18 Photographs of Mountains (To Fill You with Inspiration)

Who doesn’t like to photograph a mountain while filling their lungs with fresh air, their ears with silence, their face with the sun, and their nose with the smells of nature, right? The mountains have something that captivates us all for its immensity, its peace, its solitude, its strength, or its having spent millions of years observing the world from above.

And, what does a photographer do when they feel immensely amazed by something that is before their eyes? Well, photograph it like crazy to try to take with it the essence of the scene, the moment, the light, the texture, the whole. Now, a mountain is as treacherous for the one who decides to climb it as it is for the one who decides to photograph it. It may seem easy, but it is not πŸ˜‰ What leaves you ecstatic at that precise moment, can be translated into the worst photo in the world, which is the one that passes in front of our eyes without almost stopping.

However, as luckily everything is learned in this life, those photos pse, hmm either no moreThey have a solution. Sometimes we just need some inspiration from those who took photos before us pse, hmm either no more and they learned from their mistakes πŸ™‚ Here are a few images of mountains that I hope will inspire you the next time you go out to let yourself be amazed by the magnificence of their shapes.

And if you want to delve into the nature photography, this is our most complete guide, with tips, tricks and lots of inspiration.

1. Sunrises and sunsets

They are a classic but for something it will be. The soft lights of sunrises and sunsets, the warm colors that flood the sky, the lateral light that enhances the textures, the calm and stillness of the moment… The first and last hours of the day, we will never get tired of repeating it, are the best for go out to photograph landscapes.

2. Natural frames

Nature offers us many ways to photograph the same scene, we just need to learn to look a little beyond the obvious. A good example of this are the natural frames, which allow us to focus attention on the center of interest and in turn provide greater interest to the scene.


Although it is not the only way to portray a mountain, it is true that most of our images are going to be taken with color in mind. That is why it is interesting that you look for scenes that contrast to add more visual interest to the image.

4. Black and white

Or, on the contrary, you can liven up with black and white. You can get wonderful images of mountains in monochrome. And if you don’t believe me, take a look at what Ansel Adams was capable of over 70 years ago.

5. Highlights

Many large lakes are surrounded by mountains from which they are fed by melting ice. A widely used resource that usually gives surprising results is to play with the reflection of these or the sky on their waters.

6. At night

If you are one of those who enjoy camping free or not so free but surrounded by mountains, do not think that the night is just to sleep and charge the batteries of your camera. Wonderful night pictures of mountains, stars, etc. can be taken.

7. Panoramic photography

The vastness of mountain landscapes encourages us to pan them in order to capture as much of the scene as possible, especially if we are not lucky enough to have a Wide Angle lens, so ideal for landscapes. Today, making a panorama with our Smartphone or with our camera and processing it with the help of an editing program is very simple.

8. Composition and center of interest

Composition rules like rule of thirds or the one of horizon They can be useful if you don’t know how to order the elements that appear on the scene, but don’t forget the importance of creativity, dare to change your point of view, innovate or break the rules when you think it’s necessary.

9. Human Element

As a social being, the human being feels a natural interest towards another human being, and this aspect is also reflected in the way in which we analyze our own images. If a human element appears, it almost instantly becomes the center of interest in the photograph. In mountain photography, in addition to adding interest, a human figure serves to add scalethat is, so you can compare the size of the human being with the immensity of the landscape.

10. Silky effect of water or clouds

The high mountains where snow accumulates in winter, allow us to find landscapes where the mountain is added rivers or waterfalls with which to practice this colorful silky effect, where the water is transformed, through movement, into a kind of silky-textured mantle. You can see how to get the silky effect step by step here.

11. Fog

In the early hours of the morning and in certain areas or times of the year, you may find the mountain submerged in fog. Far from turning around or waiting for the sun to make the mists of dawn disappear, take advantage of this unique moment to photograph it. The fog gives you magical images.

12. Depth of field

Although in landscapes we usually advise that you work with a wide depth of field (eg f/11) to have the largest area in focus in the image, the truth is that the possibilities that you can play with the depth of field are many, It will allow you to play with the planes, the sensation of closeness or distance, the center of interest, the depth of the scene and a long etcetera.

13. Fauna and flora

Don’t forget all those who have the mountains as their home. Mountains are not just rocks; It is not only about photographing mountains as giant protagonists of your scene, you can also give prominence to their animals, flowers and plants.

14. Lines and Vanishing Points

Another way to add interest and impact to your mountain photos is through lines. You can find winding paths in the form of sinuous esses, or straight lines that intersect on the horizon (vanishing points).

15. Wide Angle

If you are lucky enough to have a Wide Angle between your trousseau photography, try to squeeze all its possibilities. not only because of the great depth of field with which they allow you to play or because of the large portion of landscape that you can include in a photograph, you can take advantage close-up distortion to get more pictures creative.

16. Filters will come in handy

Filters such as neutral density gradient, polarizer, or neutral density, will be very useful if you are fond of landscapes.

17. Be creative

There are many photographs of mountains, if you do not want your images to end up being β€œjust one more”, you will have to make an effort to be creative πŸ™‚

18. Any time of the year

Do not be afraid of cold or heat, each time of the year is unique and has its own magic, not everything is spring πŸ˜‰

Have you found some inspiration? Do you have a new idea in mind to carry out? I hope so! If so, you know, do not hesitate to share. Thank you and see you next time.