Location Challenges: How to shoot Mountains
Mountains. What do we do with mountains? One of the things I can tell ya is if you can get first or last light of the day on mountains, looks great. That's one of those things where I don't necessarily, I said I love twilight, after the sun goes down, before it comes up, mountains are one of those things I like the sun to be up just a little bit. See the red glow on him? I want there to be color. See how that first morning light gives you all that texture and that depth there? If you can get that first early morning or last evening light on the mountains, to me that's the way that I think that they look their best. Look at the one off in the distance again, on the left there, that's early morning. Fill the frame. I don't have it here, I don't think I was able to do it on this shot 'cause they're still pretty far off in the distance, but this is Mono Lake. Zoom in. When you have that first morning or late evening light on mountains, sometimes the shot can just be a zoomed-in shot of the...
mountain. Looks cool. In fact, I would've done it, I think I did do it there, and it's still a cool photo too. Zoom in, that can be your photo. Zoom in, fill the frame with it. There's a little thing, you guys ever hear of Alpenglow? You know what's funny about it is, it's called Alpenglow. I thought it was alpine glow, I thought somebody was just mispronouncing it. It's actually named, the person's last name is Alpenglow. But it's the glow after the sun goes down and reflects light on the mountain. That's really what it is, it's not actual direct light on the mountain, it's the sun's down and it's reflecting light and it gives you a glow, which is really kinda what a lot of that is, too. I just thought glow, and it looks like it's glowing, like somebody named it alpine glow. But it's actually the last name of a person. Many of the useful facts that I know in life.