6 Pieces of Camera Gear That Improved a Landscape Photographer's Work

Landscape photography requires a fair share of specialized gear, and knowing when to upgrade or what to splurge on can make a big difference in both your image quality and the ease and enjoyment of the experience. This excellent video features an experienced landscape photographer discussing six such pieces of gear that improved his landscape photography. 

Coming to you from Mark Denney, this great video discusses six pieces of camera gear that significantly improved his landscape photography. One of the most overlooked but useful purchases I made was a professional backpack. Landscape photography often requires multi-mile hikes to get to locations, and with a few dozen pounds of equipment on your back, proper ergonomics, padding, etc. can make a huge difference. Beyond that, you will often be exposed to the elements, and a good bag can offer all the sort of protection you need to be able to trust that your gear is not going to be ruined by a leak or the like. I have had mine for about eight years now, and it has not failed me yet. Check out the video for the full rundown from Mark Denney. 

And if you really want to dive into landscape photography, check out "Photographing The World 1: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing with Elia Locardi." 

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Deleted Account's picture

Please get to the point. 3 min 50 sec until you mentioned the first item, a camera strap. Can't afford to waste more time. Moving on.

Leon Kolenda's picture

Interesting Idea looking for pockets of smaller compositions and light. Just Crappy samples.

EDWIN GENAUX's picture

The main point I take is fewer lenses! I am a Sony user from 2014 and found the fewer the better also. Used my Canon film FD lenses first but by 2017 the FE 1224mm F/4 and the FE 24240 mm F3.5-6.3 OSS, but yes also have the many others from f/1.8 to 2.8's but those two I keep in a teardrop bag everywhere I go. I would add the Novoflex Panorama VR-System Slim small and foldable for those Milky Way ARC's a stepper at the base and on top a leveling bubble and able to do multi row fast 1 1/2 mins 8 image per row using NR. can even handle the 24240 for that long shot pano of the Grand Canyon. The 1224 was most excellent not only for MW's but for a very wide Antelope slot canyon where only thing I saw wide was 16mm and all on tripods but my A7Rii had IBIS and I did handhelds lying on my back of the ceilings (that no one ever thought of) also did a night tour and got a shot of the lit entrance when leaving with pin point stars above and with inside shots looking up on a tripod of course.
Tripods are so numerous through the many years also!

Douglas Goodhill's picture

I'm surprised this guy ever made it out of the woods. Tip number seven must have been drop bread crumbs along the way.

Deleted Account's picture

Any chance of a bullet point summary that I can read in 15 seconds? I don't need to know your reasons.