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
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.
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.
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.