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I'm flattered to be included in this list of the 15 most inspirational Italian Instagram Profiles.

As I post this, my heart goes out to the victims of the recent earthquake in central Italy. In the wake of this horrible tragedy, please know that you're in our thoughts and that we're sending you our love.
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...Instagram è uno dei social network più usati dai fotografi. Scopri quali sono i migliori account di fotografi e travel blogger Italiani nel 2016...
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Have you ever dreamed of visiting Iceland? Epic waterfalls, extraordinary landscapes, and a chance to see the incredible Northern Lights all await.

Join me on tour this October as we explore and photograph some of the most beautiful areas of Iceland. :)
Along with expert guides, we’ll be visiting rugged landscapes and breathtaking natural formations which will appear as if you’ve landed on an alien planet. We know the terrain and weather, and will be capitalizing on conditions to expose you to some of the premier photography spots this gorgeous and unique island nation has to offer.Being on the ground with us in Iceland will be an experience you’ll never forget, and nor will your photography por...
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Clarity || Hong Kong

I arrived in Hong Kong earlier this week just before the Typhoon hit and since then, I’ve seen the weather transform from epic clouds with super strong winds, to heavy thunder storms, sideways rain, fog, dreary flat overcast, and today as i look out my window, it’s crystal clear and calm outside. The conditions in this city can literally change from hour to hour this time of year, and honestly, that makes things really fun for photography!

I have to admit though, this shot isn’t a result of my current time in Hong Kong. It’s actually something I shot back in 2013 and later used as one of the main lessons for my Fstoppers Photographing The World Tutorials on how I shoot and blend different moments in time together to create a unique and dramatic look in my photography.

Sunrises like this are extremely rare, and in 2014, I invested 5 early mornings in a row to capture the illusive Hong Kong sun rising over the horizon. During the summer, it’s possible to have the most clarity in the atmosphere but it’s also extremely humid and the thunderstorms are unpredictable, so there’s never a guarantee of a quality sunrise. Overall, it’s a wonderful location and a classic example of how patience, determination, repetition, and a whole lot of coffee can make all the difference when you want to capture the right conditions for the shot. Just don’t give up and sleep in! ;)

To learn the techniques I used to shoot and post-process this image, you can find all the info about my new tutorial video series by visiting: www.fstoppers.com/elialocardi

#hongkong #tutorial #sunrise #victoriapeak #blending
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Magnificent view of Hong Kong.
The skyscrapers, overlooking the beautiful Victoria Harbour, are really stunning.
The beauty of the surrounding mountains is outstanding.
Hong Kong's Skyline is gorgeous.
The light emphasizes the dazzling beauty of this Site.

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After multiple visits to this truly wonderful country, I’m so proud that our first official Dream Photo Tour to Bhutan is being run this October!

If you’re interested in joining us on this unique Himalayan adventure, there are only three spots left and registration closes very soon on August 1st, just 6 days from today.

I know I’ve mentioned before how much I’ve fallen in love with the Kingdom of Bhutan, and I’d like to share a quote with you that I read recently from His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck during his coronation address to the nation that really struck me:

“Throughout my reign I will never rule you as a King. I will protect you as a parent, care for you as a brother and serve you as a son. I shall give you everything and keep nothing; I shall live such a life as a good human being that you may find it worthy to serve as an example for your children; I have no personal goals other than to fulfill your hopes and aspirations. I shall always serve you, day and night, in the spirit and kindness, justice and equality.”

These are not words I can imagine hearing from a politician in the West. These are sincere words spoken from the kind and loving heart of a benevolent leader.

#bhutan #phototour #travelphotography 
Nestled between India and Tibet, the remote and breathtaking Kingdom of Bhutan first opened its borders to tourists in 1974. Hidden for centuries, this high himalayan paradise, with its ancient monasteries, unique architecture, untouched glacial mountain regions, subtropical forests, and diverse spectrum of various climates and terrains has continued to capture the imaginations and hearts of even the most seasoned of travelers.This tiny and mysti...
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Melody of the Cyclades || Santorini

I feel like there are infinite possibilities for photography in the Greek Cyclades, and Oia—on the island of Santorini—obviously has become famous for the phenomenal views. But this spring, I had the fortunate experience of also visiting many other islands in the chain that are incredibly beautiful as well. This part of the world is truly special and what I’ve come to realize is that even though I’ve traveled around quite a bit now, I’ve barely scratched the surface, and I can’t wait to get back there to explore some more.

In truth, this was a bonus shot because the sky was so overcast, dull, and boring that we knew we’d get some good footage for our Adobe video project but we had no idea that the sky would explode with color and light. That was just an added bit of luck on our last day of shooting on Santorini.

Shot with the Fujifilm X-T2 - Edited partially in Lightroom Mobile, then synced and finished in Lightroom Desktop, with an additional exposure blended in using Photoshop.

