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Weekend Wrap Up Party — and Lightscoop Deluxe Giveaway!!

Welcome to the Weekend Wrap Up Party!!  

This week’s giveaway is one of my favorite camera accessories – a Lightscoop Deluxe!

We’ve all been there – we’re trying to take the perfect picture of one of our kids, a craft project, or even the family dog and you just can’t get the lighting to come out right. Natural lighting is such an important part of photography, and Lightscoop makes it much easier to achieve.

Lightscoop redistributes light in your photos to create a healthy glow around whatever you’re taking a picture of, regardless of the room’s lighting.

This week I’m giving away a Lightscoop Deluxe – find out how to win and link up your projects after the break:

A few years ago, I discovered the original Lightscoop, and I was so happy I did!

As I said back then,

 natural light is a must for a good picture, but a flash is a disaster for good photography!

Here’s my example from back then:

Without Flash                 With Flash                           With Lightscoop!
The Lightscoop fits on your camera’s “hot shoe” – the flash attachment at the top – to redirect the flash onto the ceiling, providing indirect light instead of harsh direct light.

See how Lightscoop redistributes the flash to create a natural, even glow around the subject? I love it!

With the Lightscoop Deluxe you can also buy different mirror colors to create different types of glow in your pictures.

I like the new Lightscoop Deluxe, even more than my original Lightscoop — and here’s why: I can tilt the mirror to work even when I take a vertical picture. When I turn the camera on its side, I can tilt the Lightscoop Deluxe to bounce the flash off the ceiling, or wherever I want. (The original Lightscoop remains fixed in place.)

I love my Lightscoop – it makes lighting so much easier to figure out and helps me create the even lighting you can see in my pictures taken at night or indoors.

 Here’s how to win the Lightscoop Deluxe:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget to link up your projects — I’ve got two Great Ideas posts coming this weekend from your projects!!

When you add a link,  please link the Wrap Up button on your site– the code is below, or a text link is great if you would rather do that – Tatertots & Jello.


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  Please visit and comment on TWO linkups above you and TWO linkups below you — in addition to any others that you want to visit.  {We all love comments!}

Have fun!!!

I can’t wait to see YOUR ideas and feature YOU!!



  1. For my blog that I plan to start next month( fingers crossed!!!!)

  2. cnuland says:

    I would use it to take better pictures of my daughter and craft projects.

  3. Kelli B says:

    I would use the ceiling bounce to take even more pics of my kids.

  4. I’d use the lightscoop for my snapping up pics of my kiddos!

  5. Jo Skidmore says:

    I could use a light scoop to photograph my black dogs. They usually have glowing eyes or you can’t see them at all!

  6. Rachel White says:

    I would use it for pictures of my babies – who are easier to corral inside!

  7. This would be great inside the house….the kitties are always doing something cute and the photos don’t always come out well :(

  8. Thank you so much for hosting Jen, Happy Easter!!

    xo, Tanya

  9. I take a lot of pictures indoors with out long winter months in SD! I would love to use this taking pictures of what my family and dogs are doing inside the house, or possibly the occasional fish shack pictures!!

  10. I would use it for nighttime family activity pics, but more often for craft photos at night!

  11. My photos on my blog are just sad. I bought a nice camera, but I just can’t get the lighting right on them. The lightscoop looks like it might help!


  12. thanks for hosting ! Have a wonderful Easter !

  13. Hey Jen, I really, really want that Lightscoop. Never heard of one till now but I got my first DSLR for Christmas….still trying to figure it out. The Lightscoop would be one more thing to add to my list of how-to projects

  14. Thanks for hosting!!

  15. I would love to use this for blogging pics!!

  16. Kristi P says:

    I would use this for indoor photography when I can’t get good light.

  17. Thanks for hosting!

  18. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  19. thanks for hosting the linky and for a great giveaway opportunity! I would use the lightscoop for all my blog pics!

  20. I would use lightscoop to get better quality photos at my rehearsal dinner.

  21. I’d use it to take family photos – I liked the Lightscoop tip about standing on a chair – more flattering for your family’s pictures ! Thanks!

  22. Thanks for hosting. Great giveaway. As a novice photographer, I am having a hard time figuring out lighting especially when it comes to food pictures for my blog. I think the Lightscoop could help! Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter.

  23. I need one of those Lightscopes, what a brilliant idea! Would definitely free up where I take photos and I wouldn’t have to hope the sun was out just for good lighting.

  24. Angel Skelton says:

    What a great idea! I love the idea of switching out the colored mirrors!

  25. This looks like a great tool!

  26. Thanks for the great party, Jen! I hope you have a very Happy Easter!

  27. MammaNene says:

    I’d like to use lightoscoop taking pics of the clothes I made and show on my blog!


  28. Tracy Park says:

    That is just the coolest thing, Thanks for sharing I would use on my kids pics..

  29. Thanks so much for the FAB party Jen! Have a wonderful week! xo

  30. I’d like a Lightscoop to improve the photos of big things, like large DIY projects, in my dark house. No matter how many lights we have on, the photos still seem dingy!

  31. I would love the lightscoop to improve all of my indoor pictures. Especially pics of my kids and of my blogging projects.

