6 Basic Elements That Need To Be A Part Of Your Photography Kit

Photography is the art of capturing a moment be it a picture of a stunning landscape or a portrait of rare visuals you come across while exploring. With what you take the picture, doesn’t matter! What matters is how you take that first click.

For some, photography is just a hobby. For others, it’s their livelihood, and everything depends on how well the picture has been taken. It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out, all photography needs is a passion for the craft and the patience to learn.

Here are a few basic things that will form part of your very own camera and photo essentials kit:

Camera

  • Perhaps the most substantial and significant investment when you are just starting out.
  • However with so many makes and models of professional DSLR camera’s available in the market, finding the right one for the best price can be very confusing.
  • When you are just starting out, buying a high-end professional grade camera is not recommended, even if you can afford it.
  • Instead, buy a DSLR camera which has basic yet useful functionality when it comes to different shooting modes and picture settings.

Lenses

  • Just buying a camera body will not suffice, you will also need a number of lenses to shoot and click pictures for different settings and purposes.
  • For a basic camera and photo kit, buying a prime lens and zoom lens, with one for specific wide angle shots will be more than enough to get you started on the basics.

Camera kit bag

  • When you are investing a good amount of money in buying the right camera and photo kits and accessories, buying the right portable camera bag is the next logical step.
  • Camera lenses and even the camera itself consists of delicate moving parts which are also expensive to replace in case of any damage.
  • A good camera and photo essentials bag will allow you to carry your gear for both indoor and outdoor shoots with ease.

Tripods

  • A good tripod will provide all the stability that you will ever need to click the best portrait and landscape pictures.
  • Tripod forms an integral part of your camera and photo essentials kit, especially for people who are interested in travel photography.
  • The tripod will allow a stable support even on rugged terrains to help you take a beautiful picture of that soaring eagle in the Grand Canyons, without having to worry about messing up manual focusing because you are too preoccupied trying to balance a heavy DSLR camera.

Memory cards

  • Traditional cameras previously worked with film rolls, which would produce a negative print and the same would be then processed to provide with positive print on paper.
  • This process was, however, time-consuming, which is why when digital SLR cameras were developed, memory cards replaced the film rolls.
  • You want to purchase a high quality and capacity memory card for your professional grade camera, to get the best results when you process the finished product.

External flash and speedlight

  • For the best results, professional photographers use external flash kits and speedlights as part of their camera and photo kit which are excellent lighting sources to click pictures in dim light or low light conditions.
  • The traditional flash inbuilt in your DSLR will not provide the intended result when it comes to quality and color, which is why a speed light is used.
  • The system is efficient since the speedlight is activated for a fraction of a second when the shutter releases to take the picture, which is why it is also not too harsh on the elements that you want to cover within the frame.
  • However, speedlights are expensive accessories and generally should be bought only when you plan to take pictures professionally.
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