Tignes has been a fantastic place to practise some panoramic landscape photography in the French Alps. This photo essay will feature my favourite panoramic photographs from my season in the French Alps.

Panoramic Landscape Photograph French Alps

Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: This photograph was taken just a few kilometres from Tignes Les Brevieres, towards Bourg St Maurice. There is a path that runs much of the valley as it descends towards Bourg St Maurice. As the snow has retreated the path became usable once again. I think I’ll have to return to Tignes one summer to hike and camp in this beautiful part of France. Photograph details: 1/100th sec, F8.0, ISO100, 92mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.

Panoramic Landscape Photograph French Alps

Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: This panoramic photograph of Tignes Val Claret in the French Alps is a composite of five photos, while the low hanging cloud adds some drama and scale to the scene.  What I really enjoy about this photograph is the clouds enveloping the peaks above VC, as the afternoon went on the clouds were constantly moving, offering some stunning compositions. Photograph details: A stitch of five photographs, 1/125 sec, F14, ISO 100, 40mm, shot using an Olympus OMD-EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.

Panoramic Landscape Photograph French Alps

Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: This photograph was taken from the deck of the Ski Bonjour chalet, the Tourelle. It is one of my favourite views in Tignes and I was lucky enough to have a chance most weeks to take in the stunning scenery here. I think the panoramic shot works here because it gives some perspective to the grand scale of the area. Opposite the Tourelle is the Fingers, while Val Claret is just off to the right, up and over these peaks lie some of the best skiing in the French Alps. Photograph details: 1/320th sec, F14.0, 19mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.  A black and white version of this photograph is available here. 

Panoramic Landscape Photograph French Alps

Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: The French Alps were not an easy place for me to photograph at first, you can read about my struggles here. Yet as I grew more comfortable with my surroundings, getting used to the mountains, and learning how to photograph in the French Alps, I was able to take some stunning panoramic photographs. As a landscape photographer, I love taking photographs at sunrise and at sunset, these provide the best light conditions. Yet with my work, I am not able to photograph at these times. That means I have to photograph when I have time off work, that is usually from 11 AM to 5 PM aka as the worst times to photograph landscapes. I have had to adapt my techniques and shoot to the conditions. In the mountains, for me, that means black and white photography. Photograph details: 1/160th sec, F14, ISO100, 70mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.

Panoramic Landscape Photograph French Alps

Panoramic Landscape Photography French Alps: What I look about this composition is the way the three peaks are the dominant focal point of the composition. In particular, the middle peak draws my eyes, thanks to the cloud which is just behind it. Photograph details: 1/160th sec, F14.0, ISO100, 108mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. This photograph is available to buy here.

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  • Suze says

    I particularly like your second shot with the blending together of 5 photos. Is it easy to put them together? The wispy clouds on the last photo are very atmospheric too


  • Gokul Raj says

    Love those landscapes. Really amazing shots.


  • Natasha says

    We flew over the alps recently and they are so beautiful. I love your pictures they capture them well. Thanks for sharing


  • chloe lin says

    Once again your photos are simply stunning. Taking pictures like that require so much time and effort, but hiking will indeed give you a lot of satisfactions! Can I feature your journey and pictures on my webiste and credit you?


  • Punita Malhotra says

    Absolutely marvellous photography. Landscape pictures are very challenging particularly when it comes to capturing the magnitude and scale and you have done an impeccable job of it.


  • Marcus and Mel says

    Some great shots, love the panoramic photograph of Tignes Val Claret. Thanks for putting you camera settings too.


  • Nisha says

    I think Alps are landscape photographers playground. Thanks for bring these stunning panoramas. I particularly liked the fourth photo . Somehow it is so powerful as if the nature was telling us “Don’w mess with me!”


  • Megan Jerrard says

    Your panoramics are always incredible and I’m so impressed, I can never stitch mine together properly! I would love to visit the French Alps – France is known for Paris and it’s wine and fashion, but there is so much to offer in the way of landscapes too šŸ™‚


  • Anneklien meanne says

    I love panoramic photography, there are great photos here, love the dramatic effects of the clouds they beautifully suspended above the peaks.


  • Rosemary says

    These are absolutely beautiful shots. My favorite is the one taken from the ski bonjour chalet. You certainly had the perfect backdrop for your shots. Truly amazing!!


  • Nathan says

    This is not what I think of when I think of France! Your pics are gorgeous. I’ve never been to France but I’m hoping to go this summer actually!


  • Janna says

    Awesome panoramic shots! I love the mood on some of your shots. Very dramatic! I also like how you added Photography details which I’m sure helps a lot of aspiring photographers out there.


  • Sandy N Vyjay says

    Your Landscapes shots are perfectly done. Impressive photography skills that you have. The way you capture each photo gives each of them a different story. And Switzerland, of course, is a fascinating subject.


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