How Lightscoop Deluxe Has Transformed My Photos {Review}

I reviewed Professor Kobre’s Original Lightscoop a few months ago and loved it. It really transformed my indoor photography. However as much as I enjoyed it, I had two complaints – 1) It was bulky and wouldn’t fit in my small camera bag and 2) It did not work for vertical photos. I still used it all the time but I did wish those issues could be addressed.

Then I heard about a new Lightscoop – the Lightscoop Deluxe. It was as if +the makers of Lightscoop heard me personally and set out to fix those two issues.
Links to Installation

The Flash Dilemma

As I’ve learned more about photography, I’ve learned that it’s best to not use a flash. And with my Nikon D7000, I often don’t. But there are times – especially during the winter months – where I need to take indoor photos with poor lighting. Out comes the flash.

But there’s a problem with that. Built-in camera flashes (even nice expensive DSLRs) are often too strong and have undesirable results – bleached out faces, ugly shadows, red eye, etc. And the finished photo doesn’t turn out as you want.

There’s a couple options. You could buy a better quality flash but that can be EXPENSIVE. And if you’re like me with a limited budget for photography, that’s not an option.

Or you could get a Lightscoop.

The cost for a Lightscoop runs from $18.95 (Junior) to $36.95 for the Deluxe. That’s a lot more affordable than $500 for a flash! Even if your goal is to get a better quality flash in the future, Lightscoop is the perfect solution for the meantime.

So what is Lightscoop?

Lightscoop works by simply redirecting the built-in flash of a camera to a wall or ceiling. The result is a soft natural light – much more like what we actually see vs a distorted view from the camera’s flash alone.

LightScoop How it Works

Lightscoop Deluxe – “Pro-Like Results with Your Pop-Up Flash”


The very first thing I saw with my Lightscoop Deluxe was how thin and small it was. Small enough to fit into my pocket! This one can fit into my small camera bag without a problem now.

Lightscoop Nikon

It was easy to put on my camera by following the simple directions. I had to check a few settings on my camera for ultimate results, such as the ISO, Spot Meter, the F-stop, shutter speed, etc. Again very easy.

Lightscoop on Nikon2

Once that was set up, I started taking pictures. I was amazed at the results. At first, they were the same as the Original Lightscoop – great! tilted Lightscoop

I did a series of tests with Luke’s sippy cup sitting on a dark corner of my kitchen counter.

LightScoop Before After

I am impressed. The only complaint I have with this version is that I can’t just leave it on my camera. I have to take it off when I don’t want to use the flash because there’s no way to close the flash with the Lightscoop Deluxe on the camera. However, that’s just a minor inconvenience and one I’m perfectly willing to put up with because everything else is so fantastic.

The results speak for themselves. Here’s another example of a photo I took using my Lightscoop Deluxe. It was dark and the lighting was poor, here at Nathan’s recent birthday party.


The Lightscoop Deluxe is pretty awesome and 110% worth it at $36.95. If you have a DSLR camera, I highly recommend you check out Lightscoop.

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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. Wow. What a difference it makes.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    Lightscoop sounds like an amazing item to help take better pictures. I have never heard of this product, and I see that it is not very expensive to purchase. I like this item and am going to look into getting one. I am so excited to have learned about a great product to help me take pictures!

  3. md kennedy says:

    Gosh, you are such a photo-phile! I am just a point and click peson myself but would love to win a DSLR and then I would get so into it. Seems like the light scopp did a great job with your pix.

  4. Great.
    I used a little trick on my camera, with a bright paper (learned that in a photo class), and it really works. Flash is a difficult thing to deal with. But this Lightscoop seems perfect, I can take off that ugly paper from my camera, and a mirror must work much better than a paper, I think. 😀

  5. Maddie K. says:

    Oh YES! I will so be looking into this. I was fretting how I was going to be able to afford a $500 bounce flash! This is brilliant!

  6. That is pretty neat!

  7. That makes a lot of sense! Great review…I really appreciated it! Thanks.

  8. Keara B. says:

    I love photography and I’m not a huge fan of artificial lighting, especially with a tiny on-camera flash! But this looks like an awesome product, I would love to try it. Anything that can make the lighting appear less “in-your-face” is a good thing for me. Thanks for sharing- now I want to go get one!

  9. Something to think about buying for my photo “expert” family members. I just usa a point and shoot Nikon Coolpix but others in the family use our Nikon SLR and love it. Maybe this could be a birthday or anniversary present for my hubby.

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