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For those who are looking to get into amateur photography, there is a tonne of equipment that you’ll need. We hope this post can be a small “how-to” guide for finding equipment that is suitable for you needs. Although a camera is the fundamental item for any photography, all professions need tech accessories to take perfect pictures. Here is a list of what you need:
Ring Light with Stand
The ring light with stand is the perfect appliance for taking flawless pictures and videos. You might recognize your favorite YouTube celebrities using this accessory for their vlogs or makeup videos. Depending on the brand, the ring light can create close-to-natural daylight, cover skin imperfections and decreases shadows (panda eye-bags from lack of sleep) and highlight the part of human eyes that our own eyes can’t see. Basically, this device illuminates what your bedroom light or your iPhone flashlight cannot show.
With yellow/red filters ranging from Dark Salmon to Oklahoma Yellow and green/blue filters ranging from Special KH Lavender to Moss Green; rogue gels are perfect for anyone who wishe to add coloring to their photo without any excessive editing.
With magnetically connected sliders, dials and buttons, this device offers precise image editing with a personalized controller. Features include tint, temperature, rating, shadows, highlights, saturation, angle, exposure and a screen that shows you the before and after of your images. This professional accessory will give you feedback whilst you fiddle with it, giving it an interactive editing experience.
Lens Cleaning Kit
A small kit that is perfectly portable, containing items that clean the parts of the camera you normally can’t reach, including a little brush to remove loose particles, a carbon-felt tip that absorbs oil and particles that may be on your lens. Most lens cleaners have about 100 cleanings per pen, so be careful to not overuse them because when the felt on the tip gets bristly like a toothbrush, it might leave marks and it will not clean effectively.
If you are thinking of taking photos and videos in other countries, remember that different countries have different plugs. Travel Adaptors are perfect for overseas trips. Especially when you get that notification that your phone or your camera is on 20% battery life and you need to charge ASAP.
If your friends are wondering why your Instagram pictures are magically beautiful all of a sudden… try not to give away all the trade secrets. On a final note, I don’t advocate for using any particular brand above. Each person should choose a deal that suits their preferences and budget, and I’d recommend comparing reviews on a site Best Advisor before making any final decision.