Oh, Snap! Photography Gadgets Every Aspiring Photographer Needs

Any true photographer will tell you that a picture is worth a thousand words. Any good photographer will tell you that gadgets are a photographer’s best friend! Tired of being an Instagram photographer? Turn it up a notch – who knows you might be the next Ansel Adams!

If you’re the new kid in the photography block here are a few gadgets you will need to get snapping!

It’s All About Versatility 

There are times when you will need a little more room in your camera bag for non-photographic stuff. This is usually the case when you are going on an overnight or multi-day adventure that requires lots of food, clothing and camping gear. 

The Small Pro ICU is just the perfect size to accommodate basic gadgets like one body, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm and a useful amount of accessories. This leaves a ton of space in the bag for other essentials that will keep you going as you develop your talent. 

f-stop Gear Small Pro Internal Camera Unit – R 1,895.00

Chasing Sunsets? Filter Like a Pro

With the right filter in hand, there’s no limit to creativity! Unleash your talents and capture the perfect photos with the NiSi Filters PRO Nano. 

This camera accessory allows for optimal light transmission to produce sharp and contrast-rich images with true-to-life colour. The solid neutral density filters lengthen exposure by cutting out a specific amount of light. This is very useful for creative purposes, whether you want to blur a wave, waterfall, leopard or street scene. 

NiSi Filters PRO Nano IR ND64 | 6-Stop | 1.8 – R 799.00

Master your Balance 

Balance is key, not just in life but in photography! Switching between landscape -and portrait orientation can be a pain in the you-know-where especially when you just starting out. Luckily, there are a few gadgets that can save the day: 

Take, for instance, this 3 Legged Thing is a 2 piece Arca-type compatible dovetail mount that attaches to all DSLR cameras. 

3 Legged Thing QR11-FBG Universal Full-Size L-Bracket (Grey) – R 1,195.00

Speed Up the Transfer Process

After a long day of shooting, waiting for your masterpieces (or work in progress) to transfer from your camera to your laptop or phone can feel like forever. The SanDisk Professional PRO-READER is a high-performance card reader with a premium aluminium enclosure to keep your CFast™ card cool to sustain performance for accelerated offloading to minimize downtime. 

SanDisk Professional PRO-READER CFast Card ReaderR 2,095.00

You Don’t Take a Photograph, you Make It

Photography 101: Chefs don’t serve raw meat and photographers shouldn’t serve raw files. Sometimes the trick to the best photographs is not merely taking it, but making it! Master the art of editing with the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 Classroom in a Book. 

This book is an aspiring photographer’s dream guide that will offer the best tips and tricks for Adobe Photoshop Elements. With lessons covering almost everything, you can work through it from beginning to end or pick the topic you want to know more about. 

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2021 Classroom in a BookR 940.00


Mastering photography is no easy feat and everyone needs a little help every now and again! If the prices of photography gadgets are enough to make you want to swear off your new hobby – opt for our buy now, pay later option at any of our participating stores and pay it off over six interest-free weeks.