If you’re a beginning photographer, chances are you’ve just purchased your first camera. And it’s likely to be a Nikon or Canon DSLR camera. Congratulations on taking the first step in becoming a professional aspiring photographer! One of the first things you’ll want to do is make sure that you have all the essential gears and equipment to get you on your way. Being a photographer can be a lot of fun, but only if you have all the right equipment and at the right time. We’ve curated a list of the most essential DSLR equipment for beginners for you to check off your list.
DSLR Camera Backpack
Without a doubt one of the most important equipment is a a good backpack. You need a good backpack to help carry all the equipment with you instead of leaving them all in your car and having to go fetch every time you need something. A good backpack will also save your back and make long sessions much more enjoyable.
You’re going to want to have a dependable tripod at some point, although it’s not required in the beginning. We recommend investing in a solid tripod that’s extendable, flexible, and high quality. You’re not going to be replacing this tripod any time soon, so you may as well invest in it.
Get a lens that lets you take pictures up close in addition to also being able to capture at a distance. A flexible all-on-one lens can make a quick day trip more lightweight and enjoyable since you won’t need to carry multiple lenses with you.
Multiple Reliable SD Cards
Don’t settle for cheap generic brands and make sure you get yourself a reputable and hardy SD card. And always be sure to have backups. Nothing ruins a trip more than realizing your SD card is corrupt, or not having a backup one for additional footage.
Also, don’t be caught off guard without a backup battery. Usually we recommend carrying three fully charged batteries for your camera. One already in the camera, and two fully charged and ready to be swapped. When purchasing batteries, be sure to choose one either from the manufacturer or a highly reputable brand. Cheap knockoffs will work, but they lose their charge quickly and you’ll throw them out soon.