A couple of weeks ago, I asked what burning questions you still have about improving your photography. One question that came up multiple times was after you own a nice camera, what tools are most helpful.
Today we’ve invited Emilie, one of our SNAP! instructors and owner of Photo by Emilie, to address your question.
5 Tools to Improve Your Photos Today
Want to take your photos to the next level? Here are five must have pieces of photography equipment…
Nothing takes photos as well as a clean lens. This Lens Cleaner consists of a soft brush and a special carbon non-liquid cleaning element. My favorite lens cleaner is only $8. You can purchase it HERE.
The 50mm 1.8f lens is by far the best bang for your buck when it comes to lenses. The 1.8f gives you bright, light & sharp images, while remaining one of the most affordable lens on the market.
At between $100-$200 this should be one of your first purchases. Check with your local retailer or call B&H Photo to learn which variety of this lens is right for your camera.
Tamron brand camera lens are after market lens. They are not as sharp or quick to focus as the market brands. However, they are significantly less money.
You absolutely need this if you do a lot of indoor photography and self portraits. The Monopod allows you the stability of a tripod but the creative flexibility of hand held. This monopod also has a table top feature. This last piece of equipment is only $30. CLICK HERE top purchase.
Of course, all the tools in the world don’t do much good if you don’t know how to use them. Emilie has mentored nearly everyone on the SNAP! team from Jen (Tatertots and Jello) and Shelley (House of Smiths) to Mandi (Vintage Revivals) and Amy (The Idea Room).
If you’d like to learn more for Emilie she has online workshops starting NEXT WEEK. Her first class will be held on Tuesday, May 7th. Here is a link with lots more information. CLICK HERE.