I thought I would start off the blog with a quick post detailing the camera I use – a Nikon D800E
The D800 series was introduced a couple of years ago and the “E” version was a special version with the anti-aliasing filter removed to ensure you have the sharpest images possible – perfect for landscape photography.
The camera also features a resolution on 36MP – this is basically Medium Format resolution – again perfect for landscape photography.
The camera is pitched in the “Pro” range of Nikon’s cameras, so everything is properly sealed from dust and rain – again perfect for landscape photography.
So you can understand why I have one – it’s the best camera I have ever owned and I’ve owned LOTS.
As a beginner, first thing you must do is to know more about your gear. The better you know about it, the higher the chance you can get in getting the best shots. This is the most common mistake that almost everyone makes, they assume they know their gear or camera because they have read the specs about it. But getting your hands dirty is the best way to know your gear more.
Second is the the tripod. A professional photographer always brings one with him. This is perfect to get the best still shots, long exposure, focusing and even giving you support when taking the shot of a life time. You need to find the perfect one for you. The kind that is easy to clean, can be dismantled, portable, lightweight and most of all, can be able to support heavy lenses that your camera uses.
One thing is to know what you need to take. It is unnecessary for you to go out there and take pictures when what you really want to take it a sunny day, and your taking pictures on a rainy day. And hey, your camera is in danger of soaking up water. You need to gear up with protective coats against rain and harsh conditions that may affect your device. For more info, you can watch the video below.