- Adobe Photography Package
For many years the only way you could use Photoshop or Lightroom was to shell out a large sum of money nearly every 2-3 years or visit the dark corners of the internet to “borrow it”. Although I was dubious of Adobe’s Creative Cloud idea at first, stepping over to the dark side I bought into it. Although I would love to have all of Adobe’s fantastic programs the photographers package is great value for money. Not only are you offered the power of Photoshop but the organisational and editing capabilities of Lightroom.
- 50mm 1.8
One of the best buys when I had a film camera and now with digital; small, sharp, fast and relatively cheap (photographically speaking). Great prime less not just for everyday use on the street but also on a cropped sensor a beautiful portrait lens. If you add on some extension tubes you have a nice macro lens as well.
I still have my first tripod, it was a Christmas present 12 years ago. Tripods are indispensable for long exposures as well as for shorter exposures, when using a longer lens. I now own three tripods; one which is tiny, a lighter and shorter one I take hiking and my first tripod which is mainly used for studio work now.
- Cable Release
One of the few really cheap things I have ever bought for my camera and is used so much. With both wired and wireless opportunities it opens many creative doors of photography as well as helping combat blur in longer exposures.
- Photo Challenges
Something I have been trying to take part in more for the last year. In doing so I have met (virtually) many interesting photographers and I have been challenged to push my skills in taking and processing photographs, developing my skills further.
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