100 Tips Landscape - #02 Acquisition

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“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams 

In this series of weekly blog posts I will share my top 10 tips broken down into 10 stages for better landscape shots. This will reveal my top 100 tips for landscape photography.  

If you can't wait the 10 weeks to read them all, or would prefer to have them in pocket handbook to refer to when in the field then you can purchase the Photography Made Easy Pocket Handbook for Landscape photography. Pocket Handbook Series

#02 Acquisition

Get the right tools for the job

  1. Hire a pro lens for the weekend – it will reward you with quality.
  2. You need a decent tripod that is versatile and sturdy.
  3. You need filters – polariser, graduated neutral density and ND’s.
  4. You need a cable release.
  5. You need at least one spare battery .
  6. You need a large memory card, empty and formatted.
  7. You need a kneeling mat for low level shots to cushion your knees.
  8. You need a head torch to see inside your bag and where to walk.
  9. You need appropriate clothing and footwear for all weather – all day!
  10. You need a ‘Hoodman Loupe’ so you can see your photo on the LCD.

The equipment list is extensive and expensive so where you can,  borrow, hire or purchase over time & invest in the best you can afford each time.