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Pro Gallery: Tomas Kaspar's Most Amazing Backcountry Vistas
Tomas Kaspar's photo of Cathedral Lake, CA was the example for a perfect mountain reflection photo in our June 2014 issue. Check out 10 of his best photos, including his comments and tips for shooting.



JUNE HOMEWORK: To enter your mountain reflection photo for critique in a slideshow of reader photos, send it to photoschool@backpacker.com with the subject line "mountain reflection"

Get inspired by more mountain photos!

Ethan Welty: North Cascades
See this pro photographer's favorite spots in North Cascades National Park, as well as the wilderness areas that surround the park.






Todd Caudle: Fourteeners of Colorado's San Juan Mountains
Beautiful photos of some of the most sought-after peaks in Colorado







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Understanding Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
Here's what you need to know about exposure. Learn how to get the most out of your camera's advanced settings while shooting in the wild.






Lightpainting
Memories and laughter await after sunset when you and your campmates try out these lightpainting techniques. Grab your headlamp, set the shutter speed to ultra-slow, and get started!




Editing Your Photos
Learn how to enhance your photos using several photo software programs including Photoshop and Lightroom.










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