As your primary "viewfinder," a rugged and dependable vehicle is number one on the list. Adams knew the value of cargo space, and while you may not be spending weeks at a time on the road, having the space to carry your camera gear, camping equipment and the myriad other necessities that a modern landscape photographer requires is just as important today. You won't have to worry about having the space for spare axles, which should free up the space to carry a bigger tripod for some unique perspectives. The Subaru Outback we're showing here is a popular choice for the modern photographer. It's reliable, and has all-wheel drive and ample space for your stuff.
The OP American Landscape Contest
Do you have a passion for landscape photography? Send in your best landscape photos to our 2013 American Landscape contest. All winners and finalists will be published in a special book commemorating the contest, and the winners will be published in a feature article in Outdoor Photographer. You can submit as many photographs as you'd like. Enter now! Go to outdoorphotographer.com/tal2013.