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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

Occupation: Full Time Travel and Destination Photographer, writer, public speaker and educator. (blamethemonkey.com)

Location: Rome, Italy

Birthday: 07/13

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MissMalini3,314,392MissMalini is about to chat with our favourite Jodhpuri designer, Raghavendra Rathore at Lakme Fashion Week!MissMalini's Bowled Over By Cricket #MMFridays2015-03-26 21:30:00520  
Elia Locardi2,413,075Join @109596219054914376350 and me on November 1st for a PPE Photo Walk in beautiful downtown NYC! The Photo Walk will begin at the Admiral David Farragut Monument in Madison Square Park at 3:00 PM and end around 6:00 PM, with stops along the way at other beautiful and iconic Manhattan locations! All are welcome to attend, including non-photographers. Learn about locations along the way as our knowledgeable guides from Walks of New York lead us through beautiful downtown NYC! Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with the photography community and get some great shots of New York City while having the chance to take home some truly epic prizes (valued at more than $5000) including: *NEW  @101496661132652292774 X-T1 WR kit with XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens * NEW Fujifilm X30 Compact camera * A  @114905632772991411436 G-DOCK EV * A $1,000 USD voucher for @100943160531451419208  * A @111418188450365346768 Ken Kaminesky Signature Edition ‘Master’ Filter Kit * A Formatt-Hitech Elia Locardi Signature Edition ‘Travel’ Filter Kit * Four @105285971776767934946  Vouchers for guided tours in NYC or Italy with Walks of Italy * Two X-Rite i1Display Pros with X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Kits * Five Licenses for @111931223719713971928 Perfect Photo Suite * A special giveaway from onOne Software for all participants Register for the event and be entered in the drawing for prizes at: http: bit.ly/walk-NYC Use the hashtag #walkNYC when posting to Social Media so we can follow along with your photo shares after the event. *An Important Note about Prizes:* You must be registered for the event with your real name as that information will be used to call out the Raffle Prize Winners. Only 1 entry is allowed per registrant and the winners MUST BE PRESENT or the prize will go to the next participant chosen that is present to receive it.NYC Photo Walk2014-11-01 20:00:0043  
Elia Locardi2,413,075Join pro travel photographers Elia Locardi and Ken Kaminesky on September 20th for a Photokina Photo Walk in beautiful Cologne! 

The Photo Walk will begin at the steps of the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) at 6:00 pm, with stops along the way at other beautiful and iconic locations! 

 All are welcome to attend, including non-photographers!  Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with the international photography community, get some great shots of Cologne and have the chance to walk away with some truly epic prizes including: • Three Fujifilm Cameras: an X-T1 with 18-55mm lens, an X-E2 with 18-55mm lens and one other camera yet to be announced • Two (soon to be released) Formatt-Hitech Filter Kits • A G-technology G-DOCK EV • A $1,000 USD voucher for Zeiss Lenses Register for the event and be entered in the drawing for prizes at: http://bit.ly/photokina-walk Use the hashtag #photokina-walk when posting to Social Media so we can follow along with your photo shares after the event. **An Important Note about Prizes:** You must be registered for the event with your real name as that information will be used to call out the Raffle Prize Winners. Only 1 entry is allowed per registrant and the winners MUST BE PRESENT or the prize will go to the next participant chosen that is present to receive it. Photokina Photo Walk 20142014-09-20 18:00:0082  
Wick Sakit1,170,325Join us for a @117044691112725530830  on Saturday, May 24th, 2014 with special guests and Global Nomads @112957708071337353347  and @113589303299711872490  It’s going to be a great night and participants will have a chance to win cool prizes from @114413282497900641316  , @111418188450365346768  Filters, @100266938567862344330  , Mind Shift Gear + and @118357019708110162087  !  The walk will begin at Ristretto Roasters where we’ll draw the winners of the Raffle Prizes. From there, we’ll walk over the Burnside Bridge, heading down towards the Saturday Market, stopping for drinks along the way. We’ll continue along the waterfront crossing back over the river via the Hawthorne bridge to shoot sunset. After the sunset shoot we’ll head to Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. for more drinks! Join us for a night of fun, photography and good company! This event will be going around Portland's Memorial Day celebration and we should have some fantastic long exposure opportunities for sunset from the Eastbank Esplanade!   Please remember to add the hashtag #drinkandclickpdx  to all photos you post :) Welcome to the #21 @107732282190737721685  ™ May's Chapter Wide Photography Challenge NEW IMPORTANT INFORMATION To be eligible for this month's Drink and Click ™ challenge attendees need do the following:  We love our sponsors. This month we got @118357019708110162087  , @108059254813258363499  and @108013589332077559621  All you need to do to be eligible is to like their Facebook page and circle them here in Google+.          Google+                                                Facebook +SmugMug                                       http://goo.gl/QYHsrp +Lumoidit                                          http://goo.gl/xhavod              +Stuck In Customs                         http://goo.gl/06JM56 We would also love some of your internet love, so Circle Drink and Click's Google + Page at http://goo.gl/AmgV6and like our FB page at  http://goo.gl/2lsCE and if you have time join our Drink and Click community here in Google+ http://tinyurl.com/bjhpq27 This month's chapter wide challenge is "Long Exposure" Long-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible. Some awesome examples of long exposure here: http://digital-photography-school.com/long-exposure-photography/ This month prizes brought to you by our awesome sponsors: 1st Place +SmugMug One year account 2nd Place +Lumoidit $30 gift card (Only valid for U.S) We can find alternative prize for worldwide members 3rd Place  +Stuck In Customs $20 off pre-sets or tutorials Challenge Rules: -Images must be taken on a Drink and Click ™ event during the month of May -Three images per person max -The images must be submitted into this event page -No WATERMARKS (This is mainly to remain anonymous during judging). We will seleDrink & Click Portland with special guests and Global Nomads Elia and Naomi Locardi!2014-05-24 19:30:0043  
Elia Locardi2,413,075Join me & +Ken Kaminesky in New York City for a Photo Walk around the Big Apple! *WHERE:* The Photo Walk will begin at the Red Steps in Duffy Square (West 47th St. between Broadway & 7th Ave.), the Northern triangle of Times Square and end around the Chrysler Building with stops along the way at Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral and other beautiful and iconic NYC locations! *REGISTER:* To be eligible to WIN the Prizes you must Register Here:  http://bit.ly/nyc-photowalk *WIN:* Registered participants will have a chance to win RAFFLE PRIZES of a Fuji XE1 with 18-55mm lens & a @114905632772991411436 G-DOCK ev AND all participants will receive a Special Surprise Gift just for attending. _The winners will be announced live during the Photo Walk and must be present to WIN._ *Join us for this special and exciting event!* +Fujifilm +G-Technology +Walks of New York  #ppe2013   #walknyc   NYC Photo Walk2013-10-26 15:30:0062  
Google Photos6,330,506Often times, traveling to far-and-away places brings along a certain level of anxiety and unease. Maybe it is the language barrier or the tendency to shy away from unfamiliar situations. These things are all part of the adventure that is Travel Photography! In this episode, our panel of photographers will share their experiences while traveling around the world and share tips on how you can help yourself get those beautiful images while abroad. This week's panel includes: +Brian Matiash - Host & Google+ Photos Community Manager +Elia Locardi - Accomplished travel photographer +Vincent Mo - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer +Dave Cohen - Google+ Photos Engineer & photographer *For those who can't make the live event - We've Got You Covered!* This episode will be recorded and made available to watch on-demand after its conclusion. Banner Image © +Elia LocardiEpisode 03: Google+ Photos Chat Series Hangout On Air - Strangers In A Strange Land2013-04-30 22:00:00229  
Elia Locardi2,413,075*Hello Sydney! The heat wave is over so let's have some fun!*  Exciting News about the *Photowalk this coming Sunday, February 10th, 2013!* We’ve been granted special group access to the Opera House Concert Hall Northern Foyers, a RARE and EXCITING opportunity!  After meeting at the Opera House steps we’ll head inside for a chance to see and photograph the interior of one of the most iconic structures in the world! Please arrive on time as the group photo, headcount and FREE PRIZE giveaways will happen near the beginning of the walk and we don’t want you to miss out! Whether you're a beginner, a dabbler, or a seasoned pro, the event is absolutely free and everyone is invited to attend. So bring your DSLRs, Point & Shoots, Phones, or whatever camera you may have, or simply join us for a nice evening stroll around the harbour. We're happy to have you! And, if hanging out with a bunch of your fellow photographers wasn't exciting enough? Attendees will have a chance to win FREE prizes and giveaways from our friends at +Google Australia, +JOBY, +Sydney Opera House and +SmugMug! No registration is necessary. Just come to shoot, hang out, have fun, and we'll take care of the rest.  Along the way, we'll make stops and I'll give brief talks and demonstrations on photography and answer as many questions as possible. Feel free to ask away, whether it's photography related or just for fun.  *Cost:* FREE *When:* February 10th, 2013 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm *Where:* Beginning at The Opera House Steps *Who:* All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend You can RSVP & Share Your Photos in this Google+ event. When posting your photos of the event to social media please tag them with #SYDPhotowalk2013 so we can all find and enjoy them later. I’m really looking forward to meeting all of you and shooting together! See you there! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I'll also be teaching a *2 hour Digital Blending and Post-processing workshop* on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Maiden Theatre located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. I'll be sharing my complete digital workflow from start to finish, focusing on manual blending techniques and how to maintain complete control over your images. From color correction to complex masking, if you're curious how I craft my photography, this is your chance to find out.  Complete info can be found here: http://bit.ly/SYD-workshop ----------------------------------------------------------------------Sydney PhotoWalk 2013 || Hosted by Elia Locardi2013-02-10 17:30:00350  
SmugMug47,139Ever wonder how world traveler and humanitarian photographer +Colby Brown creates such stunning images? Please join SmugMug, +Nik Software  and Colby himself to get an exclusive sneak peek into his personal Lightroom workflow. He'll show you how you can do everything from import to upload in one single program, including using Nik Software's Plugins to quickly produce perfect pictures. Unleash the power of Lightroom and start processing like a pro! More from Colby: http://www.colbybrownphotography.com/ We'll host the hangout on +SmugMug, so keep an eye on our page for updates.Hang With Colby Brown, Nik Software and SmugMug2012-12-19 03:00:00419  

