Dec 29 2010

3 Useful Digital Camera Accessories

Published by at 6:07 am under Equipment

Do you know anything about digital cameras? Many people think that we can use our digital camera to capture many nice images without using any other accessories. However, in my opinion, we still need some accessories to help us in photo taking so that we can enhance the quality of the images. Therefore, I will write about the three most important accessories for us to use together with digital camera to get the best image.

These are not listed in any specific order and I do not assume in any order of significance either although if you were to push me for an answer, I would place a tripod as my number one accessory. It will also depend on what sort of photography you are pursuing as to which one will be number one to you. They are, nonetheless, accessories that I would list as important to the gear bag of a photographer.

1. A tripod
If you do not already have a tripod then get yourself one. Purchase the most expensive one you can afford. A great strong tripod is important to the kit of a photographer. There are several situations when light conditions are not good and the extra stability can help you produce crisp, sharp pictures. Just a little camera shake will cause blurring to some degree in the final photo. A tripod is specifically helpfulwhen shooting close-ups of flowers and small creatures and assists you to have complete control of your images.

2. Remote shutter release
This is coupled with the tripod and is important when avoiding camera shake. Even when your camera is mounted on the tripod, the most straightforward action like pushing the shutter button can still provoke camera shake and prevent you from getting the sharpest images. It works very simply either connected by a cable to the camera or using an infrared connection to activate the shutter.

3. A good circular polarising filter
A polarising filter cuts down glare and reflections off shiny surfaces. Those of you who have ever owned or used a pair of polaroid sunglasses will know the outcome that it has on shiny and reflective surfaces. This includes foliage as well. When using polaroid sunglasses while looking at water you are able to see below the surface if the water is clear. The sky becomes bluer and the green vegetation greener. If you are landscape photographer you will really benefit from a polariser. I consider this essential. One tip though is that you should always use one that has the equivalent or higher quality of your lens. There is no point in putting bad glass in front of good glass.

In short, it is easy for us to get the best quality of photos if we have those important accessories that can help us in photo taking. Frankly, if i was you, I will try to get all three essential accessories. Anyway, it depends on you whether you need it or not.

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