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Elia Locardi
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The Moments Between || The Tigers Nest

For as long as I can remember, the Tigers Nest in Bhutan has been at the top of my bucket list, and for years, I’ve been dying for the chance to see it for myself. Having the chance to photograph it while it was shrouded by swirling mist and fog was just icing on the cake! 

Seriously, this is quite possibly one of the most beautiful places I’ve every had the opportunity to visit. I’m absolutely blown away and I can’t wait to share the images and video. :)

#bhutan   #tigersnest   #themomentsbetween   #film   #video   #travel  +Really Right Stuff 

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The Moments Between || Prepping for Bhutan

What do 2 Think Tank Helipaks, 2 DJI Phantom 3 Pros, 5 Cameras, 12 Lenses, 12tb of Hard Drives, and heaps of spare batteries all have in common? They’re all heading to Bhutan with us tomorrow morning to help shoot a few cool new projects over the next two weeks. Can you guess which Phantom Naomi will be flying? ;)

Needless to say, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to visit Bhutan and though the next two weeks are going to be challenging, they’re also going to be extremely rewarding. This is a country that has long been on my bucket list and over the years, I’ve heard so many awesome stories from people who’ve visited there. It feels great to finally be heading there myself. 

And yes, before anyone asks, we do have official permission to fly our Phantom 3s in a few key locations around the country. This is something that we had to work to obtain since from what I understand, there is currently an official countrywide ban on UAVs. 

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Check out the top 10 drone photos ever shared on 500px. I'm really excited to be part of it. :)

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Count down the Top 10 most popular drone photos in the 500px archives. Some really incredible shots in here, including one captured just 3 days ago!
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Frozen in Time || Iceland

First of all, a huge thanks to everyone for the overwhelmingly positive response to my new video tutorial on Fstoppers.com! I really appreciate all the the kind words, awesome feedback, and support! :D

Out of 10 days we spent filming in Iceland, having the opportunity to visit this exquisite ice cave was one of the highlights of the entire trip. It was such a surreal experience and it really felt like we were stepping into a strange new alien world. 

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Naomi and I just celebrated our 40th month of being 100% location independent!

What most people don’t know is that it was an incredible struggle for us to get to where we are today. Success has not come easily and before we made the decision to become location independent, we spent a few difficult years trying to cope with an impossible amount of debt and lost nearly everything to the housing crisis. This video and post explains that journey and how those hardships ushered in a transformation that would become the greatest collection of experiences and memories of our entire lives.

I also share my advice on how you can start your own path towards become location independent. 

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Naomi and I just celebrated our 40th month of being on the road full-time and living a 100% location independent lifestyle. Looking back, it seems like a lifetime ago when we made that crazy decision to sell nearly everything we owned and adopt a life filled with travel photography. In a way, it really was a lifetime ago because we were completely different people back then living very different lives; two people with a dream of what could be, te...
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While we were filming from Iceland to New Zealand for “Photographing the World: Landscapes and Post-processing,” the cameras never stopped rolling and Lee and Patrick cut together a wildly entertaining series of 8 behind the scenes episodes.

In this second episode, we film different lessons in four incredible locations, we have the worst Thanksgiving dinner of our lives, and Lee Morris makes a special new Icelandic friend.

#iceland   #photography   #tutorial  
If you haven't already heard, Fstoppers has teamed up with Elia Locardi to produce Photographing The World: Landscape Photography and Post-Processing. For the entire 2 months of filming this tutorial we filmed hours of behind the scenes footage every single day and we ended up editing it down to 8, 15 minute episodes. 
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Just breathtaking. Love the video and all the great work you guys and Neomi are doing. Great thanksgiving dinner. Lol. 
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The Moments Between || Landing in Paro

I have to admit, it was really difficult to mask my excitement when I was invited into the cockpit to film our landing into Paro Bhutan - one of the most technically challenging airline approaches in the world.

