Thanks to the prevalence of digital cameras and relative low prices, there’s never been a better time to get into the world of photography. And there’s never a better time to take amazing pictures than while on a trip.
Whether it’s a day trip or extended travel abroad, you’re guaranteed to find opportunities for taking incredible pictures. However, without the right gear, you might not come home with the photos you were expecting.
There’s a huge range of accessories out there for photographers, and we’re going to run through some of the most essential items so that you can make the most out of your camera – we’ll assume you already have a camera. Right?
A Decent Tripod Can Make Things Easier
A tripod is invaluable for making the most out of your photography. Even though most modern digital cameras have effective anti-shake technology, a tripod still has a lot more to offer and can better stabilize your shots.
Various features of some cameras, such as time-lapse functions, can only really be used effectively with a tripod. The same goes for panorama features which, while doable hand-held, still benefit from the stability of a tripod.
These days, you can pick up quality portable tripods at a very reasonable price. Travel versions are also available, and while they may not sport the same features as their full-sized cousins, they are still handy for setting up shots while out and about.
Lenses Allow You to Specialize Your Photography
While many digital cameras these days come with fairly versatile kit lenses, any photographer worth their salt knows that without a few extra lenses, they’ll never be able to make their pictures stand out.
For many photographers, this ends up being the biggest expense when it comes to gear & accessories (after the camera body of course), though it’s undoubtedly a worthwhile one. Wide angle lenses make a huge difference when it comes to really capturing impressive landscapes. Fast aperture and prime lenses are worth investing in if you want to do street or portrait photography. And a telephoto lens is ideal for getting close-ups from a distance while out and about.