The N-Photo experts say…
A travel lens is the easiest way to go from wide to telephoto. The 24-105mm f/4 means you don’t have to change lenses mid-shoot if you see a better angle. The longer end of the lens also means you can compress perspective and exaggerate the parallax effect.
Getting up before dawn or waiting until sundown provides the photographer with plenty of time to get great shots. With the sun low on the horizon, the light skims across the landscape and picks out any features by casting long shadows.
You won’t get a long exposure of a waterfall without a tripod. Taking one along also gives you the time to really think about the composition of your shot, meaning you can be more accurate when straightening your horizons, for example.
Don’t be afraid of negative space; while such large gaps in an image provide little of interest in comparison to the rest of the scene, when used well they can enhance the focus on your subject (see page 40 for more on this).