I was smiling ear to ear during the approach as the pilot took full manual control over the A319 since the instruments were not able to find the runway. It was an amazing experience to see the captain effortlessly bank left and right through the dense mountains as we approached the little town. Needless to say, you definitely can't beat the view from up here! :)

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Winters Radiance || Iceland

Years ago, Seljalandsfoss was one of the first locations I photographed in Iceland and to this day, it remains one of my all-time favorite waterfalls. That’s why I was really excited to bring the Fstoppers team here when we were filming our landscape photography tutorial last December. I had already told them how unique it was due to the fact that you can walk all the way behind it, but what I failed to mention is just how wet it gets back there. So while I setup in a higher (and much dryer) location, I let them learn that fact the hard way. After all, what are friends for? ;)

I’m also happy to announce that I’ll heading back to Iceland again this winter for another photo tour. If you’d like to photograph this extraordinary winter landscape with us, all the information can be found here: http://bit.ly/iceland-winter

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In this latest behind the scenes episode it seems like we travel from Iceland directly to New Zealand but in truth, we actually visited 5 other countries in-between! This gave Lee the perfect opportunity to grow his beard long enough to audition for a role in Castaway 2. ;)

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Photographing The World Behind The Scenes Episode 5 is here. In last weeks episode (episode 4) we spent our last day in Iceland, and our photography guide went on a rant about photographers that is so hilarious, his rant has more views than the entire episode. In episode 5 we leave Siggy behind and fly to the opposite side of the world, New Zealand. 
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While we were filming from Iceland to New Zealand for “Photographing the World: Landscapes and Post-processing,” the cameras never stopped rolling and Lee and Patrick cut together a wildly entertaining series of 8 behind the scenes episodes. 

This time, we visit a glacier ice cave that was so amazing, that we decided to dedicate an entire episode to it. We also discover whether or not Siggy is actually an axe murderer, and did I hear Lee say something about Half Life 3? ;)

#photography   #landscape   #iceland   #video   #tutorial   #inspiration  
Welcome back to our weekly segment of Photographing The World Behind the Scenes where we take you through the process of filming our landscape photography tutorial with Elia Locardi. In last week's video, episode 2, we ran through 4 different lessons in 4 completely different locations around Iceland. This week's location, a glacier ice cave, was so amazing that we decided to dedicate an entire episode to it. 
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I just want to say that your photography got me into taking pictures!!! You should do a photo workshop in orlando to talk about landscape composition and your photo editing technique!!!
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The Road to Mt Cook || New Zealand

With landscape photography, sometimes the road can be just as interesting as the destination. and this particular route on the way to Mt Cook is a beautiful example of this. 

While we were filming Photographing The World, we spent nearly an entire month driving around the South Island of New Zealand looking for different places to teach unique lessons about landscape photography. Here, I had a fun idea to incorporate light trails into the scene to help accentuate the awesome curves in the road. The only issue was that there was no traffic at that time of night! 

What was the solution? Have Lee and Patrick drive up and down the road as I capture multiple exposures of light trails. ;)

To learn how I created this image both on location and in post-processing, visit: www.fstoppers.com/elialocardi

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Winters Grasp || Iceland

We live in a beautiful world that’s just waiting to be explored, and for me, Iceland most definitely tops the charts with some of the most extraordinary landscapes on the planet. I know its been a long while since I’ve shared a new image from Iceland but believe me, I’ve been shooting and processing many since my last visit with Fstoppers in December. 

Out of 10 days of icy winter exploration, this was one of my favorite locations we filmed while I taught a lesson on manual exposure blending and how to use a solid neutral density filter to create soft tendrils of streaky water. Since it was winter time, we had to use crampons to safely hike in and approach the edge of the cliff but that just added to the uniqueness of the experience. It also meant that there were beautiful patches of snow and ice that mixed perfectly with the composition. 

To learn how I shot and post-processed this image from start to finish and see the before and after comparison, you can find all the info about my new educational video by visiting:

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I’m a professional travel photographer, writer, public speaker, and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspiring destinations in the world. Location independent since March of 2012, my wife and I live a 100% mobile (global nomadic) lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since I began traveling full-time in 2009, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting more than 45 countries while flying well over one million miles.

Throughout this perpetual journey, I enjoy teaching the art of photography on my website www.blamethemonkey.com, while sharing my images and stories across various social media outlets. I also collaborate with many different sponsors, brands, and tourism boards, and lead Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide. Feel free to drop me a line anytime and if I happen to be in a town near you, I’m always up for a good conversation and coffee.

Follow me on Instagram to keep up on my latest locations and projects. I’m also extremely active on Social Media with daily posts and consistent engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and of course Google+.

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2014 Photo Tours

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  • ADV Exposure Blending and Luminance Masking” Portland, Oregon - (May 24th)
  • ADV Exposure Blending and Luminance Masking” Cologne, Germany (August TBA)

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