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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.

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MissMalini3,348,597MissMalini 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 Locardi2,437,555Join @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 20:00:0041  
Elia Locardi2,437,555Join 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 Sakit1,163,506Join 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 Locardi2,437,555Join 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 Photos6,707,559Often 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 22:00:00230  
Elia Locardi2,437,555*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 17:30:00349  
SmugMug47,090Ever 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 03:00:00418  

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2016-07-15 12:59:07 (94 comments; 119 reshares; 1,149 +1s; )Open 

Bedtime Stories || Meteora

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

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

Greece is such a phenomenal country and Meteora was one of the very first locations I traveled to when I was building up my photography portfolio, so it has an extra special place in my heart. At the time, I couldn’t afford a camera and with our very minimal finances,we could ... more »

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2016-07-15 12:59:07 (94 comments; 119 reshares; 1,149 +1s; )Open 

Bedtime Stories || Meteora

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

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

Greece is such a phenomenal country and Meteora was one of the very first locations I traveled to when I was building up my photography portfolio, so it has an extra special place in my heart. At the time, I couldn’t afford a camera and with our very minimal finances,we could ... more »

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2016-07-15 12:59:07 (94 comments; 119 reshares; 1,149 +1s; )Open 

Bedtime Stories || Meteora

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

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

Greece is such a phenomenal country and Meteora was one of the very first locations I traveled to when I was building up my photography portfolio, so it has an extra special place in my heart. At the time, I couldn’t afford a camera and with our very minimal finances,we could ... more »

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2017-02-07 13:27:32 (10 comments; 2 reshares; 142 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || The Skies in Dubai

It’s great to be back in Dubai with this awesome cloudy weather and our sunrise shoot from the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La was the best sky yet!

I’m just about to wrap up filming this portion of Photographing The World 3 with Fstoppers and shift gears to Gulf Photo Plus. I’m really excited to be teaching 3 more workshops this year. It’s going to be fun! :)

Who’s going to be at GPP this coming week? We have more cloudy weather on the way!

#MeAndTheViewAt42 #themomentsbetween #dubai #pano #tutorial #photography

The Moments Between || The Skies in Dubai

It’s great to be back in Dubai with this awesome cloudy weather and our sunrise shoot from the 42nd floor of the Shangri-La was the best sky yet!

I’m just about to wrap up filming this portion of Photographing The World 3 with Fstoppers and shift gears to Gulf Photo Plus. I’m really excited to be teaching 3 more workshops this year. It’s going to be fun! :)

Who’s going to be at GPP this coming week? We have more cloudy weather on the way!

#MeAndTheViewAt42 #themomentsbetween #dubai #pano #tutorial #photography___

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2017-01-28 17:38:15 (14 comments; 2 reshares; 190 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || Sassi di Matera

After traveling through the Amalfi Coast and the little dolomites in the Basilicata region of Italy, we’ve already been enjoying and photographing incredible locations and views.

Matera however, is on a different level, especially considering the old city is completely empty during this time of year. It’s like standing in our own personal still life paining. It’s quiet, peaceful, and unbelievably beautiful. I’m excited that we have a few more days to explore this fascinating town. :)

All these location in Italy will be included in Photographing The World 3. If you’d like updates on when the videos will be available, follow the link below.

https://fstoppers.com/education/preorder-fstoppers-newest-tutorial-photographing-world-elia-locardi-3-161895

#tutorial #photography #themomentsbetween #ptw#photogra... more »

The Moments Between || Sassi di Matera

After traveling through the Amalfi Coast and the little dolomites in the Basilicata region of Italy, we’ve already been enjoying and photographing incredible locations and views.

Matera however, is on a different level, especially considering the old city is completely empty during this time of year. It’s like standing in our own personal still life paining. It’s quiet, peaceful, and unbelievably beautiful. I’m excited that we have a few more days to explore this fascinating town. :)

All these location in Italy will be included in Photographing The World 3. If you’d like updates on when the videos will be available, follow the link below.

https://fstoppers.com/education/preorder-fstoppers-newest-tutorial-photographing-world-elia-locardi-3-161895

#tutorial #photography #themomentsbetween #ptw #photographingtheworld #travel #matera #italy
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2017-01-21 12:35:16 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

Meanwhile, this is happening. :D

The Fstoppers crew and I have already started filming in Positano and we’ll spend two more weeks photographing and exploring more beautiful parts of Southern Italy.

