Whether you’re on land or 30,000ft high, here are the tools and techniques you need for stunning mountain photography

Why? Stunning vistas, 360 panoramas, dramatic craggy peaks covered sometimes in snow, golden sunlight and moving shadows make for endless opportunities for incredible compositions. Above image: CC0 Creative Commons

Where to take photos of mountains

In the UK, head to the Lake District in England, Snowdonia in Wales, and to the Grampian Mountains and the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands.

In Europe, the Alps are one of the largest and highest mountain ranges in the world, and stretch across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria and Slovenia, while the dramatic Pyrenees separate France and Spain.

At sunrise and sunset you can photograph mountains bathed in soft light. Image: CC0 Creative Commons
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