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{lightscoop review and giveaway}

Update: A winner has been chosen! Congrats Tish!!
An email has been sent! ;)
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Even though I love the coziness of Fall and Winter (and cuddling up on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa), I do not like how it's almost impossible to take good pictures. If you work an 8-5 job, you're usually limited to the weekends if you want to take pictures in natural light.

That's one of the first things I've learned when I first got my DSLR: Always take advantage of natural light and never-ever use your pop up flash.
Well, these easy-sounding rules are hard to follow when you leave the house in the dark and don't get back home until after the sun goes down..

So, of course I was super excited to receive the Lightscoop to review! I have seen it in blog land and it sounded like a little miracle worker. And it truly is! Even though it can't replace natural light 100%, it's an amazing little gadget that definitely helps take good pictures in bad lighting conditions.

The way it works is, it slides over the camera's hot shoe and redirects
the pop up flash to a ceiling or wall.
All you need to do is follow these easy step-by-step videos to set up your camera.

Here are a few examples that show the differences (all pictures were taken after sundown and are straight out of the camera):

On to the giveaway:

The wonderful people over at Lightscoop would like to give one lucky
{nifty thrifty thrings} reader their very own Lightscoop!!

Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

The giveaway is open to US residents only.

» Good luck!! «

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I was provided with a Lightscoop to review, however, all opinions in this post are my own. 

I'm partying here! ♥

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65 Kommentare

  • Antworten
    Nicole
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 10:49

    I would probably be taking a picture of food :)

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    Heather S.
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 12:44

    I’d retake some of my blog craft pictures.

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    Danni Baird
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 12:54

    Perfect product for the upcoming winter! What a great idea!

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    Pri
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 13:09

    I would probably take a picture of my friends‘ Halloween costumes!

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    Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 13:49

    I would love to win one. I always have a project in the works that I would be snapping photos of!
    <3 Christina

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    Kelley
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 14:13

    My kiddos!

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    Cathy @Our Mini Family
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 15:45

    The first thing I would like to take a picture of would be of my most recent craft for my newest blog post! :)

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    Jess @ Spool and Spoon
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 15:47

    As much as I craft and would want to use this for that, the first picture I would take would definitely be of my cat. She’s the cutest thing ever but only hangs out in the darkest rooms of the house (i.e. closets, powder room, and basement) where there is practically no natural light. I’d love to get some good pictures of her :)

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    Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 15:54

    I would love to win one. I would take photos of my kids. :)

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    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 16:05

    I was just trying to mock one of these up the other day! First thing I would take pictures of (being honest here) are my dogs. My kids are sick of posing! LOL I would love to win one! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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    Krystyn
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 16:09

    Oh I would love a Lightscoop – what a fantastic tool!!!

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    Briana Richardson
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 16:11

    I would love to try taking pictures of my girls inside the house! I love this!

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    Renonda
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 16:20

    I would take a picture of my kids.

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    the cape on the corner
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 16:29

    my cats! i’m like their paparazzi, but it can’t be helped! thanks for offering this!

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    Rhonda S.
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 16:33

    Just got a new camera for my birthday, would love to have the lightscoop! Snap, snap, snap!

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    Jessi @ Practically Functional
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 16:37

    Oh my gosh, I would love one of these! The lighting in my apartment is horrible and yellow. I would take pictures of our cats first, it’s hard to get good pics of them :-)

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    Peggy
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 17:45

    The desk I repainted with ASCP and the chair I painted with CeCe clay paints.

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    Iuliana Blakely
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 17:45

    Evey time I have the inspiration to cook something so I can post a recipe on my blog for my readers, it’s always in the evening and my pictures inside suck, so I never end up posting anything. Also, it seems as though my two year old does the cutest things when daddy gets home from work, which means no natural light again. This would be an awesome tool to have to capture more of life’s moments!

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    Roxanne R.
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 18:38

    The flash for my camera points in a million different directions but this would definitely help to diffuse the light, making it more even from all aspects.

