Getting snappy out and about with your camera can lead to some really magical adventures! If you’re new to photography, there are some things you’ll need to make sure your photos are tip top! At The Insurance Emporium, we want to help everyone get the most out of their passions! Which is why we’ve come up with this list of the 7 essential photography items for beginners!

1. It’s in the bag!

Getting a bag for your camera and accessories could be a great idea! There’s nothing worse than realising you haven’t got the right bit of equipment with you! A bag means you can have everything to hand. You’ll also be sure your kit is protected from the elements and any accidents that could occur.

2. It’s a strap!

When you do take your camera out of the bag, a strap might be a really good thing to have! While you might have the steadiest hand in the world, you wouldn’t want to drop your precious camera! Having a strap also means you don’t have to hold on to your camera all the time, so your hands can be free for other things.

3. Remember me!

A good memory card could be an essential part of your equipment! It might be a good idea not to choose the cheapest, as there could be a higher risk of malfunction. Also, you might want to get several cards with smaller memory instead of a single large one. That way, if one of them breaks you won’t have lost all your pics!

4. Read on!

Your digital camera will have a USB port, but rather than using this, it might pay to use a memory card reader to upload your photos! For one thing, it’s generally much quicker than transferring pictures directly to your computer. Secondly, it means your camera isn’t sat around all the time, which could lead to a higher risk of accidental damage.

5. Squeaky clean!

It’s important to keep your camera and equipment clean! Keeping your lens, camera body and sensor free from dust and other dirt might make all the difference to your pictures. There are many kits available, although a cloth, sensor cleaning swabs and some sensor cleaning fluid could get the job done brilliantly!

6. Steady on!

Investing in a tripod could be a great way to banish wobbly pictures! Tripods provide an easy method of steadying your camera and also holding it at exactly the right angle for your perfect shot. Instead of relying upon shaky hands, this might be the way to get the sharp definition you’ve been dreaming of!

7. #nofilter!

Well, not quite. While there are plenty of digital filters out there, they’re really no match for the real thing! You could test out a polarizing filter, which will reduce glare, as well as making skies a deeper blue for a more dramatic effect. Neutral density filters are also popular! They enable you to take longer exposures, blurring cloud or water in landscape photography.

Having the right equipment for your camera can make all the difference to your snaps! Photographic gear can come with a hefty price tag, so it might pay to get yours covered. The Insurance Emporium offer a 25% Introductory Discount* on Camera Insurance, as well as Optional Benefits such as Gadgets and Mobile Phones cover. Click your way down to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!

* The 25% Introductory Discount is available for the first 12 premium payments on lunar and calendar monthly policies or one premium payment on annual policies.

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