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Where Am I? Fujiyoshida, Japan

About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated an engaged social media following of nearly 2.5 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. On the road full-time, he teaches the Art of Photography here on www.BlameTheMonkey.com, collaborates with various brands, sponsors and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.

Pulse | Kuala Lumpur

Pulse || Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Once upon a time in vibrant Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the sunset sky transformed into a beautiful collection of interesting shapes and colors… I must’ve done something to please the weather gods during our visit to KL because every shooting location seemed to greet us with the perfect conditions for photography. I’ve been blessed with many […]

The City of Lights | Paris

The City of Lights || Paris

From the top of Montparnasse Tower, the sky above Paris explodes with vivid color and light… I often say that there are certain places in the world that have the power to take my breath away. On my first visit to Paris last fall, the city exceeded all of my expectations and left me with […]

The Heart of Santorini | Oia Greece

The Heart of Santorini || Oia Greece

When people talk about the Greek Island of Santorini, they often say that it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world. In my opinion, all of the positive things people say about this Aegean paradise are one hundred percent true. From the scenery, to the food and wine, to the wonderful attitudes of […]

Misty Melody | Tuscany

Misty Melody || Tuscany Italy

While I’ll never be sure whether it’s possible for a photographer to capture the heart of a location, with the extent of my travels over the last few years, I’ve learned that it’s certainly possible for a location to capture the heart of a photographer. Tuscany is one of those locations that has truly captured […]

Rising Tide | New Zealand

Rising Tide || New Zealand

“The sky explodes with vivid colors as ocean waves wash over the St. Clair Beach pylons in New Zealand.” As a photographer, there are certain places in the world that are an absolute joy to work with. Here on St. Clair Beach on the South Island of New Zealand, these old pylons create a unique […]

Along The Danube | Budapest

Along The Danube || Budapest

As a photographer visiting Budapest for the first time, I was immediately drawn to the many beautiful bridges that span the river Danube. Over the course of my week long stay, I discovered that there are many great vantage points to choose from with plenty of city light for both AM and PM blue hour. […]