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    Kayla R.
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 18:57

    I would take a picture of my kiddos, especially since our sorry little camera appears to be gone I now have nothing to use.

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    Lisa
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 19:11

    I would take amazing pictures of my boys or get some photos of the food – I make for my blog!

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    Rebecca
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 20:07

    My daughter. Then perhaps some of my craft projects.

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    Carla Hundley
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 20:08

    What a great idea! I’d love to win.

    Carla from Utah

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    Darci
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 21:11

    Although I would love this to take pics of my jewelry that I make, my first pics would be of my kids.

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    Lenore
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 22:17

    I’d have to photograph whatever my latest creation was….food experiment or craft project… I would LOVE the flexibility of having natural light equivalent effects!

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    Janet @ I HEART My Glue Gun
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 22:36

    My kids, of course! :)

    http://www.iheartmygluegun.com

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    katie
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 23:09

    I think the first thing I’ll take a photo of is food! lol.

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    lori
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 23:31

    I’ve been wishing for one of these! They would be so useful!

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    jo
    Dienstag, der 23. Oktober 2012 at 23:54

    It would have come in perfect for my daughter’s homecoming last weekend, but that is done :-(

    My daughter and I would probably go crazy taking pictures of the our pets – we always end up with devil/possessed red eyes with a flash

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    Sarah
    Mittwoch, der 24. Oktober 2012 at 00:16

    I’d love to take this traveling!

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    Lori Cook
    Mittwoch, der 24. Oktober 2012 at 02:40

    My first pictures would be of my kids.

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
    Mittwoch, der 24. Oktober 2012 at 04:41

    Eeek, I just found your site through Online BlogCon and Something Swanky – I love, love, love it! I’ve heard a little about light scoops before, which I could totally use. I’m with you–I leave the house before dark and get home after dark, so it’s difficult to get any good food shots in with natural light this time of the year.

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    Nichole @ Pinkie for Pink
    Mittwoch, der 24. Oktober 2012 at 17:13

    This looks awesome! I need one of these!!

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    sue v
    Mittwoch, der 24. Oktober 2012 at 18:54

    probably the new kitten

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    Tiffany Anne Kuechenmeister
    Mittwoch, der 24. Oktober 2012 at 19:06

    My dog, most definitely!

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    Elisabetta
    Mittwoch, der 24. Oktober 2012 at 20:00

    I have set my eyes on the lightscoop since I saw it around somewhere over the internet. Winter here in Scotland is so long and dark. I would definitely be taking loads of photos of my little darlings!!

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    Judy Perry
    Donnerstag, der 25. Oktober 2012 at 00:54

    I would take pictures of my dogs, my cat & of the cards & scrapbook pages I created reciently

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    julie
    Donnerstag, der 25. Oktober 2012 at 09:04

    Omgaga what a great giftaway that would very nice to win. Thanks for sharing, God bless.

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    Alexandra
    Donnerstag, der 25. Oktober 2012 at 09:46

    I would take a photo of my DIY art worldmap.

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    Jacinda
    Donnerstag, der 25. Oktober 2012 at 16:31

    I would use to first to take tutorial pictures in my not-very-bright sewing room!

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    Gina
    Donnerstag, der 25. Oktober 2012 at 23:10

    that would be great to take photos of my cards. The lighting is never quite right.

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    Amy*
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 04:04

    Wow! What a difference! Light scoop makes me want to go back and re shoot all of my projects! But maybe I’ll start with some funny cat pictures instead :)

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    malia
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 06:05

    I need this! The natural light in Seattle sucks for about 9 months out of the year!

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    Tish
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 07:38

    I would love to win this! Taking pics of some of my DIY projects world be high on the list of pics to take.

  • Antworten
    {floral friday #77}
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 10:01

    […] Have you entered this week’s giveaway yet? Hop on over for a chance to win a Lightscoop!! […]

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    Karen
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 14:06

    WouLd love this for my photo a day challenge during the
    Winter months.

