Winter Inspiration: 32 Awe Inspiring Photographs of Snow Covered Mountains (And How to Shoot Them Yourself)

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While it can be tempting to stay at home in the winter in front of a warm fire, any outdoor photographer worth their salt realises they are missing a golden opportunity by doing so. Snow covered mountains are just one of the many amazing subjects you could be out shooting! We think these photographers show a good cross-section of what can be done with these amazing landscapes. Check out the resources at the end of the article for how to get results like this for yourself.

Large Format Study N. 19 by rachel_thecat, on Flickr

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milford sound by paul bica, on Flickr

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The Mountain by papalars, on Flickr

Large Format Study N. 22 by rachel_thecat, on Flickr

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Neu i vent a La Mola / Snow and wind in La Mola by SBA73, on Flickr

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My favourite light by angelocesare, on Flickr

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Windblown by Zach Dischner, on Flickr

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Mount Robson Twilight by Jeff Pang, on Flickr

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Mountain by L.Cheryl *Away (Travel)*, on Flickr

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southern alps by paul bica, on Flickr

Large Format Study N. 64 by rachel_thecat, on Flickr

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Chugach Range Mountains, Christmas Eve, viewed from the 4th floor Pioneer's Home, Anchorage, Alaska, USA by Wonderlane, on Flickr

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obscured by clouds by vsz, on Flickr

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Soar by Rising Damp, on Flickr

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Another view from the Pizol by Tambako the Jaguar, on Flickr

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The Alps seen from where I live by Tambako the Jaguar, on Flickr

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Blue Sky Windmill by Zach Dischner, on Flickr

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Night is Moving in by Zach Dischner, on Flickr

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River of clouds by ragnar1984, on Flickr

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Southern Alps by Corey Leopold, on Flickr

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From Mountain to Sea by mendhak, on Flickr

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the time between by eye of einstein, on Flickr

Hohe Munde by mario.brecher, on Flickr

Luminous cloud on the mountain by photophilde, on Flickr

The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Hasna Lahmini, on Flickr

Winter Fishing on Lake McDonald by GlacierNPS, on Flickr

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Red and clouds by angelocesare, on Flickr

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Moon at Dawn by Kamal H., on Flickr

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DeerValley by josephdepalma, on Flickr

Alpenglow on Lake McDonald by GlacierNPS, on Flickr

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Swiss alp — View from Jungfraujoch (11,332 ft) by BurgTender, on Flickr

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The Denali road leading toward snow covered mountains by Alaskan Dude, on Flickr

Outdoor and Winter Photography Resources

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
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Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

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