Plenty of hotels provide views of the surrounding landscape, but few take it as seriously as the Juviet Landscape Hotel. Located along the river Valldøla near the edge of the Norwegian Sea and the Gudbrandsjuvet gorge, this unique hotel recently played host to shoots for sci-fi masterpiece Ex Machina. We sent adventure photographer Alex Strohl, who was spending three months traveling Europe in his decked-out Defender, to experience the hotel first hand. The Juvet offers seven ultra-modern, detached guest rooms boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that let you take in the views from all angles, two minimalist, single-room "birdhouses", an old mill house, a restored 1870s farmhouse that's meant to house large groups, and a cabin. Outside, you'll find an on-site spa area with hot tub and sauna, access to winter sports, hiking, rafting, and camping, and a 100 year-old barn that now serves as a dining room and lounge.
Photos: Alex Strohl
Humans make for difficult subjects. They don't stay still, they have odd protrusions in the middle of their faces, and unlike buildings and landscapes, they get impatient. Building on the knowledge he dished out in Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs, photographer Henry Carroll is back with a 100+ pages of human-focused tips to make capturing them easier. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People breaks portrait photography down into seven subject areas, then uses examples and tips from both Carroll and other well-known artists to help improve your own shots. In addition, it includes lawyer-approved advice on how to protect your legal rights, an important topic when you're dealing with the likeness of other, sometimes random people.