I shoot a Nikon D7000 and currently have a D90 as backup due to the fact that I am a clumsy bastard and have a tendency to break things.
Does it matter the brand or type of your camera? Not really. If you have a point and shoot there won’t be any long exposures or aperture tricks in your bag…sorry. But if you have a DSLR, of any kind with a little “M” setting your golden.
I also lug around in my magical bag of tricks:
Tripod – a must for long exposures
Filters – Polarizer, ND, and their holder. I will go into depth of which ones do what and why in my posts to follow.
Light source – usually a small LED flashlight
Rope – because sometimes you really want to get down that cliff but don’t want to die doing so.
And then my normal gear I pack around for general safety. I was brought up in a scouting family, I will be prepared for the zombie apocalypse with what I usually have with me.
I will probably add more as we go when I realize I am an idiot and left it out.
As said a little above, I will go over general uses and why I use them on each of the shots and hikes as we go.
Now that you’re prepared…..TO THE HIKES!!!