Accessories That Every Serious Photographer Should Always Have On Hand

Photography is one of the greatest art forms there is for someone looking to express their creativity for the first time. It is relatively easy to get into, pretty easy to improve over time, and you get to see a lot of things that you would not think to explore otherwise. A photographer is only as good as their camera; but the camera is just the first step.Here are other accessories that every photographer should have if they want to be successful.

A Great Camera Bag

As a photographer you’re going to be spending a lot of your time out and about, either around town or in nature. You never know what kind of photo opportunity is going to turn up, so it is crucial that you have all of your accessories ready at any given moment. A great camera bag is the most important camera accessory that a new photographer can have. It should be an extension of your body after a few weeks, something that you never leave home without.

Case Logic (TBC-307) Camera Bag
Case Logic (TBC-307) Camera Bag

Extra Lenses

Speaking of shots that you might not expect to take, once you start to really get into photography you’re going to learn that the world of cameras covers so much more than your basic point and shoot digital cameras. There are a ton of DSLR camera types out there, and each come with many different lenses that cover everything from macro (extreme close up shots of things like insects or flowers) to wide panoramic views. You want to get yourself a sturdy and wide set of lenses as soon as possible to get the most out of your camera.

 Zeikos ZE-FLK46 46mm Multi-Coated 3 Piece Glass Filter Kit
Zeikos ZE-FLK46 46mm Multi-Coated 3 Piece Glass Filter Kit

A Tripod

Even the most steady-handed of people cannot make due without this must-have camera accessories. A tripod is going to be crucial for some of the best shots that you’re ever going to take. Most still shots will end up being taken from a tripod, as well as any piece that you would like to be a part of. That’s right: you’re going to have to get in front of your camera at some point! Don’t worry, you’ll look just fine.

Fotopro Carbon Fiber C4C+53P Professional Tripod
Fotopro Carbon Fiber C4C+53P Professional Tripod

A Lens Cleaner And An LCD Protector

No matter how careful you are, your camera is going to get dirty out in the wild. There is nothing that is more annoying than working for half an hour to set up the perfect shot and then seeing that the picture was ruined by smudges on your lens. That’s why a good lens cleaner should always be handy so that you’re seeing things crystal clear. The same goes for your LCD viewing screen too. It’s easy to mistake a smudge there for problems on the lens itself, so make sure you are keeping both clean at all times.

Pisen® Dual Head Lens Cleaning Pen for Digital SLR Camera Lens
Pisen® Dual Head Lens Cleaning Pen for Digital SLR Camera Lens

There are a ton of other must have camera accessories for serious photographers; but we cannot get to them all in one piece. Start with these and you should be just fine!

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One thought on “Accessories That Every Serious Photographer Should Always Have On Hand

  1. Forrest August 7, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    There’s an old saying, “a tripod is your sharpest lens.” People have been saying this for decades because it’s true.

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