If photography is how you make your living, then you’re used to do photoshoots outdoors. Maybe you focus on family sessions, where folks can capture moments with their loved ones outdoors. Or perhaps you love everything wild and free in nature, and want to see deer, turkeys, and other wild animals in action. No matter what you shoot, there’s nothing that compares with outdoor photography. If you are going to do it through, you need to be aware of what to keep in your car so you can shoot properly. Here are a few suggestions every photographer should take into consideration.
A Car Jack For Flats
Flat tires are no joke. It’s even worse when you’re working, and you’re supposed to be somewhere at a certain time. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to get a scenic shoot before the sun goes down, or you have an appointment to meet with a family you are shooting for. Have a car jack to change flat tires, and you’ll never be left stranded in the middle of nowhere, waiting for someone else to help you. This is a bonus if you shoot in all kinds of weather, and don’t want to be out in the cold during winter.
Different Stands For Your Camera
There might be some cases where a handheld camera just doesn’t cut it. Maybe you want a stand, so you can take pictures from different angles, or play around with how something looks. In cases such as these, carry a camera stand (or a couple) with, depending on what you are trying to shoot, and what your goals are. You may find a new way to take pictures that works for your photography, and end up creating something beautiful in the process.
Blankets To Keep Everything Safe
Blankets provide extra protection for all your sensitive equipment. You can wrap items, and ensure that nothing gets damaged no matter where you are traveling to. Or, you can use them to lay your equipment on when you are outside, and need someplace solid, yet safe, to set everything down. Blankets can even be used in props, if you enjoy taking pictures of people or families, and need something fun and interesting to liven everything up. The best part is they don’t take up much space in your car, so there is plenty of room no matter how limited space is.
When you take pictures outdoors, it pays to be prepared. Make sure you carry a car jack, so you never have to worry about not being able to change a flat tire. It’s also helpful to have different stands for your camera, so you can try shooting in different settings. Finally, blankets are a go-to for just about anyone who shoots outdoors. You’ll have something to keep your equipment wrapped in, and you’ll never need to worry about not having a soft place to set your camera down on. No matter what you shoot, you’ll be ready no matter where you go, when you have these three items with you.