Julien Fumard Documents Life with Sled Dogs in Northern Finland

All images by Julien Fumard. Used with Creative Commons permission.

In a simple but also charming photo diary, French photographer Julien Fumard shows us what it’s like to spend winter in the northernmost region of Finland, warmed by the company of some adorable sled dogs. If “must love dogs” is something you live by, the photos are definitely worth your while.

When we speak of sled dogs, we often think of them in highly energetic packs speeding their way across snowy landscapes. However, not a lot of us see them in more relaxed environments. Luckily for Julien, he was able to travel to the municipality of Inari in Lapland, the largest and northernmost region of Finland, in 2012. He went home with a collection of part documentary, part travel photos he called A Dog Life.

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Mads Peter Iversen Revels in the Beauty of Nature Through Landscape Photography

All images and words by Mads Peter Iversen. Used with permission.

Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen may have eased into photography from commercial videography, but you can say taking his sweet time enabled him to discover the kind of work that resonates with him. In between juggling his time in Aarhus and Silkeborg, he’s jumping from one breathtaking location to the other to create his beautiful fine art landscape snaps. In this submission, he shares with us the beauty and grandeur of nature that motivates him to do artful landscape photography.

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Maciej Kalkosinski on Photographing Iceland’s Landscapes in Black and White

Editor’s Note: this is a guest blog post from Maciej Kalkosinski.

If you ever got into landscape photography, you know that there are places that act as a magnet for shooters. I always felt that uncontrollable force gravitating me towards vast empty spaces. That was the reason I moved from central Europe to Scandinavia, and that was the reason I always wanted to visit Iceland. Making my dream come true was not that easy though.

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Mikael Broidioi’s Road Trip Diary Shows Stunning Landscapes of the American West

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A trip doesn’t feel complete without a travel diary of some sort, especially if it’s a major road trip full of picturesque moments and postcard-worthy landmarks. The travel set taken by French photographer Mikael Broidioi during a trip to the United States early this year is certainly brimming with these, and flipping through it is sure to bring you a serious case of wanderlust.

For 15 days, Belgium-based Mikael and his wife traversed the American West, traveling 3,117 miles and visiting some of its most famous national parks: Zion Park, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Antelope Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands, Monument Valley, Petrified Forest, and Joshua Tree. Their scenic road trip also included driving along Route 66 from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. Mikael ended up with a big collection of travel snaps to remember this trip by, and I have to say they’re all marvelous.

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Giacomo Bruno Beautifully Documents Tea Picking in Sri Lanka

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Documenting daily life in plantations is one of the most beautiful projects that every photographer should take on if they have the chance. Every location holds a different story and shows a certain scenery but the messages are always eye-opening. Case in point is the excellent documentary work by Milan-based Giacomo Bruno, simply titled Ceylon Tea.

Taken most likely during a visit to the country last year, Giacomo’s work takes us to one of the lush tea plantations in Sri Lanka, and shows us what the typical days are like for its hardworking tea pickers. Ceylon Tea, the country’s very own brand of tea, is considered as one of the “raw gold” crops of Sri Lanka. Through this set of candid portraits, Giacomo also introduced us to “the people who bring this popular beverage on our tables everyday.”

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On Traveling with Film: 5 Reasons Why It’s So Incredible

Having the right camera with you on your travels is a vital step in any successful trip. Perhaps you already choose to travel with one or several trusted film cameras, and have reasons of your own for doing so. I wasn’t always a film camera traveler, but after years of tentative trials, I’ve now come around to the analog adventurer side. If you’re still mostly a digital photographer on the road, but curious about the other option, stick around. I’ve now traded my SD cards in for a bag full of film, and I don’t plan on going back.

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Andrei Duman: Travel Photography and Forming Connections With Your Subjects

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Photographer Andrei Duman has been shooting photos since he was very young. He started out with travel and was always fascinated by the fact that one could go from place to place within a few hours. Along the way, he studied the works of different photographers and the ways they went about getting their photos. Perhaps this has helped influence the way Andrei approaches his subjects and the way he gets his images. For Andrei, it's always been about human connection and ensuring it's there even before he picks up the camera to his eye.

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Sonia Szóstak’s “Magic Hours” Depict Vivid and Gorgeous Landscapes

All images by Sonia Szóstak. Used with Creative Commons Permission

Nature has been mankind’s biggest sources of inspiration and ideas for all kinds of creative pursuits. Nothing compares to being inspired while immersing in the hues, textures, lines, shapes, and formations that we can find in the great outdoors. Such was the experience of photographer Sonia Szóstak and her team while travelling across the beautiful landscapes of Bolivia and Peru.

For Paris-based Sonia Szóstak, Bolivia and Peru are among the best places to study color composition, and her series of travel photos entitled Magic Hours bear testament to this claim. Indeed, her beautiful snaps show jagged mountains, sloping hillsides, snowy hiking trails, and sprawling grasslands painted in different eye-catching colors. This set definitely shows what makes the two destinations among the most sought after in South America.

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