Photography Gear Reviews

10 Pieces Of Photography Equipment You Shouldn’t Be Caught Without

When I first started my photography journey, I bought a lot of unnecessary stuff (okay, crap). Here's my list of essential photography equipment, so you can spend your money more wisely than I did.

10 Pieces Of Photography Equipment You Shouldn't Be Caught Without

You've taken the big leap and purchased your very first interchangeable lens camera, congratulations! I know you've already done a ton of research figuring out whether to go mirrorless or DSLR. Not to mention the overwhelming choice in brands and sensor sizes.

The Mountainsmith Monopod/Hiking Pole

Ok, so it's not the most exciting piece of gear in my bag, but my recent travels have sold me on the importance of having a monopod handy at all times. I'm a month and a half into a pretty severe case of tennis elbow (or "telephoto elbow", as I prefer to call it). Here's a review I wrote last summer about the Mountainsmith Trekker Fx Monopod and Trekking Pole. I really had no idea at the time how much I would end up using it. Stop taking your elbows for granted!

Aquapac Underwater Camera Bag

It's a pretty big leap of faith to take your expensive camera equipment underwater, but it also has a pretty big payoff. I know I'm planning to spend a lot more time in the water with my camera next summer. Here's my review of the Aquapac Waterproof DSLR Case, a very affordable entry point into the world of underwater photography.

Gear For Road Tripping Photographers

Anyone who knows me knows that I live for a good road trip. I love the flexibility of being able to go where the wind takes me. After many years and many road trips, I've compiled my ultimate list of essential gear for roadtripping photographers. You'll stay safe, backed up and connected just about anywhere with these gear recommendations. 


This past summer, I developed a taste for underwater photography and now I'm hooked! From super-fun family and pet photos at the cottage to snorkeling shipwrecks in the crystal clear waters of Tobermory, taking your camera into the water opens up a world of possibilities. 

Here are two articles I wrote about some useful (and not-so-useful) gear for getting started taking photos and videos underwater.