Direct Flash vs. Diffuser vs. Lightscoop Bounce

We’re often asked to explain the difference between diffusers – of which there are many on the market – and our patented Lightscoop products – ours is the only true bounce flash product available. So we’ve whipped up a comparison to show how bounce flash with a Lightscoop is so much better than using a simple diffuser. First, on the …

Airbnb: Better Pictures = Better Prices

Hey all you enterprising home-sharing entrepreneurs! If you’re listing your apartment, condo, home or country estate on Airbnb, VRBO or the like, great pictures will make the difference between $50 and $500 a night. Don’t let crappy flash photos sell your place short. Clean up, stow all your extra clutter in a closet somewhere and use a Lightscoop Deluxe, Lightscoop …

Give Your Online Buyers Confidence

Selling on eBay

A picture is worth 1000 bids. Welllllll, that may be an exaggeration, but there’s no better way to inspire your online bidders’ confidence than photos – lots of them. Take lots of pictures from lots of angles. The more photos, the more bids you’ll receive. If your item has cosmetic flaws, be upfront about them in your item description and in …

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Baby Face

Baby Face

Using your camera’s built-in flash is like shining a flashlight directly into your baby’s sweet eyes: Yuck! Imagine, instead, bathing your baby in a beautiful halo of soft, gentle light. The Lightscoop redirects the harsh light away from those baby blues and transforms your hard, cold, built-in flash into light that will truly baby that face. When shooting with the …

Mother’s Day Selfies – With Your DSLR and Lightscoop

Before there were smart phones, there were selfies. We just called them self portraits back then. Whether we put our cameras on tripods, or we simply stretched out our arms and turned the camera around, selfies have been around as long as…well? Mothers and cameras! Smart phone selfies are just fine for outdoors. But indoors? No thank you. The best …

Bunnies!

With Easter around the corner, we were reminded of these precious pictures that U.K.-based photographer Wayne Shipley posted to our Flickr page awhile back. So we thought now would be a good time to ask Wayne for advice on how to capture great pet images – even when your pets have floppy ears and cotton tails. Here’s Wayne’s story: “I …

Photojojo: Keep Your Night Light Looking Natural

Direct flash vs. Lightscoop

We’re very excited to be included in one of Photojojo’s famous emails today! Photojojo sells our Lightscoop Deluxe camera accessory (they call it the Flash Bounce), and this morning they gave us a nice shout out as their No. 1 tip for taking photos after dark. “Direct flash can result in photos with a ‘deer in the headlights’ brightness,” the …

Seven Steps for Picture-Perfect Valentine’s Gifts

by Ken Kobré, Lightscoop inventor Love is in the air… after all Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Once the flowers have faded, though, and the candy has settled on the hips, will you still love your photos memorializing the day? Here are seven steps for creating memorable Valentine pictures: 1. Create intimacy. Photographic intimacy, that is! Take your …

Happy New Year!

Here’s a great example of an indoor flash group photo, shot by our friend Darren W. Brown – nice one! Darren used a D300 and his trusty Lightscoop to eliminate those harsh shadows, shiny faces and deer-in-headlights look so common with indoor flash photography. The result: An absolutely perfect family photo where everyone looks great, including the four-legged family member! …

Fur Fixer

Fur Fixer

Photographing four-legged friends with dark fur can produce disappointing results. In fact, shelters tell us that Black Dog Syndrome– the fact that black dogs are adopted less frequently than their lighter-colored friends– is due, in large part, because it’s difficult to get pictures that show all their lovely features. Here’s why: Camera exposure meters often overexpose dark scenes and turn black into …