I am a landscape photographer, I simply love taking photographs of the scenery, and my end result is showing that one frame as a complete story, It really does not matter what camera you use, from the latest from Sony or simply your smartphone, as long as whatever you use can take an image, you are all set to go.
1. Location Location Location
The location is important, you will want to be looking towards a scene ie a cityscape or the moors of Dartmoor, shoot wide and with an aperture to get everything in focus.
2. Time Of Day
The best times for landscape photography is just after sunrise and just before sunset, known as the golden hour, if not go out when you can and consider using a filter to block out stray light.
Ideally you will be using a camera with a wide-angle lens, although if using a smartphone, you might want to think about buying an external wide-angle lens, a wide angle lens works best, most kit lenses are around 18mm on DX bodies and 24mm on FX camera bodies, that will do if you are far enough back and away else you may wish to invest in a wider angle lens, consider the used market, a good lens is the Samyang 14mm for full frame and the 7mm f3.5 for cropped-sensor cameras.
You may wish to consider taking a tripod with you to ensure your image remains sharp and to minimise blur, if not then a good enough shutter speed to hold handheld.
5. The Rule of Thirds
Imagine your scene via the viewfinder or rear LCD screen as 9 identical blocks, then try and use the centre cross lines for the leading lines to bering people into your image.
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