Here are 5 photography products on Amazon you didn’t know you needed. If you’ve been on TikTok recently, you’ve probably seen the Amazon Products trend. The videos usually start with the tag line “X Amazon Products You Didn’t Know You Needed”, and then the creator shows you what those products are. In full transparency, I’ve ordered quite a few of the items other people have featured online. So, today I thought I’d share with you my top 5 Amazon products (that you didn’t know you needed).
1. Camera Phone Holder
If you’ve been wanting to take behind-the-scene videos without an assistant, then this tool is for you. This phone holder has a hot shoe that attaches to your camera so you can shoot all the BTS footage you need. Simply hit record and forget about it! How cool is that?!
2. Acrylic Blocks
I love using acrylic blocks to elevate certain parts of my detail shots (particularly the invitation suite) in order to give more depth to my images. They come in super handy when styling details on a wedding day. Here’s an example of an invitation suite shot without using acrylic blocks as risers, and one with the acrylic blocks. What a different these risers make!
3. Neutral Ring Box
A neutral ring box is an absolute must in your styling kit. While most brides love detail shots, they usually forget to provide you with all the different items that will enhance them on the day of their wedding (like ribbons, ring boxes, etc.). They’ll most likely hand you their pretty shoes and jewelry knowing that you will create something magical in the end. So, if there’s one item you must have in your styling kit, let it be a neutral ring box. You’ll thank me later!
4. Small Card Reader
I have an amazing relationship with a venue owner because she loves that I email her a few edited images from the wedding day before I leave the reception. The reason why I’m able to do this is because I carry a small card reader with me on wedding days. During dinner, I quickly edit 3-5 images that I then email to the venue owner and she absolutely loves that I do this for her!
5. Softbox Flash Diffuser
This is literally my hidden secret to shooting those sneaky reception photos in the middle of the dance floor when there’s nothing around me to bounce the flash off of. This unique diffuser allows me to take evenly lit shots, even when I am very close to my subject. This one is definitely one of those Amazon products you didn’t know you needed (see what I did there?!).
These are my top photography products on Amazon that you didn’t know you needed. Which one is on your wish list next?