If you follow me, as in follow me like actually READ me on a regular basis then you already know about the inanimate object that I am most in love with at the moment.
And, you also already know exactly how amazing of an item it really is because it can make you
dinner, watch your kids, and fold your laundry into a much happier photo taker.*
It won’t make you a photographer (I’d like to argue that is a talent that can be developed into a skill).
But, it will likely make your pictures like some random percentage better.
I’m certain of it.
Because, while I do actually consider myself a photographer
sometimes when I’m not busy comparing myself to people whose cameras were actually handmade by The Lord, I also know that on a daily basis, when I’m just watching The Dudes act like recently captured opossum hanging out with The Dudes, chasing them around with my littler camera, I am not really interested in being a photographer.
But, I do want to take some decent shots of my kids.
Like most moms.
Particularly when this little number finds its way into your house…
You want pictures that are decent.
Not ones that look like this…
And, when the owner of this little number pops it onto his head, and gets all happy and comfy even though his little lungs are crackling with bronchitis (my poor baby!), you want to catch that shot like this…
And not be stuck with a crap hole shot like this one…
Or, when this little number gets pilfered by the natural owner’s little bro, you want to make sure you catch him on
film memory stick also…
And you don’t want that capture to
include the candy bribe you gave him to prevent him from disrobing entirely and running around the house like a crazy person look all blown out an icky like this…
I don’t know what kind of a professor he is, but I’m guessing he’s some sort of science-smarty-pants type because he uses
smoke mirrors and stuff to make these awesome little attachments for your pop-up flash on your DSLR camera that scoops up the light, throws it around the room, bounces it off the wall and the subject, and makes your pictures look awesome.
So, maybe he’s the professor of stuff that’s awesome.
But, I do know that instead of rushing over to Prof. Kobre’s crib to buy one of these babies, you should follow these directions and see if you can’t win one from lil ole me instead (and then go buy one when you find out that you didn’t).
Here’s what you do…
1. Follow me. I only give stuff to people who love me; I’m petty like that, I really, truly am.
2. Follow Light Scoop on Facebook.
3. Leave a comment here telling me you are following and what type of camera you have.*** Click this link to see what type the Light Scoop is compatible with (they are on the right hand side, a little under the Flickr stuff).
But, if you want extra entries you can…
1. Tweet this (1 extra): “I just entered to win a Light Scoop from parenting BY dummies and you should too!” Along with a link to the post.
2. Follow me on Facebook (1 extra). Be sure to inform me in your comment if you already do this.
3. Follow me on Twitter (1 extra). Again, just let me know if you already do.
3. Blog about the contest (5 extra). I’m not gonna give you the words for that ‘cause I’m
too lazy into creative freedom like that.
And if, for some strange reason, you are not into free stuff you can always just go to the Light Scoop website and buy one for yourself. They are only like $35!
But, I’d wait until next Saturday (3/6/2010) when this contest ENDS, you know, just in case!
*Please note that ALL of these photos are SOOC (straight out of camera), no light correction, no effects, no nothing. Just me, picking up the camera and pressing go.
**If you win this or buy it from the maker don’t blame me if your pictures still suck. It’s you. Not the flash.
***As previously mentioned, I don’t care if you want to give it to your granny or sell it on eBay, I’m just nosy like that and I like to know stuff about other people.