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    Carrie Glasgow
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 14:44

    Sounds like an awesome solution to photographing crafts for Etsy and eBay. I always have trouble getting the lighting just right and find many of my photos to be unrepresentative of the actual item. As I use designer fabrics with textures and ornate adornments, I always spending enormous amounts of time tinkering with my camera settings. I love this idea!

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    brittany
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 15:44

    What a difference this product makes! Would love to win and experiment with it! Fingers crossed!

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    Stella
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 20:24

    Wish I had had this in college when my best friends and I had a food blog. It’s hard to take good pictures of good food when restaurants think that the best dining experience is one in near darkness…. :\

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    Pam
    Freitag, der 26. Oktober 2012 at 22:03

    Hiya! What a cool prize!!! This would be so helpful in my business. I make and sell jewelry and handcrafted items. The lighting never seems quite right for the items, and this would be wonderful. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

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    Celeste
    Samstag, der 27. Oktober 2012 at 20:45

    My dog. (:

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    Brenda D
    Samstag, der 27. Oktober 2012 at 21:34

    Would probably be of my grandchildren.

  • Antworten
    {nifty thrifty sunday #81}
    Sonntag, der 28. Oktober 2012 at 00:02

    […] Have you entered this week’s giveaway yet? Hop on over for a chance to win a Lightscoop and take better pictures inside!! […]

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    Crystal
    Sonntag, der 28. Oktober 2012 at 00:04

    Thank you so much for the chance to win! I’d probably use it on pictures of my kids. They’re the funniest at night when the lighting is terrible and I’d love to capture those moments. :)

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    Barbara from 21 Rosemary Lane
    Sonntag, der 28. Oktober 2012 at 02:13

    I would LOVE this…super for taking indoor pics! As of now I drag everything outside to photograph., this would be a huge help in taking a prettier picture! And who dosen’t want prettier pics?

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    Patricia Koller
    Sonntag, der 28. Oktober 2012 at 02:25

    I would take pics of my kitties!

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    shiori
    Sonntag, der 28. Oktober 2012 at 12:38

    I think I would give it to my husband – he’s the one around here with photography talent. ;)

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    Lori
    Sonntag, der 28. Oktober 2012 at 14:19

    I would first take a pic of my latest project. My photos look like the before shoots in your post.

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    Eliza F
    Montag, der 29. Oktober 2012 at 00:03

    I’m about to start a personal photo-a-day challenge in November — this would be pretty handy since all lovely daylight hours I am stuck inside!

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    Eliza F
    Montag, der 29. Oktober 2012 at 00:04

    I need this Lightscoop to photograph my wedding centerpieces so I can find all the pieces as I continue thrifting and to help all those crazy people who have volunteered to help me thrift!

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    Alicia B
    Montag, der 29. Oktober 2012 at 20:47

    I would take more photos of my cats and my husband! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Theresa M.
    Montag, der 29. Oktober 2012 at 21:19

    I make handcrafted goat milk soap and would use it for my business.

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    Theresa M.
    Montag, der 29. Oktober 2012 at 21:21

    I make handcrafted goat milk soap and would use it for my business and to help develop a blog for myself.

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    Hollie @ I'm Busy Procrastinating
    Montag, der 14. Januar 2013 at 00:23

    That’s what I get for being so behind in my blog reading … I miss a giveaway for a product I really want! Oh well. I’ve heard about the Lightscoop in the past but never did anything about it. After reading your review, I’ve looked it up on Amazon and it’s in my cart, ready for purchase! Looking forward to trying it out, as my house gets hardly any natural light. When I’m taking photos of inanimate objects, I can do okay using a tripod. But when trying to take photos at my son’s 16th birthday party in November, it was hard to get anything that wasn’t blurry, and I refused to use my pop-up flash because I hate how unnatural it looks!

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    {lightscoop deluxe review}
    Dienstag, der 26. Mrz 2013 at 10:04

    […] may remember my review about the Lightscoop Original from a few months ago. I still love it for taking pictures after sun down; I was super excited, however, when the nice […]

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