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Dec 2023

Must-Have Photography Gear Every Photographer Needs in 2024

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It’s not the camera or photography equipment that makes the photographer. It’s your creative eye, passion, and skill. However, the right photography gear can elevate your images and make you feel more confident in your art, especially if you’re a new photographer. There’s nothing wrong with investing in photography gadgets if you’re a veteran photographer, too!

Ready to treat yourself and upgrade your photography equipment for 2024? Here are some of our top picks for must-have photography gear in the New Year.

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Peak Design Camera Bags

Peak Design makes some of the most well-crafted, functional camera bags out there. We love the Everyday Totepack option, which can be worn as a backpack or grabbed on the go as a tote. It’s sleek and durable, with plenty of space for all your photography gear. Plus, you can securely cinch bulky items like tripods to the outside of the tote, allowing you to carry even more to shoots.

peak design

Need more storage space, or a camera bag that travels well? Peak Design also has a Travel Backpack 30L and a Travel Duffelpack 65L. Both offer maximum storage capacity, additional pockets, and convenient versatility. 

Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit for DSLR Cameras

Keeping your DSLR clean and in good working condition is essential for producing gorgeous images. Every photographer needs a cleaning kit that gets the job done. 

cleaning kit

We like this cleaning kit from Altura thanks to its affordability and functionality. Everything in the kit is compatible with all camera brands and models, and it’s safe for travel. The kit comes with everything you need to care for your camera and electronics, like:

  • Microfiber cleaning cloths
  • A lens-cleaning pen
  • An air blower cleaner
  • Lens cleaning tissues
  • Professional cleaning brush
  • Refillable plastic spray bottle

With a high-quality cleaning kit, you don’t have to worry about scratching or smudging your gear. Take care of your camera and accessories and help them last longer in 2024 and beyond.

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Manfrotto Befree Tripod

Finding the right tripod can be tough. You want a tripod that’s stable, but also not so heavy that it’s a pain to move around or carry. You want a tripod that can easily be set to multiple positions for your shots but don’t require a lot of tweaking or refocusing.

befree tripod

The Manfrotto Befree Tripod is our top choice for travel tripods. Because it’s made from advanced carbon fiber, it’s lightweight, yet solid and steady on all sorts of terrain. We also love that this tripod includes a 494 aluminum Center ball head, which lets you move and adjust your camera quickly and precisely. 

SpiderPro Dual Camera System

Speaking of photography gear that travels well, we also recommend a strap-free solution for carrying your camera around. You no longer have to haul your heavy DSLR around your neck (and deal with fatigue and headaches!). Plus, a strap-free solution frees up your hands to pose clients or set up shots.

spider pro

With a solution like the SpiderPro Dual Camera System, you can securely carry two cameras from a belt at your waist. Holsters on both sides of the belt have a two-position, self-locking design that automatically locks your cameras into place when not in use — but they still allow you to grab them quickly for that perfect shot when you need to move fast.

NEEWER Timer Remote Control 

At some point in your photography career, you’ll need to take photos of yourself, by yourself. You might need beautiful portraits for your business website, or images for social media. You might even need to take photos of yourself to test out new photography gear, studio lighting, or props for a shoot. Which means you’ll need a remote control timer.NEEWER Timer Remote

We like NEEWER Timer Remote Control, which they offer for Canon, Sony, and Nikon. It fully functions as the camera shutter switch, but can also be programmed for timed interval shooting. This is a must-have photography accessory for long exposures, motion shooting, macro, and more.

KUVRD Universal Lens Cap

Sometimes the lens cap that comes with your DSLR just doesn’t cut it. In the course of your work as a photographer, maybe it’s gotten cracked, dropped, broken, or lost completely. Why not upgrade to a better lens cap that does a better job of protecting your lens?

universal lens cap

The KUVRD Universal Lens Cap is our favorite. Because it’s made from a high performance rubber, it stretches to fit and cover all lens barrels between 60 mm to 120mm. It’s waterproof, shock-absorbent, and dustproof, too. And finally…it’s super budget-friendly at just $20 a cap.

Pair photography gear with the best photography business platform

Remember, you are the essential ingredient to growing a successful photography business. A pricey new DSLR won’t make you a better photographer; it’ll highlight the talent and skill that you already have. That’s why it’s important to invest in resources and tools that support your photography business and you as a business owner.

That’s what we’re here for at ShootProof. With our branded client galleries, marketing tools, custom portfolio websites, and more, we help photographers be the best they can be — both at running a successful business and creating gorgeous images. Because, at the end of the day, your work is what captures your audience and brings in clients. Not the fancy gear!

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