After Italy, we’ll head to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, followed by a few weeks in South America.

If all goes as planned, many of these amazing locations will be part of a new series of in-depth photography lessons.

If you want to follow along in real time, I’ve been creating daily stories on both Instagram and Snapchat.

Let the adventure continue!

#photography #tutorial #video #photographingtheworld

Meanwhile, this is happening. :D

The Fstoppers crew and I have already started filming in Positano and we’ll spend two more weeks photographing and exploring more beautiful parts of Southern Italy.

After Italy, we’ll head to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, followed by a few weeks in South America.

If all goes as planned, many of these amazing locations will be part of a new series of in-depth photography lessons.

If you want to follow along in real time, I’ve been creating daily stories on both Instagram and Snapchat.

Let the adventure continue!

#photography #tutorial #video #photographingtheworld___

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2017-01-16 14:04:09 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 123 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || A New Chapter

When I was a kid, one of my dreams was to some day fill an entire passport. Now, fast forward to today, and since 2009, it’s a wonderful feeling to share that I’ve already completely filled three of them!

My old passport on the left is actually 74 pages thick (triple density), since I’ve added pages two separate times. The new one on the right is a 52 page (double density) passport, since the US Passport office no longer allows the addition of pages at a later date.

Since I’m leaving the USA and flying to Rome today, I’m also excited that the first stamp in this shiny new passport will be from Italy. I’ll try to keep this passport in better shape though. Just Saying. ;)

#themomentsbetween #travel

The Moments Between || A New Chapter

When I was a kid, one of my dreams was to some day fill an entire passport. Now, fast forward to today, and since 2009, it’s a wonderful feeling to share that I’ve already completely filled three of them!

My old passport on the left is actually 74 pages thick (triple density), since I’ve added pages two separate times. The new one on the right is a 52 page (double density) passport, since the US Passport office no longer allows the addition of pages at a later date.

Since I’m leaving the USA and flying to Rome today, I’m also excited that the first stamp in this shiny new passport will be from Italy. I’ll try to keep this passport in better shape though. Just Saying. ;)

#themomentsbetween #travel___

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2017-01-10 17:07:55 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 106 +1s; )Open 

I’m honored and humbled to announce the release of the latest +SmugMug Film about our nomadic lifestyle. From the bottom of our hearts, a huge thanks to the entire SmugMug team for sharing our story in such a beautiful and inspiring way.

In 2012, +Naomi Locardi and I made one of the biggest decisions of our lives by selling nearly everything we owned and becoming 100% location independent, living on the road full-time and perpetually traveling the world. And while we expected this lifestyle to push us to the limits of our comfort zones and be full of challenges along the way, we knew in our hearts that it was the right decision. We were certain it was our path to take, and we haven’t looked back since.

Life is a series of actions, decisions. You grab hold of the things that catch your eye, the things you love, the things you want, need, and desire. But other times, it’s aboutletti... more »

I’m honored and humbled to announce the release of the latest +SmugMug Film about our nomadic lifestyle. From the bottom of our hearts, a huge thanks to the entire SmugMug team for sharing our story in such a beautiful and inspiring way.

In 2012, +Naomi Locardi and I made one of the biggest decisions of our lives by selling nearly everything we owned and becoming 100% location independent, living on the road full-time and perpetually traveling the world. And while we expected this lifestyle to push us to the limits of our comfort zones and be full of challenges along the way, we knew in our hearts that it was the right decision. We were certain it was our path to take, and we haven’t looked back since.

Life is a series of actions, decisions. You grab hold of the things that catch your eye, the things you love, the things you want, need, and desire. But other times, it’s about letting go - pushing past the things you think you need to find the things you really need, so that you can be open to the opportunities that life puts before you. And I truly believe that in the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.

#SmugMug #film #travel #photography #inspiration
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2017-01-02 20:06:45 (77 comments; 9 reshares; 276 +1s; )Open 

Looking for a few active members to become group moderators. It would help us tremendously to keep the spam and inappropriate posts away.

Let me know if anyone is interested. 

Looking for a few active members to become group moderators. It would help us tremendously to keep the spam and inappropriate posts away.

Let me know if anyone is interested. ___

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2016-12-30 14:02:18 (11 comments; 11 reshares; 134 +1s; )Open 

14 Countries, 78 Cities, 97 Flights, and 215,158 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 2016 a truly wonderful year.