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2015-10-13 12:43:12 (37 comments; 84 reshares; 791 +1s)Open 

Winter Lights || Iceland

Last December when The Fstoppers team and I were filming the Photographing The World Series in Iceland, we had an exceptional night of aurora activity at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The spectacle lasted for hours as multiple bands of light twisted into beautiful shapes above. There was also a large moon that night so the surrounding landscape was almost completely illuminated. It made for one seriously fun night of winter photography!

+Malcolm Fackender recently kicked off our 2015 Iceland Dream Photo Tour and the Aurora outlook for the coming week looks very promising. Fingers crossed for more epic lights and clear night skies!

#iceland #northernlights #aurora 

www.dreamphototours.com

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Winter Lights || Iceland

Last December when The Fstoppers team and I were filming the Photographing The World Series in Iceland, we had an exceptional night of aurora activity at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The spectacle lasted for hours as multiple bands of light twisted into beautiful shapes above. There was also a large moon that night so the surrounding landscape was almost completely illuminated. It made for one seriously fun night of winter photography!

+Malcolm Fackender recently kicked off our 2015 Iceland Dream Photo Tour and the Aurora outlook for the coming week looks very promising. Fingers crossed for more epic lights and clear night skies!

#iceland #northernlights #aurora 

www.dreamphototours.com

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2015-10-13 12:43:12 (37 comments; 84 reshares; 791 +1s)Open 

Winter Lights || Iceland

Last December when The Fstoppers team and I were filming the Photographing The World Series in Iceland, we had an exceptional night of aurora activity at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The spectacle lasted for hours as multiple bands of light twisted into beautiful shapes above. There was also a large moon that night so the surrounding landscape was almost completely illuminated. It made for one seriously fun night of winter photography!

+Malcolm Fackender recently kicked off our 2015 Iceland Dream Photo Tour and the Aurora outlook for the coming week looks very promising. Fingers crossed for more epic lights and clear night skies!

#iceland #northernlights #aurora 

www.dreamphototours.com

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2016-05-02 13:00:40 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Snapchat Stories || Smugmug Films pt 1 - Japan

From Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka, we had a blast traveling around Japan while capturing some awesome footage for an upcoming Smugmug film documentary about our location independent lifestyle.

While Anton and Kevin kept the cameras constantly rolling, I was creating daily behind the scenes stories on Snapchat. Let’s just say that the +SmugMug team got to experience first hand just how crazy, fast paced, and random our travel schedule and lifestyle can be.

This is the first half of our adventure in Japan before we picked things back up in beautiful Italy. I decided to break the story into two separate episodes since there is so much behind the scenes content to share!

Remember, this is Snapchat so the video is captured vertically. You can also follow my daily stories by scanning my profile photo ors... more »

Snapchat Stories || Smugmug Films pt 1 - Japan

From Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka, we had a blast traveling around Japan while capturing some awesome footage for an upcoming Smugmug film documentary about our location independent lifestyle.

While Anton and Kevin kept the cameras constantly rolling, I was creating daily behind the scenes stories on Snapchat. Let’s just say that the +SmugMug team got to experience first hand just how crazy, fast paced, and random our travel schedule and lifestyle can be.

This is the first half of our adventure in Japan before we picked things back up in beautiful Italy. I decided to break the story into two separate episodes since there is so much behind the scenes content to share!

Remember, this is Snapchat so the video is captured vertically. You can also follow my daily stories by scanning my profile photo or searching my profile: EliaLocardi.

#snapchat #themomentbetween #japan #osaka #kyoto #travelphotography
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2016-04-27 13:01:01 (11 comments; 26 reshares; 275 +1s)Open 

Thunder Gods || Venice

One night in Venice, we stood in place - transfixed by the beauty of an incoming turbulent thunder storm… A few moments later though, that fascination led to our clothing and camera gear being soaked to the core. ;)

Though I’ve made many trips to Venice over the years, it’s a city that always provides me with something new - whether that’s something photography related or just simply an experience. I believe that this ancient Italian city has a pulse, a heartbeat, a soul - and with its profound mix of old world charm and new, it’s easy to understand why I’m drawn here time and again.

On this particular night, I remember feeling the cool breeze as the pressure and temperature dropped with the incoming squall. I obviously knew that staying here would result in getting drenched but I just couldn’t help myself. I wanted to watch thelightning as ... more »

Thunder Gods || Venice

One night in Venice, we stood in place - transfixed by the beauty of an incoming turbulent thunder storm… A few moments later though, that fascination led to our clothing and camera gear being soaked to the core. ;)

Though I’ve made many trips to Venice over the years, it’s a city that always provides me with something new - whether that’s something photography related or just simply an experience. I believe that this ancient Italian city has a pulse, a heartbeat, a soul - and with its profound mix of old world charm and new, it’s easy to understand why I’m drawn here time and again.

On this particular night, I remember feeling the cool breeze as the pressure and temperature dropped with the incoming squall. I obviously knew that staying here would result in getting drenched but I just couldn’t help myself. I wanted to watch the lightning as it illuminated the ancient structures.

I've recently teamed up with the team at Fstoppers to create a video tutorial series that teaches my entire photography workflow from start to finish. For more information visit: www.fstoppers.com/elialocardi

#Venice #Italy #Thunder #Storm #TravelPhotography___

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2016-04-20 12:53:13 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

The Moments Between || Smugmug Films Part 1

The past few days in Japan have been a whirlwind of travel excitement as we’ve been filming in some of my favorite destinations with the Smugmug Films team! From Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka, we’ve been capturing some awesome footage and having a blast in the process.

