The latest innovations in photography showcase gadgets that span a wide range of useful applications, which includes both complex and simple functionality.
1. Datacolor SpyderCube
This handy addition to any photographer’s kit works by being the single point of reference for light balance within the frame of any shot, which saves post-processing steps later.
2. Tinxi Hot Shoe Two Axis Bubble Spirit Level
Rather than eye-balling whether or not a picture’s frame aligns with the chosen horizon, photographers can instantly see when their camera’s position is level for the perfect shot the first time.
3. Joby GorillaPod Hybrid Tripod for Compact System Cameras with Integrated Ballhead
Shoots that require creative angles in hard-to-reach places, the bendable and jointed legs on this tripod can give a photographer a lot of flexibility in pursuit of the perfect shot.
4. Rogue FlashBender 2 Portable Lighting Kit
With so many modification options for flashgun attachments in this kit, photographers can experiment and play with lighting effects in countless new and interesting ways.
5. Hahnel UniPal Extra
Camera accessories that serve dual-purposes like this are a photographer’s best friend, especially when it charges a battery and operates as a power bank, too.
6. Lastolite by Manfrotto Joe Mcnally Ezybox Speed-lite 2 Plus
The portable versatility of this miniature softbox, which can be used as an attachment or as a standalone, opens up the possibilities for portrait photographers who work outside of a studio.
7. Lensbaby Spark
The build on this lens lets the photographer quickly and easily choose the angle of their soft-focus shot without having to adjust minute details each time they shift the perspective.
8. Rode VideoMic Pro R
While a built-in microphone comes standard with many DSLR cameras, serious professionals know that a mounted and shockproof mic like this is the only way to get the best quality audio possible.
9. NG Mediterranean Camera Tote Bag
A tote that doesn’t advertise it carries a bunch of expensive camera equipment is the photographer’s best friend while they’re on location for shoots in busy areas or traveling with a compact kit.
10. Transcend 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
Modern storage options need to maximize their internal space and minimize their external vulnerability, which makes this a great choice for photographers who need a durable and expansive hard drive.