So, it's winter now. Not technically, but for all major purposes, it's winter. Which means there is decent (although thin) light for about 9 hours of the day and then all photos require flash. Which means my photos start to look like this:
I've been wanting some new toys for my camera/photography hobby and had promised myself I'd get one whenever I got a paper published. That finally happened last week, but all of our discretionary money is being reserved for hosting expenses right now. I was resigned to waiting until spring. Then I remembered the LightScoop that another blog reviewed awhile back. At $19.95 it was an affordable reward. And since it makes flash photography go from that blue-ish gray washed out shadowy image to this, it's the perfect treat for me as we enter the long dark winter of many photo-worthy moments.
Love this boo!
|That little foot on the knee...|
(Exact same room lighting, flash, and camera settings in all three images, just removed the Lightscoop in the first image.)