Up Your Landscape Game With Mountain Photography

If you have tried mountain photography before, you know that it is addictive. If you have not given it a go, this video is a great place to start. It walks you through the production from conception and execution of the idea through editing. 

My favorite landscape photographs have always tended to be those which prominently feature the majesty and magnitude of a mountain. In this video, Andy Mumford is at Rifugio Lagazuoi (2,752 m) in the Italian Alps. In just about one month, I am headed for the Alps myself. In my efforts to prepare for the trip, I’ve been looking up videos on shooting in the Alps, and I particularly liked Mumford's, as he takes his time explaining setting up, framing, and the post-processing of his images. 

Thus far in my life, I have lived exclusively east of the Mississippi in the United States. As such, proper mountains (and I mean actually impressive, proper mountains) have been something I see only on trips. While the Great Smokies (or Mount Mitchell just east of the Smokies) in western North Carolina are quite beautiful, they cannot really compare to the Rockies or the High Sierras. Prior to leaving on my trips, I try to prepare as best I can to increase the likelihood of walking away with photographs I’m proud of, as there isn't much room for trial and error. 

Have you photographed the Alps in Winter and/or tried your hand at mountain photography?

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Madison is a mathematician turned statistician based out of Columbus, OH. He fell back in love with film years ago while living in Charleston, SC and hasn't looked back since. In early 2019 he started a website about film photography.

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First to say it seems dumb to go from LR to C1, back to LR. Especially since C1's handling of color on DNG's is garbage.

its fine in C1 20

I fortunately live in the italian alps 30 km away from the Dolomites. Yes, these are wonderful places but they are also very, very crowded. Drop me a message if you like when you're here, we can meet for a cup of coffee

negative 9 degrees out there. hell naw!! haha. i like my beach photography.

He probably meant -9C, which is 15.8F, so it would not be so bad if you are properly layered up.

I wish i could get to some mountains :(

As someone who lives in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains would you please explain how they are "improper"?
In my eyes there are no "proper" mountains. Either they are mountains or they are not. Climate and height determine their characteristics.