the recommended settings from the Lightscoop website. I own a Nikon D5100 camera and use a 50mm f/1.8 lens so the recommended settings had me place the camera on manual, turn the ISO to 800, set the aperture to f4.0, flash exposure to +1 and the shutter speed to 1/200th.

My Take On the Lightscoop

I’m very new at using a SLR camera, however the Lightscoop was very easy to setup and use. It took some adjusting in my home to figure out what positions would give me the best picture.

For example, the Lightscoop is recommended to be used with ceilings no taller than 8-12 feet, my living room and kitchen ceilings both have VERY high, vaulted ceilings. To use the Lightscoop in these two rooms I have learned to position my camera vertically so that the light can then bounce off of my light colored walls.

This is a picture of my dog taken in our living room, the room with very high ceilings. I stood next to a wall and turned the camera vertically with both shots, the only light on in the room was a standup light. You can see in the left sided picture Roxy’s eyes were green and her fur was washed out. The right sided picture looks very natural, editing was not done to either picture.

Lightscoop Camera Accessory

I also used the Lightscoop in our bathroom, because of the smaller room I was able to take perfect pictures in both a horizontal and vertical position. In past experiences, taking pictures in the bathtub would always create horrible shadows. This picture was taken with the Lightscoop and using the same recommended settings I mentioned above.

Lightscoop Camera Accessory

And last but not least.. the nursery is a small small room that does not allow for pretty pictures.. like ever!

I did two tests in the nursery and was pleasantly pleased with both results.

This first picture was taken in a pitch black room, seriously I snuck in at 11pm last night and couldn’t not see a thing. Standing over her crib I pushed the button down half way to focus (this is the ONLY way I could see where she was laying) and I snapped the picture. My baby did not wake up from the flash and her picture turned out perfectly, you can see everything from the curls on her head to the veins on her temples!

Lightscoop Camera Accessory

It’s hard to pick favorite pictures of your little ones, but this has to be one of my favorites from this review. Standing in her crib, the Lightscoop FILLED the room with light and brought out the natural beauty of my daughter. Not a single shadow in this picture!

Lightscoop Camera Accessory

So overall I am VERY pleased with the Lightscoop. Almost 99% of my pictures turned out this perfect, a few went wacky probably from the high ceilings or where I was positioned to the wall.

The cost is very affordable at $29.95 and for pictures that look this great I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase.

BUY IT!

Lightscoop can be purchase for $29.95. Receive a 15% off discount through January 31st

Promo Code MTLM15

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28 thoughts on “Take Better Pictures with a Lightscoop Camera Flash Accessory

  • December 31, 2014 at 5:48 pm
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    I also have a Nikon D5100 and can't get this Light Scoop to fit into the shoe. Is it supposed to have some sort of adapter or something that I'm missing? Reply
    • December 31, 2014 at 6:53 pm
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      Did you purchase the original one? I believe they have a new one out now, but the one I have is one piece with no adaptors. You might check with their support. Reply
  • October 11, 2012 at 8:08 am
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    Hi - I found this review from a Google search. I also have Nikon D5100 and cannot get the Lightscoop to fit into the hotshoe. Does yours fit perfectly? Thank you for any feedback. :) Dawn Farias recently posted..Me to You no. 1 | template Reply
    • October 11, 2012 at 10:01 am
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      Hi Dawn, Mine does fit perfectly and use it on a daily basis. You might contact the company to see if they can help you out. Maybe you got a bad one? Reply
  • February 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm
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    I love taking pictures and one of these would really come in handy for me. I need to get one. I really like the reults pictured above. Thanks for posting. [email protected] Reply
  • January 31, 2012 at 7:08 pm
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    This is a fabulous product. I can now take professional like ohotos of my 4 -legged pals.....my dogs. Reply
    • January 31, 2012 at 7:08 pm
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      I meant to say photos... Reply
  • January 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm
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    I am SO impressed with this device! It's so nice to know that I don't need a separate flash for decent pictures with my camera. I can't wait to get mine! :) Reply
  • January 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm
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    THIS IS SO COOL! I have never seen this camera item before. It's pretty affordable too. I finally got a digital camera this fall and have been taking sub quality pics because of the lighting. Thanks so much for the review. I seriously am ordering and doing so before the 31st too. Reply
  • January 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm
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    wow--I need to tell my hubby about this! I never heard of LIGHTSCOOP so thanks for the review! Reply
    • January 24, 2012 at 11:56 pm
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      Hello Susie! The Lightscoop in my review is the standard lightscoop. Reply
  • January 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm
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    Oh my gosh, this product would be SO helpful to me! I love taking pictures of my kids but I'm really terrible at it! Something like this would be a huge help in making my pictures look more professional, or I would even go with less amateurish!! LOL My daughter is a professional photographer, and a darn good one, and I'll bet she would love this product as well! Thanks so much for bringing this Lightscoop to my attention, and even more for sharing the discount with me! Reply
  • January 24, 2012 at 7:57 am
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    I would have never thought that this lightscoop could do some much. The picture of your daughter in the crib is crazy. If I didn't read your review I would have not believe it. Amazing that you took that at 11pm. This lightscoop is something I will be putting on my wish list. Reply
  • January 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm
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    It looks like it helps with red eye reduction as well. My kids always close their eyes when I'm waiting for the camera to snap with red eye reduction on so we don't use it but this sounds like a better solution especially since it makes the pictures so much more realistic looking Reply
  • January 14, 2012 at 12:45 am
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    Wow! I can't believe how awesome is that you took in the pitch black! I had no clue until I re-read the entire review that you had done that. Incredible! I totally need this for my new DSLR! :-D Johanna C. recently posted..Without my cell phone… Reply
  • January 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm
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    I'm soo glad you posted this I actually asked on the wordless Wednesday post what kind of camera you used because I loved your picture, I, definitely getting this! Reply
  • January 12, 2012 at 8:35 am
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    I bought it, hope it's as good as you say it is! Reply
    • January 12, 2012 at 8:47 am
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      <3 Sadie! None of my pictures were edited above with the exception of a little cropping. Hope you love it too! :) Reply
  • January 12, 2012 at 8:13 am
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    Putting this in my mental filing cabinet for when I finally take the dive and get an SLR. FABULOUS product! Reply
  • January 12, 2012 at 7:27 am
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    I love the way you edited Roxy's picture with lightscoop. Usually I used photoshop, but after i read your review, maybe I'll consider to try lightscoop! Thank you for the review! :) Reply
  • January 12, 2012 at 5:10 am
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    I really love the action picture you took in the bathtub! I recently purchased a really nice camera & I've been having an issue with the flash being too bright. This just happened yesterday while photographing children. I needed the flash but the flash was too bright for the small area I was in. This looks like a great solution for this issue. I hope you don't mind if I share this page with a friend of mine who photographs often, I think she'll love this device. Thanks! Reply

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