Why you need an “L” Bracket for your Landscape Photography

“L” brackets for your camera are the cool cousin to the “always loosening up on you” single bottom plates.

L bracket for you digital camera
     View Mark’s L Bracket Video

The simple “L” bracket is for your camera’s body and you need one if you’re a landscape photographer. L brackets are very useful tools for your digital photography and they mount easily to your camera and give you the flexibility to shoot either in portrait or landscape mount while maintaining your composition. It will keep your composition plane of view level for a book cover or calendar.

I will explain what it does and more. After seeing my video above, you won’t want to take another landscape photograph without one! If not, I would suggest picking one up. But make certain the one you buy is specifically formed to your camera’s body. There are many options these days. Pricing can range from $20 on eBay to $150 from some more mainstream companies. Just make sure the one you get has a universal Arca Swiss mounting surface. Also be sure your ball head has an Arca Swiss mounting plate as well. Avoid adjustable, one size fits all “L” Brackets. They are junk for the most part and never work well.

I hope you enjoy the video! Join us on one of our workshops in Iceland, Yosemite, or Big Sur and capture stunning images at the right place, at the right time in the right light.

All the best,

Mark Jansen



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Mark’s interest in photography and love for landscape photography draws him into some amazing places and he freely shares this knowledge on his photography workshops. He researches his subjects extensively, making many trips to selected areas waiting for the perfect light, an interesting approach to the subject, and just the right moment. His goal of "freezing time for others to enjoy" is what drives him to create his visions and teach workshops.

Mark offers photographic workshops in numerous U.S. and International locations with his business, Jansen Photo Expeditions. He is an expert and personable instructor, expedition leader and award winning, visionary photographer. 

Mark has over 25 years of professional fine art and photographic experience. He has a passion for landscape and classic aviation photography and provides large scale commercial installations of his fine art photographic murals and print works throughout California. He works with both small and large corporate businesses in helping them project a powerful impact through his images.


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