The best camera in landscape photography is the most expensive one.
If I gave myself advice in landscape photography if I started all over again I would tell myself, “Shah, buy yourself the most expensive camera out there for landscape photography. You are a newbie and not very good at it. You don’t know any technical settings. You aren’t inspired. Buying a really expensive camera will make you great.”
I think all landscape photographers should buy the most expensive camera out there in the market. The camera you currently own isn’t good enough. It doesn’t have enough megapixels, it doesn’t have good enough high-ISO performance.
Whenever you are lacking inspiration, buying a new camera will alleviate that. You will go deep into credit card debt, but that’s okay– you are investing in your art. Your old camera is holding you back.
Having a new lens will also make you a much better landscape photographer. Having a 24mm PC-E lens will give you that edge you crave for. It will get you tons of likes on Facebook. Also the focal length you are currently using is too limiting. It isn’t wide enough. You need to buy at least two more lenses to cover the entire spectrum of focal lengths.
When you buy that new camera and lens, realize you will never need another camera in your life. You will own it and cherish it forever. It will be an “investment” and never depreciate in value.
Traveling and buying photography books are overrated. Material things are much more meaningful, and permanent. When you’re on your deathbed, you’re not going to care that you spent your time and money traveling the world, seeing new places, meeting new people, and wandering the landscape. Who cares about photography books? They are overrated. The only thing that matters is how many cameras and lenses you owned.
That new camera is calling you. Just buy it already! You want people to take you as a “serious” landscape photographer, don’t you?