posted Monday, December 4, 2017 at 2:30 PM EST


We all know that photography is more than just your gear. But if you're here on Imaging Resource, that means you are at least interested in the latest and greatest cameras and lenses. What is often overlooked is the non-camera equipment that can help you capture better images. In the video below, photographer Nigel Danson goes through his landscape photography kit and discusses the top five camera accessories that have helped him improve his photography.

In addition to the accessories, Danson also breaks down his regular camera kit, including his Nikon D810 camera and his lenses. Now on to the different types of gear. A very important part of Danson's kit is his L bracket. This L-shaped universal tripod mount allows you to easily switch your camera from landscape to portrait orientation without having to adjust your tripod head. This allows you to get incredible stability and stability is one of the most important concerns any landscape photographer should have for their gear.

Another piece of the kit that helps keep your gear stable is a cable release. You don't want to have to waste time with a self-timer or worry about gently pressing your shutter release during long exposures, so a cable release is a must-have. It's tough to beat the fast reliability of a physical, wired release. Lenses can get dirty out in the field and it's unfortunate to have your images less sharp because your lens was dirty, so be sure to have some high-quality lens wipes in your kit. It's an easy thing to overlook, but lens wipes could save the day. To see Danson's full landscape photography gear, watch his video below.

(Via Nigel Danson