Essentials for Landscape Photography – Photography Tips
by Bessie Young
Getting started in photography can be quite overwhelming. Don’t fret, I am here to help :) If you are looking to get started in photography and wondering where exactly to start, what exactly you need to get started, then this post and video is for you :) This one is all about the Essentials for Landscape Photography.
Many people think that you need a plethora of things to begin taking pictures, but the truth is, you don’t need as much as you may think.
So, without further adieu here are the bare essentials for landscape photography:
- A Camera
- Now this is somewhat of a duh thing, but what I mean by this is that you need a camera that you can shoot in manual mode. This is where you can adjust the aperture, shutter, ISO, and white balance.
- The camera will also need to have the option to change lenses.
- A wide angle lens
- Most landscape photographs are shot with a wide angle lens. In landscape you want to get the majority of the scene. In order to do so you will need to have the widest lens possible.
- Wide lenses are in the lower ranges such as a 16-35mm.
Mid range lenses are bet for portraits. These will be in the 50mm – 85mm range.
Long lenses, telephoto, are best for wildlife. This will be 100mm and above.
- A tripod
- Yes, this is a must. A tripod will allow you to get those crisp, clear shots. It will also allow you to use a slow shutter speed in order to get smooth water, night skies, etc.
I hope this helps uncomplicate things and inspires you to get out and start taking photos.
Wishing you nothing but the best!
P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here:
Camera: Sony A7Rii: http://amzn.to/1taGpAu
Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master: http://amzn.to/2n747NJ
Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens: http://amzn.to/1UBjBDW
Vanguard Tripod: http://amzn.to/2aoI5ku
LG G3 Smart Phone
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