Wow! 2016 has been a wild, perpetual and non-stop rollercoaster ride of huge projects and a ridiculous amount of flying. Looking back at the year, having taken almost 100 flights and logging over 215 thousand miles, I can’t believe we were able to take on so many projects while surviving all the airline food. ;)

In retrospect, it’s incredible to see how much our lives have evolved, our businesses has developed, and how the experiences of 2016 have caused me to stepso fa... more »

14 Countries, 78 Cities, 97 Flights, and 215,158 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 2016 a truly wonderful year.

Wow! 2016 has been a wild, perpetual and non-stop rollercoaster ride of huge projects and a ridiculous amount of flying. Looking back at the year, having taken almost 100 flights and logging over 215 thousand miles, I can’t believe we were able to take on so many projects while surviving all the airline food. ;)

In retrospect, it’s incredible to see how much our lives have evolved, our businesses has developed, and how the experiences of 2016 have caused me to step so far outside of my comfort zone with constant challenges, that I’ve grown in countless profound and positive ways.

It has been a wild (and jet lag filled) ride, and along the way, 2016 has continued to confirm for me that without a doubt, passion, hard work, and dedication will never go unrewarded.

This post is a collection of our favorite moments, favorite photos, and favorite memories from 2016. Thanks for being a part of it!

#travel #photography #2016 #photographer #review
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2016-12-13 15:30:23 (12 comments; 7 reshares; 196 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || Don’t Look Down

Actually, you should definitely look down. That’s the whole point! ;)

Seriously, Dubai is a cityscape photographers dream, where each building’s vantage point lends a unique perspective to the incredible skyline. More often than not though, the camera setups can be a bit tricky, as some of these rooftops were never really intended for casual city viewing, let alone a photographers tripod.

As you can see for this shot, I had to get a creative in order to shoot a pano with my Really Right Stuff Multi-Clamp, PG-01 Panoramic Gimbal, and Fujifilm X-Pro2.

#dubai #photography #cityscape #rooftop #fujifilm #themomentsbetween +Really Right Stuff

The Moments Between || Don’t Look Down

Actually, you should definitely look down. That’s the whole point! ;)

Seriously, Dubai is a cityscape photographers dream, where each building’s vantage point lends a unique perspective to the incredible skyline. More often than not though, the camera setups can be a bit tricky, as some of these rooftops were never really intended for casual city viewing, let alone a photographers tripod.

As you can see for this shot, I had to get a creative in order to shoot a pano with my Really Right Stuff Multi-Clamp, PG-01 Panoramic Gimbal, and Fujifilm X-Pro2.

#dubai #photography #cityscape #rooftop #fujifilm #themomentsbetween +Really Right Stuff___

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2016-12-11 14:37:01 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

I was recently able to thoroughly go through the new book Above The World by DJI, and I’m blown away by the wealth of beautiful images from around the globe. The book itself is also laid out perfectly - a huge congrats to Andy Knight for putting all of this together.

This is the first published book of drone photography in existence and I’m honored to have 7 of my photos included. In a matter of only a few short years, DJI has empowered us to see and capture the world from an entirely new perspective.

#dji #drone #aerial #photography

I was recently able to thoroughly go through the new book Above The World by DJI, and I’m blown away by the wealth of beautiful images from around the globe. The book itself is also laid out perfectly - a huge congrats to Andy Knight for putting all of this together.

This is the first published book of drone photography in existence and I’m honored to have 7 of my photos included. In a matter of only a few short years, DJI has empowered us to see and capture the world from an entirely new perspective.

#dji #drone #aerial #photography___

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2016-12-09 14:39:32 (9 comments; 8 reshares; 228 +1s; )Open 

Even though the year is almost over, I still have more than 16,000 miles to fly.

Next stop: Dubai!

#coffee #jetlag #travel 

Even though the year is almost over, I still have more than 16,000 miles to fly.

Next stop: Dubai!

#coffee #jetlag #travel ___

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2016-12-07 14:06:56 (9 comments; 17 reshares; 277 +1s; )Open 

Nine Dragons || Shanghai

Over the past series of years, most of the building and high point access I’ve gained access to all over the world has been a result of research, seeking the appropriate permissions, getting some help from local friends, and even bribing a few security guards along the way.

Sometimes though, even after doing the necessary research and taking all the appropriate steps, I still need to do things the old fashioned way to get the shot. And what’s the old fashioned way? Well, it’s sneaking in of course.

