This Diwali Elevate Your Photography with These Five Must-Have Accessories
Diwali, the festival of lights, is right around the corner. With all cities and towns dazzling in lights, it is the perfect time to capture memorable photos. Whether you're aiming for a close-up of a flaming diya or a colorful shot of the rangoli at your home, we have curated a list of five essential accessories to help you capture the best of the festival.
Lenses: Assuming you already have a DSLR or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses, the lens choice is crucial. With so many options to choose from, opt for a more streamlined approach. Carrying just two lenses is a prudent choice. A versatile, all-purpose lens with a wide aperture is essential for capturing the shimmering glow of Diwali's oil lamps and fireworks. And don't forget a fast prime lens for those captivating close-ups and bokeh-filled portraits.
On Camera Storge: On-camera storage is as crucial as the camera or lens itself. However, selecting the appropriate storage can be a complex task. A high-capacity SD card designed for photographers is essential. For instance, the SanDisk Extreme PRO® SDXC™ UHS-I card offers durability and quick transfer speeds up to 200MB/s1 read. If your camera supports UHS-II, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-II card provides faster speeds and is great for high-quality video capture.
If you are capturing the celebrations from a bird's-eye view with your drone, a dedicated memory card is essential. Drone photography generates large files, and the SanDisk Extreme® microSDXC™ UHS-I card offers high-capacity storage to document stunning aerial vistas without interruption.
Extra batteries: Ensure you're well-prepared for any unexpected power drains, especially when you are shooting the festival in various locations. Be mindful of specific airline or country restrictions if you're flying. Generally, the rule allows you to travel with lithium-ion battery cells4, one can carry multiple batteries of less than 100Wh, in a protected case. For international flights, it is safer to carry 95Wh batteries, as the lithium-ion batteries come in 95Wh, 130Wh, 160Wh, and 190Wh variations.
Fast, Portable Storage: For top-notch performance on the go, the SanDisk Professional PRO-G40™ is the perfect match. This ultra-fast and ultra-rugged SSD is built to withstand even the harshest environments as it comes with IP68 dust/water resistance, up to 4000-pound (1800 Kgs) crush resistance, and up to 3-meter drop resistance, no matter where your Diwali festivities take you. With lightning-fast speeds of up to 3000MB/s3 read and 2500MB/s3 write via Thunderbolt™ 3, it helps keep your data within reach, capturing every unforgettable moment of your celebrations.
Lightweight Tripod: Use camera tripod that is resilient, compact and lightweight to pose a perfect photo click. Carbon fiber construction, although potentially pricier, offers a stronger yet lighter body compared to aluminum. Opt for a tripod versatile enough to cater to both photography and videography, tailored to your specific needs.
Lighting equipment: Good lighting is essential in photography, especially when capturing the festive spirit of Diwali. Diyas and lamps, are often shot in low-light conditions to offer more focus and vibrancy to the image. To get the perfect shot, you can use an external flash for control and drama, or add light with LED lights or portable sources in dim settings. Consider sparklers or small fireworks for that extra brightness.