In my last blog post I talked about my favourite photography accessories, so for this post I thought I would chat about the top 5 photography accessories on my wishlist.
A Twin Reflex Camera
In recent months my preoccupation with film photography has been growing (I’ll be making a post about it soon), and top of my lomography wish list is a Twin Reflex Camera. TLRs (I can’t be bothered to constantly write the full name) usually use medium format film, and I've been really interested in medium format and the various cameras and mechanisms you can use them in. The Rolleiflex 2.8F is generally considered to be one of the best TLRs, and I would love to at least try it out one day (but I would also take a Mamiya C330S). Also, they look really cool.
DJI Phantom 4 Drone
I largely blame my desire for a drone on watching too many Casey Neistat videos. I want to shoot beautiful time lapses of the skyline. I want to film over the roof tops of New York. I want to travel around on a boosted board (which I also kind of want but it’s not relevant to this post) whilst filming myself from above.
I shoot on location using natural light and reflectors frequently, and I would love to start shooting with my lighting outside, but unfortunately you don’t frequently find power outlets in the middle of a field. The Bowens Travelpak allows you to shoot away from power outlets, giving you a lot of flexibility as to what and how you shoot.
Neewer Shoulder Mount
This is actually a fairly cheap piece of kit. I had a chance to use one a couple of years ago whilst assisting on a documentary. I was suddenly promoted to B roll camera, so had the chance to mount my camera onto on a shoulder mount. These are generally used for shooting video, and give you a higher level of stabilisation than freehand (and easier on your shoulders) whilst also allowing you to move around easily.
A Pretty Camera Bag
There are some shoots where I have to take every single piece of camera equipment I own. For those times I usually pack my cameras and lenses into my Lowepro Flipside 300. But sometimes, particularly if I’m shooting for a blogger, I’d like something a bit smaller and a bit more fashion forward than a black bag that advertises itself as a camera bag, and almost begs to be stolen. Grafea have some gorgeous, colourful leather camera bags that I have my eye on. Ona Bags also do a big range of beautiful bags, including some really cute backpacks. I think I’m kind of hoping one day The Cambridge Satchel Company will release a camera bag for DSLRs. I can but hope.
Spider Pro Camera Holster
I know I said this was a list of my top 5. I lied. I’m not entirely sure I really need one of these. I basically just want to feel like the Lara Croft of photography.
I'd be really interested to know what's on your wishlist, so please let me know in the comments. Also, if you know of any great camera bag companies, get in touch!