These Are the Best Photography Tools Everyone Needs to Have

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Nowadays, it seems like a new photography tool comes on the market every other day. But which tools do you really need? Of course, these differ depending on whether you spend your days in the studio or prefer the natural light of the outdoors. Here are some of the best photography tools we think everyone should have.

7 of the Best Photography Tools You Should Have

1. Lens Cap Keeper

You probably don’t realize how important a lens cap keeper is until you actually get one. If you have been photographing without one you probably keep your cap in your linty pocket and scramble around to find it once you have to cover your precious lens. With a lens cap protector, your lens can just stay attached to your camera so you’ll never lose it again. You have spent tons of money on that lens, so why not spend another $5 to protect it?

2. A Sturdy Tripod camera on tripod

There will be times that your tripod is your best friend. Invest in a good one! If you have had yours for a few years and it still takes way too long to set up, take down, and get level, it’s time to get a new one. Think of how much easier life would be if your photography wasn’t a balancing act.

3. A Good Memory Card

When you take hundreds and thousands of photos, you have to store them somewhere. You need a good memory card! Whether you are just starting out and aren’t sure what you need to purchase or you have had the same memory card since the day you started, it might be time for a new one. Say goodbye to slow memory cards and hello to a card that works. Don’t let yourself miss a shot just because you have a slow card!

4. Camera Straps

Do you like the camera strap that came with your camera? If so, skip this one. Or, maybe don’t! Did you know that there are so many better camera straps out there? These straps hold your most valuable piece of equipment and can be uncomfortable at times. There are some straps out there that are more like a harness than an actual strap so the weight of your camera is better distributed. They’re much better than just letting it dig into your neck!

5. A Memory Card Case

If you’re just starting out as a photographer, we will let you in on a little secret. You will most likely fill up more memory cards than you ever thought possible! These little cards hold all of your work. They are fragile and easily damaged, and it is impossible to get your work back if they get lost or broken. Put them in a memory card case for safety and easy organization! There are even waterproof and shockproof cases out there for extra safety.

6. A Cleaning Kit camera cleaning kit

Picture this: you are taking stunning photos outside. A gust of wind comes– debris is everywhere. It’s all over your lens! What now? You don’t want to ruin your lens by wiping it with your shirt sleeve. You probably wish you had a camera cleaning kit. Many of these kits can fit right in your camera bag and will ensure that your lens stays unscratched and your photos stay clear.

7. The Right Editing Software

Perfectly Clear Workbench v3ScreenSnapz001You have taken amazing pictures. Now what? It’s time to edit. Going over hundreds of photos seems mundane, but what if we told you there is a software that would do it for you? Sometimes, the best photography tools save us time. Perfectly Clear automatically uses up to 40 corrections to batch process your photos to save you hours of editing time. Then, you can use finishing tools or Presets to tweak the photos creatively. Plus, Perfectly Clear can be used as a stand-alone application or as a plug-in. Try it for free for as long as you want! 

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