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Elia Locardi
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Pro travel photographer, videographer, writer, public speaker & educator who spends his life shooting the most beautiful places in the world
Pro travel photographer, videographer, writer, public speaker & educator who spends his life shooting the most beautiful places in the world

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| At the start of something new |

After weeks of preparation, it’s time to get back on the road for an exciting new video project. And as you can see, we’re packing light as usual! :)

Over the next few months, we’ll be traveling through Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Italy, and Greece, while capturing unique stories and experiences along the way. Though it’s a bit early for me to reveal too much about the videos themselves, I can definitely say that I’ll be sharing a lot of behind the scenes along the way, beginning with our massive collection of Fujifilm Cameras and Cinema Lenses.

As we speak, we’re making the 11,000 mile (jet lag filled) journey from Florida to Singapore, which also means that we successfully fit all of this gear back into our bags.

I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone during the +Flickr meetup this Saturday at Marina Bay!

(And yes, before anyone asks, this scene was shot with an additional Fujifilm Camera ;)
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Tides of Change || Hokkaido

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls” – Anaïs Nin

After 10 years of being on the road full-time, I decided to do something absolutely insane this year. I took a couple months off!

For someone who is constantly in transit, staying in one single place for a few months was a profound experience. In the beginning, it actually took me a few weeks just to figure out how to relax. I was even having nightmares about missing flights or not being able to make it in time for events. I’d wake up in a shock thinking I slept through something important. Travel nightmares, yeah, apparently it’s a thing. But considering that 3 weeks is the longest span of time I had previously spent in one location for almost 10 years, it makes sense. My brain was wired to be moving all the time, and since I never stopped traveling before, I hadn’t noticed.

After I settled into a new routine and began to relax, something beautiful happened. I began to see my work, my career, and my life from a different perspective. It gave me time for self reflection and allowed me to appreciate all the wonderful experiences I’ve had since I first picked up a camera. It also gave me time to really analyze my reasons for continuing to be a photographer. When I first got started, photography was an exercise of pure joy with no agenda except to be in love with creating. Traveling dovetailed into photography perfectly as it gave me the desire to explore, and immerse myself in many different cultures and experiences.

I miss that pure feeling of joy. It had nothing to do with the desire to be successful. It was just about doing something different, picking up a camera, getting on the road, and enjoying all of the amazing little moments that happen between the frames. It’s not that I’ve lost that feeling, but it has definitely changed over the years. And after reflecting on it for the past few months, the tide has slowly changed, bringing in new ideas and new inspiration.

So please bear with me as I hang up a big “work in progress” sign, kick up some dust, and begin to develop what’s next. I promise to have some exciting new things coming very soon.

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Why the new Enhance Details function in Adobe Lightroom is a big deal.

At the core of everything we do with our images, whether it’s posting them to Instagram or creating huge fine art gallery prints, raw file processing is key to achieving a signature look. The new Enhance Details function in Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw has the potential to dramatically improve the quality of our photos by analyzing the image pixel-by-pixel.

I’ve had this new version of Adobe Lightroom for quite a few days before the official release today, so I was able to give it a nice and thorough test on a range of different raw files from various cameras that use both Bayer and X-Trans Sensors. In this post, I dive right into the results and include some before and after comparisons from a range of different images.
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New Video || A Journey of a Million Miles

After 10 years in the professional photography industry, visiting 65 countries, flying nearly 2 million miles, and along the way, going from being “location independent” to once again having a home base, in this presentation I share my evolution as both an artist and digital nomad as well as how I developed my style of photography and post-processing.

A huge thanks to FujiFilm for inviting me to speak at Photokina and for putting this video together.
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After a mini-vacation from social media, I’m excited to announce an upcoming workshop in the Tulip Fields of the Netherlands on April 25th and 26th!

With special access to shoot both on-the-ground and with a drone on a private tulip farm, +Albert Dros and I will be hosting everyone for two days of fun-filled photography and post-processing instruction, both in the tulip fields and along the canals of Amsterdam.

#photography #workshop #tulips #netherlands
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16 Countries, 103 Flights, 185,532 Miles, and dozens of photography projects and events! Though challenging at times, 2018 has been an amazing year!

A huge thanks to each and every one of you for the continued support with the kind comments, likes, plusses, tweets, and shares. It has been both an honor and a pleasure to share my photos and experiences with all of you and please know that you’ve all helped make 2018 a truly wonderful year.

Wishing all of you a wonderful end to 2018, and may 2019 bring you closer to your dreams. :)
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During Photokina this year, I had the pleasure of teaching a live post-processing demo on the Fujifilm Stage.
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We all know the world is changing and the statistics show that more people are traveling now than every before. Over the past 10 years, I’ve seen it first hand as destinations have completely transformed due to the massive influx of tourism and crowds. And while it’s always nice to visit places off the normal tourism track, do you personally feel that we should stay away from the most crowded places, even if they happen to be the most beautiful?
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The Road to El Chalten || Argentina

A huge thanks to everyone for the wonderful feedback about Photographing The World 4! It’s been available for just over a week now, and the first episode of the behind the scenes is also live on YouTube. In this season, we promise wild weather, epic locations, hilarious adventures, and of course, more moon boots!

This image is the result of lesson 9, where we dodge a bit of traffic to compose a shot down the road towards Fitz Roy Mountain and El Chalten. It combines 6 levels of focus stacking along with some perspective blending for edge-to-edge sharpness with dramatic leading lines from the road to the horizon. It’s was a really fun image to teach both in-the-field and in post-processing.

And in other news, Today I’m flying to Uzbekistan, followed by Dubai, Sharjah, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain, to give a series of workshops and presentations. I’ll be posting the exact schedule of events later this week.

https://fstoppers.com/product/photographing-world-4-advanced-landscapes
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Another fog season, and another roof topping photography workshop in Dubai!

We still have a couple spots remaining if you’d like to join us as we shoot from a few awesome vantage points around this incredible cityscape.

https://danyeidphotography.com/cityscape-from-the-future

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