When my son was an infant, he would be fine if you took a single pic of him with flash. If you shot a second picture, you could bet he was going to cry. The bright flash scared him, many babies are like that, and some pets and adults are too. If you want to take your pics this holiday season without making babies cry and dog's growl, the Lightscoop may be for you.
This thing is a plastic scoop that you pt over the flash on your camera and rather than one bright light it helps diffuse the flash. Photos taken using the Lightscoop look good too, they are much brighter than taking the same photo with the normal flash alone. The Lightscoop bounces the flash off the ceiling to brighten a picture.
The Lightscoop has been around for a while now, but this is the first I saw of it so I would bet many of you are the same way. It will fit lots of cameras on the market from Canon, Fuji, Nikon, Pentax, and Sony. In fact, the compatibility list looks like it covers every popular DSLR on the market. You can pick one up now for $29.95 in standard or warming versions or get both for $49.95. They come in versions that are universal or for Sony cameras only.