My Recommended Photography & Video Gear 


* 8 essential accessories for aspiring photographers
* Tools to elevate your photo experience

* Our best-recommended gear packages 
* Key purchases for care and storage of photos and equipment


If you’re planning on making good on a new years resolution to stay inspired and take more pictures, we’ve found some essential accessories you need. Beyond investing in a solid camera, a few extra gadgets are key to maintaining expensive equipment and improving your skills.

Here, we’ve pulled together 8 camera accessories every amateur photographer needs to take their craft to the next level.

8 Amateur Start-Up Must Have's


1. Camkik Professional Camera Cleaning Kit

Maintain your camera equipment with this comprehensive camera cleaning kit. The set includes a reusable spray bottle, soft cleaning cloths, brush pen, air blower and lens cleaner.









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2. Amazon Camera Tripod

Every aspiring photographer needs a tripod, and this one is lightweight, sturdy and adjustable in height up to 50 inches. It conveniently collapses into just 12 inches and slips into an included carrying bag. This XCSOURCE camera is worthy of nearly every job I have thrown at it despite its carbon fibre lightness, even travelling across Europe! 

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3. Camera Grip Strap

Stabilize your grip and get that shot with the help of a grip strap. Padded neoprene construction provides increased safety, stability, and control, whether you’re shooting still or video. I use this all the time, especially when travelling so I do not drop my camera, or have to hold heavy steadycam equipment etc.

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4. Professional Lens Filter Kit

Available for lens sizes 52 – 67mm, this filter kit delivers Ultraviolet UV, Circular Polarizer CPL, Fluorescent FLD filters plus additional accessories such as a filter pouch, tulip flower lens hood, lens cap, cleaning cloth and keeper leash.

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5. DSLR Carbon Fibre Camera Slider

The Carbon Fiber Camera Track Slider Rail helps you with smooth movements and professional feeling in video making and photography. 6 U-shaped Ball Bearings: Ensure smooth motion and minimum abrasion on high-grade carbon fibre tubes. Flexible Uses: Can be directly connected with the camera, or indirectly connected with the camera via ball head.

Multi-Angle Shooting: Available for vertical, horizontal and 45 degrees shooting. Adjustable and Secured Legs: Can be adjusted from 8.5 to 10 centimetres; Gear-shaped joint interface and locking knobs for better position locking.

Convenient Carrying Bag: Easy to carry, transport or store.


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6. Portable Hard Drive

Shockproof Water-Resistant 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 External Portable Hard Drive, Military Grade

Silicon Power armour A60 simply provides the best all-around protection in an amazingly tough and durable enclosure. It offers military-grade shockproof and water-resistant protection by including an ultra-rugged rubber casing from the internal structure to the exterior, which adds an extra shield to withstand shocks, crushes and water splashes. Armour A60 also passes the US military MIL-STD-810G (transit drop test) and IPX4 waterproof level, offering data protection for outdoor users. Equipped with the special cable-carry design, Armor A60 allows users to store and carry with ease. Armour A60 outstanding read/write speed is coupled with the latest USB 3.0 interface feature a 5 GB bandwidth which is 10x the bandwidth of a USB 2.0 interface. It saves users time backing up to and from the hard drive when transferring mass data files.

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7. Orangemonkie Foldable Lightbox Studio

For the budding entrepreneur or still-life photog, this purchase is a game-changer for achieving pro-looking results. Foldio is the world’s first portable studio with a foldable design and the set includes all the necessary equipment -a light, backdrops and power.


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8. Camera Bag (The most affordable price I have found)

The AmazonBasics DSLR and Laptop Backpack was designed to hold your photo and editing tools while on the move. The backpack features a customizable interior to hold and protect 2 SLR camera bodies, 3-4 lenses, 17-inch laptop, and additional smaller accessories. When you travel with your computer, there is no need to bring an additional bag or sleeve. The padded interior features a separate interior space that is able to hold 17-inch MacBook Pros and other laptops.

Comfort on the Go
The AmazonBascis backpack's adjustable, heavily padded, shoulder straps and wide, adjustable waist and chest straps make the backpack comfortable to wear even when loaded with all your gear.

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Amateur To Pro Start-Up Gear

Here is a more advanced list of the best gear you can afford as you are building yourself up into a professional from an amateur. We could list hundreds of great gear, however, we have come up with a short list that helps you develop various skill levels in different areas quickly.


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Carbon Fibre Camera Slider 
480 LED Video Lighting & Kit 
Carbon Fibre Tripod
Portable LED Lighting Kit 
My Super Awesome Tactical Camera Bag


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