We like to keep an eye out for cool stuff you can buy as a photographer and we know photography can be expensive, especially if you make bad investments. That's why we want to share with you the hottest items that are guaranteed to make your life easier or at least put a genuine smile on your face. Here they are.
This is a compact travel tripod that can fulfill the needs of 95% of the photographers out there. It offers an innovative rapid column rotation feature that makes it light and compact, thus minimizing storage and carrying issues. Extra strong locks equip the aluminum legs, giving it a load capacity that exceeds that of other tripods in its class. You can use it in any kind of weather and because of the soft rubber handle, you won't lose your grip even in torrential rain.
It's the ideal tripod for the serious travel photographer who uses professional gear, but it's also wonderful for studio work.
The discreet, lightweight design of this bag will allow you to pass by as a regular traveler, not as a photographer. The interior is well organized, giving you the option of carrying a long lens or a tripod in a new, seamless storage area. It features a rain cover for added gear protection and multiple zipper pockets for accessories.
When it comes to fashion trends, you can't really beat a good looking scarf. Women photographers especially know the versatility and fashion potential of scarves. Capturing Couture have successfully combined functionality and aesthetics in what looks like a chic alternative to the classic camera strap.
This is a must have for anyone going on trips far away from an outlet. With the massive 18200mAH capacity, it is the ideal solution for recharging your phone, tablet or any other USB device for up to 10 times.
Struggling through less creative times is something every photographer will experience at least once. It's just one of those things you have to accept as part of the deal. In fact, you should welcome the less inspired times as an opportunity to take a creative break, so long that you don't extend this period more than necessary. The best way to get of the creative rut are with these 52 Light Box unique photo assignments that will test your creativity and skill.
This is a tripod for serious photographers and professionals who need high levels of stability and a well above average load capacity. The Induro Series EP Carbon 8x is the perfect solution, having an immense load capacity of up to 44.1 lbs (20 kg), while weighing just 4.8lb (2.2kg). It has three independent leg positions that allow you to shoot in uneven terrain and down low for low level shots.
The Powershot series from Canon is legendary, and the G7X is one of the coolest high performance compact cameras around right now. With a 20.2 MP sensor and the Digic 6 image processor, it is by all means a premium product. The 24-100mm f/1.8-2.8 zoom lens is great for low light conditions and shallow depth of field. It's also fast thanks to a burst rate of 6.5 fps and the 31 AF points and with a video resolution 1080p/60p, it's the ideal camera to have with you at all times.
This is one of those inventions that is probably going to have a powerful impact on street photographers and iPhone indie filmmakers. It's a clever design that protects your phone and also gives you very useful lens choices that can be easily mounted and unmounted. The system will take your iPhone camera to the next level and help you get some great shots and footage.
Most high end telephoto lenses come with a stock lens case, and that's a good thing. You want your lens to be protected and you can't always pack everything in a backpack, especially if you're a girl. While those lens cases are useful indeed, they're horrible looking. Well, Capturing Couture has a much more fashionable solution. Their Lens Totes are available in 4 classic styles and the fine craftsmanship and attention to detail make them a popular choice among women photographers.
10. Bowers & Wilkins P7
If you're like me and you have to spend hours in a row retouching photos, you like to make things more pleasant with a little music. The P7 headphones will turn every music listening experience into pure joy. They are easy to fold and carry in the specially designed case, and they're made for the iPhone remote/microphone cable.