Must have equipment and accessories for beginners?

3 months 2 weeks ago #734058 by Teri6565
What equipment or accessories would you strongly recommend for beginners? Especially for somebody, like myself, who enjoys nature and wildlife photography. I photograph landscapes, seascapes, fauna and flora. And I love to photography waterfalls.

Beyond the camera and lenses, what do you think all beginner photographers should have? So far, all I have is one memory card (this is enough for me right now), 3 batteries, a tripod and of course a microfiber cloth to clean the lens. The few things that I plan to get in the very near future - wireless remote, lens hood, and polarizing filter. Anything else that are "must haves" for beginners"

Also any recommendations on the items I listed above would be helpful. I use a Canon Rebel 7T.


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3 months 2 weeks ago #734060 by r1ch
If you are going to shoot waterfalls, you might want a neutral density filter, so you can take long exposures of waterfalls or to make clouds blurry.. I assume you have a camera bag.


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3 months 2 weeks ago #734102 by Teri6565
Thanks! I have looked at the neutral density filters and yes I think I will get one of those too. And yes I do have a camera bag.


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3 months 1 week ago #734688 by CanonKid
One other thing I would heavily recommend is plenty of micro fiber cloths to wipe the mist from your lens if shooting at waterfalls. 

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2 months 3 weeks ago #735733 by Roman Omell

r1ch wrote: If you are going to shoot waterfalls, you might want a neutral density filter, so you can take long exposures of waterfalls or to make clouds blurry.. I assume you have a camera bag.



Speaking of which, if you are shooting waterfalls, make make sure you have plenty of micro fiber cloths


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2 months 2 weeks ago #736119 by No Show
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