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Some of you may have received a new DSLR camera for Christmas. I love my camera. Last year, I have learned more about using my camera and my pictures are improving. One thing you learn really quickly when taking lots of pictures is that using your direct flash casts such harsh shadows on your subject.
My favorite tool I use with taking pictures that I use almost daily is the Lightscoop! I have had mine for almost two years and I love it just as much now as the day I got it. The Lightscoop redirects light from your flash to the ceiling or a wall. This produces a much more natural looking light on your subject.
I have the Lightscoop Deluxe. It easily fits in my purse or my camera bag. It simply folds flat to put it away.
The Lightscoop installs literally in seconds following the instructions.
You then set your camera to manual mode to the specified settings that come with the instructions. It is so easy to set it up. If you are not familiar with manual mode, you can still use the Lightscoop successfully with the different auto modes.
The great thing about the Lightscoop Deluxe is that you can swivel the mirror. This way you can use it for both horizontal and vertical shots. You can also adjust it both back and forth and side to side, if you are getting any shadows.
To show you the difference, I took some pictures of my cat, Baby Kitty. We have spots in our house that even during full daytime you still don’t have a lot of light. You can see the difference between taking the picture with a flash, without a flash and with the Lightscoop. These are all straight out of the camera with no additional editing. You can see, in the Lightscoop photo the shadows are completely eliminated and the lighting looks much more natural.
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