What are the Most Essential Digital Photography Accessories?

By: Muna wa Wanjiru

There are many things that you will need in your quest for digital photo-taking, and I have to tell you that they are legion. It's just as bad and maybe even worse, than the masses of stuff you need with a good film camera. However you look at it though, just as with a film camera, most of these digital photography accessories are stuff that we buy just to please ourselves.

There's really only a very small amount of these digital photography accessories that can be truly thought of as essential to the serious photographer. Everything else is just for the fun of it really. Since digital photography accessories can be anything that you need, want, or see from one given moment to the next, I thought it best if I separated them out for you. You know, just to make your life somewhat easier.

In actual fact I did this for myself a few years ago when I was still on film cameras because I found that no matter how hard I tried, I always wound up buying something that was useful, but which wasn't useful to me. Like the fisheye lens that I bought a few years ago, just before I got into my digital stride. It's a digital photography accessories that is useful yes, just not for me.

Needless to say, I still have it. I've used it only once, but since the thought that I might actually get around to using it crosses my mind every time I try to part with it, I'm still the proud owner of a completely useless fisheye lens. If you've been a photographer of any sort for any length of time, then there's a better than even chance that you've also indulged at some point in time and have bought digital photography accessories that's absolutely useful - just not useful for you.

So to that end, I started out writing a list of the digital photography accessories that I absolutely must have in order to get any sort of photography done, but instead came up with a list of all the things that I needed, wanted and saw just that morning in my favorite photography magazine. Obviously that wasn't going to get me anywhere fast, and I have to say that I ditched the list at that time.

Luckily for all you readers out there going through this with breathless anticipation, I found it just the other day that there are digital photography accessories that you should-have, or that you might want to look at getting at a later point in time. And the digital photography accessories that you want and that you will get at some point in time.

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