Today I have something I'm very excited to be posting about, mainly because it's my new favourite thing for my camera and something I can't be without this winter- even all year round.
After reading many #bbloggers chat's over the month's it seem's many other blogger's have the same issue as me; when it come's to photographing thing's for post's in winter it can be the biggest pain. Using flash bounce's off the item's and ruin's images, not using flash it's too dark and off colour. Introducing my new favourite item, the 'Light Tipper'.
£3.95 - Available here
Now, yes it does look just a little bit odd sitting there on your camera, chilling. But it's the most handy thing I have in my camera bag.
When you are taking photo's in low-light and darkness the flash tend's to automatically pop up, I absolutely dis-like using flash ever. In my opinion it ruin's photo's with red-eye, over exposure and just washed out image's. How this work's is your attach it on the top of your camera and reflect's the flash by making it bounce off the mirror on to a wall or object behind you. This mean's instead of the harsh flash bouncing off of the object you are photographing e.g make-up product's, you for outfit photo's etc. It instead bounces off of the wall yet still make's you achieve a nice bright image.
£3.95 - Available here
With this you really do not need to do much with the lighting, you could easily take images in a dark room and just use this with flash. Now the winter evening's are drawing in earlier and earlier it can be hard for people who work or study during the day to come home and take photo's with bad lighting. I'm a huge perfectionist when it come's to images and this work's amazingly well.
I think the image's below do most of the talking;
L-R Taken as the sun is setting but still little daylight, using normal pop-up flash alone, Using the Light tipper with flash, off of the camera
The above daylight photo probably isn't the best example, by the time I took these photo's it was 10 minute's before darkness as the sun was setting! In some cases I prefer to use the light tipper as it seem's to give photo's that bit more oomph and brightness that light umbrella's give, you can definitely see the difference in the image's. Sometimes it's hard to believe I can achieve the normal looking images while using this and flash, it really was so so dark in the room when I took it.
I even used this when I took an outfit photo in my post here Which I actually took half way through the night at 1am so It was pretty dark.
This is also such a little bargain, it only cost me £4. For the effect and handiness it gives it's worth every penny.
This is actually a 'dupe' for the lightscoop which is actually $30-60 and not readily available in the U.K so if you were looking for that, this does the exact same job for alot less.
This fit's on most slr's etc with a pop up flash & attachment, most Canon's & Nikon's. I would recommend checking before buying.
Available to buy here
Do you like this? How do you deal with taking blog photo's in the winter?
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