To those outside of the photography world, it may seem like a somewhat easy profession. Just get a good camera and click the button, right? Wrong. Aside from the talent and creativity it requires to be successful, it’s far more than just a camera and some lenses. There are tripods, diffusers, reflectors, lighting, batteries, memory cards, filters, software, the list goes on.
And yet, despite the innovation we’ve seen in photo gear over the past decade, there’s still some simple tech that hasn’t been invented—the kind of thing that would make your life 10 times easier, yet no one has the balls to address. Unless, of course, you’re on Reddit.
Here are eight photo gadgets every photographer wishes was real.