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Elia Locardi
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Urban Density || Hong Kong

Last week I posted a photo of Dubai, and this week it’s a new photo from Hong Kong. What can I say, I guess I must be in an architectural type of mood lately. ;)

This is actually one of the locations that Lee and Patrick from Fstoppers and I used as a lesson while filming Photographing The World. While some of you already know that, something you may not know is that Lee almost got us kicked out of here for flying his DJI Phantom 2! Apparently local building security thought we were using it to spy on people in their tiny apartments. Thankfully I was able to sweet talk my way out of the situation and still come away with the shot! 

It’s unbelievable to me that people can live so tightly packed in like this. On the other hand, it’s also really cool to think that a place that most people rarely give a second look, or consider to be so ugly, can look so beautiful and interesting to a photographer. It reminds me of all those years ago when I was wandering the Stockholm Underground and came across what has always been one of my favorite photos in my portfolio, Belly of the Beast. It’s seeing places like this that always remind me that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. 

More info about how this image was created:

www.fstoppers.com/elialocardi 

#hongkong   #quarrybay   #urban   #travelphotography   #tutorial   #bluehour  
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I never leave comment, but this photo moved me, inspired me, just what art shoul do, great work.
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A huge thanks to Nasim at Photography Life for the very honest and thorough review of my Photographing The World: Landscape Photography and Post-processing Tutorial.

I’ve been reading the articles on Photography Life for a very long time and I’ve always appreciated the careful thought and detailed execution of the information they provide. I have to say that I feel very honored to have something that Fstoppers and I created hold up so well against the high quality of standards that the team at Photograph Life is always looking for. :)

+Photography Life #tutorial #landscapephotography #video #review
I still remember the first time I met Elia Locardi. I was busy passing through the vendor exhibits of the Photo Plus show in New York, when I saw a small c
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So great. Love your style.
Best regards, Manuel
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Urban Atmosphere || Dubai

Being in Sydney Australia last week, Gothenburg Sweden this week, and heading to Dubai next week, my January schedule has already transformed 2016 into a full speed journey of perpetual travel. I really feel like it’s going to be an awesome year! :D

Since I’ll be gearing up for Gulf Photo Plus soon, I thought I’d share a new photo of the Dubai skyline. This is also one of the locations I’ll be taking my students during my Urban Landscapes and Post-processing workshops, so I thought sharing this would be double appropriate. It’s a pretty stunning view and I’m really excited to be able to bring everyone up here next weekend! 

Is anyone here going to be attending the event? 

#Dubai   #GPP   #skyline   #bluehour   #travelphotography  
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looking forward Elia! 
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Twilight falls over the quiet little town of Vernazza, a jewel of Le Cinque Terre, Italy.

Shot back in 2011 - www.elialocardi.com



#vernazza   #italy   #cinque   #terre   #travel  
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Stunning mate!
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In the Eternal City of Rome, there’s nothing more iconic, more recognized, or more mesmerizing than The Colosseum.

#rome #italy #travelphotographer
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O'ch this guy is good with a lens, I have tried to get images such as this in Rome,
many a time , this is superb.
This is so good it could be super imposed, I am so envious.
Congratulations on a BRILLIANT piece of photography.



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18 Countries, 83 Cities, 77 Flights, and 175,953 Miles! What an amazing year!

First, I want to take this opportunity to thank 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 2015 a truly wonderful year.

Wow! 2015 has been a wild, perpetual and non-stop ride of huge projects of epic proportions. Looking back, it’s incredible to see how much our lives have evolved and changed, businesses has developed, and how the experiences of 2015 have caused me to step so far outside of my comfort zone with challenges, that I’ve grown in countless profound and positive ways.

It’s difficult to put into words how much has changed for us this year as we’ve settled into our fourth year of being 100% location independent, spent an entire year producing Photographing the World with Fstoppers, and officially launhed a business that we’ve been developing for the better part of three years called, Dream Photo Tours.

It’s been a wild ride, and along the way, 2015 has continued to confirm for me without a shadow of a doubt that passion, hard work and dedication will never go unrewarded.

This post is a collection of our favorite moments, favorite photos, and favorite memories from 2015. Thanks for being a part of it!

