Shooting in the studio is certainly interesting, but not many original ideas can be realized with the help of backgrounds and artificial lighting. Real masterpieces are often created in nature, inspired by real living phenomena of the surrounding world. Are you interested and going to shoot on location? If this is the case, then before you rush into the road, you should take care of comfort, streamlined process and, of course, the safety of your own camera and other equipment. So we’re looking at 5 essential items for successful outdoor photography.
Backpack for camera and accessories
In order to get the camera and all the accessories to the scene safely, you will need to make sure that everything is conveniently stored. At the same time, you will have to consider not only the placement of the camera itself with the main lens, but also the organization of space for additional lenses, batteries, memory cards, cleaning kits, etc. You have to spend several hours in nature, or even the whole day, so you need to be prepared for any situation. It is for such cases that capacious photo backpacks are designed. They are designed specifically for travel, travel and situations where you need to transport equipment from one location to another.
The Manfrotto MA2-BP-FM Advanced 2 is a backpack designed specifically for photography equipment with every detail in mind.
At the bottom of the backpack is a special compartment with additional protection, which allows you to protect the camera from possible damage. In addition, the entire backpack received a special Manfrotto Slim-tech Protection System designed to enhance the protection of all contents of the backpack. In addition, the capacity is increased specifically to allow you to transport not only the camera itself, but also numerous accessories. A laptop compartment is also provided on the back of the backpack. The Manfrotto backpack itself is made from a water-repellent synthetic material reinforced to resist tears and scratches. Even the zipper of this backpack is protected from rain, however, in case of heavy rain, it is recommended to use a rain cover, which is included in the package.
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You have to shoot for several hours, which means you need a solid camera grip. Of course, a regular handle may be enough, but it will not protect against slipping and falling of the camera. So a wrist strap would be a great solution.
Peak Design Clutch is equipped with a special mount that clings to the camera or monopod. Attachment is quick and easy. The length of the belt can be changed from 18 to 29 cm, thanks to the presence of a regulator made of aluminum. The Peak Design Clutch belt itself is made of the strongest materials, which allows it to withstand loads up to 90 kg. This means that you can use it with both amateur and professional cameras.
When traveling, such a strap will do an excellent job of ensuring the safety of your camera, protecting it from possible drops. And you can fully focus on shooting.
If you’re planning to shoot landscapes, chances are you’ll need a tripod. If only because the weather and lighting do not always allow you to get by with a short shutter speed. And if you shoot water, then you can’t do without a tripod at all. Manfrotto Compact Advanced will come to the rescue. This tripod is made of aluminum alloy and has a minimum working height of 44.5cm, and a maximum of 165cm with a rod. The foldable design makes it easy to put it in a backpack or a special case and take it to nature. It weighs only 1.42 kg, while durable aluminum is used in the construction. The stable feet do not slip on smooth surfaces and stand firmly on uneven surfaces. Legs consist of 5 sections. This sturdy tripod can withstand loads up to 3kg. In addition, the Manfrotto tripod is equipped with a detachable 3D head that allows you to tilt the camera in different directions, and an interchangeable platform. This tripod will be the perfect solution for any photography or video shooting in nature.
If you are going to nature in cloudy weather, then you need to prepare seriously. Just in case, you will need a special case that will protect your camera and accessories from the rain. For such cases, the Falcon Eyes case for a camera with a flash is an excellent solution. It is made of transparent material, making it easy for the photographer to adjust settings and view footage while the camera is protected. You can manage it thanks to the presence of sleeves on both sides of the camera, and the case allows you to install the camera on a tripod. The case is suitable for lenses with a focal length up to 200mm.
This case from Falcon Eyes completely protects your camera and accessories from moisture and dirt.
A portrait photographer who shoots in nature knows for sure that one cannot do without a reflector on the set. So if you’re planning on snapping a spectacular series of portraits and the light isn’t perfect as always, reflectors will come in handy. Moreover, it is best to choose the maximum opportunities right away, for this there are 7‑in‑1 reflector kits. One of these kits is the Falcon Eyes RRK7-4066 HL. It includes several sides: gold, silver, white translucent, white reflective, black, green and blue. The size of the reflector is 102x168, and the design is foldable, so even if necessary, you can easily transport it.
Falcon Eyes is capable of providing you with the ultimate experience that you won’t regret.
This is not all that is worth taking with you on location shooting. Moreover, a huge part of the necessary items remained behind the scenes. But the rest we will tell another time.