PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE OFTEN great improvisers. We’re used to pushing ourselves to look at things creatively when we shoot, so by natural extension, we’re often good at finding creative solutions for common problems. Some of my absolute favorite accessories and camera-bag stowaways are items that were originally designed or intended for non-photographic purposes (Figure 18.1). The most useful items are the items on hand, so consider picking up a few of these surprising and inexpensive accessories to take along on your next trip.

Plastic Shower Cap

Every time I travel, I take the hotel shower caps home with me. In a popup rain ...

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