So you want to get started in your Landscape photo career and aren’t super sure where to begin? Listening to experts giving conflicting information?
Trust me, I have been there. I’ve looked through numerous videos, blogs and books only to become more and more confused and torn between which model and make, which price…
Listen, I’m going to make it easy and cost effective for you. I’ve been through it all and even spent way more money than I actually needed to spend (listening to all of the experts).
A Quality Camera
Sturdy Camera Bag
Hefty SD Card
1. A Quality Camera
I started out on my photography journey with a Canon Rebel T3. When I started out, I thought I needed the fanciest and most expensive camera and camera equipment, but as you will learn, an expensive camera doesn’t make a good photographer.
I have seen some amazing photographers shoot gorgeous images on their cell phones. So trust me, you don’t need a super expensive camera.
This is the upgraded version of my first camera, and it won’t let you down.
2. A Reliable Wide Lens
To capture those breath taking views, you’re going to need a lens that is wide enough to see ALL of it.
While a 50mm is great for portraits, it’s not the best for landscape photography. The view isn’t that wide, so you won’t be able to capture all of the view in the 50.
A great alternative is the 24mm STM lens from Canon.
I’ve used it for landscape AND macrophotography and it’s great!
Trust me. It’s worth it.
While you’re shooting that beautiful landscape, you don’t want your photos to be blurry or lopsided, which happens more than you think when it comes to shooting by hand.
Tripods help out with that a LOT. Not only can they stabilize your image, it helps you get clean and leveled photographs.
This tripod is great for those just starting out.
4. Sturdy Camera Bag
There are many camera bags out there in the market these days, and it can be tough trying to pick one.
Some promise stability and protection over your precious camera equipment.
I have this camera bag and it is AMAZING. It has many compartments that you can tailor fit to your gear, and it has enough space for your beginner gear and the additional gear you’ll acquire on your journey as a photographer.
It also comes with a cover just in case it’s misty or sprinkling outside, so your bag and gear inside don’t get wet.
I bought mine in orange, but it comes in many other colors like Blue, Lavender and Green, just to name a few.
5. Hefty SD Card
Starting out, having space on your SD card is SUPER important. Because you’ll be experimenting and trying out so many different things, you want to have more than enough space to store them.
It took me investing a lot of money in a lot of smaller SD cards until I figured that I may as well just buy one big SD card.
This 128 GB SD card has done a phenomenal job of capturing my images and maintaining the integrity of my images.
So there you have it shooters. These are the most essential items you need to begin your photography career and hobby.
Thought you’d need more than this? Me too!
People will try and sell you a bunch of things that, starting out, you don’t really need. When it comes to creating wonderful photographs, less is truly more.
The best way to develop your creative skill and eye is to master the basic tools and build from there.
Be sure to let me know how this has helped you and be sure to share with the shooter in your life.
Being a beginner is amazing!
And feel free to share tips and pics from your photographic journey as well!