Reach the Summit; Take Photo Skills Higher with These New Amazing Mountain Photography Tips

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Raise mountain photography skills to peak levels this winter by learning new expert secrets from a legendary mountain photographer

Attitude is the most important aspect of photographing mountains

Now anyone can more successfully capture the awe-inspiring grandeur and breathtaking beauty of majestic mountains by incorporating a few innovative techniques and fresh insights revealed by legendary photographer Ed Cooper during the most recent "7 Photography Questions" podcast with host Dr. Audri Lanford on Mountain Photography.

"Attitude is the most important aspect of photographing mountains," believes Cooper, who's work has graced the covers of world-class publications including National Geographic and Audubon and who is the author of the award-winning photo book Soul of the Heights: 50 Years Going to the Mountains. "I always maintain a sense of wonder and a joy of discovery. I like to know a little bit about the history and personality of the area I am going into. I want to be awed and even overwhelmed by what I'm about to see."

During the interview, Cooper reveals how to:

  • Discover the biggest mistake that amateur photographers make when shooting images of mountains, and how to consistently avoid it.
  • Find out how to create a sense of magnitude and distance when shooting mountain scenes.
  • Debunk the biggest myth about photographing mountains.
  • Figure out which lenses are best for taking vivid mountain photographs.
  • Gain expert tips on improving compositions for more dramatic mountain photographs.
  • Learn special exercises to improve mountain photography skills and abilities.

Towards the end of the interview, Cooper talks about several of his own photographs and shares some of the stories about them. Go here to find the current podcast called "Mountain Photography -- An Interview with Ed Cooper".

Interviews with top photographers are posted to every Tuesday. Listeners can use any computer to hear the podcast at the website, or easily download it to any MP3 player or subscribe at iTunes for iPods, iPhones and computers. Show Notes, the photographs that are discussed and all of the resources mentioned in each podcast are also posted to the website. Current podcasts are available here.


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