Landscape photography is one of the most popular niches of photography.
Whatever you find in front of you and your camera is a landscape – be it a stormy sea, a frosty forest or a sky-piercing tower, doused in sunlight.
There are many things that can help you achieve that brilliant landscape shot. Camera, lenses, tripods, filters and other accessories are particularly important. Here we will show you the best equipment to assist your landscape photography adventures.
How to Choose the Perfect Camera for Landscape Photography
Landscape photography requires different things from your camera than street or sports photography.
Your camera needs to capture as much detail as possible and perform at a high resolution. At the same time, you need to be able to use the dynamic range and know how to take advantage of your DSLR’s sensor. All these play a part in getting the best from your landscape photos.
The Best Lenses for Landscape Shooting
The cost of lenses can range from $200 to $2000 and you might think that the higher the cost, the better the lens. This is true most of the time. There are also other factors you need to take into account.
All types of lenses follow different requirements. Some focus on light, others on chromatic aberrations and other unwanted effects. For landscape photography, we’re usually looking for a lens with a wide angle and maximum sharpness.
Most expensive does not always mean best. Sometimes the cheapest lens can, in fact, be amazing. The article above will give you the tools you need to choose the best one for yourself.
A Complete Guide to Tripods
Nothing screams landscape photographer more than a tripod. It is a very necessary piece of equipment for capturing those highly detailed shots. The three keywords you should keep in mind when choosing the right tripod are sturdy, solid and lightweight. Sturdy because it will need to deal with elements such as dirt and rain while being knocked around. Solid so that it really keeps your camera still while capturing that shot. And lightweight because you don’t want any extra weight holding you down.