#greece #oia #santorini #cyclades #travelphotography

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Bedtime Stories || Meteora

First of all, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank everyone for all of the kind words and birthday wishes over the past few days. I’m overwhelmed with all of the love and support. It really means a lot to me. :)

With multiple projects in Greece including working with the testing and recent releases of the Fujifilm X-T2 and Adobe Lightroom Mobile (plus a few more things to come), it has been a wild few months where I’ve had to keep many secrets about what I’ve been working on. This includes images like this one that I’ve been really looking forward to sharing.

Greece is such a phenomenal country and Meteora was one of the very first locations I traveled to when I was building up my photography portfolio, so it has an extra special place in my heart. At the time, I couldn’t afford a camera and with our very minimal finances, we could only afford to be in Greece for a few days. I will always remember the kindness of my close friend John Mclaughlin for lending me his camera so that I could start capturing the images I would need to kick start my career in travel photography.

Even though many years have passed since then, Meteora is as beautiful as ever.

This was shot with the Fujifilm X-T2 and edited in Adobe Lightroom Mobile with a little clone stamp touch up in Photoshop.

#greece #meteora #kalambaka #kastraki #travelphotography

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Я бы хотел пожить в том доме =)
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Ios Sleeps || Cyclades, Greece

This past spring, Naomi and I spent 5 weeks exploring many different islands in the Greek Cyclades and Ios was definitely a wonderful destination for photography.

While we were visiting, we were fortunate to have excellent (and colorful) sunsets nearly every day - a rare treat in this area approaching the summer months.

During the entire duration of the trip, I was also working to promote local tourism by capturing some never-before-seen aerial angles of some of the less visited (yet still stunningly beautiful) islands. Let’s just say that you’ll be seeing quite a few new videos very soon. ;)

And no, though many new aerial angles will be coming soon, this shot wasn’t captured by my DJI Inspire Pro. Ios was also one of the locations I used to test the X-T2 prototype and prepare my detailed review.

If you missed it, you can find it here: http://bit.ly/XT2-Review

#Ios #greece #cyclades #island #sunset
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Which is the best 360 degree camera for a height about 200m ? What would be the km radius it can capture?
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Jewel of the Cyclades

On the Greek Island of Santorini, the village of Oia never ceases to impress - especially during a cloudy blue hour.

To learn the techniques I used to shoot and post-process this image, you can find all the info about my new tutorial video series by visiting: http://bit.ly/landscape-tutorial

#santorini #greece #oia #cyclades #travelphotography
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Dreams of Meteora || Greece

Here’s another photo from my recent visit to the enchanting mountains and monasteries of Meteora Greece. I know that I’ve been sharing a lot about Greece lately but I just can’t help myself. It’s such an extraordinary place. :)

#greece #meteora #sunset

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Awesome News - The team at +Fstoppers and I decided to give away lesson 1 of my Photographing the World Landscape Photography Video Series absolutely free! Check it out as we battle the crazy winter weather in Iceland and learn how I shoot and post-process my images from start to finish.

with over 12 hours of instructional content, this is the first of 15 lessons that become progressively more difficult as they move through Iceland and New Zealand. We went all-in with the production quality and it took us nearly an entire year to produce! :)

#landscapephotography #tutorail #camera #processing #photoshop #video #iceland
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This was such an awesome video to work on with Adobe. We all poured our hearts and souls into this project in Greece and I think the message shines clearly through.

Photography is not just about capturing moments in time, it's about being inspired in these beautiful locations and experiencing them to their fullest as well. As photographers, we have the ability to convey emotion through our imagery and for me, I find my greatest inspiration and passion while traveling the world.

Thanks to Adobe for helping me do what I love. 
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+Maria Goto thanks so much for the kind words 😊
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It’s my birthday today, and as the ultimate gift, Adobe just announced fully integrated raw photo editing in Lightroom Mobile on iOS! :D

I’m kidding of course. In truth it’s not a birthday present for me, it’s rather a gift for the entire world because now, there are no limitations to where or when we can edit our raw files.

I’ve been working with Adobe on this new version of Lightroom Mobile iOS for the past few months, and through various countries, I’ve pushed it as far as possible to see how it holds up to my on the road lifestyle.

Check out my detailed post for a behind the scenes look at all the features, as well as a bunch of before and after comparison images I worked on during the project. And, as always, if you don’t feel like reading, there are a ton of cool photos to browse through instead! 
Welcome to one of the biggest game changers in mobile photography history as Adobe announces fully integrated raw photo editing in Lightroom for iOS!
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Pro travel photographer, videographer, writer, public speaker & educator who spends his life shooting the most beautiful places in the world
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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+.

You can also view my complete Photography Portfolio.


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2014 Photo Tours

2014 Post-processing Workshops

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

2013 Photo Tours

2013 Post-processing Workshops


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