Posts tagged: travel photography

Photo du Jour: The Chapel in the Ice Hotel


© Pete Ryan / National Geographic / Offset

As the single ice hotel operating in North America, Quebec’s Hôtel de Glace opens its doors annually on January 5th, welcoming a slew of visitors into its frigid interior. The structure is build on completely from snow and ice, in respective quantities of 15,000 and 500,000 tons. In contrast with the crowded interiors we normally associate with the tourist hotspot, National Geographic photographer Pete Ryan captures a quiet moment within the hallowed walls of the hotel’s chapel.

Breathtaking Photos of Namibia’s Swakopmund Saltworks


© Peter Adams / Offset


© Peter Adams / Offset

When aerial landscape photographer Peter Adams first visited Namibia, he had no plans to shoot the Swakopmund saltworks, but after flying overhead on route to the Namib-Naukluft National Park, the brightly colored sea water stuck in his mind. The very next day, he went up in the air with the express purpose of capturing the saltworks.

Portraits of Pit Masters at Memphis’ Top Barbecue Hotspots


Pit master at Nelly’s © Randy Harris / Offset


Head Pit master, Henry, taking a smoke break outside of Rendezvous © Randy Harris / Offset

When New York-based travel photographer Randy Harris visited Memphis, Tennessee on assignment for Travel + Leisure magazine, he discovered a food culture unlike any other.

Photos by Matthew Pillsbury Capture the Fast Pace of Modern Tokyo


Hanami #14
Inokashira Park
Saturday April 5th 2014


Robot Restaurant
Tokyo, 2014

For Tokyo, New York-based photographer Matthew Pillsbury captures the Japanese capital in continual motion, using long exposures to record up to fifteen minutes of activity within its populous hubs of daily activity, from train stations to night clubs.

Dog Sledding in Greenland


© Peter Adams / Offset

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The Beauty and Majesty of Myanmar Photographed by Matt Dutile


Temples of the ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar © Matt Dutile / Offset


Woman and child outside a wooden shack © Matt Dutile / Offset

“You can’t help but feel this sense of enchantment all over Myanmar,” explains New York City-based travel photographer Matt Dutile of his experience in the country. He wanted to visit since he had first heard of the place, captivated by its millennia-old temples and rich spiritual and cultural history, and he finally got the chance while on assignment from DestinAsian magazine.

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II


Peasant girls / Year: 1909 / © Library of Congress


Emir of Bukhara / Year: 1911 / © LOC

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what would become the last years of the Russian Empire proceeding the Revolution of 1917. Nostalgia: The Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II Captured in Color Photographs brings together hundreds of his images in a single volume.

Apple Truck


© Aj Wilhelm / National Geographic / Offset

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Talking Lenses and Travel Photography with Kansas-based Photographer Michael C. Snell


Light-painted night view of Mushroom Rock near Carneiro, Kansas


Fish market in Busan, South Korea

Veteran Michael C. Snell says he is a travel photographer, but is keen to point out the simple description is hardly sufficient. Shooting professionally for almost two decades, Snell has discovered the job requires him to be constantly flexible, always on his toes and full of never-ending curiosity for everything around him. He is based in Kansas but has achieved a worldwide audience and impressive client list including National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, USA Today and Originally working as an art director and photo buyer for a state travel and tourism department, Snell felt the creative call to become a freelance photographer and has never looked back. Aside from his extensive travel experience both across the country and around the world, he and his wife began the creative agency Shade of the Cottonwood as a way to meet clients needs in an intimate, one-on-one basis.

Whether shooting hot air balloons over Egypt or discovering hidden treasures on the back roads in the sprawling state of Kansas, Michael Snell is a man who finds the wonder in what’s before him. He’s also got an impressive photography kit to go along with him on all his adventures. We asked him about Kansas, branching out on your own and why a Tamron lens is perfect for just about any shooting situation he comes across.

Photo du Jour: At the Yushu Horse Racing Festival


© John Lee / Offset

In July 2006, photographer John Lee was invited by the tourism bureau of Qinghai to visit the Yushu Horse Racing Festival. The annual event takes place near the Tibetan border on verdant grassland, along which visitors set up tents and camp. As Tibet’s largest horse festival, it drew over ten thousand visitors for a week of horse and yak racing, archery, and traditional Tibetan dancing, singing, and fashion shows.