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Meta’s Best Digital Camera Accessories For Beginners


Western North Carolina Nature Photographer Meta Gatschenberger Reviews Her Best Digital Camera Accessories which are based on Personal Ownership, Many Years of Digtial Photographer Experience and Extensive Remote Field Testing on the Remote Hiking Trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway National Park in Southern Virginia and Western North Carolina.

Western North Carolina Digital Photographer Meta Gatschenberger, RN, shoots with Sony Digital Cameras and Minolta Maxxum AF Lenses.

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Meta’s Best Camera Harnesses




Cotton Carrier Harness

Ad • Cotton Carrier Camera Harness G3

Ad • Cotton Carrier Camera Harnesses – If you’re into Photography, think How you are going to Hike Safely with your Camera. The Cotton Carrier Harness allows Hands Free Hiking!

Ad • Side Holsters – If you love the Cotton Carrier System, but don’t need the Camera Harness, buy the Cotton Carrier Side Holster. This handy camera accessory slides over Camera Belts for carrying your Camera on your side.

Ad • Camera Belts – Meta uses her Think Tank Photo Speed Belt to transport her Multiple Sony Flash Units. It can carry Think Tank Photo Digital Holster Camera Bags, Lens Cases, Camera Accessory Pouches and Water Bottle Pouches.

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Meta’s Best Tripods




Slik Pro DXS Short Tripod

Ad • Slik Pro DXS Tripod For Macro Photography

Ad • Slik Pro DXS Tripod – This Short Sturdy Tripod has No Center Column, so it can lay flat on the ground. This Tripod is perfect for Low Level Macro Photography. Use with a Slik Ball Head with Round QR Plate.

Ad • Slik Pro 700DX Tripod – Meta says there are two kinds of Tripods: “The ones that work and the ones that are easy to carry”. This Sturdy Tripod has a Short Center Column and works with a Slik Ball Head with Round QR Plate.

Ad • Manfrotto Befree Advanced Tripod – For Lightweight Travel Photography, Meta travels lightly with her Manfrotto Befree Advanced Tripod. Compact Travel Tripod fits inside Meta’s Airline Approved Under Seat Travel Backpack.

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Meta’s Best Camera Bags




Think Tank Photo Digital Holster 30 Bags

Ad • Think Tank Photo Digital Holster Camera Bags

Ad • Think Tank Photo Camera Bags – Custom Fit, Camera Bags with Reliable Fused Zippers, Built-In Rain Cover, Padded Shoulder Strap, Side Storage Pockets and Modular Straps! Attaches to Camera Belt.

Ad • Think Tank Photo Camera Accessory Pouches – If you own Adapters, Battery Chargers, Camera Batteries, Remote Controls, etc., carry them in Think Tank Photo Accessory Pouches. Attaches to Camera Belt or Camera Bag.

Ad • Water Bottle Pouches – As a Registered Nurse, Meta is always telling her patients to ”Drink More Water”. Water Bottle Pouches are perfect for day hiking and hold a 32oz. bottle. Attaches to Camera Belt or Camera Bag.

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Meta’s Best Camera Cleaning Kits




Camera Sensor Cleaning Kits

Ad • Camera Sensor Cleaning Kits

Ad • Sensor Cleaning Kits – Those small dark spots in your Photos mean your Sensor or your Lens is probably dirty. If Air Blasting and Vibrating the Camera Sensor doesn’t work, you’ll need a Sensor Cleaning Kit!

Ad • Lens Cleaning Kits – Pouch contains one Zeiss Microfiber Lens Cloth, Retractable Lens Cleaning Brush, Optical Cleaning Fluid, Moist Lens Cleaning Wipes and a Zeiss Air Blaster in a Restockable Fabric Pouch.

Ad • Lens Cleaning Supplies – Use the Zeiss Air Blaster, then a Moist Lens Cleaning Wipes followed by a Zeiss Microfiber Lens Cloth. Always start in the center of the lens and work outwards to the edge.

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Meta’s Best Media Storage Cards




SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Cards

Ad • SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Cards

Ad • SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Cards – Digital Cameras don’t come with SD Cards! Avoid “Drug Store Brand” SD Cards which cause Slow Performance. Shot Speeds up to 90MB/s. Transfer Speeds up to 170MB/s. Video Capture Rate of 30MB/s.

Ad • Transfer Your SD Card Files – You can easily transfer some or all of your SD Card Photos to your iPhone with an Apple Lightning to SD Card Reader or to your or MacBook with an Apple USB-C to SD Card Reader.

Ad • SD Card Carrying Cases – A must for every Digital Photographer. Store and protect your SD Cards from damage and data loss. Keep your SD Cards in one safe location. Soft cutouts hold up to 12 SD Cards.

