SOME CAMERA-SPECIFIC HELP
Nikon: Set Flash Exposure Compensation by pressing the flash button and rotating the front dial to +1, (see manual). TTL is the factory default setting on Nikon. To confirm that TTL is still selected, view the Customs Setting Menu>Built-in Flash>TTL. Note: The Nikon D40 has a different means of accessing the controls than other Nikons, so the Nikon video tutorial will not be of help to you. If you need detailed instructions on setting up your D40, check out our D40-specific page.
Canon: Be sure that your camera is in a mode that supports the built-in flash. If not, the flash will not fire with the Lightscoop in place.
Check that the built-in flash has been enabled, located in some models' menu, under the setting "Flash control."
Depending on the model, "Flash control" is under one of the wrench or camera icons in the Menu.
Select "Flash control." Here, enable "Flash firing." Next, select "Built-in flash func. setting." Now you also can select +1 or +2 "Flash compensation" and "E-TTL."
Pentax: Set Flash Exposure Compensation to +1 by turning the rear e-dial to set Flash Mode in the Fn menu (See your camera's user manual)
Others: Set the Flash Exposure Compensation to +1 or, if available, +2. (See your camera's user manual).
USE THE LIGHTSCOOP® IN THESE SITUATIONS
The Lightscoop works great in most home and office situations – rooms with light, neutral-colored ceilings no higher than 8-12 feet or walls no farther than 3-4 feet from the camera.
As when bouncing an external flash, the Lightscoop redirects light from a pop up flash to a ceiling or wall – so there MUST be a surface from which it can bounce. The Lightscoop will not ounce outside. As these comparisons show, neither will an EXTERNAL flash. Outside, there is nothing for the light to bounce from. The same is true in churches, gyms, rooms with cathedral ceilings.
Ceiling Bounce Rooms with light-colored ceilings no higher than 8-14 feet tall.
Wall Bounce Rooms with a light-colored wall no greater than 3-4 feet from camera.
HINT: When using a zoom lens with a variable aperture, leave the lens at its widest focal length. For example, if you have an 18-55mm zoom lens, stay at 18mm. If you zoom in, your aperture may change and no longer be at f2.8, f3.5 or f4.