Before Blog life was serene and carefree - life was good. After Blog life is a chaotic mix of link parties, blog posts, blog hops, becoming and getting followers, worrying about rainy weather and whether or not I can paint or craft or other various artistic pursuits outdoors, and most of all - getting a good photograph indoors.
Flash is the enemy but it seems normal lighting fails miserably for photography. Or at least that's been my experience.
One solution was to build a lightbox
which helped tremendously with photographing the small items in my JunkyVagabond online shop. This only works for small items though; it doesn't help for larger items or room shots.
Enter Lightscoop! Veronica at Life in The Thrifty Lane had a post about it and how it changed her lighting woes for good. Well, I snapped two up (one for warm tones, one for cool tones) and now life is a little easier!
|With Lightscoop and flash - not so washed out|
|With flash and Lightscoop|
|This is the 'warm' Lightscoop|
These were taken on a cloudy day near a window, but my office is always a little on the dim side. (Insert dim jokes about the office owner...lol) It's where I've been taking my (bad) indoor photos if the item didn't fit into my homemade lightbox.
Now I had to fiddle with the settings on the fancy-dancy camera which involved a lot of head-scratching and clicking of menus and options, but it does appear to have made a positive difference. I bet someone who knows how to use their camera would have an easier time with the settings.
I'll probably continue to use my little point and shoot for some things, but if I want a really good pic on a low light day - Lightscoop will save the day! Loving what this does for my photos! Oh, and as a caution - I accidentally used it outside taking a pic of my in-progress project
Isn't my project coming along nicely? LOL! That's all I can show you for now - I'm having some trouble with it. But this photo does show you how powerful the Lightscoop gadget is!
Oh, and I wasn't comped in any way for this post - I bought it and had to share it, it's that simple! If it helps others, wonderful! You can read more about it and find the Lightscoop here.
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