I’ve been a huge fan of Smugmug films since they first began and I’m excited to say that we’re currently working on a video that will highlight our location independent professional photography lifestyle. We’ve been planning it together for quite some time and we couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to start than Japan during the Sakura season.

Why is this only part one? Well, tomorrow we’re all catching an early flight from Osaka to Rome, as we continue the film in Tuscany and Liguria. :)

I would highly recommend checkingSmugmug Films a... more »

The Moments Between || Smugmug Films Part 1

The past few days in Japan have been a whirlwind of travel excitement as we’ve been filming in some of my favorite destinations with the Smugmug Films team! From Tokyo, Mt. Fuji, Kyoto, and Osaka, we’ve been capturing some awesome footage and having a blast in the process.

I’ve been a huge fan of Smugmug films since they first began and I’m excited to say that we’re currently working on a video that will highlight our location independent professional photography lifestyle. We’ve been planning it together for quite some time and we couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to start than Japan during the Sakura season.

Why is this only part one? Well, tomorrow we’re all catching an early flight from Osaka to Rome, as we continue the film in Tuscany and Liguria. :)

I would highly recommend checking Smugmug Films at:

www.youtube.com/smugmugfilms
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2016-04-16 14:41:43 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 41 +1s)Open 

Snapchat Stories || Stunning Osaka Castle

It's unbelievable how impressive the cherry blossom season was this year. I can honestly say that it was one of the best timed trips we've ever made here for the Sakura.

With flowers and trees in full bloom, Osaka Castle was certainly no exception. The entire castle grounds became a photography playground and we took full advantage of the spectacular weather.

In this Snapchat Story, I scout the entire castle grounds and reveal the locations of my most famous portfolio shots. I also find a new location that requires a bit of technical setup and focus stacking. If you're planning on visiting here yourself, or you just want to be entertained, check out this video.

What an awesome night we had as we captured some epic photos together! 

Snapchat Stories || Stunning Osaka Castle

It's unbelievable how impressive the cherry blossom season was this year. I can honestly say that it was one of the best timed trips we've ever made here for the Sakura.

With flowers and trees in full bloom, Osaka Castle was certainly no exception. The entire castle grounds became a photography playground and we took full advantage of the spectacular weather.

In this Snapchat Story, I scout the entire castle grounds and reveal the locations of my most famous portfolio shots. I also find a new location that requires a bit of technical setup and focus stacking. If you're planning on visiting here yourself, or you just want to be entertained, check out this video.

What an awesome night we had as we captured some epic photos together! ___

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2016-04-15 12:56:12 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 71 +1s)Open 

We had such an incredible two weeks exploring some of the most beautiful places with our group on our first Photo Tour in Japan!

After four years of visiting Japan during Cherry Blossom season, I can honestly say that we had amazing luck on this tour with perfect timing in nearly every location we visited. Some people here in Japan have been calling it a 'blessed sakura season' and I definitely agree.

Together we made many beautiful stops as we travelled from Miyajima to Tokyo as we shared a lot of laughs, countless plates of delicious food, a seemingly endless amount of sake - all the while creating images and memories that will no doubt last us all a lifetime.

Of course we couldn’t leave Tokyo without treating our participants to a special visit to Fujifilm HQ, where they treated us to a personal tour of their extensive camera museum. Our common passion forp... more »

We had such an incredible two weeks exploring some of the most beautiful places with our group on our first Photo Tour in Japan!

After four years of visiting Japan during Cherry Blossom season, I can honestly say that we had amazing luck on this tour with perfect timing in nearly every location we visited. Some people here in Japan have been calling it a 'blessed sakura season' and I definitely agree.

Together we made many beautiful stops as we travelled from Miyajima to Tokyo as we shared a lot of laughs, countless plates of delicious food, a seemingly endless amount of sake - all the while creating images and memories that will no doubt last us all a lifetime.

Of course we couldn’t leave Tokyo without treating our participants to a special visit to Fujifilm HQ, where they treated us to a personal tour of their extensive camera museum. Our common passion for photography brought us all together, so it was a great experience to share Fujifilm’s long legacy in the photography industry and the history of their cameras, lenses, and technology with our group.

A huge thanks to everyone for helping to make these past two weeks so incredible!

www.dreamphototours.com___

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2016-04-06 13:07:29 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 92 +1s)Open 

Snapchat Stories || Himeji Castle

Our Cherry Blossom Photo Tour in Japan has been going extremely well and a few days ago, we led our group to the incredible Himeji Castle - the oldest castle in Japan. 

Lately, I've been taking a slightly different approach to my normal Moments Between Image Series and producing daily video stories instead. 

In this story, I scout the castle grounds and identify beautiful areas to shoot for the special cherry blossom lighting event. I had a lot of fun finding unique compositions! 

Snapchat: EliaLocardi 

https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#snapchat   #themomentsbetween   #japan   #sakura   #video   #himeji  

Snapchat Stories || Himeji Castle

Our Cherry Blossom Photo Tour in Japan has been going extremely well and a few days ago, we led our group to the incredible Himeji Castle - the oldest castle in Japan. 

Lately, I've been taking a slightly different approach to my normal Moments Between Image Series and producing daily video stories instead. 

In this story, I scout the castle grounds and identify beautiful areas to shoot for the special cherry blossom lighting event. I had a lot of fun finding unique compositions! 

Snapchat: EliaLocardi 

https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#snapchat   #themomentsbetween   #japan   #sakura   #video   #himeji  ___

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2016-03-30 13:39:24 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 94 +1s)Open 

The Moments Between || Let The Fun Begin

What do 3 weeks in Japan, 2 weeks in Italy, 1 Week in Meteora, and 4 weeks in the Greek Islands all have in common? Well, they’re all locked in on my calendar to make up one heck of a schedule for the next two months! Oh, and the projects I have scheduled throughout are also going to make good use of of all of this gear! :D

From Cherry Blossoms to sandstone mountains, ancient architecture to white sandy beaches, my Spring to Summer transition is going to be filled with some truly epic locations and scenery.

All the while, I’ll be creating daily stories on Snapchat, as well as producing live photography and flying tutorials in the field. So if you want the ultimate behind the scenes look at my lifestyle and workflow, that would be a great place to start.

Snapchat: EliaLocardi h... more »

The Moments Between || Let The Fun Begin

What do 3 weeks in Japan, 2 weeks in Italy, 1 Week in Meteora, and 4 weeks in the Greek Islands all have in common? Well, they’re all locked in on my calendar to make up one heck of a schedule for the next two months! Oh, and the projects I have scheduled throughout are also going to make good use of of all of this gear! :D

From Cherry Blossoms to sandstone mountains, ancient architecture to white sandy beaches, my Spring to Summer transition is going to be filled with some truly epic locations and scenery.

All the while, I’ll be creating daily stories on Snapchat, as well as producing live photography and flying tutorials in the field. So if you want the ultimate behind the scenes look at my lifestyle and workflow, that would be a great place to start.

Snapchat: EliaLocardi
https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#travelphotography #travel #themomentsbetween ___

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2016-03-29 12:55:03 (5 comments; 14 reshares; 259 +1s)Open 

Colors of Kyoto 京都の色 || Japan

Out of the many countries I’ve had the pleasure of visiting, there are precious few that draw me in as much as Japan, and even now, having visited this country multiple times over a series of years, my desire to explore has only increased exponentially with time. That’s why it’s so exciting to be back here for the next three weeks, enjoying my fourth Sakura season in a row.

This shot of Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto was captured in 2013 during my first Sakura season and looking back, the combination of being there both at the peak of the cherry blossom bloom, during the festival light up, and with zero wind was a total stroke of luck!

If you’re interested in following along with me in Japan as we chase the beautiful cherry blossoms this season, I’ll be creating consistent real-time content on Snapchat, and sharingbehind the scenes... more »

Colors of Kyoto 京都の色 || Japan

Out of the many countries I’ve had the pleasure of visiting, there are precious few that draw me in as much as Japan, and even now, having visited this country multiple times over a series of years, my desire to explore has only increased exponentially with time. That’s why it’s so exciting to be back here for the next three weeks, enjoying my fourth Sakura season in a row.

