About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, writer, public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

 

As featured by Professional Photographer MagazineCNet Australia,, Wacom USA, and Fstoppers, Elia has built an engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across FacebookGoogle+TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat. Due to the years of dedication and genuine openness with his audience, he has become one of the most followed photographers in the world.

 

Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.

 

Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography that has become well known around the world. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth and emotion. Many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications in the world including National Geographic.

 

Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on many different websites including his popular blog, blamethemonkey.com, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours.

Adobe announces full raw photo editing in Lightroom Mobile for iOS devices!

Welcome to one of the biggest game changers in mobile photography history as Adobe announces fully integrated raw photo editing in Lightroom for iOS!

The Fujifilm X-T2 – First Look and Hands On Review

Fujifilm just announced the new X-T2 Camera. Get all the details, read my in-depth complete review, and see the beautiful photos I captured in Greece.

How I Became Involved in Pro Aerial Drone Photography

From Then to Now | The Story of How I Became Heavily Involved in Professional Aerial Photography It’s amazing to think that in just a few short years, drone and UAV technology has evolved into such outstanding heights. And all throughout this time as these little marvels of personal aircraft technology have continued to get […]

Photographing Star Trails – The Celestial Equator and Polaris

Most of us are familiar with astrophotography these days as we continue to see more and more photos of the Milky Way and night sky all over the internet and social media. Similarly, star trails being incorporated into night photography has become very popular as well. Photographing the stars can yield beautiful results. Let’s examine some examples that help us capture awesome Astrophotography and star trails.

2015 Pro Travel Photographer Year in Review

First, I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the continued support with the kind comments, likes, plusses, tweets, and shares. It has been both an honor and a pleasure to share my photos and experiences with all of you and please know that you’ve all helped make […]

Photographing The World: Cityscape, Astrophotography, and Advanced Post-processing

I’m excited to announce my second educational video with Fstoppers, Photographing The World: Cityscape, Astrophotography, and Advanced Post-processing! With 20 new lessons and over 15 hours of instructional content that spans 5 countries and 7 unique cities, the creation of this tutorial series has taken us an entire year to complete. The complexity of techniques […]