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.

Proud to announce Dream Photo Tours is LIVE

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Photokina 2014

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I’m excited to say that I had the esteemed pleasure of attending and speaking at Photokina 2014, the world’s largest bi-annual imaging fair, from Tuesday, September 16th to Sunday, September 21st September in Cologne, Germany. I want to thank Fujifilm and Wacom for inviting me to speak and everyone who made this week so incredible. I enjoyed every moment of it!

Double Rainbow Over Surfers Paradise

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I’ve been having a great time flying over Queensland with the awesome team of helicopter pilots at Airways Aviation – Australia. All this week we’ve been working to capture high quality images of some of the iconic and beautiful areas along the QLD coastline. While we’ve been flying over some awesome views so far, today’s […]