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Current position on planet Earth: Italy
26 November, 2010

The Monastery

Monkey See, Monkey Do

If you look like you know what you’re doing, a funny thing can happen when you setup an interesting shot. It’s almost like you become a tractor beam for other photographers. They look at you and say, “gee whiz, that guy must see something cool.” Ok, so maybe nobody actually says, “gee whiz,” anymore but you get the idea.

In this case, I set the tripod up really low to the ground with the camera angled slightly up. Within a few minutes I had a little photo entourage going on. There were even a few people framing the monastery in the same way using the arches. I quickly found myself explaining the HDR process to the eager onlookers. With the great lighting we had that day, I have a feeling that some people ended up with fantastic shots.

Daily Banana – The Monastery

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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.

  • george chater

    i love this post.
    I HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGE TO TAKE HDR FOTOS SINCE SEEING YOUR WORK AND KENS WORK. IT IS REALY AMAZING .
    I TAKE MY TRIPOD EVERYWHERE NOW AND IT IS AMAZING ALL THE BUZZ THAT IT MAKES. PEOPLE FEEL THAT YOU ARE A PRO AND THE TRUTH IS THAT I AM JUST AN AMATURE,
    I WAS WONDERING HOW TO GET THE SKIES SO NICE IN A SUNNY DAY LIKE THIS ONE. I ALWAYS GET BLOWN UP SKIES AT THIS TIME OF DAY