Must-Have Equipment for Landscape Photography

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What do you need in the way of equipment for landscape photography? In this free video, professional outdoor photographer, Ian Plant, will show you what he uses to capture memorable landscape images.

“You don’t need a lot of gear, gizmos, and gadgets,” he explains, “just a camera and a wide angle lens.” However, Ian recommends three basic accessories. First, a sturdy, lightweight tripod for capturing low light scenes at twilight or sunset. Second, a remote trigger, allowing you to prevent camera vibrations. Third, an L bracket for easily switching from horizontal to vertical formats.

Join pro shooter, Ian Plant, as he gives you tips on selecting the right equipment for landscape photography.

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4 Responses to “Must-Have Equipment for Landscape Photography”
  1. Laura Harvey

    I am deaf. I don’t know what you said. Hope you add captions near future. So what is recommendation for wide lens? 10-24mm? f2.8?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Laura. Great question, this of course will depend on your sensor size of your camera. My recommendation for an all around great lens
      is what I call a medium zoom. With a full frame sensor this will be a 24-70mm, with a crop sensor the might be around and a
      18-55. It amounts to a medium wide and a medium telephoto. I recommend avoiding the wide to really long tele. I feel
      these try to do too much and typically have a floating rather slow f stop like f3.5 to 5.6 which is a not my favorite spec. That said, as to the f stop. If you can afford an f2.8 that’s a good choice not so much for landscape needs if but you want to use it
      for sports or travel etc. For your landscape needs you will more then likely be shooting f11 or so, and f2.8 will be used for other types
      of shooting and will come at a premium price.

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  2. William

    Why no mention of a polariser filter?surely that is in the top 3 must haves’ can get by without a L bracket very easily or even a remote trigger as long as the exposure time is not over 30 seconds, whereas a polariser filter is critical as it can not be replicated in any software programme.So to me the tripod is a must have along with a polariser filter and a good lens would be my top 3 for landscapes, camera body not that important either,:) thanks.

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