You may have seen our recent post all about 5 essential items that you should always be sure to carry in your camera gear bag. If you did not, be sure to check it out here. Today, we wanted to share with you a few more items we think are important to keep on hand anytime you may need to pull your camera out and snap a few photographs. A few of these suggestions were also ones that came from our readers!
1. Portable Light Source
This is important to be sure you always have enough light when you are taking whatever photos you are trying to take. Whether you find yourself at a dark wedding ceremony and need more light to capture the bride and groom saying "I do," or you are simply out photographing a beautiful view you saw while driving, you never want to not have enough light!
If you always find yourself in need of extra light, check out this Hikeren Portable Light Source perfect for various camera brands!
2. Waterproof Case
If you are shooting outdoors, and will still need to continue shooting even if it is raining, a waterproof case is important. You spend good money on your camera and equipment and do not want to ruin it with a little rain and you not being prepared!
Here is a waterproof camera case that would be perfect for you to use.
A polarizer is perfect for cutting out glare in photos. Whether you are needing to cut the glare on the leaves on the trees or even cutting out the reflection in a window, this is the perfect item to have on hand.
4. A Tripod
Having a good tripod is a great idea when you want to make sure your camera is steady and still when taking specific photos. This is especially great for landscape photos and other still objects that you may be photographing.
Are you in need of a sturdy tripod? Here is a tripod that is compatible with many different camera brands.
5. A Great Camera Strap
A high quality, comfortable camera strap is very important. You do not want to be fumbling or struggling with a cheap strap that you are afraid will not hold your expensive piece of equipment as best and as safely as it should. Getting one that is padded, to help with your comfort level may or may not matter as much to you, but you want to make sure whatever strap you have, works best and makes your job easier!
This Rapid Fire Quick Release Sling Shoulder Neck Strap may be the perfect addition to your camera.
Between these 5 items above and the other 5 we mentioned in our previous post, this are some very important items that you do not want to find yourself without. If you always keep these items handy and in your gear bag, you will never find yourself stuck without an important piece of photography equipment when the time comes that you need something specific.
Is there another piece of gear that you simply can not live without? Tell us below!
Before you head out with your gear bag, you will probably need a cup of warm cup of coffee to keep you going! Here is a great coffee mug with one of our favorite photography quotes to keep you motivated!
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