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.

Double Rainbow Over Surfers Paradise

Double Rainbow over Surfers Paradise

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 […]

Review | 20 Countries with Fujifilm X-Series Cameras

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Since May 2013, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Fujifilm X-Series Cameras (X-E1, X-E2, and X-T1) and XF lenses in more than 20 different countries worldwide. Dozens of images and countless cups of coffee later, Here’s my complete review.

Colors of Valensole | France

Colors of Valensole || France

Scouting shooting locations all the previous day, I was absolutely enchanted by the beautiful lavender fields in the Provence region of Southern France. When I woke up early the next morning to photograph sunrise though, I almost pinched myself to make sure the colors were actually real. When the first sunlight hit these rows of […]

The Soul of Kyoto and Life Since Japan

The Soul of Kyoto || Japan

There’s something very special about wandering the old streets of Kyoto at night… There’s also something very special about finally having time to update Blame The Monkey! Seriously, ever since my last post on April 29th (just after arriving in Rome from Japan), life has been a non-stop whirlwind of projects, tours, and workshops that […]

The Harmony of Japan vs. The Sakura Apocalypse

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In Perfect Harmony Illuminated in soft twilight, Osaka Castle floats on a sea of beautiful cherry blossoms… The past 5 weeks in Japan have been nothing short of amazing and while I’m filled with joy from all of the great experiences, I can’t seem to shake this sinking feeling in my heart knowing that this […]

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 […]