Are you wondering which camera accessories to buy next? With such a wide range of equipment available it’s difficult to know what you need or where to begin. In this box you’ll discover all the must-have camera accessories that will help you take better quality photos, protect your equipment and keep you shooting when disaster strikes.
Remote shutter releases range from the most simple which just let you take a photo by pressing down the button, through to very complex and expensive models which include advanced timing (intervalometer) features so you can delay the shutter release, or take a sequence of photos at specific intervals.
Some cameras will even allow you to trigger the shutter from within an app on your smartphone. Check your camera’s user guide to see if this is an option.
Be sure to get the correct remote shutter release for your camera.
A polarizing filter can reduce or even remove harsh glare from reflections, boost color saturation and darken blue skies. While some of these benefits can be recreated in post-production it’s preferable to get the camera to capture them at the point of taking the photo. This is especially true of removing reflective glare which is sometimes impossible to do in post-production.
Not the most exciting item but perhaps one of the most important. Without a strap, you will drop your camera one day. It just isn’t worth the risk.
Most new cameras come with a basic neck strap – usually branded with the camera manufacturer’s name and logo. Typically these are thin, narrow and therefore not very comfortable when carrying your camera for long periods. They also draw attention to the fact you’re carrying around expensive camera equipment – which may not be wise.