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 acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, writer, public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

 

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Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.

 

Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography that has become well known around the world. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth and emotion. Many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications in the world including National Geographic.

 

Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on many different websites including his popular blog, blamethemonkey.com, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours.

  • 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