SHOOTING ESSENTIALS/ PRP YOUR KIT
1 Lock the tripod head
Make sure the footplate is screwed on tight to the Nikon body. If thumb-tight isn’t good enough, use a coin in the slot on the screw thread (some footplates have a foldable ‘wing’, instead of a slot, to tighten them).
2 Lens choice
A wide-angle lens will make it easier for you to include multiple foreground elements in and around the frame. If you’re not sure of the exact focal length you’ll need, use the wide end of a standard zoom, like the 24-70mm here.