Photography accessories can cost a photographer’s pocketbook, but too often, less is more. A forgotten lens is one of the biggest expenses, especially if it is a hard lens. Overused cameras are another weight. And then there is the camera bag: many photographers don’t realize how many cameras are packed away in the typical photographer’s camera bag, and this number only continues to grow as digital cameras become more popular. The top of the line camera has to weigh quite a bit. It also needs to be easily accessed and take pictures quickly.
Most photographers know that there are four basic components to a digital camera: the camera body, the lens, the battery, and the memory card. These parts are often considered the “THING” that a photographer needs to have. While they may not seem important at first, they play an integral role in the quality of the pictures that can be taken. Without them, a digital camera would simply be a point-and-shoot camera. With these four pieces in place, you should have an easier time finding the one that best suits your needs.
The first thing to look for is a good digital SLR camera and a tripod. Both of these things can make or break your photography. You can’t have a great looking photograph if you don’t have the right camera and tripod. If you’re uncertain about which one to buy, try both and see which one works for you. In the long run you’ll be the one who will have saved the most money.
Another essential in any photography set up is a pair of good quality lenses. There are tons of different types of lenses on the market today, so it can be hard to choose the ones that will work best for your photography set up. A lot of photographers seem to prefer the SMILED lens design. These lenses use small amounts of film to give you more flexibility with your photography, but you have to be sure to use these with a fast shutter speed so you get the most out of them.
Filters are another popular photography accessory. There are some filters that photographers seem to like more than others, and of course the different type of filters will come into play depending upon what you like to shoot. Some photographers believe that it’s better to have a wide range of filters, whereas other’s feel that if you just have a few standard types of filters, they will be better than no filters at all.