6. Photographing Mountain Sports


Climbing in Eldorado Canyon, Colorado.

Anyone who photographs adventure sports will spend a lot of time in the mountains. Mountain environments are the playground for many outdoor athletes, and the varying landscape offers much for the adventure sports photographer. Snowy peaks, massive glaciers, and towering granite walls are irresistible for the adventurer. Photography outings can range from a day trip to your local crag to month-long expeditions to distant Himalayan peaks. So grab your camera, pack up your gear, and head into the mountains.


Any overnight trip in the mountains requires camping out. On ...

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