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.

New Tutorial Video! Photographing the World : Landscape Photography and Post-processing

After 6 months of production both in the field and in the studio, I’m thrilled to finally announce the release of my first video with Fstoppers, Photographing The World: Landcape Photography and Post-processing! What has been a labor of love has also been one of the most challenging and demanding projects that I’ve ever taken […]

Filming Around the World in 80 Days with Fstoppers

From Iceland, Italy, Singapore, Cambodia, Hong Kong and New Zealand, we set out to create the most comprehensive landscape, cityscape and astro photography video educational series available to date. This is how the project was born and our favorite moments and memories along the way.

Proud to announce Dream Photo Tours is LIVE

When I first started traveling as a photographer in 2010 I knew that photography was going to be a great way for me to see the world, though at the time, I had no idea how my experiences over the next few years would profoundly change my life. It wasn’t long before I knew beyond […]

Explore The Elements Photo Blogging Contest

I’m very excited to be one of the judges for the Thomas Cook Explore the Elements photo blogging competition! The Explore the Elements contest invites photographers and bloggers to showcase images from their travels that best capture and represent the essence of each of the four categories: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. There is no […]

2014 Travel Photography Year in Review

First of all I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for the continued support with comments, likes, plusses, tweets, and shares. It has been an absolute pleasure to share these photos and experiences with all of you and please know that you’ve all helped make 2014 a […]

The Formatt-Hitech Travel Filter Kit, Elia Locardi Signature Edition

I’m proud and excited to share the news of my new Travel Filter Kit, Signature Edition from Formatt-Hitech! The Travel Filter Kit has been a long time in the making and a great deal of thought, love and passion has gone into the production. It’s an amazing feeling to be working with such a great […]