The Top 8 Must-Have Accessories For Content Creators in 2024

I have been a portrait photographer since I was in high school and I’ve changed my focus towards content creation in the lifestyle, travel, beauty, and food and drink niches since then.

Enhance your content creation with these must-have accessories. Whether it’s for aspiring social media content creators, podcasting, live streaming, or user-generated content (UGC) creators – you can elevate your photography, videography, audio, and editing with these essentials.

Here’s a list of the top 8 most useful video content creation tools and equipment for TikTok, YouTube & Instagram Reels – Note: These are just a few examples of essential products for content creators, and the specific tools and equipment you’ll need may vary depending on your niche and the type of content you’re creating.

Looking to shop these Content Creator Accessories? I’ve linked everything below!

1. Camera:

A high-quality camera is essential for capturing sharp and vibrant photos and videos. Many content creators use DSLR or mirrorless cameras, but some may also use a smartphone camera.

I personally use Canon EOS Rebel T5i, iPhone 14 Pro Max, and Sony Alpha ZV-e10 for vlogging.

Some other popular ones on the market are the Canon G7x mark II, or DJI pocket, and if you want to get fancy with drone footage (DJI Mini).

2. Tripod:

A sturdy tripod will help keep your camera steady and prevent blurry photos and create steady video shots at eye level. You can use a standard tripod for product photography, portable usage, or for videos like gimbals (video stabilizers) or hand-held tripods when on the go, which are perfect when shooting a vlog.

3. External lighting:

External lighting can help enhance the quality of your photos and videos, especially in low-light settings. A ring light or clip-on external lighting (like the trending @alixearl one on Tiktok) is a popular choice!

4. Audio equipment:

Investing in a good microphone will help improve the audio quality of your videos or when doing voiceovers. There are many add-on mics on the market for your phone or camera. These are also great if you are just starting out as a podcaster!

5. Backdrops:

Backdrops for UGC content creation or sponsored posts when working for brands are a great accessory to have. I use this backdrop from Amazon.

6. Photography or videography accessories:

External lenses for your DSLR when you want to shoot at different focal lengths. A lens with a low focal length like an 11mm lens will give you a wide-angle look that’s great for vlogging and traveling. You definitely want to opt for something lightweight as all this gear can get heavy if you’re taking your essentials when traveling.

7. Chargers:

It’s always handing to have a portable charger when you are traveling or creating content with your smartphone.

8. Headphones:

Headphones are great to have when editing your content and it may not be appropriate to play your audio out loud. I have the Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones but there are other popular selections such as Apple AirPods Max and wireless in-ear headphones.


Editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, or iMovie will help you improve and enhance the look of your photos and videos.

If you’re editing on mobile, there are great apps to use that are free such as CapCut and InShot.

I also recommend using graphic design software like Canva, Illustrator, etc., and a good portfolio website to showcase your work.



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