About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker and highly skilled 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 a highly engaged social media following of nearly 3 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.

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 […]

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 […]