Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house and explore the great outdoors. It’s time to dust off your camera and start taking some great pictures. Before you go though, make sure your camera is summer ready with all the essential summer camera gear. Here are some of our favorite camera accessories to make the most of the summer sunshine and weather:
Avoid having to travel with a big bulky camera tripod with a lighter collapsible tripod like this Sony Compact Tripod. Compact tripods are great for hiking and camping adventures where you still want to capture great shots but are concerned about the extra weight and bulk on carrying a traditional tripod.
Don’t miss out on capturing the perfect moment because your camera battery dies. Make sure to pack spare batteries or a solar powered battery charger so you can recharge anywhere without having to find a power outlet.
Extra Memory Cards
While you’re at it, don’t forget to pack a few extra memory cards too. Remember you can always delete bad pictures later, but it’s better to have lots of options to choose from. Bonus Points: You can avoid potentially losing a memory card in your camera bag and keep them safe from the elements with a water resistant memory card storage case.
Waterproof Rain Cover
If the forecast predicts rain in your future, you can still have fun outside with a waterproof camera cover. It will protect your camera and lens from sudden downpours so you don’t have to run for cover or risk potential damage to your camera gear.
Neutral Density Filters
Capture the best pictures outside without affect the color balance with neutral density filters. They help reduce the amount of light that reaches the sensor so you can take pictures with slower shutter speeds. This is particularly helpful when capturing water shots like rippling water or waterfalls.
Lens and sensor cleaners
Keep your camera clean and free of residue like dirt and pollen with lens and sensor cleaners. A buildup of dirt or pollen can affect the picture quality and potential damage your camera’s lens and sensors. A camera cleaning kit like CamKix will make cleanup quick and easy.
With a little bit of preparation, you can get your camera ready for all sorts of outdoor photo opportunities. Be sure to always pack extra batteries and memories cards so you never have to miss out on the perfect shot because your camera dies or doesn’t have enough memory left. Now that you’ve got the proper gear to face the summer elements, it’s time to get out there and take some amazing pictures.