  32. Thank you for hosting another great party :) Happy Easter!

  33. Thanks so much for the party! Have a happy Easter!

  34. I would use it to take inside photos

  35. valerie (in TX) says:

    I have a terrible time getting the lighting right on indoor photos – always yellow, too dark, or that awful flash glare. Would love to win this! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  36. Thanks so much for hosting Jen! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend with your family!!

  37. Thanks so much for the party Jen!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! :)

  38. I would use a Lightscoop to take pics of my family!

  39. Thanks soooo much for the party! HAPPY EASTER!! xoxo

  40. I’ve been looking into getting a Lightscoop! I need one for when the light isn’t very good (I have a Western-facing apartment) and the kids are napping; I could get so many more photos taken for my blog if I had one!

  41. I would use my Lightscoop to take better pictures for my blog. My house has horrendous lighting!

  42. Thanks for hosting, Jen! Happy Easter :-)

  43. I would use it to take pictures of my sweet boy! Thanks!

  44. Kathleen says:

    This would be so great on my new camera. I would use it to take pictures of my sweet little grandkids!!

  45. Jen, thank you for hosting an amazing party!

  46. Have a wonderful Easter Jen! Thank you for hosting every week!

  47. Thanks so much for hosting, Jen. Have a very happy Easter!

    Warmly, Michelle

  48. Great party! Happy Easter!

  49. Thank you for the giveaway Have a great Easter!

  50. Thank you so much for hosting and the great giveaway! I would love to use it to take better indoor pictures of my projects and family. Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Easter!!

  51. Thank you for the party and have a really great Easter! :)

  52. Thanks for hosting Jen! Great giveaway! Have a Happy Easter :)

  53. Happy Easter and thanks for hosting every week! :)

  54. Thank you so much for hosting… love it 😀


  55. Thanks for the great Party Jen! Can’t wait to meet in person at SNAP! Happy Easter!

  56. I would love to use these to take better indoor pics. Great giveaway!

  57. Diana Rambles says:

    Thanks for hosting!

  58. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful Easter :)

  59. Happy Easter Jen, and thank you for hosting! Little Bit from http://www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

  60. thank you for another super duper busy party!
    have a wonderful Easter Jen :-)

  61. Thanks for hosting Jen! Have a Happy Easter :)


  62. I’ve wanted one of these for the longest time! I would use it to take photos indoors in the evening when there is no natural light. My indoor photos always have a yellowish tint and/or harsh shadows because I have to use the camera flash. Indoor photos would be soooo much better if I had a Lightscoop!

  63. This has got to be the hottest ticket in town on a Friday night! Thanks for hosting week after week and providing an awesome place to link up:)

  64. I would LOVE to try a lightscoop!!! It would be SO nice to be able to bounce the flash with it!

  65. Thanks so much for the party! Happy Easter! Melissa

  66. Whoop There it is! Spring is in the HOUSE!!! Love it… love this weather- love this party– thank you jen Jen JEN!! :) Have a super great Easter with your cute Family!

  67. I’d probably use this most when taking pictures of my children and projects inside my home. It always seems like when you think about taking that picture it’s either dark or just dreary do there’s no good lighting!

  68. Thanks for hosting! Have a great Easter. :)

  69. Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a splendid weekend!

  70. Family portraits – that gold mirror sounds ideal!

  71. Thank you so much my friend for the party… Have a wonderful Easter weekend! xoxo

  72. Penny Kitzmiller says:

    I would use this to shoot better pictures of my grandson and my dogs. This would be a great add on feature for my camera for sure!! Thank you for the chance!!

  73. realcoake says:

    Thanks so much for hosting, Jen! Have a great Easter weekend!

  74. Thanks for hosting! Have a fabulous Easter weekend :).

  75. Thanks so much for the fabulous party, Jen! Happy Easter!!

  76. kleinworthco says:

    Lightscoops can be so much fun. Great giveaway. Thanks for hosting- Hope you have a very blessed Easter weekend.

  77. Thanks so much for hosting – Alice @ Mums Make Lists

  78. Thanks so much for hosting Jen! I so wish I was coming to SNAP so that I could meet you! I had a fun blogging week… I got to go on TV and share my craft projects in a news program. And they have invited me back for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day! Have a wonderful long weekend and Happy Easter! Angie xo

  79. Thanks again for hosting! Have a fabulous Easter weekend with your family:)
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  80. Thanks so much for the party Jen!!! Have a great weekend with lots of laughter and food!

  81. Thanks for hosting, Jen! Happy Easter!

  82. Ashley C says:

    I would love a Lightscoop. I would use for those inside photos or evening activities.

  83. Thanks for the party. Have a wonderful weekend!

  84. Jen,
    Thank you for another Awesome party! I am sharing my husband’s yummy cookies this week.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  85. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend :)

  86. Thanks for the party, Jen. Happy Easter!

  87. Thanks so much for hosting, Jen! Have a wonderful Easter!!

    ~Abby =)

    Oh, and I’d use the Lightscoop to take better blog pictures, of course! 😉

  88. Have a wonderful Easter!

  89. Happy Easter, Jen! Thanks for the party :)

  90. Thanks for hosting, Jen! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!


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