I often recommend items that I find useful for photography. It can be anything from a small accessory to a larger piece of camera gear. Here are some of the most helpful products for your convenience.

128 GB Flash Drive

This is an inexpensive and portable way to backup your favorite family and travel images. With its large capacity you can fit thousands of photos on it. It works on any device with a USB port, making it the perfect solution for photographers on the go.

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Western Digital My Passport Ultra 4 TB Portable Hard Drive

This is the perfect little device to backup your images to, and features fast transfer with USB 3.0 technology. 


 Filter Pouch

This is a convenient alternative to carrying your filters in separate plastic boxes. 

Think Tank DSLR Battery Holder

Compact carrier for up to four standard batteries. Compresses flat when not in use, easily stored.


Tabletop Tripod

This Mini Tripod with a Ball Head works as a sturdy and compact tabletop tripod.

Carbon Fiber Tripod

The carbon fiber legs offer portability and strength while keeping weight down to just 2.8 lbs.


If you're looking for an ideal way to carry your gear, the Lowepro AW Mini Trekker is a terrific choice. It's weatherproof, and also qualifies as a legal carry-on for domestic and international flights. 

Travel SD Card Reader

This is a portable and sleek way to download your images while on the road. It works with SD and Micro SD cards, and is USB 3 compatible.


You don’t need to write like Anais Nin to keep a journal. For photographers, a simple notebook with sketches and ideas can have a number of benefits. For one, you’ll retain more information by writing it down. You can even spark your creativity by capturing your thoughts in a daydream.

Dr. James Pennebaker, author of Writing to Heal says, “When we translate an experience into language we essentially make the experience graspable.” This means that complex topics can be worked out on paper in a way that’s easy to digest. Mistakes can be documented as well as solutions. When you look back at it, you can see just how far you’ve come. This ushers in a feeling of accomplishment and encourages you to keep going.