Importance of Photography Equipment

Aug 28, 2014
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When it comes to photography, it is your skills and creativity that matter the most. However, there is no denying that your choice of camera equipment and camera supplies is very important as well.

So what features should you look for in your camera equipment? Your camera supplies and accessories depend on the type of photography you are into. But there are some basic things that every photographer should look for.

Photography equipment

LENSES AND APERTURES

An average camera body and great lens will win over a great camera with an average lens any day. This is because the quality of our photographs is more dependent on the lens rather than the camera. A better lens can capture more light due to larger apertures, so you can shoot in dim light with more ease. A good-quality lens also delivers more details in images than a substandard lens.

However, larger apertures are not very important for photographers shooting still subjects using a tripod.

Here is when lenses with large aperture are very important:

  • Capturing moving objects in low light, for instance, at weddings
  • Capturing objects in swift motion, for instance flying birds
  • Obtaining more creative flexibility

PHOTOGRAPHIC NOISE

If you want to counteract noise and loss of detail in your images, you need to pick your camera equipment carefully. If you shoot in low-light conditions (that is, using a high ISO, which tends to create photographic noise) by holding your camera in your hand quite often, then you need a camera that can handle noise efficiently. Such cameras come in handy for wedding and wildlife photographers.

SIZE MATTERS

You should know that getting obsessed about megapixels is silly. More megapixels in a camera is important for majorly two purposes:

  • Producing very large prints
  • Cropping images with extremely far-away subjects (such as in wildlife photography)

Other than these two situations, there is no reason to get fixated on the number of megapixels of your camera equipment. However, note that most photo libraries have rules for minimum megapixel count, and only accept images that meet the criteria.

Lenses

SHOOT RATE

If you are into shooting swiftly moving objects such as birds, considering the shoot rate of your camera equipment becomes important. Some cameras fire off 3 shots a second; some 6 shots a second. You need a camera that can fire off more shots in a short time, so you do not miss out on a good moment.

FOCUSING SPEED

To capture fast-moving objects, your camera equipment needs to have a camera and a lens that responds swiftly in the autofocus mode. You cannot afford to have a lens struggling to find a focus when you’re dealing with birds in flight or other fast moving objects.

FILTERS

Some of the most commonly used filters include:

  • UV filter: Protects the lens and reduces the lack of clarity caused due to UV rays
  • Polarising filter: Reduces glare from shiny surfaces like a wet landscape and makes the colors livelier
  • Neutral density filter: Balances the exposure between bright and dark areas to modify the intensity of all wavelengths of light in a scene equally

TRIPODS

A tripod should be an indispensable part of your camera supplies to aid you in avoiding camera shake when shooting in low light. You need to consider certain factors before buying one, such as how long, and high will it go. The choice will depend on the type of photography you do. Make sure the tripod doesn’t move in the slightest when you press the shutter, as even the smallest twitch can ruin shots when working with long lenses.

At last, remember that getting the right camera supplies or camera equipment is just half the battle won. The final output depends on the quality of photography. So focus on a careful blend of good-quality camera equipment and photography skills.

Hope this article will put in perspective the kind of things photographers must give attention to. Do share the article with your friends if you like it.

Also Read: 6 simple tips you ought to know about studio lighting

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