A lightweight but sturdy tripod is an essential part of the landscape photographer’s toolkit, and is absolutely vital for getting your shots as sharp as possible. If you prefer to travel light, look into carbon fibre models.
If you’re looking to get hold of something that won’t break the bank, take a look at our round-up of the best travel tripods for less than £100.
3. Map or mapping system
Know where you’re going. Trust us. Getting lost in the Brecon Beacons is even less glamorous than it sounds, and that goes double for people with several kilos of camera gear strapped to their back.
We’d recommend the Photographer’s Ephemeris app, which syncs with Google Maps to provide useful information specifically for landscape photographers and helps you keep your bearings. If you’re planning a seriously intrepid expedition though, it’d be worth picking up a paper map as well. You don’t want to be entirely dependent on the battery in your phone.