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10 Best Photography Gadgets You Can Buy in 2018

by Connor Brighton 5 years ago in product review
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Whether you're an expert photographer or just learning the basics, all of us can check out the best photography gadgets available in 2018 and be impressed.

Nothing captures a moment better than a well-timed photo. You don't need to be an expert photographer to take high-quality photos, and if you are an expert, there's always room for improvement. That's where the best photography gadgets come into play. These gadgets ensure that wherever you are and whatever you're trying to capture, the photos you took will be unique and impressive.

In the end, all you want are photos that you can look back through and not be disappointed in.There is a variety of different instruments that can perform a range of tasks that will help your photography skills. Eliminate your fears of the future by grabbing some of the best photography gadgets available to buy right now.

This kit is exactly what it sounds like. Ideal Lenz offers seven different clips that attach to your cell phone and enhances the pictures you take. It doesn't matter what kind of picture or any of the other circumstances surrounding the images you're capturing, one of the seven lenses can be utilized in any situation.

With the lenses and clips being so small, and a handy bag coming with them, the portability of this kit makes it almost the perfect product. Don't just take my word for it, feel free to check out the 93 percent of Amazon reviewers who gave this kit five stars.

In order to fully utilize some of the best photography gadgets, you're going to need a digital camera of your own. I would recommend this model from Canon. It features a 3.0-inch LCD screen, has 50x optical zoom capabilities, and can record 1080p HD videos.

The PowerShot SX530 comes with its own tripod mount, memory stick, three-piece cleaning kit, and a replacement battery. With so many features and add-ons, this is the best deal that you'll find.

If you prefer to go old school, the 9003 OneStep will get you the best bang for your buck. If there's a name to trust in the Polaroid camera game, how can it not be Polaroid Originals? The awesome retro design comes in black or white and can be purchased with either color film or black or white film.

The rechargeable USB battery ensures you can keep it energized for when you're on the move and won't have to worry about it dying on you. Once you have it, all you need to learn is how to take the perfect polaroid picture, and you'll be ready to capture the best photographs.

Not only is the tripod mount one of the best photography gadgets you can get, it's also one of the best tripods for traveling. A universal mount, this tripod from Joby can hold smartphones, GoPros, and digital cameras with ease. The GorillaPod's legs can wrap around almost anything and film your favorite moments. Generally, this tripod mount is used for outdoor activities. Whatever device you use to take your pictures and videos with, this tripod will give you more options and improve your quality.

The U Rig Pro is an interesting looking device but in the right hands, it can vastly upgrade your photos and videos. You can hook up your phone to the mount in the middle, add LED lights, and even have extra microphones all at the same time. The double hand grip will make your hands shake less and give you easier access to difficult angles.

All of these factors will contribute to you getting the best shots, regardless of where you are. You'll have the proper lighting, sound, and steadiness 24/7. It only weighs 6.4 ounces by itself, so it is easy to carry for long periods of time and is portable enough to fit in a small travel bag.

In order to protect whichever camera you decided to get above, you'll need to protect it. Out of all the photography gadgets that can do the job, the Universal Lens Cap from KUVRD is your best bet. It can fit almost every camera and lens you can imagine—99 percent of them to be exact— showing that the "Universal" in its name is not just for show.

The cap was also designed to be element-proof, it's able to prevent mud, dirt, water, dust, and sand from breaching its walls and ruining your camera. With the ability to withstand all of those pesky elements, this cap is ideal for use anywhere, even the most exotic of places. The shock absorbent nature of the cap also protects you from any unfortunate drops... If you are prone to those kinds mistakes (We've all been there).

Created exclusively for your cell phone, the 3 in 1 clip of camera lenses by AMIR instantly improves group photos, landscape shots, and any other moments that you want to remember. The three lenses include the Fisheye, Wide Angle, and Macro. All three serve are best-suited for different purposes, meaning whatever image you're taking, one of these lenses will be useful.

Made of high-class glass and solid aluminum, these lenses are sturdy and give you the best quality by reducing flare and glare that your phone camera can do nothing about. Compatible with several devices, including the several iPhone and Galaxy models, iPads, and a variety of other smartphones, these clips can be used by basically everyone. The incredibly low price doesn't hurt either.

Finally, this is one of the photography gadgets that everyone, and I mean everyone, will want to use. If you're a photographer or simply love taking pictures, there's no way you don't have Snapchat. The incredibly popular social media platform's primary function is sharing noteworthy moments of your life through pictures and videos. Now, that can be accomplished with sunglasses.

Snapchat's Spectacles are capable of taking ten, 20, and thirty-second videos that are automatically saved to your memories. From there you can send them to friends, add them to your story or camera roll, and add all the filters and captions you want! With summer basically here, these are perfect for all those trips to the beach/pool or any vacations you have planned.

While not technically a "gadget," this leather wrist strap from TARION is designed to improve the quality of other gadgets, so I'll count it. The strap is made from 100 percent yak leather and stainless steel. The retro design and color of the leather make this wrist strap more fashionable than most, an aspect all photographers can benefit from.

Comfort is ensured with the genuine leather, making it easier to carry your camera around all day, as many photographers do. It can also help keep your hands and device steady while taking certain pictures and videos. No matter what camera you use, utilizing this wrist strap will improve your techniques in a comfortable manner.

The final question: where are you going to keep all of your high-quality photos and videos after you've finished taking them? Will they live in the obscurity of your memory stick, phone, computer? You could check out the best photo book printing services but I have a better solution. The digital photo frame from nixplay is a #1 best-seller on Amazon for good reason.

Capable of holding 20,000 photos, the frame will keep your best memories on a constant, non-monotonous loop for as long as you like. It is small (1 x 10.2 x 6.1 inches) and has a flexible power cord, so it can be placed almost anywhere. One of the only photography gadgets with Alexa installed, this would make a great gift for older family members or for yourself, since everyone loves seeing their favorite memories.

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Connor Brighton

Love sports and travel! Fan of almost every major sport and a soon to be world-renowned traveler (mostly interested in the food and drink of other cultures!)

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