What Should You Buy After Purchasing Your First Camera?
We all know how the photography industry is booming in Nepal. Most people are jumping into this industry to make a successful career out of it. Nowadays, you can see many people with a camera in their hands at cultural and natural places, shooting all the things they find intriguing and post them on their social media.
It is exciting to see all these people bring out their creativity in such a manner. By putting a story behind a picture or a video, the product gives a whole dimension of perception and life. Many people have the same story as well, to tell a story through this medium and inspire.
But it really is demanding to achieve such a feat. You might have a pride of lions or be a lone wolf; you simply cannot go onto the next level without using extra gears.
So, if you are wondering what things you need to make your photography and videography easy, here are some gears and gadgets you should check out.
The most crucial piece of equipment after you buy a camera is a lens. Sometimes a lens is more important than the camera itself, as the lens actually focuses the light to reach the camera sensor.
There are a variety of lenses that you can choose from. For beginners, you can use the kit lens, which is perfect as it gives a lot of versatility while shooting and allows you to buy a much better lens in the future. For shooters who like clicking portraits, you can use the prime lens that has a fixed focal length of 25mm, 35mm, or 50mm. Using these lenses can bring out sharp images by blurring the background. Now you have the big lenses having a focal length of 55mm - 200mm. These lenses are used by the pros, especially while shooting for a sport or animals.
The price of the lens depends on the focal length of the lens itself. Here at Choicemandu, we mostly sell 50mm prime lenses that range from Rs25,000 to Rs 15,000.
Flash is another important gear you need after you buy a camera. Even though some cameras have a pop-up flash, they do not function properly in a harsh environment. The pictures get all blurry and disturbed. So as a photographer, you ought to have an extra stronger flash to get yourself the picture you desire. Although, it is difficult to understand where to face the flash in the beginning. Eventually, you will get the hang of it and start using it fluently.
Micro SD memory card
The next thing you need to buy right away after purchasing a camera is memory cards. A single memory card can only hold so many pictures or videos, and you will soon run out of storage. If you are an active photographer/videographer, you will run out of storage in a matter of a week. So, it is always better to have a micro SD memory card standby just in case you run out of storage in the middle of a shoot.
You can easily get a Micro SD memory card at Choicemandu.com at a price of just Rs 4,800.
Okay, so let us think about it. After you have purchased all your camera gears, gadgets, and accessories you definitely need a safe place to put them. For someone who is a street photographer, we recommend you go for a shoulder bag. These bags are easy to carry and have plenty of space for both the camera and an extra lens. But for those who have more than two lenses and a camera body, we'd recommend you to go for a big bag. These bags have a lot of space and are also comfortable while carrying. And do not forget to get a rain protector as well.
You can get all these accessories at Choicemandu.com at the price of Rs 5,000.
Tripods are a valuable gadget for a photographer or a videographer, which is used to set up a stable and linear level for clicking pictures or shooting videos. These tripods come in handy based on the subject you capture. Photographers frequently used this when capturing an image using slow shutter speed. When buying a tripod, you should consider things such as the price-to-performance ratio, correct weight, folded length, and maximum length.
Also, make sure you check out the reviews before buying one.
At Choicemandu, we provide a high-quality tripod at a price of Rs 2,000.
Gimbals are one gadget a videographer dreams of using. The stability a gimbal offers is actually insane. A gimbal is fully equipped with motors and sensors and allows your digital camera to move smoothly along an axis. The most common type of gimbal you can find these days are 3-axis gimbals. These gimbals stabilize your camera while you tilt, pan and roll, and help you film smooth and fluid footage while you move from one place to another.
If you are into cinematography, then a gimbal is a must-have gear that makes your work so much easier. Even though gimbals are expensive and start from the price range of Rs 50,000, this gadget is definitely worth it.
I cannot exaggerate how much we need a power bank today's day. Especially when you are working, your digital device just swoops up the battery and sometimes without you not finishing your work. I think we all can relate to how much of a pain in the head it can be if our device goes off. So to save yourself from such interference from your work, you can get a power bank. A power bank of high capacity can help you charge your device while in between work or when there is no electricity.
A proper power bank for charging your camera can cost you around Rs 5,000 that you can easily get from all the different online stores.