#travelphotography #travel #photographer #review #elialocardi
2015 was an amazing, perpetual, non-stop year of epic projects. Here's a look back at the experiences and people that helped make it so special.
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All the best for 2016 keep up the amazing photos thank you 
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Dubai, GPP, and a feature in Air Arabia

What a lovely surprise to find a copy of my recent interview with Air Arabia in-flight magazine on the morning I’m flying to Dubai for Gulf Photo Plus. Such perfect timing. :)

I’m very excited to be part of this year’s GPP event and while I’m there, I’ll be teaching three workshops that incorporate everything cityscape, desert / astrophotography, and post-processing. While all three workshops are completely sold out, there are still a few spots left for my 90 minute session on Photo Friday (February 5th), where I’ll be talking about how my photography evolved into what it is today and how I apply certain post-processing techniques to achieve a specific look and feel in my images.

If you’re attending any of the festivities during the week of GPP, please feel free to come by and say hello. It would be lovely to meet you all!

www.elialocardi.com #interview #dubai #AirArabia

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Colors of Santorini

The phenominal little town of Oia on the island of Santorini, Greece. Such a beautiful place. 

#oia   #santorini   #greece   #travelphotographer  
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My favorite view of Marina Bay in Singapore during a soft morning twilight. This is definitely one of my favorite cities for photography, even if it means having to get up way too early in the morning. 

Shot in 2014 - www.elialocardi.com

#singapore   #marinabay   #travelphotographer  
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Cosmic Dance || New Zealand

There are certain times as a photographer when events line up in perfect harmony. In this case, I was very fortunate to be in the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve near Lake Tekapo New Zealand with a crystal clear sky coinciding with a new moon. This gave me a wonderful opportunity to capture an enormous amount of stars streaking across the pristine sky. 

I love shooting star trails because I feel as though it creates a very powerful mood in my imagery. Obviously, having a strong foreground element is a big part of the puzzle when trying to create an immersive scene, and the Church of the Good Shepherd has become an extremely popular location for this type of photography. Being that it’s such an awesome looking old stone structure, it’s easy to see why so many stargazers and photographers love this spot so much. 

For everyone who’s downloaded my Photographing The World: Cityscape, Astrophotography, and Advanced Post-processing video tutorial on Fstoppers, you’ll just know this photo as Lesson 18. ;)

For everyone else: If you want to learn how to create this image (and many more) from start to finish visit this link for more info:

http://bit.ly/cityscape-tutorial

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#NewZealand   #stars   #astrophotography   #startrails   #travelphotographer   #nightsky  
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I just read an article stating that there is now an official ban on all Drone flights over Rome for the entire Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began on December 8th.

Articles further state that Rome’s prefect, Franco Gabrielli, said that law enforcement authorities were prepared to shoot down unauthorized drones and ultralight aircraft if they violate the airspace ban.

While I certainly understand the heightened level of security due to recent events, it makes me sad that I won’t be able to create any more beautiful photos and videos in the Eternal City this year. Rome certainly is a spectacular city to view from the air. Hopefully when the ban is lifted next December and the paranoia begins to fade, they'll have some reasonable laws and restrictions set in place so we can all enjoy the airspace again. :)

#drone #rome #italy #roma #italia #cinqueterre #vernazza #florence #toscana #tuscany #aerial #video
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DJI Inspire X5 Review || An Absolute Game Changer

I recently had the pleasure of picking up one of the first final production models of the Inspire Pro and X5 Camera, and immediately took it to one of the most beautiful photography destinations in the world to test it out: Meteora Greece. I spent the better part of a week there capturing both photos and videos and I was able to come away with some seriously stunning results.

This review is meant to showcase what I was able to capture and give you an idea about the capability of the new X5 Camera and the key differences between the Inspire and Phantom series drones. I also go into detail about how exactly I travel with it.

This was a really fun review to put together and I have to say that I’m a huge fan of DJI and the incredible technology that they continue to develop, and in my opinion, their new X5 Micro 4/3 Camera is an absolute game changer.

If you have any questions, let me know!

#drone #photography #video #aerial #review #DJI 
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Full Time Travel and Destination Photographer, writer, public speaker and educator.
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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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