When you’re trying to get your picture taken at the top of a hill in Georgia, there are a few things to keep in mind.
The first is your camera.
You want to make sure you have the right lens for your subject, and be prepared to deal with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
“You can’t get a picture of a horse or a dog that is still in its mouth when you’ve got a camera on your shoulder,” says Michael O’Brien, a Georgia native who lives in Dallas, Texas.
So be sure to bring a waterproof camera with you.
“A camera bag is a must, and a good one,” says O’Briens.
“If it’s small, it’s easier to carry, and it’s waterproof.
If it’s large, it can be a little more tricky.”
O’Riordan recommends a wide-angle lens that can take the best picture.
“I like to use a medium-format, because I think you can get a lot of detail out of that,” he says.
“But if you’re shooting portraits or portraits of the mountains, you can go with a telephoto.”
For landscapes, you may want to consider a teleconverter, which has the ability to zoom in and out and has the advantage of taking your subject in focus.
“The most important thing is you have a good tripod,” says Kaitlin Boggs, a photographer who lives near Atlanta.
“Some of the best landscape photographers are using the Nikon D7100 and the Sony A7S,” she says.
But there are some good choices for street photography.
“For portraits, I use a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a 24-70mm f/2.8L IS II lens and a Polaroid M7 tripod,” she adds.
“It works really well.”
For more on how to protect yourself from the elements, check out our guide to Georgia’s best road trip photos.