I have a friend at work who's 17yo is going to get a camera.
(Canon 550d + lens(es))
She has been using a 1000D at school and has found she loves photography.
I've had a quick chat about twin lens kit vs good glass etc. and ask that she give some thought to what types of photography she maybe interested in.
Obviously suggested she join AP
But it raises a question: What basic equipment extra's are essential?
My take is this: (Within budget essentials)
- Pick one or two decent lenses (maybe a prime and a fast zoom)
- Pick a decent camera body
- Get one or two memory cards
- PP software
-- Now the nice to haves (depends a bit on Genre)
- A decent (read solid) tripod
- A remote (cable or IR)
- Some filters (ND, Grad ND etc)
- A Flash/Speedlight
- Wireless remote for flash
- Soft box
What extras do you find essential for your photography and why?