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10 Fun Accessories For Photographers Under $50

By Lori Hil | Inspiration

Whether it's your career or just a fun hobby on the side, photography is an amazingly fun skill and art form to master. As is the case with many hobbies, there are some wonderful enhancements out there you can buy to help make your experience all that much more fun, productive and successful! Here are my favorite 10 great photography and camera accessories under $50. Score!

1. 5-in-1 Reflector Disc

Carrying around lighting and bulky reflector equipment is far from ideal and not always feasible. Still, you want the best lighting possible. That's where the Westcott 5-in-one Reflector Disc comes in! This reflector contains gold, white, black, and translucent panels all in a compact circle.

Whether you need to soften the light from the sun or diffuse light from a bulb, this reflector has you covered.


2. Memory Card Carrier 

Are you losing your memory cards or finding them scattered all over the house? The solution may be a carrier/wallet specifically to hold your memory cards. Enter Think Tank Photo SD Pixel Pocket Rocket Memory Card Carrier! This little baby allows you to carry up to 9 SD cards in this handy pouch.


3. Bubble Level

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Want to be able to take a shot at a certain angle without being off? Bubble Level to the rescue! The Altura Photo Three Axis Hot Shoe Bubble Level is for Canon cameras, but you can always purchase them to use with Kodak and other brands too. Plus, it's super fun to play with bubbles, right? Your perfectly level pictures will thank you.
4. Wheel Of Filters

Filters can create more issues when it comes to the portability of your photography. Luckily for you, a filter wheel solves this problem by containing multiple filters in one compact design (ooh la la!). The DSLR Wheel of Filters promises that,"Everyone's a winner when you're spinning for filters!" and we'd have to agree with them on that one18 different filters and prisms are available in this one via Photojojo.

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Don't want to buy or carry filters around with you? No worries. The BeFunky Photo Editor has you covered. With a whole slew of dazzling filters you can simply add in any filter like Holga or Cross Process to your original shot to give it that little extra something something. And if you want even more goodies, then be sure to go Plus to get exclusive access to a whole new world of filters! 

5. Keeper For Your Cap

Your camera can get easily scratched and damaged if you lose your lens cap (booooo). So what do you do when you have to take it off and have nowhere to put it? You get a Hüfa Cap Clip, of course! Aka the smart, convenient, and user-friendly way to store your cap right on your camera strap.


6. The Mini Tripod

Need a table top version of the three-legged accessory? Manfrotto's PIXI EVO Mini Tripod is a strong base to hep stabilize your photos. It weighs in at less than 10 ounces, but can hold 5.5 lbs of weight from your camera. Plus, the legs can be adjusted to two different angles for more versatility, so there's no reason why you can't use it to capture all sorts of magical shots.


7. Remote Control 

Whether you want to get in a better position for the "un-selfie selfie" or just take a basic action shot, the remote control transmitter can help you out. After all, who doesn't love a nice, well-timed shot? No one, that's who.

Not using a Nikon? Do a search online to find the right model for your camera.


8. Lightweight Strap

Carrying your camera around can be a literal pain in the neck. Never again! The Zeiss Air Cell Comfort Carrying Strap is made of a soft neoprene making this strap super cushy and comfortable. It's contoured to go comfortably around your neck rather than digging into it and has a built in quick release feature so you can convert to a hand strap when needed.

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9. Lens Kit For Your Smartphone

There may come a time when you would rather snap shots with your smartphone than carry your camera (gasp!). This doesn't mean you have to sacrifice quality. Smartphones often take excellent shots, and a good lens kit can make those shots even better. For instance, Amazon brings you the Universal 3 in 1 Camera Lens Kit for Smart phones which includes One Fish Eye Lens, One 2 in 1 Macro Lens  and One Wide Angle Lens. 

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Grab your camera or smartphone, your accessories, and start taking some awesome photos! Then head on over to the BeFunky Photo Editor to enhance, crop, and filter those beauties into modern masterpieces.

Photo Editing, Simplified.

Photo Editing. Simplified