Now first of all, I never recommend this to anyone because there’s always a chance you can land yourself in some serious trouble. But, if you’re willing to accept the potential consequences of your actions, sometimes the reward can be totally worth the risk.

Shhhhh… Don’t tell China. ;)

#china #shanghai#travelphotog... more »

Nine Dragons || Shanghai

Over the past series of years, most of the building and high point access I’ve gained access to all over the world has been a result of research, seeking the appropriate permissions, getting some help from local friends, and even bribing a few security guards along the way.

Sometimes though, even after doing the necessary research and taking all the appropriate steps, I still need to do things the old fashioned way to get the shot. And what’s the old fashioned way? Well, it’s sneaking in of course.

Now first of all, I never recommend this to anyone because there’s always a chance you can land yourself in some serious trouble. But, if you’re willing to accept the potential consequences of your actions, sometimes the reward can be totally worth the risk.

Shhhhh… Don’t tell China. ;)

#china #shanghai #travelphotography #cityscape___

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2016-12-05 14:05:15 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 99 +1s; )Open 

I just got my hands on the inaugural issue of the +Really Right Stuff, Light and Shadow Magazine, and I'm delighted to see my 8 page article as the lead story!

The article is about how investing time in photography will never go unrewarded and how creative vision, passion, patience, determination, and a whole lot of coffee all come into play when producing quality work that you can be proud of.

And speaking of being proud, hats off to RRS for creating such a beautiful magazine. There’s a wealth of knowledge and information from many talented photographers and artists. You guys rock!

#photography #published #magazine #reallyrightstuff

I just got my hands on the inaugural issue of the +Really Right Stuff, Light and Shadow Magazine, and I'm delighted to see my 8 page article as the lead story!

The article is about how investing time in photography will never go unrewarded and how creative vision, passion, patience, determination, and a whole lot of coffee all come into play when producing quality work that you can be proud of.

And speaking of being proud, hats off to RRS for creating such a beautiful magazine. There’s a wealth of knowledge and information from many talented photographers and artists. You guys rock!

#photography #published #magazine #reallyrightstuff___

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2016-11-30 14:02:53 (9 comments; 10 reshares; 272 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || Dead Sea Sky

Saying that we had an epic sky at the Dead Sea this morning would be a massive understatement. For a few brief minutes, the sky burned with intense color and light. And then, just as the spectacle began to fade, it started pouring rain. What an incredible way to spend my last morning here!

Thanks once again to Adam Frimer for capturing the behind the scenes moment.

I've had such a great time here, but now, it's time to get ready for my flight.

#travelphotography #sunrise #deadsea

The Moments Between || Dead Sea Sky

Saying that we had an epic sky at the Dead Sea this morning would be a massive understatement. For a few brief minutes, the sky burned with intense color and light. And then, just as the spectacle began to fade, it started pouring rain. What an incredible way to spend my last morning here!

Thanks once again to Adam Frimer for capturing the behind the scenes moment.

I've had such a great time here, but now, it's time to get ready for my flight.

#travelphotography #sunrise #deadsea___

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2016-11-26 14:10:56 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 154 +1s; )Open 

Having the honor of speaking in front of 2,300 people at the Israeli Photography Convention was without a doubt one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had so far this year. It was also a very unique way to spend Thanksgiving Day!

A huge thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome here, and a special shout out to the Galitz Team. I know how hard you all worked to put on an amazing event!

Big thanks as well to Adam Frimmer for the awesome behind the scenes photos. :)

#photography #conference #travel 

Having the honor of speaking in front of 2,300 people at the Israeli Photography Convention was without a doubt one of the most incredible experiences I’ve had so far this year. It was also a very unique way to spend Thanksgiving Day!

A huge thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome here, and a special shout out to the Galitz Team. I know how hard you all worked to put on an amazing event!

Big thanks as well to Adam Frimmer for the awesome behind the scenes photos. :)

#photography #conference #travel ___

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2016-11-23 14:04:27 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 215 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || Shooting in Israel

Though I’m only a few days into my visit to Israel, I’ve already been able to explore and photograph many beautiful locations. There’s truly a wealth of history here a traveler to discover.

On the top, we found a great overlook of the old city of Jerusalem, and on the bottom, the perfect vantage point to capture the modern downtown skyline of Tel Aviv. What an incredible mix of both old and new!

