What makes photography such a wonderful and creative process, is that it’s able to turn moments into memories that will last forever. I remember the beginnings of my photographing “career”, I didn’t even know what camera to buy, so I had to read online about all the things I need to know before I bought one. And when I finally did, it took a lot of trial and error to figure out how everything operates, and only then I started taking some pretty amazing images.
However, it’s not all in the camera and lens – especially not for novice photographers who just want to enjoy photography in their own unique way and make it convenient for them. There are a lot of camera accessories that will make photography much more enjoyable for you as they can serve a great deal of purposes – from protecting your camera and helping you achieve the perfectly-leveled photo, to allowing you to capture photos while surfing, skiing or biking. Here are a few of the most common camera accessories used by photographers, and their different purpose.
A camera bag will offer you the optimum protection for your camera and the rest of your equipment. It’s considered the most important accessory you can buy for the camera, as it offers protection against dust, scratches as well as storage. When buying a camera bag, you need to consider a few things – size, protection and usage. Moreover, make sure to also consider whether your camera bag has dividers, compartments, padding, a hard shell as well as whether it’s weather proof or not.
Although this may not seem like a big deal, believe me – it is! The right memory card means you’ll be getting most out of your camera. As a novice photographer I’m sure you’ll be experimenting a lot and taking tons of pictures. In order to fully benefit from your camera’s high FPS rate, choosing a performance memory card will avoid camera slowdown in between shots. The memory card is a big deal especially if you are video recording for extended periods of time, so the capacity of the card shouldn’t be anything less than 16 gb.
There’s almost nothing more frustrating than the battery running flat when you’re away from any charging point and in the middle of taking that perfect shot. Be a step ahead and buy an extra pair of batteries and a charger for powering up your DSLR or your accessories. Batteries can be either rechargeable or disposable. The rechargeable ones are more expensive to purchase, but in the long run they’ll prove to be the better investment.