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Outdoor Photography Essentials For Under 50

Outdoor Photography Essentials For Under £50 - Here are some outdoor photography necessities that can be snapped up for under £50 each.

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Spring is well and truly upon us, and that means as photographers that we'll start to venture outdoor more and more. If you're planning to head out with your kit now that the weather is getting warmer, there are some things that you shouldn't be without and they don't have to break the bank. Here, we list accessories under £50 that you'll be thankful for when out and about with your kit. 

Waterproof coat

Jacket

Although the weather is warming up, you don't want to get caught out in spring showers so make sure you pack a waterproof. Whether you go for a lightweight one that folds up really small or a more robust one will depend on your needs, but both can be picked up for a very reasonable price. 

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Comfortable rucksack

rucksack

When heading out for the day you want a comfortable bag to store your personal accessories in and maybe your camera bag when it's not in use that's not going to become a reason to cut your trip short. Choose something that has ample padding with adjustable straps to enable you to customise it to your body shape. The size of the rucksack will depend on your needs but there are lots out there that won't break the bank.

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Power bank (for editing on the go)

Anker power bank

If you're going out for the day and like to look at your images while they're still fresh in your mind, the pub or coffee shop you grab 5 minuted in might not have facilities to plug your laptop or tablet in. A power bank will allow you to do heavy-duty editing without completely draining your device, meaning you can get on worry free. Chargers of different capacities and sizes are available depending on the device you want to charge. 

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Spare batteries 

Canon battery

The last thing you want when heading out is to find that your batteries are dead, or that you use up all the charge before you're done shooting. Get around this by taking spare batteries for your camera - they're compact and easily sourced. 

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Good walking boots

Walking boot

If you're looking for wide open spaces and landscapes to photograph, then the chances are you'll have to leave the well-trodden path and forge your own route to a certain extent to find a unique viewpoint. To minimise the chances of sprained ankles and wet feet, it's a good idea to invest in some sturdy, comfy walking boots for the day. 

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Kneeling pads

kneeling pads

When heading outdoors a macro photo opportunity may present itself and to avoid getting muddy trousers and hurting your need, some compact kneeling pads might be handy to make you more inclined to attempt the shot. 

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Grad filters

Rangers filters

If your plan is to photograph landscapes in the sun, then you'll require a graduated filter to balance the exposure. This is explained in detail in our graduated filters article, but put simply without a filter, the sky will be too bright or the ground too dark. Kits can be bought to give you a wide variety of choice when it comes to the strength of the filter

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Small portable tripod

small portable tripod

If you want to keep luggage to a minimum but still require the support of a tripod for your shoot, then consider a small, portable model that's not too heavy and folds up small. These are available for a fair price with a wide range of features.

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Rainsleeve

Optech rainsleeve

Modern kit often claims to be water resistant but if you're worried about heavy rain on your trip, don't let it be a reason to deter you from heading out. The answer might be to invest in a rain sleeve for your camera, which can be picked up cheaply and will give you peace of mind should the weather turn. 

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Memory cards 

sandisk

It goes without saying that if you don't have memory to take photos then your trip's going to be quite a big fail. Make sure you have space on your memory card and it's always worth taking a spare to make sure there's a backup in case of any formatting issues. Take a look at our top memory cards roundup to help you make an informed choice. 

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21 Apr 2017 4:59PM
This seems to be more of an advert for Amazon than a helpful article.

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