I’m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

photography 101: {giveaway} Lightscoop

photography 101: {giveaway} Lightscoop

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***This giveaway is now closed***
Hey guys, I love sharing photography tips that have helped me. Well today I want to share a camera accessory that has completely changed my perspective of indoor photography. It's called a Lightscoop and I was so happy to be given one to review. It attaches to the hot shoe of your DSLR camera. The camera's flash bounces off the mirror on the Lightscoop and reflects the light off the ceiling. There are very easy to follow directions for how to use the Lightscoop here.
I am always taking photos inside of my kids or at parties, and this is an amazing solution. I have a mounted flash that I sometimes use indoors, but I like the Lightscoop better because it is less cumbersome, doesn't take batteries and is so quick and easy to attach. It's also a lot less expensive! I think you get the same-if not better effect from the Lightscoop as you do a mounted flash and diffuser. 
All of these pictures below were taken indoors at night with no natural light, so an added light source was definitely needed. So I used the normal camera flash and also the standard Lightscoop. Notice the harsh shadows and shine from the normal flash and how the Lightscoop makes the lighting a lot more soft and natural. 
You can enter the promo code WINTH10 and get 10% off your own Lightscoop (coupon is good until November 23rd)

To the giveaway: One of you will win your very own Lightscoop!

To enter: ***This giveaway is now closed***
1. Be a follower of my blog (via google friend connect-on the sidebar)
2. Like Lightscoop on Facebook
3. Like The Winthrop Chronicles on Facebook

Additional entries:
1. Pin this giveaway with the tag #lightscoop
2. Follow Lightscoop on twitter or pinterest

Make sure to leave a comment below telling me which of these things you did. A winner will be picked via random.org from the comments below. So the more comments, the better your chance at winning. And leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win.

{the giveaway closes Friday, November 16th}
{the giveaway is open to the continental U.S. only}

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