Becoming a great landscape photographer doesn’t happen overnight. It requires a lot of experience out in the field operating your equipment, learning how to post process, and time to develop your own unique style. Whether you’ve just invested in a DSLR or have been taking pictures for a couple of years, here are 7 easy tips that will help take your landscape photography to the next level.
Invest in a quality tripod and ball head
As a landscape photographer, it’s important to get sharp images that bring out the detail of the scenes you are shooting. Investing in a nice tripod and ball head will help stabilize your camera and allow you make those higher quality images. Finding the right tripod and ball head is just as important as finding the perfect camera for your landscape photography.
A carbon fiber tripod can be expensive but worth it if you do a lot of hiking to photography locations with your equipment. A good ball head can give you more adjustment options and will have the ability to hold a lot more weight than cheaper versions. These are potentially pieces of equipment that will last for years to come and the more you use them, the more proficient you’ll become in setting up for good landscape photos.
If you’re just starting out, it may be difficult to spend more money after buying an expensive DSLR and a couple of lenses. But making the choice to take care of of your equipment the right way by putting it on a quality tripod and ball head is a decision you won’t regret.