While many of us wish we could have a team of people to assist with photo shoots, the reality is that most photographers work alone and rely on a bevy of accessories instead. With everything from kit bags and tripods to the smallest essentials, the amount of photography tech required to take incredible photographs is almost endless. Here we’ve put together a guide to the best new photography tech for 2019.
Rotolight NEO 2
Described as a true game-changer, the Rotolight NEO 2 makes use of an LED panel to offer both continuous light and flash capabilities. With a re-cycle time of zero and up to 85,000 flashes on a fully charged set of batteries, the NEO 2 also offer high-speed sync shooting and has a built-in Elinchrom Skyport receiver. The colour temperature is also easily adjustable to perfectly suit your subject.
Blackrapid Sport Breathe
While the strap that came standard with your DSLR or mirrorless camera is probably suitable for short-term wear, you need something a bit more specialised if you’re going to wear your camera for most of the day. The absolutely imaginative Blackrapid Sport Breathe shifts the weight of the camera from your neck to your shoulder for added comfort and has a locking mechanism to keep your camera by your side as you move.
Anker PowerCore 20100
Ever been in the middle of the shoot when your camera battery goes splat? That’s why we need the Anker PowerCore 20100 – which can also be used to charge your mobile for an Australian pokies online session. This incredibly affordable powerbank boasts a dominant 20100mAh battery in a sleek shell and is a great option for keeping your battery charged when you’re not close to a power source.
RØDE VideoMic Pro
If you need to record high-quality speech with your camera, then the RØDE VideoMic Pro is your best option which won’t obliterate the bank. With the integrated Rycote Lyre suspension system built into its design, the VideoMic Pro has far less a chance of the sounds of the camera operations being picked up. The high-quality foam shield also reduces wind noise making it perfect for location and indoor use.
Sandisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II
For every laptop or PC which doesn’t have a built-in card slot, we can’t recommend the Sandisk Extreme Pro SD UHS-II card reader and writer more. This sleek USB 3.0 card reader supports both UHS-I and UHS-II SD card formats, as well as the older non-UHS cards. Created with a keen sense of utility, the sleek design ensures that other ports remain accessible.
Lastolite EzyBox Micro
If you’re the type of portrait photographer who likes to work alone, then the Lastolite EzyBox Micro is perfect photography tech for you. Simply attach the lightweight mini softbox onto your flashgun and it will immediately soften the output without having to rebound the light from other sources – perfect for when you don’t have a reflector at hand. The Lastolite EzyBox Micro is great for indoor and outdoor use and you’ll see an immediate difference in image quality.