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My Photographer's Perfect Toolkit part 1

by Jock Skinner Editor

Image of a variety of camera gear by Marla Meier.

Are you looking to get serious about making photographs? Are you in the process of assembling your own photo tool kit – the gear that is taken with you when you go on your photography adventures?

The “Equipment List” provides not only the essential, must have camera gear to get you started, but items that can be added to your toolkit in the future.

The “Other Essential Items” are those items that need to be added to your camera bag to make your photography experiences in the field easier and more comfortable.


EQUIPMENT LIST

 

There’s no doubt that choosing your camera equipment comes with a price tag, but you can start out slow and add to your tool kit over time. Making a wish list of all your “wants” and then

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Are you looking to get serious about making photographs? Are you in the process of assembling your own photo tool kit – the gear that is taken with you when you go on your photography adventures?

Read more: The Photographer's Toolkit

The D810 inherits the overwhelming picture quality performance of Nikon's flagship FX-format D3. With its high sensitivity of ISO 6400, high-density 51-point AF, and scene recognition system as well as a host of other D3 features.

The D700 offers top class performance at a more affordable price and easier-to-handle size, and thus heralds a new age in the evolution of digital cameras. We met with the people in charge of the D700's development and talked about the concepts and inside stories behind the advent of this remarkable new camera.


  

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

 The best and most efficient way to stop camera shake (a common problem in night photography) is to use a tripod. Low light levels mean shutter speeds will need to be much longer, allowing more light to get in. These longer shutter speeds are far too slow for steady hand-held shots to be captured, so a tripod is definitely best.

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The enormous growth in popularity of smartphones in the past three years has had many consequences, some of which were in retrospect easy to predict, and some of which are not yet fully understood. This is true especially in the field of digital photography. Smartphone users, it appears, take a lot of photographs.
The Apple iPhone 4 is currently the most popular 'camera' on Flickr.com, and millions of dollars are being made by mobile developers who can't create photo apps quickly enough to satisfy the demands of a new breed - 'serious' cameraphone photographers.
 

Southport airshow, this looks like it came straight from the pages of the Hotspur or Victor.

Our olive trees are looking fantastic!

 

A great example of how clean a show cars engine has to be.

 

One of the apps most strongly associated with 'iPhoneography' is Hipstamatic. Hipstamatic and its various competitors have been embraced not only by the consumer market but also by professional photojournalists. Damon Winter, Staff Photographer from The New York Times garnered some unwarranted notoriety after winning third place for a feature submitted to the Pictures of the Year International 2011 competition.
 

Behind the wheel of the new BMW Mini convertible.

 

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A selection of simple Photoshop tricks