Impressive Indoor Photos – Lightscoop Review

I’ve been the proud owner of a fabulous Nikon DSLR for the past 3 months now. I’ve been learning to shoot great photos that I’m excited to share. With a good lens, I’m able to avoid using my flash much of the time, but I do a lot of indoor photography, so I have to use it sometimes. Photos of my kids playing inside, product reviews, food photography on a dark cloudy day can require more light than my lens alone can let in.

But my camera’s pop-up flash tends to be too intense and often bleaches out faces, essentially ruining the photo. So I started looking at buying another flash unit, but it was very expensive. Then I was given the chance to do a Lightscoop review.

Professor Kobré’s Lightscoop Lightscoop works by redirecting the light from a pop-up flash to a ceiling or wall. This diffuses the light and causes it to bounce from a natural direction (up above, on the ceiling.) The result is a softer light that instantly improves photos.

It’s a very simple concept that works incredibly well. It works best with light-colored ceilings no higher than 8-12 feet or walls no farther than 3-4 feet from the camera. Just like a regular flash, it won’t perform well outdoors or in higher areas because flashes need to bounce off something. Simple put, Lightscoop takes a regular pop-up flash and produces pro-quality light.

The Lightscoop is designed to work with most DSLR cameras. I have a Nikon D7000 and it fit perfectly on top of the pop-up flash. It slides into the camera’s “hot shoe.” Depending on which camera you have, you may have to change a setting or two in order to get optimal results with the Lightscoop. The directions that come with the device are very simple to follow. I’m not much for understanding tech-talk but I was able to quickly figure out how to begin using my Lightscoop.

I took a series of photos to demonstrate the difference between using a regular flash and Lightscoop. This was mid-afternoon on a cloudy day and while the lighting wasn’t bad, it wasn’t ideal either.

Next, I turned my camera’s pop-up flash on. Too intense and bright!

Finally, I slid Lightscoop onto my camera and took this photo:

Can you see the difference? The first photo is too dark, the second photo is too intense, and the third photo looks natural, well-lit, and beautiful.

When I first got my Lightscoop, I wasn’t sure if it would work well in our house because some of our ceilings are very high. But it’s worked beautifully every time. I took this photo that I recently shared in a Wordless Wednesday post – the ceiling there is probably a good 15 feet high.

Lightscoop has completely changed the way I take indoor photos. I’m no longer afraid to use my flash. I get beautiful photos outside and inside thanks to this ingenious piece of equipment. At a cost of just $29.99, it’s worth every single penny. I highly recommend Lightscoop – it’s amazing! 

Buy It:
You can find Lightscoop online and at Amazon for $29.99


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About the Author

Erika is a happily married mom with four energetic children. With a love for Jesus, photography, organizing, and encouraging other moms, she stays busy and definitely does not have it all together.


  1. i got a canon slr and sony digital cam

  2. julie anne miller says:

    I have a Canon T1i and absolutely love it!!

  3. I just have a point-and-shoot; I’d give this to my sister!

  4. I’ve got a canon DSLR and this would be great to have.

  5. veronica says:

    super excited about this. i have a canon and this would be awesome.

  6. I have a Nikon D5100.

  7. amy marantino says:

    i want to win this for Geeg

  8. Debra Pauley says:

    i dont have one

  9. Trisha Scott says:

    I have a sanyo and it dont work for crap :(

  10. I would win this for myself. I have a Canon DSLR.

  11. Nikon D40

  12. I just have the camera on my phone and ipod touch, so a regular camera with more features would be awesome.

  13. Micah Pearson says:

    We have a Nikon

  14. I have a Canon Rebel

  15. Carrie Phelps says:

    I provide childcare for a woman that is trying to become more involved with her photography so I would gift this to her.

  16. Ann Fantom says:

    I have a digital point and shoot

  17. Kristen says:

    Canon Digital Rebel

  18. Tiffany Kinney says:

    i have a cannon

  19. Keara B. says:

    I have a Canon 50D that I love! This would be a great addition.

  20. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I will have by next week a Kodak 14MP Camera

  21. Laura Love says:

    I would give this to my mom if I won. She would love this! I mostly use my Iphone as my camera.

  22. susan hartman says:

    I would really like it for myself. Im always borrowing everyone elses’ camera.

  23. Trung Nguyen says:

    I have a panasonic DSLR camera

  24. I have a Cannon Rebel XSI

  25. joanne major says:

    i would give to my husband

  26. I have a Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

  27. Erin Collins says:

    I have a Fujitsu digital camera.

  28. I am hoping to get a DSLR camera soon so if I won, I’d just hold on to it :)

  29. I’d give it to my sister. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I got a canon t3i as a gift

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity

  31. Sue McCarthy says:

    This would solve my photo problems!

  32. Sherry Compton says:

    I have a canon digital point and shoot, but my daughter is really into photography. She has a Canon SLR and a Canon DSLR.

  33. Amy Orvin says:

    I have a digital Canon Rebel SLR and would love to win.

  34. MommaMary says:

    I have a little Canon Powershot A510 but I would love to have a really good camera.

  35. I would give this to my dad

  36. Christy Anderson says:

    I have an HP point and shoot digital camera.

  37. cassie b. says:

    wow this sounds really cool~~~

  38. Kristy Thiel says:

    I have a DSLR. Thanks for hosting!

  39. I would give it to one of my best friends!

  40. My husband.

  41. val belley says:

    for my sister!

  42. We have a Nikon D something or another. I have no idea which one! (That’s kind of sad, huh?)

  43. Crystal Renee says:

    I have a canon, and this looks so nice!

  44. Jessica Cox says:

    I have a ge camera

  45. Richard Hicks says:

    have a fuji

    – brich22 at earthlink dot net

  46. Nina Kimwa says:

    I have a Canon compact digital camera!

  47. I’d love to give this to my sister

  48. I have a Nikon D3100 and like your Nikon I love mine, yours has a better megapixel and frame rate, but I love mine, I got the exclusive and now very hard to find Red Color from Best Buy. I have filters for light, but nothing to really enhance it, this would be great!

  49. april woodward says:

    this is awesome, i need an upgrade!


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