Thinking of starting your own photography business? You will need to make sure you have all of the necessary DSLR camera accessories for photo shoots. Here we will share eight must-have DSLR camera accessories and why they are beneficial to professional photographers.
Of course it’ll take skill and dedication to become a successful professional photographer, but having the right DSLR camera accessories will also help too!
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- DSLR camera remote control
If you are taking a close up shot of the subject of your photograph, it is likely that you will be using a tripod to reduce camera shake. A great way to make sure that you do knock your DSLR out of focus is to use a DSLR camera remote control. These allow you to set the shutter release without having to actually touch the camera. Many remote controls also have built-in self-timers and interval timers, which are useful if you want to be in the photograph yourself!
- Spare camera batteries
There is nothing worst than heading out on a shoot, only to find that your camera is almost out of juice. Not only does it waste time but it also looks really unprofessional to clients. Make sure that you are always prepared by carrying around spare batteries for your DSLR camera.
- Padded neck strap
Most professional photographers wear their DSLR camera around their neck whilst they snap away. If your photography shoots are lengthy, you are going to want to make sure you have a padded neck strap to attach to your camera. This will ensure you remain comfortable throughout the photo shoot and will allow you to get on with doing what you do best!
- LCD screen protector
Most professional photographers own their DSLR cameras for a few months or years before upgrading to a newer model. If you want to be able to sell your existing DSLR camera and put money towards your new purchase, you will need to keep it in a good condition. Prevent the LCD screen from scratching by purchasing screen protectors. They are not very expensive and will go a long way to keeping your DSLR in pristine condition.
- Dust blower
It can be extremely frustrating when dust particles are affecting the quality of your images. Remove them with easy by purchasing a hand-held dust blower. These are really simple to use. All you have to do is squeeze them and they will puff out air, causing the dust to flee from your camera lens.
- Polarizer filter
Using a polarizer filter will help you to reduce the reflections of glass and other shiny objects in your photographs. A polarizer filter can also be used to intensify colour saturation, allowing professional photographers to create more striking image. Many of the best polarizer filters on the market also boast special glass coatings that reduce reflections and repel dirt.
- External hard drive
Your photography work is your pride and joy, so you want to make sure that it is properly backed up, incase anything happens to your computer. It is highly recommended that all professional photographers invest in a secure external hard drive. This will allow them to keep copies of their work to use in cases of disaster recovery, as well as to use as portfolio material.
- Camera bag
All professional photographers need a high quality DSLR camera bag to carry around their camera and equipment in. Not only will it make the transportation of your heavy equipment easier, but it will also keep your expensive camera equipment safe when you are out and about. Invest in a good quality camera bag that has specially designed pockets for all of your DSLR camera accessories.
A good camera bag is a must-have for all professional photographers.
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Providing you have these eight DSLR camera accessories in your arsenal, you should be on your way to having all of the equipment you need for a successful photo shoot.