Essentials for Landscape Photography – Photography Tips

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
      Corrizo Plain National Monument Super Bloom Photograph by Bessie Young

      Ttaken with a 16-35mm wide angle

      Mid range lenses are bet for portraits. These will be in the 50mm – 85mm range.

      Sonora Family Portraits by Bessie Young Photography

      Taken with a 50 mm lens

      Long lenses, telephoto, are best for wildlife. This will be 100mm and above.

      Photographing Foxes | Wildlife Photography

      Taken with a 100-400mm lens

  3. 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.

      Fort Bragg California by Bessie Young Photography

      Taken with a tripod and a 5 second shutter speed


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:
Kit Used:
Camera: Sony A7Rii:
Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master:
Best Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens:
Vanguard Tripod:

LG G3 Smart Phone

Editing & Processing:
Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom:
Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop :
Viva Video Pro for combining videos

My Landscape images are for sale here:…


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