This shot of Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto was captured in 2013 during my first Sakura season and looking back, the combination of being there both at the peak of the cherry blossom bloom, during the festival light up, and with zero wind was a total stroke of luck!

If you’re interested in following along with me in Japan as we chase the beautiful cherry blossoms this season, I’ll be creating consistent real-time content on Snapchat, and sharing behind the scenes both on-location and in post-processing. :)

Snapchat: EliaLocardi
https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#kyoto #japan #sakura #cherryblossom #travel ___

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2016-03-25 12:52:38 (32 comments; 74 reshares; 641 +1s)Open 

The Harmony of Spring 和の春 || Osaka Japan

There’s something special about the Sakura season in Japan that has drawn me there for the past 4 years in a row. It’s a feeling harmony - a perfect balance as both nature and weather align themselves for just a brief moment to reveal something truly spectacular.

While spring in Japan can be beautiful, these harmonious moments in time are often fleeting as the fragile cherry blossoms can often fall victim to the unpredictable and turbulent weather. That fragility is part of what makes capturing the cherry blossoms so special, and one of the reasons I return time and time again, always seeking that perfect moment with the perfect conditions.

And, of course, if those moments of perfect harmony never come, there’s always sake!

Our fourth Cherry Blossom season also marks a very special occasion for us, aswe set out ... more »

The Harmony of Spring 和の春 || Osaka Japan

There’s something special about the Sakura season in Japan that has drawn me there for the past 4 years in a row. It’s a feeling harmony - a perfect balance as both nature and weather align themselves for just a brief moment to reveal something truly spectacular.

While spring in Japan can be beautiful, these harmonious moments in time are often fleeting as the fragile cherry blossoms can often fall victim to the unpredictable and turbulent weather. That fragility is part of what makes capturing the cherry blossoms so special, and one of the reasons I return time and time again, always seeking that perfect moment with the perfect conditions.

And, of course, if those moments of perfect harmony never come, there’s always sake!

Our fourth Cherry Blossom season also marks a very special occasion for us, as we set out to lead our first Dream Photo Tour Japan. I’m really looking forward to sharing these beautiful locations with everyone that’s attending. Oh yes, and of course the sake too!

#osaka #castle #japan #sakura #cherryblossom

www.elialocardi.com ___

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2016-03-22 15:17:38 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 77 +1s)Open 

After two wonderful visits and nearly 6 weeks of thorough scouting, I’m excited to announce the launch our 2016 Bhutan Dream Photo Tour!

Nestled between India and Tibet, the remote and breathtaking Kingdom of Bhutan has both captured our hearts and left us with a strong desire to bring others to share in the experience. This high himalayan paradise, with its ancient monasteries, unique architecture, untouched glacial mountain regions, subtropical forests, and diverse spectrum of various climates and terrains all blend beautifully with a wealth of pristinely preserved cultural heritage.

The Land of the Thunder Dragon has quickly become one of our favorite travel destinations in the world, and if you’re interested in joining us, follow the link below to find all of the tour information. Or, if you just want to see a bunch of beautiful photos, that’s an option too! :)
#Bh... more »

After two wonderful visits and nearly 6 weeks of thorough scouting, I’m excited to announce the launch our 2016 Bhutan Dream Photo Tour!

Nestled between India and Tibet, the remote and breathtaking Kingdom of Bhutan has both captured our hearts and left us with a strong desire to bring others to share in the experience. This high himalayan paradise, with its ancient monasteries, unique architecture, untouched glacial mountain regions, subtropical forests, and diverse spectrum of various climates and terrains all blend beautifully with a wealth of pristinely preserved cultural heritage.

The Land of the Thunder Dragon has quickly become one of our favorite travel destinations in the world, and if you’re interested in joining us, follow the link below to find all of the tour information. Or, if you just want to see a bunch of beautiful photos, that’s an option too! :)

#Bhutan #Photography #PhotoTour #Travel___

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2016-03-18 16:13:59 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 198 +1s)Open 

I was very excited to find out that my photo of Osaka Castle was recently featured as a double page spread in National Geographic!

I captured this photo with my Fujifilm X-E2 during the 2014 Sakura Season when Naomi and I first began scouting for our Japan Dream Photo Tour. With that photo tour starting in less than two weeks, this publication holds an extra special meaning for me. It's also the perfect prelude as Naomi and I are about to spend our fourth consecutive year in Japan for the Sakura season! ☺️

#Sakura #Japan #Osaka #Castle #photography #Fujifilm #phototour

www.elialocardi.com



I was very excited to find out that my photo of Osaka Castle was recently featured as a double page spread in National Geographic!

I captured this photo with my Fujifilm X-E2 during the 2014 Sakura Season when Naomi and I first began scouting for our Japan Dream Photo Tour. With that photo tour starting in less than two weeks, this publication holds an extra special meaning for me. It's also the perfect prelude as Naomi and I are about to spend our fourth consecutive year in Japan for the Sakura season! ☺️

#Sakura #Japan #Osaka #Castle #photography #Fujifilm #phototour

www.elialocardi.com

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2016-03-15 12:59:02 (18 comments; 8 reshares; 122 +1s)Open 

I’m excited to say that tomorrow will mark a huge milestone in our lives as Naomi and I will be celebrating our 4th year of being 100% location independent!

And how are we celebrating this special occasion? With 18 hours of flying to our next destination, of course! ;)

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, teeming with optimism, but with no real idea of how it would all work out in the end.

Last year, we teamed up with Fstoppers to tell the story about how we became location independent and the struggles we had to overcome to get to where we are today.

#travelphotography #global#... more »

I’m excited to say that tomorrow will mark a huge milestone in our lives as Naomi and I will be celebrating our 4th year of being 100% location independent!

And how are we celebrating this special occasion? With 18 hours of flying to our next destination, of course! ;)

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, teeming with optimism, but with no real idea of how it would all work out in the end.

Last year, we teamed up with Fstoppers to tell the story about how we became location independent and the struggles we had to overcome to get to where we are today.

#travelphotography #global #homeless___

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2016-03-12 14:14:13 (5 comments; 6 reshares; 127 +1s)Open 

Snapchat Moments Between || The Dubai Fog Saga

Over the last two days while the fog has been rolling through Dubai, I've been keeping my Snapchat camera rolling as I capture the action from one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city.

For the past 5 years, I've been making frequent trips to Dubai with the hopes of some day capturing the foggy conditions that only occur a few times each season. Thankfully today, all of that patience finally paid off as I was greeted with an epic view!

If you’re not already following me on Snapchat, here's a (very entertaining) behind the scenes look at what my life is like between the frames of the photography I share on social media. Follow along with me for 36 hours as I travel from Bangkok to Dubai for a chance to capture the iconic fog.

https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#Dubai #Fog#... more »

Snapchat Moments Between || The Dubai Fog Saga

Over the last two days while the fog has been rolling through Dubai, I've been keeping my Snapchat camera rolling as I capture the action from one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city.

For the past 5 years, I've been making frequent trips to Dubai with the hopes of some day capturing the foggy conditions that only occur a few times each season. Thankfully today, all of that patience finally paid off as I was greeted with an epic view!

If you’re not already following me on Snapchat, here's a (very entertaining) behind the scenes look at what my life is like between the frames of the photography I share on social media. Follow along with me for 36 hours as I travel from Bangkok to Dubai for a chance to capture the iconic fog.

https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#Dubai #Fog #Snapchat #sunrise #themomentsbetween #video___

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2016-03-11 15:19:45 (12 comments; 5 reshares; 259 +1s)Open 

The Moments Between || Wish Over Granted

When I planned these extra few days in Dubai after our trip to Bhutan, I was definitely wishing for fog, so obviously I was super stoked to see fog in the forecast for this morning!