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Meta’s Best Camera Lens Filters




Hoya HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

Ad • HOYA HD3 Circular Polarizer Filter

Ad • HOYA HD3 CPL Filters are used to control reflections, provide more vivid colors, darken blue skies and reduce glare without changing the color of the light. Meta has a HOYA HD3 CPL Filter for each Camera Lens.

Ad • HOYA HD3 UV Filters are primarily used on Cameras as Lens Protection Filters, but they can also reduce harmful UV light and eliminate any bluish cast in images. Meta has a HOYA HD3 UV Filter for each Camera Lens.

Ad • HOYA ND Filters are sold in as a Set of 3 ND Filters: NDX2, 0.3 (1 stop), NDX4, 0.6 (2 stop), and NDX8, 0.9 (3 stop). HOYA ND Filters are used to eliminate bright, washed out images and to control Long Exposures and Depth of Field.

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Meta’s Best Electronic Camera Accessories




Red LED Head Lamp

Ad • Red LED Head Lamp For Night Photography

Ad • Red LED Head Lamp – Meta wears a Hands Free Red LED Head Lamp when shooting Night Photography, Sunrises and Sunsets. The Red LED that won’t effect your night vision! Runs for hours on 3 Energizer AAA 1.5V Lithium Batteries.

Ad • Sony Wireless Remote Control – Use a Sony Wireless Remote Control to avoid touching your Sony Digital Camera when you take a shot! Meta keeps one in each Camera Bag. Runs on 1 CR2032 Lithium Battery.

Ad • Intervalometers – Timed Remote Shutter Releases are required for Time-Lapse Photography. Use as a Wired Shutter Release. Attaches to your Tripod Leg in a Protective Case. Read the Intervalometer’s User Manual.

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Meta’s Best Protection From The Elements




5 Gram Silica Gel Packs

Ad • 5 Gram Silica Gel Packs

Ad • Silica Gel Packs – Meta places one 5 Gram Silica Gel Pack (2” x 2 3/4” Packs) into each of her Camera Bags, Lens Cases, Flash Pouches and Camera Pouches. This inexpensive camera accessory can help protect your Camera Equipment!

Ad • HotHands – Most Camera Batteries contain water and will freeze below 32°F. Camera Batteries also don’t last as long with they are cold. In Cold Weather, Meta keeps her Camera Batteries wrapped in HotHands Hand Warmers.

Ad • Ben’s Deet Wipes – Photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains often involves getting bitten by mosquitoes, ticks, flies, fleas, chiggers and no-see-ums. For the Best Pest Protection, Meta recommends Ben’s Deet Wipes.

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Meta’s Best Macro Photography Accessories




Macro Photography Clip

Ad • Macro Photography Clip

Ad • Macro Photography Clip – Wind is a big problem when shooting outdoor Macro Photography Subjects. This Macro Photography Clip allows confident hold ability of reflectors, diffusers and small items.

Ad • Camera Flash Diffuser – A Portable Flash Diffuser can be folded in the storage bag included. Helps eliminate harsh flash light and can help keep your Macro Photography looking more natural and not over blown.

Ad • Slik Pro DXS Tripod – This Short Sturdy Tripod has No Center Column, so it can lay flat on the ground. This Tripod is perfect for Low Level Macro Photography. Use with a Slik Ball Head with Round QR Plate.

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Meta’s Best Wildlife Photography Accessories




Tragopan Camouflage Photography Blind V6

Ad • Tragopan Camouflage Photography Blind

Ad • Tragopan Camouflage Photography Blind – This Camouflage Photography Blind / Hide has windows that can be customized to provide varying levels of concealment or visibility depending on the wildlife being photographed.

Ad • LensCoat Photography Blind – This Personal Camouflage Photography Blind / Hide hides you in a standing position. Quiet, breathable, lightweight material as the LensCoat Raincoats. 5 Camouflage Patterns. Regular and Tall Sizes.

Ad • LensCoat Camouflage Raincoats – This Camouflage RainCoat Protects your Camera Gear from Rain, Snow, Salt Spray and Sand. Easy Access to Camera Controls. 8 Camouflage Patterns. Made in the USA.

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Meta’s Best RAW Post Production Software – Watch a Video




Luminar and Aurora HDR Bundle

Ad • Luminar and Aurora HDR Bundle

Ad • Aurora HDR – Merge HDR brackets for highest quality images and fine-tune with smart tools in Aurora HDR. No halos. No artifacts. No chromatic aberration. Only stunning results, powered by AI. No Monthly Subscription!

Ad • Luminar – Elevate your editing workflow with the three-in-one bundle of creative photo editor Luminar 4 plus one-click Inspiration Looks and a collection of impressive skies California Sunsets. No Monthly Subscription!

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