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.

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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.

Source: Berming­ham Cam­eras

Wrist strap

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.

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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.

Source: Mas­ter­fo­to

Rain cover

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.