Is your bag a mess? Or you think your camera bag is not efficient enough? Well, a point to note here is the essentials that we need in our camera bag. No matter what there are chances that we might miss a thing or two on our very important shoot. To save ourselves from that chaos, here is a list of things that YOU NEED to have in our camera kit.
Essentials for my camera tool kit:
Spare memory card:
Can you tell me how many times you forget to empty your memory card and mid-shoot you realize the blunder you had caused? There is nothing as pathetic as having the best shot of your life happening at the moment followed by a “memory is full!” message.
To avoid this heartache, it is a sincere request from the team to please have a spare memory card with you at all times in your camera bag. Also, do not forget to empty the spare ones after every alternate shoot! That is the purpose, isn't it?
A clean microfiber cloth:
The most crucial article in your camera tool kit is a clean microfiber cloth. It is one of the cheapest and most useful accessories that you can own. You need a clean lens at all times and cannot afford to bear a scratch on an accessory that is already burning a hole in your pocket.
It could be dusty weather or a rainy one. Which becomes one of the most beautiful scenes to shoot! You cannot afford to have a dirty lens and incapable of shooting great shots! This is why having a microfiber cloth is very important for you to have in your camera tool kit!
Again, rainy weather is one of the easiest shoots to work upon, hardly. We all get stuck in the rain while chasing some great shots. And from experience, all we can tell you are including a plastic bag for your bag and your camera is very important! At all times make sure you carry a plastic bag in your camera tool kit!
You pick the bag, cut a hole, and have your camera dry and steady to begin chasing your perfect shot at all times. No failure at all.
It happens with almost all of us that our batteries drain out. Mainly when we are chasing the sunset! Waiting for the perfect shot and wasting our batteries on other aesthetics we forget that we would need a battery for the sunset! This is why keeping an extra set of batteries in your camera tool kit is very important!
What? Haven't you heard of it before? Concerts can be a bit noisy or many times outdoor shoots are chaotic. Getting that perfect shot requires you to be at peace. Earplugs will come in handy this time. You plug them in your ear, and swoosh away for your perfect shot!
Well well, we all face a tiny loose part on almost all of our shoots. Either your spectacles will tend to be loose or something in your camera would feel unhinged? Keeping a tiny screwdriver in your camera tool kit is very important as you never know when you might need to tighten something up.
Apart from all this, tissue paper, a pencil and a notebook, tape, scissors are also very important. A camera tool is nothing but your savior from the loopholes in your shoot. Let us know what we missed and what is essential that you never travel without!
Written By Simran Achantani, Content Writer, WPC