8 Great Photo Accessories that Every Nature Photographer Should Know About

Nature photographer Steve Perry of Backcountry Gallery gets lots of questions from fellow photographers but one comes up more often than any other. So often, in fact, that he decided to make a whole video about it.

"One question I see drift through my e-mail box on a regular basis is about accessories - specifically, which ones do I use and like when I'm out in the field,” Perry says. “So, I decided to put a video together and show you eight of my favorites. I use each and every accessory you see in the video on a regular basis and I honestly don't know what I'd do without them! Plus, most of them come in pretty cheap. Figure between $1.50 to $30 for all but the last one - and even that one's not too expensive for what it is. Anyhow, take a look to see what I use and why. Oh, and I apologize in advance for spending your money!”

Here’s a list of the accessories he talks about in the video:

1. Nikon Lens Wipes | Zeiss Lens Wipes

2. Pipe Insulation – any hardware / home store will have it

3. Running Buddy XL Buddy Pouch

4. AquaTech Lens Cap – Note that you have to click the little option boxes on this page to get the right one for your lens. 

5. Eddie Bauer Stowaway Packable 20L Daypack (note that these go on sale frequently)

6. EPGear Pod Pad – Camo | Black

7. Acratech Stainless Steel 5/32 Allen Wrench 

8. LensCoat Travel Hood –  Large (400mm f2.8, 600mmf4, 800mm f5.6) Small (300mm f2.8, 200-400mm f4, 400 DO f4, 500mm f4)

Watch more of Perry’s videos on his excellent YouTube channel. And here are three of his videos we have featured recently:

How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram to Get Perfect Exposures Every Time (VIDEO)

Customize Your Nikon DSLR with 7 Tips & Tricks from Nature Photographer Steve Perry (VIDEO)

Make the Most of Your Nikon DSLR Camera with These 7 Tips and Tricks (VIDEO)

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