The little things can add up to make a wildlife photographer’s day out in the field much nicer.

In this video from wildlife photographer Tom Mason, he shares the few important EDC items he brings with him while out shooting.

The undervalued featured item in this video has to go to the allergy pills. The number of times I’ve arrived to my shooting spot for the day, got out of my car, and immediately sneezed and remembered that I forgot to take some medicine before leaving is embarrassingly too many to count. Don’t go the day with sniffles and itchy eyes, be smarter than me and pack some allergy tablets right now if you’re affected by it.

Another underrated item is definitely the binoculars. For a long time I didn’t understand the appeal of having pair when I was carrying a super-telephoto lens anyway. After buying the standard-issue Vortex Diamondbacks for casual bird spotting from my car, it was soon apparent how valuable they become at all times, even while carrying the big camera setup around in the field. These days I feel naked without them on me.

For a look at all of Mason’s EDC items, check out the video above. What are some of your own daily essentials you bring along?



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