Professional Photography Equipment


An advanced photographer tends to have a variety of professional photography equipment. Although the camera is arguably the most important equipment to have, there are other essential things a professional photographer has to be well-equipped. Here is an overview detailing the various types of photography equipment.

A professional photographer usually owns a few cameras. For example, he or she may have a DSLR camera made for capturing photos better in the dark and another one for taking action shots in the day time. Additionally, a photographer may have a backup camera when going out for photo shoots—as a safeguard in case anything happens.

Typically, a professional photographer has at least three camera lenses, if not more. The most general lens is probably the 50mm. There are also 70mm – 200mm or 70mm – 300mm lens that can come in handy. To take photographs extremely close to the subject, one should have a macro lens. To shoot a wider-than-normal angle, professional photographers use a wide angle lens with a focal length of 35mm or less.

Besides cameras and lenses, there are some other essential photography equipment to carry around. For instance, one should have adequate number of batteries of various sizes and types. In case one needs extra storage, one should also carry more memory cards; about three or four 16 GB or 32 GB cards would be preferable in most cases. Additionally, one can carry a tripod or gorillapod and a sturdy, spacious, multi-utilitarian bag or case.

There are some professional photography equipment one can do without but come in handy to make for an easier photo shoot. One can consider buying custom aperture adapters, focus pullers, lens hood, tele-converter, IR remote, lens filters of various types, additional lens caps, a multi-tool, a transmitter and receiver set, flash lights, small video lights, soft boxes, pen, paper, band-aids, flash bender, headphones, towels, ropes and electrical tape. All these facilitators can come in handy in challenging circumstances. For a professional photographer who doesn’t shoot inside a studio, these facilitators are recommended depending on the task. When shooting outdoors, the varying environments and weather conditions can be a challenge, so it’s usually better to be prepared.


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