The Moments Between || Shooting in Israel

Though I’m only a few days into my visit to Israel, I’ve already been able to explore and photograph many beautiful locations. There’s truly a wealth of history here a traveler to discover.

On the top, we found a great overlook of the old city of Jerusalem, and on the bottom, the perfect vantage point to capture the modern downtown skyline of Tel Aviv. What an incredible mix of both old and new!___

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2016-11-18 14:03:41 (35 comments; 58 reshares; 692 +1s; )Open 

Snow Fall || Iceland

Sometimes I feel as though the beauty we find around us is just a reflection of the beauty found within us.

It’s from the inside in-which we peer out, watching, searching, analyzing the world around us. And by doing so, all it takes is a simple switch of perspective, our feelings, emotions or thoughts, and suddenly a moment—any moment—has the potential to be beautiful.

Most certainly the natural world can help influence that positive internal change, and I feel blessed to spend so much time all over the world seeing and experiencing new things, new cultures, and new landscapes, but all-the-while I try to never forget that the change happens within.

If you seek the world with an open and loving heart, you’ll always find the beauty you’re looking for.

Fujifilm X-T2 | 10mm | f/11| 3.7 Sec | Formatt-Hitech 10 StopFirecrest... more »

Snow Fall || Iceland

Sometimes I feel as though the beauty we find around us is just a reflection of the beauty found within us.

It’s from the inside in-which we peer out, watching, searching, analyzing the world around us. And by doing so, all it takes is a simple switch of perspective, our feelings, emotions or thoughts, and suddenly a moment—any moment—has the potential to be beautiful.

Most certainly the natural world can help influence that positive internal change, and I feel blessed to spend so much time all over the world seeing and experiencing new things, new cultures, and new landscapes, but all-the-while I try to never forget that the change happens within.

If you seek the world with an open and loving heart, you’ll always find the beauty you’re looking for.

Fujifilm X-T2 | 10mm | f/11| 3.7 Sec | Formatt-Hitech 10 Stop Firecrest ND

#iceland #travelphotography #longexposure___

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2016-11-16 14:08:44 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 78 +1s; )Open 

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Israeli Photography Convention next week!

I’m also excited to be spending two weeks is the country exploring, photographing, and teaching workshops in some truly beautiful locations. Israel has been high on my “must visit” list for a long time so I’m really looking forward to it.

Hope to see some of you there!

#photography #workshop 

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at the Israeli Photography Convention next week!

I’m also excited to be spending two weeks is the country exploring, photographing, and teaching workshops in some truly beautiful locations. Israel has been high on my “must visit” list for a long time so I’m really looking forward to it.

Hope to see some of you there!

#photography #workshop ___

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2016-11-10 18:53:43 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 143 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || Fully Armed Photographers

Multiple Fujifilm Cameras, DJI Drones, and Really Right Stuff Tripods? Let's just say that we were more than prepared to capture the areas around White Sands this morning!

Russell Brown from Adobe has been shooting 100% with his iPhone and Mavic, while I've armed myself with the Phantom 4 as well as my X-T2 and X-Pro2. (We didn't fly here in the State Park of course)

We only had a short amount of time to spend here but I must say, it's an extraordinary place. I can definitely see myself coming back here again in the future.

*And just as a bit of fun, the title "Fully Armed Photographers" seemed appropriate since we are right next to an active Air Force base. ;)

Shot on iPhone 6s+ and edited with Adobe Lightroom Mobile. 

The Moments Between || Fully Armed Photographers

Multiple Fujifilm Cameras, DJI Drones, and Really Right Stuff Tripods? Let's just say that we were more than prepared to capture the areas around White Sands this morning!

Russell Brown from Adobe has been shooting 100% with his iPhone and Mavic, while I've armed myself with the Phantom 4 as well as my X-T2 and X-Pro2. (We didn't fly here in the State Park of course)

We only had a short amount of time to spend here but I must say, it's an extraordinary place. I can definitely see myself coming back here again in the future.

*And just as a bit of fun, the title "Fully Armed Photographers" seemed appropriate since we are right next to an active Air Force base. ;)

Shot on iPhone 6s+ and edited with Adobe Lightroom Mobile. ___

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2016-11-09 14:02:06 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 144 +1s; )Open 

What does all this gear plus a cowboy hat all have in common?

Well, it’s all heading out west to New Mexico with me and Russell Brown where we’ll be exploring and photographing the Ted Turner Ranches and nature reserves.