The thing is, I didn’t just get fog, I got WAY too much fog! So based on that outcome, the only logical conclusion is that my wishing power is super strong. Maybe next time I should wish for a million dollars instead. ;)

Seriously, check this out. It was an absolute white out. Overall, it was pretty cool to see, but not so much to photograph. Thankfully I staying a few more nights at the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel, so I have a few more chances at this shot!

The fog also made great content for Snapchat.

#Dubai #Fog #Photography #TheMomentsBetween

www.elialocardi.com 

The Moments Between || Wish Over Granted

When I planned these extra few days in Dubai after our trip to Bhutan, I was definitely wishing for fog, so obviously I was super stoked to see fog in the forecast for this morning!

The thing is, I didn’t just get fog, I got WAY too much fog! So based on that outcome, the only logical conclusion is that my wishing power is super strong. Maybe next time I should wish for a million dollars instead. ;)

Seriously, check this out. It was an absolute white out. Overall, it was pretty cool to see, but not so much to photograph. Thankfully I staying a few more nights at the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel, so I have a few more chances at this shot!

The fog also made great content for Snapchat.

#Dubai #Fog #Photography #TheMomentsBetween

www.elialocardi.com ___

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2016-03-09 14:18:26 (22 comments; 40 reshares; 640 +1s)Open 

The Old City of Mostar || Captured in 2014

The fascinating old city of Mostar and the Stari Most, one of the gems of Herzegovina.

#mostar #bosnia #herzegovina #travelphotography

www.elialocardi.com

The Old City of Mostar || Captured in 2014

The fascinating old city of Mostar and the Stari Most, one of the gems of Herzegovina.

#mostar #bosnia #herzegovina #travelphotography

www.elialocardi.com___

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2016-03-07 14:04:50 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 290 +1s)Open 

After four incredible weeks, our visit to Bhutan is coming to an end. Tomorrow, we’ll drive to the border town of Samdrup Jongkhar and transit through India to catch a flight from Guwahati to Bangkok.

I’m sad to say goodbye and though I’m leaving a piece of my heart behind, I also feel that Bhutan has given me the gift of wonderful memories, experiences, and friendships that I’ll carry with me always. My hope is that I’ll be able to pay the kindness I’ve received here forward, and in some way, share it with the world around me.

I’m leaving feeling both invigorated and inspired and I can’t wait to announce the itinerary we’ve been putting together for our upcoming Photo Tours to Bhutan. :)

Photo By: Anna Tenne Photography

#Butan
#PhotoTour
#Photography
#Travel
www.elialocardi.com

After four incredible weeks, our visit to Bhutan is coming to an end. Tomorrow, we’ll drive to the border town of Samdrup Jongkhar and transit through India to catch a flight from Guwahati to Bangkok.

I’m sad to say goodbye and though I’m leaving a piece of my heart behind, I also feel that Bhutan has given me the gift of wonderful memories, experiences, and friendships that I’ll carry with me always. My hope is that I’ll be able to pay the kindness I’ve received here forward, and in some way, share it with the world around me.

I’m leaving feeling both invigorated and inspired and I can’t wait to announce the itinerary we’ve been putting together for our upcoming Photo Tours to Bhutan. :)

Photo By: Anna Tenne Photography

#Butan
#PhotoTour
#Photography
#Travel
www.elialocardi.com___

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2016-03-03 14:19:36 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 120 +1s)Open 

I'm excited to say that Naomi and I were recently interviewed by Tiffany Briley at Landscape Photography Magazine. A huge thanks to Really Right Stuff for making it happen! :)

This is a very entertaining and in-depth look at how we shifted our priorities, changed our lifestyle, embraced full-time travel, and ultimately became 100% location independent. Tiffany asks some great questions about how we stay motivated and passionate while we travel the world with such an aggressive schedule.

I also talk in length about my photography workflow, my philosophy on life, and how we've balanced social media, hard work, and a positive outlook on life to create sustainable business in the photography industry.

If you want a window into our lives and how we make things happen, this is a great (and very revealing) article. 

I'm excited to say that Naomi and I were recently interviewed by Tiffany Briley at Landscape Photography Magazine. A huge thanks to Really Right Stuff for making it happen! :)

This is a very entertaining and in-depth look at how we shifted our priorities, changed our lifestyle, embraced full-time travel, and ultimately became 100% location independent. Tiffany asks some great questions about how we stay motivated and passionate while we travel the world with such an aggressive schedule.

I also talk in length about my photography workflow, my philosophy on life, and how we've balanced social media, hard work, and a positive outlook on life to create sustainable business in the photography industry.

If you want a window into our lives and how we make things happen, this is a great (and very revealing) article. ___

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2016-03-01 14:36:37 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 115 +1s)Open 

The Moments Between || More Horsepower FTW

On the long hike up to Tiger’s Nest, I was able to convert our ThinkTank Airport Commuter Backpacks into a ThinkTank Commuter Horsebacks. ;)

Seriously, I don’t think we could’ve hauled up all of our gear without them, especially considering how much extra lighting and video gear we had with us!

We’re still in Bhutan, heading further and further east and away from civilization. So far, the views are extraordinary!

Snapchat for instant Behind the Scenes: https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

Photo by: Anna Tenne Photography

#Bhutan #ThinkTank #TheMomentsBetween

The Moments Between || More Horsepower FTW

On the long hike up to Tiger’s Nest, I was able to convert our ThinkTank Airport Commuter Backpacks into a ThinkTank Commuter Horsebacks. ;)

Seriously, I don’t think we could’ve hauled up all of our gear without them, especially considering how much extra lighting and video gear we had with us!

We’re still in Bhutan, heading further and further east and away from civilization. So far, the views are extraordinary!

Snapchat for instant Behind the Scenes: https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

Photo by: Anna Tenne Photography

#Bhutan #ThinkTank #TheMomentsBetween___

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2016-02-27 13:53:09 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 119 +1s)Open 

The Moments Between || Getting Out of Character

After nearly two incredible weeks traveling through Bhutan with +Von Wong and Anna Tenne, tonight is our last night together before they fly to Bangkok tomorrow morning. After that, +Naomi Locardi and I will continue to travel further and further east in order to scout more locations for our upcoming Bhutan Dream Photo Tour this October. 

With our collaborative project in Bhutan all wrapped up, that also means that I’ll be transforming from steam punk victorian traveler back into normal Elia Locardi travel photographer. It’s a shame too, since I’ve really had a good time playing dress up every day. ;)

It really has been an incredible journey we’ve all had together and we’ve managed to capture some extraordinary images. I think I speak for us all when I say that we can’t wait to share the results! 
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The Moments Between || Getting Out of Character

After nearly two incredible weeks traveling through Bhutan with +Von Wong and Anna Tenne, tonight is our last night together before they fly to Bangkok tomorrow morning. After that, +Naomi Locardi and I will continue to travel further and further east in order to scout more locations for our upcoming Bhutan Dream Photo Tour this October. 

With our collaborative project in Bhutan all wrapped up, that also means that I’ll be transforming from steam punk victorian traveler back into normal Elia Locardi travel photographer. It’s a shame too, since I’ve really had a good time playing dress up every day. ;)

It really has been an incredible journey we’ve all had together and we’ve managed to capture some extraordinary images. I think I speak for us all when I say that we can’t wait to share the results! 

Photo by the multi-talented Anna Tenne, who can now officially add Yak Milking to her resume. ;)


#Bhutan   #PhotoTour   #TravelPhotography   #TheMomentsBetween  ___

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2016-02-23 15:51:54 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

I’m only one week into using Snapchat and I’m already seeing the tremendous potential with the platform. I know I’m a bit late to the party but that’s OK. I feel like I’ve found Snapchat at the right time and I’m excited to challenge myself to create fun content every day. 

While it may not be for everyone, I spend my life on the road traveling to an average of 20-25 countries per year. For me, this is going to be a great way for people to follow along and connect with me in real time. 

