If you ask me, we’re living in the golden age of photography.
I say that because of the sheer number of incredible photography gadgets that come out each year.
Sure, some gadgets are all show and no tell.
In other words, many of them are just flash-in-the-pan gizmos that don’t really offer much in the way of actually helping you improve your images.
But other photography gadgets are truly groundbreaking.
Let’s have a look at four of the most exciting photography accessories for 2017.
At the top of the “amazing photography gadget list” has to be Arsenal.
This little piece of hardware sits atop your camera quite innocently, but don’t let its small stature fool you.
This is one amazing piece of hardware for photographers of all skill levels…
Arsenal is the world’s first AI photography assistant.
That means that its sole purpose is to help you create the types of photos (and timelapses!) you dream about.
Arsenal is controlled via smartphone, so there’s no more hunching over to see the camera controls on the LCD.
Instead, with one touch of your smartphone screen, Arsenal will determine the best settings to take a photo – in any shooting conditions.
No matter if it’s bright or dark, inside or outside, a portrait or a landscape, or something in between, Arsenal will take care of the camera settings for you to get a pleasing image.
First, you don’t have to get flustered trying to remember how to manually adjust things like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Arsenal does it for you.
And second, because you don’t have to worry about the technical aspects of photography, you can focus more on the artistic aspects, like composition and framing.
Think of it like having a teammate to help you take better photos.
In a word, this thing is mind-blowing.
Using artificial intelligence, Arsenal searches thousands of images in its database to determine the baseline settings for your shot.
From there, it analyzes 18 essential photography settings to fine-tune the image.
Better still, Arsenal handles HDR, long exposure photography, and timelapse videos, too.
But hey, don’t just take my word for it. As of this writing, the Arsenal Kickstarter campaign has exceeded its goal by $540,000. Not bad, eh?
As we all know, photography is all about light, and Relio is a light unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
The tiny little box sitting atop the tripod in the image above offers studio-quality beam shape and color.
There are no artifacts, no unevenness of colors – just pure, beautiful light you can use for any array of photos.
Equally as impressive is that this thing is completely portable.