A Photography Tool Everyone Should Have
I have been avoiding taking indoor pictures at night because I just hated how the pictures would come out with the camera flash on. Our old house was way too dark and my lenses were way too slow, so I just didn’t take pictures at night. Even when taking pictures in the daytime, it was a struggle getting some natural light inside.
I was losing so many candid shots, especially during the “bedtime” routine, and that is usually when my kids are the silliest. We recently moved into a new house with plenty of natural light sources, however night photography still requires the flash.
Luckily I stumbled upon the Lightscoop on Facebook and had to give it a try. Here is a set of before and after pictures I took using the Lightscoop.
What is the Lightscoop?
The Lightscoop is a smart low-tech device that creates soft, flattering light by redirecting your camera’s pop-up flash to a ceiling or wall. It is designed to use indoors and your camera needs to be manual and set to specific parameters.
How does it work?
The Lightscoop easily slips on over the camera’s pop-up flash into the flash shoe. It redirects the small light from your camera’s flash to the ceiling, creating a larger source of light for softer, more flattering photos. The Lightscoop can be used on a variety of digital SLR’s -- to make sure yours in on the list just visit Lightscoop.com.
About Professor Kobre
Professor Kobre invented the Lightscoop to rid the world of ulgy flash photos. He heads the photojournalism program at San Francisco University and has written several books, including a text book on photojournalism. He has worked in a variety of countries and taught seminars and lecturers.