Again, I’m still new to Snapchat so I thought it would be fun to share a video of my first 3 days of content in Bhutan. :)

#snapchat   #socialmedia   #elialocardi   #bhutan   #video  

I’m only one week into using Snapchat and I’m already seeing the tremendous potential with the platform. I know I’m a bit late to the party but that’s OK. I feel like I’ve found Snapchat at the right time and I’m excited to challenge myself to create fun content every day. 

While it may not be for everyone, I spend my life on the road traveling to an average of 20-25 countries per year. For me, this is going to be a great way for people to follow along and connect with me in real time. 

Again, I’m still new to Snapchat so I thought it would be fun to share a video of my first 3 days of content in Bhutan. :)

#snapchat   #socialmedia   #elialocardi   #bhutan   #video  ___

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2016-02-19 13:47:00 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 62 +1s)Open 

The Moments Between || Snapchat

For the past few days in Bhutan, I've been having a blast using Snapchat! But, unfortunately I had my viewer preferences set to friends only! So, basically only a few people have been able to see all my video stories over the past few days. Sorry! Total noob fail on my part! 

I'm also currently writing an article about how and why I got started using Snapchat, and in the meantime, if you want to follow along with our daily behind the scenes shenanigans while we travel through the most epic locations in Bhutan, feel free to add me too your feed. This time, LOL, I promise you'll see it! ;)

Seriously, I'm really having a great time with it so far, and I’m beginning to consider it like The Moments Between The Moments Between. It’s all the little things that I want to share while I’m on the road and in the fieldfull-t... more »

The Moments Between || Snapchat

For the past few days in Bhutan, I've been having a blast using Snapchat! But, unfortunately I had my viewer preferences set to friends only! So, basically only a few people have been able to see all my video stories over the past few days. Sorry! Total noob fail on my part! 

I'm also currently writing an article about how and why I got started using Snapchat, and in the meantime, if you want to follow along with our daily behind the scenes shenanigans while we travel through the most epic locations in Bhutan, feel free to add me too your feed. This time, LOL, I promise you'll see it! ;)

Seriously, I'm really having a great time with it so far, and I’m beginning to consider it like The Moments Between The Moments Between. It’s all the little things that I want to share while I’m on the road and in the field full-time in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Small bits of digestible content that are fun, entertaining, and informative, that would never make it to my other social media platforms.  

Oh, and if you're already following me, please let me know what you think of my posts! It would be great to have your feedback. :)

Scan the QR or : https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#Snapchat   #Bhutan   #EliaLocardi   #video   #stories   #themomentsbetween  ___

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2016-02-16 13:51:20 (12 comments; 26 reshares; 349 +1s)Open 

Shrouded in Mystery || Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

Me and Benjamin Von Wong in Bhutan? What could possibly go wrong? ;)

https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

And no, the statement above is not a typo. I’ve been waiting for the right moment to announce that for an entire month, I’ll be traveling through Bhutan and the first two weeks are dedicated to a very interesting collaborative project that Ben Von Wong and I have dreamed up together. And, I’m excited to say that the project begins today in Paro! 

While internet connectivity in Bhutan is spread rather thin, I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated with regular behind the scenes posts as we make our journey through The Land of the Thunder Dragon. Ben also convinced me (though hours and hours of obsessive conversation while pointing at his iPhone screen) to start a Snapchat account, so feel freeto follow a... more »

Shrouded in Mystery || Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

Me and Benjamin Von Wong in Bhutan? What could possibly go wrong? ;)

https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

And no, the statement above is not a typo. I’ve been waiting for the right moment to announce that for an entire month, I’ll be traveling through Bhutan and the first two weeks are dedicated to a very interesting collaborative project that Ben Von Wong and I have dreamed up together. And, I’m excited to say that the project begins today in Paro! 

While internet connectivity in Bhutan is spread rather thin, I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated with regular behind the scenes posts as we make our journey through The Land of the Thunder Dragon. Ben also convinced me (though hours and hours of obsessive conversation while pointing at his iPhone screen) to start a Snapchat account, so feel free to follow along with us in real time, as we reveal more details about this very fun and challenging new project. Just bear in mind that I literally just started using Snapchat yesterday so I’m still getting the hang of the clip duration. ;)

Snapchat:  https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

Shot Details: Fujifilm X-T1 | 20mm | f/8 | ISO 200 | Captured in August 2015

#paro   #bhutan   #tigersnest   #monastery   #mist   #fog   #bluehour   #travelphotography  ___

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2016-02-15 13:58:54 (8 comments; 20 reshares; 341 +1s)Open 

As the small town of Atrani awakes, along Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast.

>> Keep up with me on my location independent journey:
https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#italy   #amalfi   #travelphotographer  

As the small town of Atrani awakes, along Italy’s beautiful Amalfi Coast.

>> Keep up with me on my location independent journey:
https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

#italy   #amalfi   #travelphotographer  ___

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2016-02-13 14:23:41 (5 comments; 4 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

I have to say that I’m completely blown away by this review of my Photographing The World Landscape Photography and Post-processing Tutorial by +Dave Bouskill  from The Planet D. 

When we set out to create this tutorial, we really wanted to make it for everyone who’s interested in improving their photography, regardless of their skill level, whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced. I gave careful consideration to how this course would start simple, and how each lesson would build in complexity as they go, giving the viewer the opportunity to really soak in and learn the information and my workflow. It makes me so happy to read this positive review after spending a year in production with Lee, Patrick and the Fstoppers team. We really put our hearts and souls into this and I’m glad it’s showing through. :)

#photography   #tutorial   #video   #landscape  #landscapepho... more »

I have to say that I’m completely blown away by this review of my Photographing The World Landscape Photography and Post-processing Tutorial by +Dave Bouskill  from The Planet D. 

When we set out to create this tutorial, we really wanted to make it for everyone who’s interested in improving their photography, regardless of their skill level, whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced. I gave careful consideration to how this course would start simple, and how each lesson would build in complexity as they go, giving the viewer the opportunity to really soak in and learn the information and my workflow. It makes me so happy to read this positive review after spending a year in production with Lee, Patrick and the Fstoppers team. We really put our hearts and souls into this and I’m glad it’s showing through. :)

#photography   #tutorial   #video   #landscape   #landscapephotography   #editing   #photoshop   #education  ___

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2016-02-03 14:02:35 (28 comments; 38 reshares; 467 +1s)Open 

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 sougly, ... more »

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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2016-02-01 14:11:05 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

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 youall!
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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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2016-01-31 14:10:27 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 122 +1s)Open 

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

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___

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2016-01-27 15:21:04 (14 comments; 27 reshares; 407 +1s)Open 

Colors of Santorini

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

#oia   #santorini   #greece   #travelphotographer  
www.elialocardi.com

Colors of Santorini

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

#oia   #santorini   #greece   #travelphotographer  
www.elialocardi.com___

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2016-01-26 13:58:13 (13 comments; 11 reshares; 331 +1s)Open 

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  
www.elialocardi.com

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  
www.elialocardi.com___

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2016-01-20 13:54:58 (13 comments; 25 reshares; 330 +1s)Open 

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  

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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2016-01-19 14:06:02 (16 comments; 34 reshares; 460 +1s)Open 

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  

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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2016-01-15 14:06:38 (9 comments; 27 reshares; 434 +1s)Open 

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’sdownloa... more »

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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2016-01-14 14:10:30 (14 comments; 22 reshares; 509 +1s)Open 

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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In the Eternal City of Rome, there’s nothing more iconic, more recognized, or more mesmerizing than The Colosseum.

#rome #italy #travelphotographer
www.elialocardi.com___

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2016-01-05 18:50:33 (23 comments; 29 reshares; 190 +1s)Open 

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#fl... more »

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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2015-12-30 14:02:53 (10 comments; 10 reshares; 117 +1s)Open 

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 yearof being ... more »

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___

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2015-12-22 13:59:09 (11 comments; 10 reshares; 158 +1s)Open 

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 4/3C... more »

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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2015-12-16 14:07:04 (29 comments; 37 reshares; 256 +1s)Open 

Meteora Greece || Suspended in Air

I put this aerial video together to display the phenomenal beauty of Meteora Greece during the fall from a perspective that nobody has ever seen before. It was shot entirely using the DJI Inspire Pro Drone and the new X5 Micro 4/3 Camera.

