Being a photography means always being prepared. Photography is about capturing something beautiful in the right moment, therefore lack of preparation can cause you to miss the perfect photo. Making sure you constantly have the essential you may need at any given moment is important, especially when traveling. Here are the top photography must haves at all times to help ensure you never miss a right photo moment.


Camera/ Lense

Having a camera on you at all times is essential for ensuring you never miss the perfect photo opportunity. A DSLR lens can help you take clear, high quality photos. If you’re a beginner in photography, it’s a great idea to purchase a lense that you can learn to use with your camera. Afterall, practice makes perfect, and learning how to use a beginner camera is the best way to get started. If you aren’t ready to drop a few hundred dollars on a new camera, having a phone camera is the next best thing to keep on you at all times. For example, the iphone 6s and 7 offer 12 megapixel sensors and focus pixels making it perfect for taking crisp and clear photos. A phone camera is also great for the fact that it is small and easy to carry, while there are plenty of in phone and computer editing apps to enhance your photos.



A travel tripod is next on your list of must haves as it is perfect for taking photos at specific angles. A tripod is also great for taking landscape and scenic view photos. With a tripod, you don’t have to worry about missing the correct angle, dropping your camera, or having blurring photos due to your hands trembling or shaking. Speaking of blurry images, if you’re looking to do photography with longer shutter speeds, tripods are great as your images will come out crisp and cream. Tripods are also crucial for videos and time-lapsed photos. It is crucial that these visuals are consistently aligned, therefore a tripod will ensure the quality and measures are where they need to be.


SD Card/ Extra Battery

Don’t you hate when you’re about to take a perfect photo and you get a popup message that your memory is full? Always have an extra SD card on hand so you can quickly switch it if need be. Irecommend always having a 32GB at hand. Don’t forget to download your photos as soon as you can so you don’t run into the problem of no memory being available to you. It’s also a good reminder to charge your camera every night, but sometimes this isn’t possible. Always have an extra battery on you as well. The last thing you want is your phone to die the moment you go to take a picture.


Enhancement Software

Learning to use a photo enhancement software is also an important part of making your photos come to life. Adobe photoshop is most popular amongst photographers as it gives you more freedom and options in creative work within your photos. Learning the software will allow you to practice your creative skills, while making your photos come to life the way you want them to.


Rain Cover

Some of the most beautiful photos are taken in the ugliest of days. Having a rain cover will keep your camera safe from the wet days, while still being able to take wonderful photos. You can also use these covers when you’re out on the water kayaking or water rafting. Rain covers are also great for keeping dirt and dust off of your lens and camera body. As we all know, even the slightest bit of dust can make a great impact on your pictures. The great thing about rain covers is that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on them. A rain cover can be something as simple as a lightweight, plastic camera sleeve, which only runs about $7!



Even if you’re using a smartphone to begin your photography endeavors, having a laptop or computer monitor will be handy when it comes to photos. For one, you’ll be able to see pictures at their highest resolution and understand their quality better. You will also be able to accurately edit your photos where you think it will be needed best.


Camera Bag

With all the essentials you will have as a photographer, it is important to have something to carry it in. A reliable camera bag is the best thing to hold all your things in as you travel and carry all of your belongings. The worst thing a photographer can do is carry their camera in a backpack. BAckpacks are unsafe and were made for carrying things that are not fragile, such as books or clothes. A true camera bag provides cushion and safety for your camera, while allowing extra room for your other necessities.