One more thing to add, in my Beautiful Sunset Today, from pic#1 to pic#111 I was using Tian-Ya GND filters, sometime due to strong sun light, I stack two 3 f/stop GND filter. From pic#112 to pic#200 and current, I was using Hitech GND most of the time, with a few time Lee filter. Anyway, if you shoot multiple exposure and pp using editing software, which also able to achieve the GND result but it just take time to pp that all.
Canon 5D II, 20-35 f/2.8L, 28-80 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L IS, 100-300 f/5.6L, 100 f/2.8 Macro
TS, we have a newbie's guide to filters in the stickies section.
Also, learn the basics of exposure first and how to compose your scenes. Try reading some articles in the stickies section.
In the meantime shoot more. Without filters you can still shoot landscapes.
hand held meter it won't give you a better reading if you don't know how to use it properly, but if you insist, can try download a light meter app into your smart phone and try it out.
Speaking of books id recommend digital photography school's loving and living landscapes. 2 awesome ebooks that teaches you a lot on post processing and composition techniques. Got it at a 70% disc xD
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And regarding light meters.. They are used to measure light that's hitting the subject hence usually used on people for portraits, if you shoot landscape u wanna trek to the mountain you are shooting and get a reading there then come all the way back to original position to shoot?
Our cameras measure light from the reflections off the subject so we don't need to go to the subject to measure with a light meter, of the two light meter is more accurate but it is impractical for landscape photography.