Meteora holds a very special place in my heart since it was one of the first places I visited back in 2010 when I was aggressively trying to build my travel photography portfolio. I knew it would be the perfect location to put the DJI X5 Camera to the test.

This is also going to be part of a detailed review that I'm putting together about the capabilities and features of the Inspire Pro. Expect that post to come soon but in the meantime, please enjoy the spectacular view!

#meteora #greece #aerial #drone #dji #sunset

www.elialocardi.com

Meteora Greece || Suspended in Air

I put this aerial video together to display the phenomenal beauty of Meteora Greece during the fall from a perspective that nobody has ever seen before. It was shot entirely using the DJI Inspire Pro Drone and the new X5 Micro 4/3 Camera.

Meteora holds a very special place in my heart since it was one of the first places I visited back in 2010 when I was aggressively trying to build my travel photography portfolio. I knew it would be the perfect location to put the DJI X5 Camera to the test.

This is also going to be part of a detailed review that I'm putting together about the capabilities and features of the Inspire Pro. Expect that post to come soon but in the meantime, please enjoy the spectacular view!

#meteora #greece #aerial #drone #dji #sunset

www.elialocardi.com___

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2015-12-14 14:02:47 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

I’m excited and proud to announce my second educational video with Fstoppers, Photographing The World: Cityscape, Astrophotography, and Advanced Post-processing!

With 20 new lessons and over 15 hours of instructional content, this video spans 5 countries and 7 unique cities and has taken us an entire year of production to complete. The complexity of techniques ramps up significantly compared to the the last landscape photography series, as I introduce many new advanced in-the-field and post-processing methods that I’ve never shared publicly before.

Using both ancient and ultra-modern cityscapes, I’m able to introduce advanced exposure blending, time blending, and luminosity masking techniques that teach how to create perfectly seamless images from start to finish. With astrophotography, I teach how to capture both the Milky Way Galaxy, as well as long and beautiful start trailswhile... more »

I’m excited and proud to announce my second educational video with Fstoppers, Photographing The World: Cityscape, Astrophotography, and Advanced Post-processing!

With 20 new lessons and over 15 hours of instructional content, this video spans 5 countries and 7 unique cities and has taken us an entire year of production to complete. The complexity of techniques ramps up significantly compared to the the last landscape photography series, as I introduce many new advanced in-the-field and post-processing methods that I’ve never shared publicly before.

Using both ancient and ultra-modern cityscapes, I’m able to introduce advanced exposure blending, time blending, and luminosity masking techniques that teach how to create perfectly seamless images from start to finish. With astrophotography, I teach how to capture both the Milky Way Galaxy, as well as long and beautiful start trails while giving each a unique and powerful look.

I also created a section where I sit down and discuss my business practices and explain how I've built my photography business into what it is today.

Creating these videos has been a labor of love and has also been one of the most challenging and demanding projects that I’ve ever taken on. The production value is off the charts and I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish here. I'm overjoyed to see it finally be live!

#photography #tutorial #cityscape #astrophotography #video___

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2015-12-12 14:02:56 (15 comments; 16 reshares; 439 +1s)Open 

In Harmony With The Sea || Riomaggiore

There’s just something magical about Le Cinque Terre that keeps me visiting again and again. I really don’t think there anywhere in the world quite like it, and with stunning views like this, it’s easy to understand why this region of Italy has captured the hearts of so many travelers like myself. I believe that it’s one of those places that every photographer should see and experience in their lifetime.

Believe it or not, this photo has been sitting in my archives since May of 2014, and over all that time, I just couldn’t seem to find the right inspiration to begin the editing and blending process. This morning though, I woke up with a strong serge of inspiration due to the fact that I’m getting ready to make a exciting announcement on Monday and Riomaggiore plays a small role in it.

Another interesting fact aboutthis photo ... more »

In Harmony With The Sea || Riomaggiore

There’s just something magical about Le Cinque Terre that keeps me visiting again and again. I really don’t think there anywhere in the world quite like it, and with stunning views like this, it’s easy to understand why this region of Italy has captured the hearts of so many travelers like myself. I believe that it’s one of those places that every photographer should see and experience in their lifetime.

Believe it or not, this photo has been sitting in my archives since May of 2014, and over all that time, I just couldn’t seem to find the right inspiration to begin the editing and blending process. This morning though, I woke up with a strong serge of inspiration due to the fact that I’m getting ready to make a exciting announcement on Monday and Riomaggiore plays a small role in it.

Another interesting fact about this photo is that I specifically waited until May to shoot this composition in Riomaggiore. I knew that during that time of year, the sun would set exactly where I wanted it to be in the frame. The epic sunset and incoming swell on the other hand, well, that was just pure luck. :)

#riomaggiore #cinqueterre #travelphotography

www.elialocardi.com___

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2015-12-02 13:59:44 (12 comments; 18 reshares; 345 +1s)Open 

Angkor Brilliance || Cambodia

Looking back on all of the time I’ve spent in SE Asia over the past few years, there are few countries that have left such a powerful impact on my heart than Cambodia. From the rich culture, the warm hearted people, and the wealth of breathtaking ancient archeological sites, it’s hard to not fall in love with this beautiful country.

These’s just something incredible about being here, standing in the early morning light among these beautiful and timeless ancient temples. The stories that grace the carvings upon the walls, whispering of a magic from the far and distant past that makes for a truly unique experience.

Cambodia also inspires me with the desire to give something back, to leave it maybe just a little bit better after I leave - a humble offering for all the inspiration it has given me over the years. That’s why I’m soexcited t... more »

Angkor Brilliance || Cambodia

Looking back on all of the time I’ve spent in SE Asia over the past few years, there are few countries that have left such a powerful impact on my heart than Cambodia. From the rich culture, the warm hearted people, and the wealth of breathtaking ancient archeological sites, it’s hard to not fall in love with this beautiful country.

These’s just something incredible about being here, standing in the early morning light among these beautiful and timeless ancient temples. The stories that grace the carvings upon the walls, whispering of a magic from the far and distant past that makes for a truly unique experience.

Cambodia also inspires me with the desire to give something back, to leave it maybe just a little bit better after I leave - a humble offering for all the inspiration it has given me over the years. That’s why I’m so excited to be heading back there in a few days to lead a Dream Photo Tour, and to have the change to share the magic of this place with others. Fingers crossed for more sunrises like this!

Fujifilm X-T1 | 20mm | f/11 | ISO 200 | 1/80

Learn how I shoot and post-process my images at: www.fstoppers.com/elialocardi

#cambodia #angkorwat #travelphotography #sunrise___

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2015-11-27 15:49:06 (9 comments; 6 reshares; 162 +1s)Open 

For anyone interested in my Landscape Photography and Post-processing Video Tutorial on Fstoppers, I’m excited to announce that it’s being discounted for the first time ever!

From now through Cyber Monday, simply punch in “BF50” at checkout for $50 off.

#BlackFriday
#CyberMonday
#photography
#tutorial


For anyone interested in my Landscape Photography and Post-processing Video Tutorial on Fstoppers, I’m excited to announce that it’s being discounted for the first time ever!

From now through Cyber Monday, simply punch in “BF50” at checkout for $50 off.

#BlackFriday
#CyberMonday
#photography
#tutorial
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2015-11-24 16:50:16 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 105 +1s)Open 

The Moments Between || Illuminate Istanbul

I’m getting ready to speak at The Instagram Illuminate Event in Istanbul tonight. Here’s a little behind the scenes of the calm before the storm.

Wish me luck! :D

#themomentsbetween #istanbul #instagram
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The Moments Between || Illuminate Istanbul

I’m getting ready to speak at The Instagram Illuminate Event in Istanbul tonight. Here’s a little behind the scenes of the calm before the storm.

