All photographers have their favorite accessories they couldn’t imagine their lives without. In this video, Steve Perry suggests eight of those accessories that could make your life much easier if you’re a nature photographer and often use big lenses. Most of them are pretty affordable, and some are even DIY, so you won’t spend a fortune on them, yet you could really find them handy.
There seems to be many beginners in photography, who enthusiastically buy a mirrorless or DSLR-camera, use it intensively for two weeks, and then never touch it again. Yet some people manage to truly make photography into a passion from the very start, and they go on to enjoy it for years and years.
I believe a core deciding factor for which of these you become, is how good your experience is during the first few weeks with the camera. Furthermore, I believe that the experience is often decided by what kind of accessories you have. In this article I am listing six accessories I believe should be among the first you purchase. Most of them are cheaper than you might expect, especially if you are brave enough to purchase third-party versions.
Well, we knew it wouldn’t be long before the DJI Mavic Air accessories started to appear, especially if PolarPro have anything to do with it. PolarPro has now released the new DJI Mavic Air versions of their cinema filter series. These include neutral density and polarising filters to help provide more control over shutter speed, glare and saturation. They’ve also announced a couple of new cases, as well as a DJI Mavic Air version of their popular Katana system.
Do you personalize your camera? A custom-made strap, a sticker, or a soft shutter release button? Well, in case you want to give your Leica M a personal touch and add some bling, Bashert Jewelry has announced quite a fancy set of soft shutter release buttons. They are made of sterling silver, and they’ll make your Leica M personalized, shiny and classy. And yes, even more expensive.
Over the past week we’ve rounded up some of our favorite products this year, all of which make great gifts for the photographer in your life, be it yourself or a loved one.
Now, we’re bringing all five round-ups together so you can easily browse your favorite categories and pick the perfect gift this holiday season![Read More…]
Photo editing used to be a truly interactive, albeit laborious, experience in the days of the darkroom. Now, most everything is done through mouse clicks, keystrokes, and digital tablets.
Palette aims to change that with their fully customizable modular array of buttons, sliders, and knobs. This exciting new piece of hardware, which seamlessly integrates with Adobe software such as Photoshop and Lightroom, literally puts the editing controls into your hands and snaps together in whatever configuration best suits your workflow.
I’m a firm believer that gear is not as important as vision, creativity, talent or perseverance.
That being said, some gear cannot be replaced by any amount of those qualities.
I can’t tell you were to buy creativity or vision, but I can show you some could-be products that might save your outdoors shoot or make your post-processing tasks just a bit more bearable.
Here are 10 photography-related Kickstarter campaigns you should check out.