Gear is an essential part of making photographs—but don’t shift your focus from crafting images to acquiring gear. Start with a few simple items and learn to use them well. Then add a few more bits of gear and learn to use them well. Ultimately, it is you, the photographer—not the gear—who makes the shot.
For the latest version of my gear list and links to sources, see pixsylated. com/blog/gear/.
• Hotshoe flash dedicated to your camera brand
• 3′ ETTL/ITTL coiled cord
• Rogue FlashBender Large
Add to the above:
• Honl Gels (color correction and color effects) ...