With many professional portrait studios opting for them as the shooting weapon of choice and more and more homes going completely electronic, there’s no denying that digital cameras are here to stay. As technology continues to advance and pictures taken on them prove incredible, the amount of digital camera accessories to make shots even better is really on the rise. Where only a few extras used to be available, digital camera fans are finding a whole host of choices these day.
There are two major categories of digital camera accessories on the market – the must haves and the would love to haves. Let’s look at both.
o Extra memory. With digital cameras offering such ease in shooting, those who want to take high-quality pictures find themselves tearing through memory cards rather quickly. These digital camera accessories are generally pretty affordable and are more than easy to carry. Typically the size of postage stamp or just slightly larger, extra memory cards can be used by anyone from the professional shooter to the amateur on vacation.
o Spare batteries. It might be hard to consider these as an “accessory,” but the fact is many who own these cameras do. While most digital camera batteries can last a long time, when they run out in the middle of a vacation or a particularly fun shoot, it can be really irritating. Having a spare set can really come in handy. It’s best to consider rechargeable spares to save on replacement costs down the road.
o Weatherproof camera bag. When it comes to digital camera accessories, this one is a must have for anyone that intends to take their camera outside, ever. Providing protection from bad weather and drops alike, these accessories aren’t very expensive either and they can help store those extra batteries and memory cards, too.
Love To Haves
o Lighting mechanisms. This particular class of digital camera accessory might almost fit into the “must have” list. While most digital cameras take very good pictures, there onboard flashes tend to leave a lot to be desired. There are all kind of lighting mechanisms that are available that can remedy this. Some are designed to work with specific cameras and others are standalones that can assist in any photography setting. These are great for anyone who wants to take spectacular shots to consider.
o Tripods. When it comes to digital camera accessories, this is one any serious shooter might want to consider. These help take away the shake that’s involved in some settings and can really help create spectacular images.
o Extra lenses. Not all cameras will accept these digital camera accessories, but those that do can really benefit from them. Providing a way to really turn a digital into an all-purpose camera, these add ons should be considered by those who can use them.