Great Groups

Most family gatherings call for a group shot to remember the day. And most families gather around food. Is your family so focused on the food that you forget to even suggest a group photo until everyone’s mouths are full? These are traditionally (ahem) crummy shots. But there a few tricks that can actually make the “family table shot” scrapbook-worthy. …

Expect the Unexpected

If your family is like most, some of the best photos come from those candid moments between “posed” shots. Instead of waiting for everyone to smile on cue or look like magazine models, keep on snapping! For the “family photojournalist,” real life always delivers the winning images. Don’t forget: Without a flash indoors, moving subjects may come out blurry in …

Natural Light Indoors?

So you’re a natural-light photographer? Good for you, but– let’s face it– life doesn’t always happen in perfect light. Rather than losing meaningful moments as they unfold in typically imperfect indoor light, use a Lightscoop to redirect your camera’s built-in flash. This way, you can imitate natural light in most home settings, even in windowless rooms lit by dim bulbs! Your Lightscoop …

Group Hug

When you’ve got everything set up for a photo shoot with the little one, why not ask your partner to join the fun for quick informal portrait? Or, better yet, set your camera’s self-timer and jump into the photo yourself. You won’t have to worry about blur from movement if you use your built-in flash and the Lightscoop. The beauty …

The Close-up

When the family gathers for special events, use the opportunity to create a professional-quality portrait for each person. Yes, you can do it! Come in tight. Close-ups exclude life’s clutter and add so much more depth to your family’s memories. Instead of risking shiny foreheads and demon red eyes caused by direct flash, use your Lightscoop to redirect the light …

Hold the Cheese

Parents are always trying to get kids to smile for a picture. But do those all-smiles pictures really capture the stories you will remember when you describe your baby growing up? Here’s a tip: Let them do what they do – and you keep shooting no matter what unfolds. You will be rewarded with cheese-free smiles and scrapbook-worthy images. Bouncing the …

Lookin’ Good

A professional photographer will take good light over a good background any day. Professionals know that the images we love are the ones that make us look good. Good light is either flattering or interesting and, if you’re lucky, sometimes both. The harsh light of a flash is neither. The size and position of the built-in flash make it more …