Key skill Tools to use and set­tings to choose

Some of the most con­ven­tional things in a land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher’s kit will help you break the rules

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Tripods

As with all land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy, a tri­pod is an in­valu­able tool to have for this project. When the risk of cam­era shake is re­moved, longer shut­ter speeds en­able nar­rower aper­tures and lower ISOs for max­i­mum im­age qual­ity.

Fil­ters

No land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher should be with­out neu­tral den­sity and grad­u­ated fil­ters (see page 50). By re­duc­ing the light that reaches your sen­sor they en­able long ex­po­sures to cap­ture a calm­ing mo­tion blur in wa­ter and clouds.

Aper­ture

We’re of­ten told to use nar­row aper­tures for land­scapes (see page 28). But as we’re be­ing un­con­ven­tional, why not go for a wide aper­ture for shal­low depth of field? Put­ting the fo­cus on some­thing new can add in­trigue to your shots.

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