Wish me luck! :D

#themomentsbetween #istanbul #instagram
www.elialocardi.com___

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2015-11-14 15:23:32 (20 comments; 41 reshares; 527 +1s)Open 

My heart goes out to the people of France who have been affected by the horrific tragedy. 

In a world that I consider to be so beautiful, it’s horrible that humanity can have the capacity for such ugliness... 

#paris   #france   #hope   #peace   #love  

My heart goes out to the people of France who have been affected by the horrific tragedy. 

In a world that I consider to be so beautiful, it’s horrible that humanity can have the capacity for such ugliness... 

#paris   #france   #hope   #peace   #love  ___

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2015-11-13 13:49:27 (7 comments; 14 reshares; 152 +1s)Open 

Post-processing Workshop || Tokyo

I’m excited to announce that on Friday November 20th, I’ll be teaching a Photography and Post-processing workshop in Tokyo. 

During the workshop, I’ll be demonstrating my entire workflow from start to finish. This is a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in learning how I achieve the look of my images. 

The workshop will be from 2-6PM, and all if you’re interested, you can find the info and RSVP to this page: https://www.facebook.com/events/836696066427794/

#workshop   #photography   #tokyo   #japan  

Post-processing Workshop || Tokyo

I’m excited to announce that on Friday November 20th, I’ll be teaching a Photography and Post-processing workshop in Tokyo. 

During the workshop, I’ll be demonstrating my entire workflow from start to finish. This is a great opportunity for anyone who’s interested in learning how I achieve the look of my images. 

The workshop will be from 2-6PM, and all if you’re interested, you can find the info and RSVP to this page: https://www.facebook.com/events/836696066427794/

#workshop   #photography   #tokyo   #japan  ___

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2015-11-11 13:55:04 (10 comments; 32 reshares; 272 +1s)Open 

Dusty Dawn || Dubai 

While I was in Dubai a few weeks ago, I had a very interesting morning shooting in extremely high humidity and low patchy spots of clouds. In fact, it was so hot and muggy outside that my camera was literally dripping water from all the accumulating moisture. Every few minutes, I had to soak it all up with a towel and wipe the fog off the front of my lens. Though I can’t say it was a fun experience, the complicated conditions resulted in a very interesting atmosphere to photograph. If you look closely in the background, you can barely see a small piece of the Burj Khalifa as the rest of the monstrous structure has been totally engulfed by the fog. 

Speaking of Dubai, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be teaching 3 different Photography Workshops at Gulf Photo Plus next February! 

Info:http://g... more »

Dusty Dawn || Dubai 

While I was in Dubai a few weeks ago, I had a very interesting morning shooting in extremely high humidity and low patchy spots of clouds. In fact, it was so hot and muggy outside that my camera was literally dripping water from all the accumulating moisture. Every few minutes, I had to soak it all up with a towel and wipe the fog off the front of my lens. Though I can’t say it was a fun experience, the complicated conditions resulted in a very interesting atmosphere to photograph. If you look closely in the background, you can barely see a small piece of the Burj Khalifa as the rest of the monstrous structure has been totally engulfed by the fog. 

Speaking of Dubai, I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be teaching 3 different Photography Workshops at Gulf Photo Plus next February! 

Info: http://gulfphotoplus.com/gpp/2016/instructors/94/Elia-Locardi

#dubai   #travelphotography   #cityscape   #gpp2016   #panorama  ___

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2015-11-06 14:06:13 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 101 +1s)Open 

On November 21st at 1pm, join me along with DJI for a Photowalk in Tokyo’s beautiful Yoyogi Park. :D 

As we enjoy the fall colors together, I’ll be demonstrating how to capture silky smooth video with the new DJI OSMO. From Yoyogi Park, we’ll continue on to Shibuya Crossing, and have some fun shooting the busiest interchange in Tokyo. 

This is a 100% free event and everyone is invited to join. RSVP your name, along with the words “Tokyo Photowalk” to JapanEvents@dji.com. We’ll meet at the main park entrance gate. I Hope to see you there! 

You can also RSVP by joining the Facebook Group Page here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1008643225824097/

#PhotoWalk   #Instameet   #Tokyo   #FallColors   #photography  

On November 21st at 1pm, join me along with DJI for a Photowalk in Tokyo’s beautiful Yoyogi Park. :D 

As we enjoy the fall colors together, I’ll be demonstrating how to capture silky smooth video with the new DJI OSMO. From Yoyogi Park, we’ll continue on to Shibuya Crossing, and have some fun shooting the busiest interchange in Tokyo. 

This is a 100% free event and everyone is invited to join. RSVP your name, along with the words “Tokyo Photowalk” to JapanEvents@dji.com. We’ll meet at the main park entrance gate. I Hope to see you there! 

You can also RSVP by joining the Facebook Group Page here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1008643225824097/

#PhotoWalk   #Instameet   #Tokyo   #FallColors   #photography  ___

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2015-11-04 17:22:30 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

The Moments Between || Awesome Upgrades

After a long few days of travel from Fiji, I finally arrived in Meteora Greece where I'll be flying around and capturing the landscape with a DJI Inspire 1 and the new X5 Pro Camera.

This cool new micro 4/3 camera system boasts 13 stops of dynamic range, while shooting 4k video and 16mp RAW stills. To say that I'm excited to put this system to the test would be a huge understatement. :)

#aerialphotography   #themomentsbetween   #inspire   #greece  

The Moments Between || Awesome Upgrades

After a long few days of travel from Fiji, I finally arrived in Meteora Greece where I'll be flying around and capturing the landscape with a DJI Inspire 1 and the new X5 Pro Camera.

This cool new micro 4/3 camera system boasts 13 stops of dynamic range, while shooting 4k video and 16mp RAW stills. To say that I'm excited to put this system to the test would be a huge understatement. :)

#aerialphotography   #themomentsbetween   #inspire   #greece  ___

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2015-10-21 13:12:03 (14 comments; 26 reshares; 340 +1s)Open 

Photo Plus Expo 2015

For anyone attending Photo Plus Expo this week, I’ll be speaking on the Fujifilm Stage about my Travel Photography and Post-processing Techniques. If you get the chance, feel free to swing by and say hello! 

Speaking Schedule: 

Thursday: 3:15pm 
Friday: 4:15pm 

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+PhotoPlusExpo  #travelphotography  #post-processing

Photo Plus Expo 2015

For anyone attending Photo Plus Expo this week, I’ll be speaking on the Fujifilm Stage about my Travel Photography and Post-processing Techniques. If you get the chance, feel free to swing by and say hello! 

Speaking Schedule: 

Thursday: 3:15pm 
Friday: 4:15pm 

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+PhotoPlusExpo  #travelphotography  #post-processing___

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2015-10-13 12:43:12 (37 comments; 84 reshares; 791 +1s)Open 

Winter Lights || Iceland

Last December when The Fstoppers team and I were filming the Photographing The World Series in Iceland, we had an exceptional night of aurora activity at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The spectacle lasted for hours as multiple bands of light twisted into beautiful shapes above. There was also a large moon that night so the surrounding landscape was almost completely illuminated. It made for one seriously fun night of winter photography!

+Malcolm Fackender recently kicked off our 2015 Iceland Dream Photo Tour and the Aurora outlook for the coming week looks very promising. Fingers crossed for more epic lights and clear night skies!

#iceland #northernlights #aurora 

www.dreamphototours.com

Winter Lights || Iceland

Last December when The Fstoppers team and I were filming the Photographing The World Series in Iceland, we had an exceptional night of aurora activity at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. The spectacle lasted for hours as multiple bands of light twisted into beautiful shapes above. There was also a large moon that night so the surrounding landscape was almost completely illuminated. It made for one seriously fun night of winter photography!

+Malcolm Fackender recently kicked off our 2015 Iceland Dream Photo Tour and the Aurora outlook for the coming week looks very promising. Fingers crossed for more epic lights and clear night skies!

#iceland #northernlights #aurora 

www.dreamphototours.com___

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