January 01, 2021
Top 5 Photography Gear for 2021
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Or, sometimes, beauty is in the eye of the camera lens. But which ones should you be using to become a pro photographer? From Nikon to Canon and even Sony, the options out there can be overwhelming to say the least. You have consumer grade point and shoots that have become comparable to some of the most elite cameras of recent years. You also have entry-level DSLR cameras with interchangeable lenses, image stabilization and even electronic viewfinders. Don’t even get us started on the insane options for microphones and tripods. Well, actually, we will get started. Here’s the top 5 best photography gear for 2021!
GoPro Hero 8 Black
Are you the adventurist type? Are you too busy scaling the slide of a massive cliff rock climbing that you don’t have an extra hand you snap some shots of the gorgeous landscape beneath you? Well you’re in luck. The GoPro line of cameras have been a dependable stable for all people from consumers to full blown national geographic wildlife photographers because of its durable yet industry level quality. The latest version has gotten right of the clunky separate mounting frame, proving on its already impressive image stabilization, making it easier to shoot better looking photos and videos.
DJI Mavic Air
While we’re on the topic of travel cameras, we couldn’t help but include the folding 4k mini drone that’s close to perfect. This is an industry leading quadcopter that can shoot stunning 4k video and high quality photos from above! Better yet, it’s even small enough to fit into a pocket. Isn’t that remarkable?
It can be tempting to settle for the cheaper models when it comes to general photography, but shooting fast-moving subjects such as wildlife and moving people requires a little more beef. The Nikon D7500 id changing the game with great shots and top notch DSLR quality. What’s even more striking about this choice is that it runs at about $1,200 for a dual-lens kit, which, surprisingly enough, is not even that expensive for its class.
Rode VideoMic Pro+
We know, a microphone? On this list? Well it’s time to get with the program! 2021 is all about short form content. That means live photos, gif-like moving photos that have audio. As we enter this post lockdown world, the photography business is wildly moving to the online space, leaving opportunity for photo spreads online to include live photos that pull the viewer into the photo, allowing them to see and hear what it would be like to be there in the moment! Rode microphones have become the industry standard in the digital space in recent years for its dependable quality. What makes this mic stand out is the automatic power function that is achieved by plugging in and turning off as soon as you unplug it from the camera—an ideal audio tool for the hit and run shooter, especially for photoshoots.
MeFoto RoadTripper Classic
What’s a good photo if you don’t have good stabilization? And how can you expect to take a top notch photo without a tripod to stand your camera on if you happen to be both the photographer and the model! Don’t fret, the RoadTripper Classic has quickly become the industry leading choice for its durable figure while also hooding many features and modifications, offering a desirable spectrum in shooting height.
There you have it! Welcome to the world of photography. Whether you’re a rookie turned aspiring photo genius or even an expert well established in your career, this list is one that will help transform your skills and fine tune your expertise!