Every photographer loves their camera(s) but what about all the other tools and gadgets that help us create our pictures? I asked the photographers of DA to introduce their favourite bit of kit that isn't their camera and share something they created with it. Enjoy these lovely photos and learn about how they were made!
thespook loves his tripod
Tripod keep your camera steady.
GretheFenyx loves her Rogue Speedlight gels
I shoot with speed lights/flash guns - so except for those and the wireless triggering system I use, I REALLY love my little packet of Rogue speedlight gels! It's like a little pack of rainbows in my camera bag and it's so great to work with.
chevyhax loves his tablet PC
I sometime use my little tablet PC, which I connect to my cam. I've got remote software on it so I can control all settings of the camera without touching it. I can have a very close look at my focus point and I can shoot rows of 7 pictures or more (most time I use 7) with different exposure times which I can later use for an HDR picture. Of course it works together with a tripod.
hosagu loves his IR remote trigger
I like my infrared triggering remote. I find it little but it's so useful!
pearwood loves his tripod
Toss-up between a tripod or amber filter. To pick just one, the tripod. All pinhole shots use a tripod.
phydeau loves his ring flash
My macro ring flash makes a killer fill light.
3wyl loves her lensbaby
I like how the Lensbaby presents a different approach, perspective and more to photography. It opens doors that can't be opened with other lenses. There are so many different results with the Lensbaby, so much experimentation and never-ending possibilities.
PlayTheDragon loves her mobile editing app
The only tool I use besides my smartphone is Studio, the built-in edit software that came with Android. Sometimes just sharpening an image or changing the color scheme a little makes it look better to me.
Yuukon loves her vintage lenses
I think my favourite thing in my camera bag are my old vintage lenses! In particular my 35mm 2.8. Considering the fact it's 40 years old, it still takes amazing pictures
WeluDixon loves their 50mm lens
I only got it a little while ago so I haven't used it a lot but I love the sharpness and depth of field. I also use my DSLR for filming and I think it instantly gives the shot a more cinematic look.
Karinta loves Provia 100F film
I suppose when it's loaded, it constitutes part of the camera, but it's such a gorgeous film stock that I can't overlook it.
qaxtx loves his mind
My favourite piece of photography kit that ISN'T my camera is my mind. Love to picturise things that touch me somehow. In other words, if something makes a tinkle in a back of my brain it is usually worth a picture. And technical stuff should rather not to disturb that process.
Transylvanian-Angel loves her reflector
Big and double sided; one side silver and one side gold for reflecting the light in lovely warm tones.