Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photography – Photographing Mountains, Hills and Valleys

There really aren’t many scenes that can match the sheer awe of a snowcapped mountain in a landscape image; but capturing an image that might do the scene justice isn’t always straightforward.

Here are some simple tips to help you next time you are looking to photograph mountains, hills and valleys in your travel photography:

Be Patient

Photography can be incredibly frustrating at times, especially when the weather goes against you; and very rarely will you get to a location and have everything in place to make a great photo. Sometimes you just have to be patient and wait for the right moment when the clouds disperse or the fog lifts. The weather in the mountains, and even hills, can change incredibly quickly so make sure you are aware of weather forecasts before you set off and always tell someone where you are going and when to expect you back.
Valleys_Wales_KavDadfarIt was 9.30pm and after I had waited almost an hour, the sun finally broke through the clouds.

Lighting is Key

In landscape photography, often just the lighting can make all the difference between a good shot and a great shot. Early morning and late afternoon light gives the scene a wonderful golden glow and emphasizes shadows. Think about which direction the light is coming from and be prepared to come back another time to the same location to catch the best light.

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