There are various types of cables you may find you need to use in photography. For digital cameras, you might use cables to hook into printers or computers. There are USB cables and serial cables available for these purposes. Make sure the cable you are using is designed for you camera. Film cameras may also use cables for remote devices such as flashes, battery packs and adaptors. Always attach or take the cable out by using its end connectors, never yank or tug on a cable. Cables come in various colors, lengths and with assorted plugs. Cables vary in price and usually start as low as $5.