Julius Kähkönen is a young photographer, visual artist, and entrepreneur from Finland. His unique style in editing and photography results in photographs that many would describe as dream-like or straight out of a fantasy film. It's small wonder that such stunning visuals earned Julius quite an impressive following, his Instagram page has 357k followers alone. 

Kähkönen started editing back in 2017 and through the years developed a unique and eye-catching style that pushed his shots to the next level. As he traveled across the world, shooting hundreds of breathtaking sceneries, the photographer gathered an impressive portfolio that he then turned into a career. "I create art and absolutely love helping others," Kähkönen's Instagram bio states. 

The photographer now teaches other people how to achieve such stunning visuals by launching courses on different aspects of photography and editing. From basic editing tricks to sky replacement lessons, Kähkönen seems to have found a way to turn his passion into a successful career.

Bored Panda reached out to Julius for some additional information and he gladly replied. "I started photography when I used my dad's camera one evening during sunset and I was immediately hooked," the photographer explained. "I then got tired of photographing because I lived in a town of 3000 people and couldn't take photos anywhere in cool locations," he said that we quickly got bored of local surroundings and discovered his passion in photoshop.

More info: juliuskahkonen.com | Instagram

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Elsa S
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1 week ago

Aww! It is so cute

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Bobby Sammons
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1 week ago

Spooky, very beautiful, but spooky

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"I believe my style developed a lot in the beginning through paintings," Julius told us about his inspirations, "I am drawn to dreamy paintings with a lot of color in them and I have taken a lot of features from night painting into my work". He also revealed that he developed his own unique style by practicing daily and switching between his own shots and stock images. "The more I've been in nature taking images myself, the better my understanding of lighting and color has gotten," the man said, "I've been able to travel to 19 countries so far and have thousands of my own images to edit out from".

When asked how long does it usually take him to create a single finished piece, Julius had this to say:

"When I started, it took me 6-9 hours to finish one piece but at the time my workflow was not that optimized and I didn't really know what I was doing. Through daily practice I have been able to cut down in editing time and finish complicated pieces in less than an hour. Nowadays my editing style is also more realistic and I tend to go for realism with a hint of magic in them".

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Thies Schaper
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1 week ago

My dream home. Thanks to modern building materials. Bring it on, please.

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Thies Schaper
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I don't care for the weather. This setting is compensating for everything.

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The photographer mentioned that people perceive his art in a positive light and he tries to be as transparent in his process as possible: "There has been some conversation about it being bad that I modify places around the world a lot BUT I try to be as transparent with my work as possible and I've always been creating art. I am not one to lie about whether something is real or not".

Julius told us that now, after mastering what he's doing and expanding his horizons, he's been teaching others his techniques. "I've spent the past 1.5 years focusing on teaching as many people as possible about editing," he said. The photographer also mentioned that he does not wish to gain money for creating art as turning his passion into a job is not his goal, so teaching is a nice way to monetize his talent. "Online teaching is so rewarding and I love to see my student's progress with editing," he concluded.

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Bobby Sammons
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1 week ago

I could so see this as a Christmas Card.

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Barbara Vandewalle
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1 week ago

where?

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SilverFoX
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1 week ago

Wow!!!!! So beautiful and peaceful. I want to live here.

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SilverFoX
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1 week ago

Majestic

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Karin Gibson
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1 week ago

The yurts are spectacular against the snowy background

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Ajay Sharma
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4 days ago

Marvellous.

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Shauna Hicken
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1 week ago

Ok I could just sit on this beach for a month.

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Bobby Sammons
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1 week ago

Social Distancing, but in style!

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Max Han
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5 days ago

I feel like this picture is from a fantasy world with all those sparkles

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Max Han
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5 days ago

I would be that person standing there, admiring the view

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Bean59
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6 days ago

wow!

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Max Han
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5 days ago

This is what you call proper social distancing

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Faramir10
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1 week ago

I love the colors.

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Max Han
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5 days ago

What perfect timing!

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Max Han
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5 days ago

I just found my dream house I just need my dog with me

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Max Han
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5 days ago

Hi Santa, Your factory is a little smaller than expected

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Max Han
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5 days ago

Amazing view!

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Bean59
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6 days ago

I want to do that

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Bobby Sammons
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1 week ago

Please! Where is this at?

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Andy Johnson
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4 days ago

When does the rest of the lumber arrive?

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Max Han
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5 days ago

This makes me feel like an ant

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Sophie Yuan
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1 week ago

OMG! the people in the clouds!

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Karin Gibson
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1 week ago

Pretty picture but VERY dangerous thing to do. The candle lights can travel for miles and cause disastrous fires.

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Kika González
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4 days ago

Stop with the social distancing. Distance yourself from these comments

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SilverRozFox
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3 days ago

Wow. So beautiful 😍😍

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SilverFoX
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1 week ago

This could be a Christmas card

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