7 cheap photo accessories you really need to own

    | Photography Tips | 17/10/2012 12:38pm
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    Best cheap photo accessories: Spirit level; Flash trigger; Monopod

     

    Best cheap photo accessories: spirit level

    Spirit level
    This simple accessory can transform your hit rate when it comes to getting your horizons straight.

    Although many tripods have a spirit level built-in, it’s easier to see this one because it slots into the hotshoe of your camera.

     

    Home photo studio accessories: use a wireless flash trigger

    Flash trigger
    Once you’ve got yourself a flashgun you can start experimenting with off-camera flash techniques. Wireless triggers start at around £30, allowing you to fire a flashgun away from the camera.

    At this price you’ll have to work out the exposure manually, so it’s best to get to grips with how to work your flashgun on-camera first.

     

    How to use a monopod

    Monopod
    Monopods offer a handy way of steadying your camera without having to set up a tripod, which is especially useful for sports and wildlife photography, where you need to be able to move the camera quickly.

    PAGE 1: Close-up lens
    PAGE 2: Extension tubes
    PAGE 3: Reflector
    PAGE 4: Spirit level; Flash trigger; Monopod
    PAGE 5: Remote release

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    Posted on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 12:38 pm under Photography Tips.

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