3. TRIPOD + REMOTE
If the light is low, your camera lens will need to ‘stay open’ longer to get more light. This means your photos will be grainy or blurry unless you steady your camera on a lightweight tripod— and ideally, also use a wireless remote so you don’t move the camera when you press the button. Both will also come in handy when taking selfies of your family, too! Or selfies of your mirrors.
4. EXTERNAL FLASH
This is on my Christmas list this year for sure: an under-$40 external camera flash like this Neewer Flash Speedlight which fits both Nikon and Canons. If you’re a new photographer, here’s a tip: USING A FLASH IS THE DEVIL. I’ve actually not used my camera’s flash in years. Of course, that causes issues at nighttime or in dark interior shots. That’s where the external flash comes in handy. It bounces your camera’s flash off the ceiling which softens a harsh flash. Here’s an example of a photo taken with a flash and one with an external flash bouncing off the ceiling.