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

Mark Jansen

Mark Jansen

Owner / Operator at Jansen Photo Expeditions
Mark’s interest in photography and love for landscapes constantly draws him into some amazing places. He researches his subjects extensively, sometimes 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.

Mark has a passion for landscape and classic creative aviation photography as well as providing large scale commercial installations of his fine art photographic murals and print works throughout California.

He has over 25 years of professional fine art and photographic experience. 

He works with both small and large corporate businesses in helping them project a powerful impact through his images. Mark offers photographic workshops in various U.S. and International locations.

Mark is an expert and personable instructor, expedition leader & award winning, visionary photographer. 

He is also a photography educator with the "Manfrotto School of Excellence" online educational network. 

"This is gorgeous work!", says Christopher Robinson, editor of Outdoor Photographer Magazine.
Mark Jansen

“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 your’re a landscape photographer. L brackets are very useful tools for your digital photography and they mount easily to your camera and give you 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, 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’s many options these days. Pricing can range from $20 on Ebay to $150 from some more main stream 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, Costa Rica, 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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