My 6 Photography Equipment Essentials

I’ve decided to write a post about what photography equipment I use because a year ago I had no idea what I needed!

So here’s what I’ve got:

Canon 700D camera

When I made the decision to purchase a DSLR camera I really wasn’t sure what one to get. I knew I wanted a Canon because I’d always heard good things about them but didn’t have a clue which one was right for me. I ended up buying mine from Jessops (a camera shop in the UK) because on their website they have an online adviser who was really helpful in helping me pick the right camera for me. As a result, I went with the Canon 700D because I was impressed with its features which include:

-Touch screen control

-18-megapixel photos

-18-155mm lens

-Movie mode

I LOVE this camera so much! It’s easy to use, produces high-quality photos and isn’t too heavy.

Memory Card: Don’t forget you also need a memory card to store your photos! I use the Sandisk Extreme memory card. I got it from Tescos and it’s perfect for an advanced camera.

Camera Bag

Next up is my camera bag. It’s such an essential item! I carry my camera everywhere and it’s so easy with this Tecno Gadget Bag. It has lots of pockets so you can store your charger and other accessories. It’s a perfect size and fits everything I need. It’s also nicely cushioned so I’m always confident my camera is protected and safe!

Tripod

I have the Manfrotto Compact light Aluminium Tripod It’s an amazing tripod because it’s so light and can easily be carried everywhere. The tripod has 4 leg sections and you can unclip each one to adjust the height – easy! Its maximum height is 102 cms. I love using this tripod because it helps achieve clearer photos because it’s more stable than holding a camera with your hand.

Reflector

I only purchased a reflector a few months ago. I wish I bought one at the beginning because it’s such a cheap piece of equipment that can make a big difference to your photos. I got this 5-1 reflector from Amazon. Once you open it out of the case it expands into a large circle. You can unzip it and change the covers around to get all different colours which are gold, silver, white, translucent and black. When you hold the reflector up in front of what you are taking a photo off it changes the lighting. Here’s what each shade does:

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Lightroom

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Lightroom is the editing software I use for my photos. It’s a great way to view and organise your photos. It’s made by Adobe who also created Photoshop. I personally find Photoshop difficult where as Lightroom is so easy and does everything I need it to do.

With it I can:

– Remove flaws from photographs.

– Straighten and crop images

– Add filters to photos

The tool I find most useful is the adjustment brush because you can change things like the photo exposure or vibrancy in certain areas of images. For example, when photographing items for this blog post  I made the background of photos more white by upping the exposure.

I hope you have found this post useful and let me know if you have any questions!

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