I hope someone let the team know that I have no idea how to ride a horse! Hopefully the hat will help? ;)

#TheMomentsBetween #NewMexico #Ranch #TravelPhotography

What does all this gear plus a cowboy hat all have in common?

Well, it’s all heading out west to New Mexico with me and Russell Brown where we’ll be exploring and photographing the Ted Turner Ranches and nature reserves.

I hope someone let the team know that I have no idea how to ride a horse! Hopefully the hat will help? ;)

#TheMomentsBetween #NewMexico #Ranch #TravelPhotography___

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2016-11-08 13:46:33 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 90 +1s; )Open 

It looks like our Photographing The World tutorials are making a positive impact all over the world. :)

Here’s a new review in Italian by photographer and blogger Fabio Nadari. Thanks for the awesome writeup!

Truth be told, I had to cheat and use Google Translate a little bit. I haven’t visited Italy for a while now so my language skills are getting a bit rusty.

#photography #video #tutorial

It looks like our Photographing The World tutorials are making a positive impact all over the world. :)

Here’s a new review in Italian by photographer and blogger Fabio Nadari. Thanks for the awesome writeup!

Truth be told, I had to cheat and use Google Translate a little bit. I haven’t visited Italy for a while now so my language skills are getting a bit rusty.

#photography #video #tutorial___

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2016-11-02 13:17:12 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 144 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || Winter Paradise

Over the past 12 days, we've nearly circled the entire ring road of Iceland, and throughout that time, we've been treated to very nice weather conditions for photography.

We even got lucky with the first and second snow falls of the season which transformed the already stunning landscape into a winter paradise.

Here, we enjoyed a long shooting session at Godafoss as the pristine snow accumulated all around us.

In addition to my Fujifilm X-Pro2, I decided to get some additional shots with the DXO One - a powerful little camera that attaches to my iPhone.

www.dreamphototours.com


The Moments Between || Winter Paradise

Over the past 12 days, we've nearly circled the entire ring road of Iceland, and throughout that time, we've been treated to very nice weather conditions for photography.

We even got lucky with the first and second snow falls of the season which transformed the already stunning landscape into a winter paradise.

Here, we enjoyed a long shooting session at Godafoss as the pristine snow accumulated all around us.

In addition to my Fujifilm X-Pro2, I decided to get some additional shots with the DXO One - a powerful little camera that attaches to my iPhone.

www.dreamphototours.com
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2016-10-30 13:13:10 (5 comments; 8 reshares; 133 +1s; )Open 

Here's a recent interview I had with Stuff TV about the incredible potential of DJI drones and the ability for photographers to capture never-before-seen images of the world around them.

I also discuss the best ways to get started with drone technology for yourself - something I highly recommend.

And of course, as usual there are a bunch of nice colorful photos to look at.

#dji #drone #aerialphotography


Here's a recent interview I had with Stuff TV about the incredible potential of DJI drones and the ability for photographers to capture never-before-seen images of the world around them.

I also discuss the best ways to get started with drone technology for yourself - something I highly recommend.

And of course, as usual there are a bunch of nice colorful photos to look at.

#dji #drone #aerialphotography
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2016-10-27 13:08:39 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 17 +1s; )Open 

Join Me and Photographers from Around the World for 7 Fun-filled Days of Learning and Adventure in the Island of Light!

Join Me and Photographers from Around the World for 7 Fun-filled Days of Learning and Adventure in the Island of Light!___

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2016-10-24 13:01:05 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

A personalized Fujifilm X-T2? Yes please!

A huge thanks to everyone at Fujifilm for such a wonderful gift. It's an honor and a pleasure to work with all of you!

It's perfect timing too. I'm on the way to Iceland as we speak. Fingers crossed for northern lights. 😊✈️

#fujifilm #X-T2 #photography

A personalized Fujifilm X-T2? Yes please!

A huge thanks to everyone at Fujifilm for such a wonderful gift. It's an honor and a pleasure to work with all of you!

It's perfect timing too. I'm on the way to Iceland as we speak. Fingers crossed for northern lights. 😊✈️

#fujifilm #X-T2 #photography___

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2016-10-14 13:04:07 (12 comments; 13 reshares; 193 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || Endless Beauty

It's hard to believe that in a few days, our Dream Photo Tour to Bhutan will be coming to an end. The past two weeks have been an amazing experience, filled with epic landscapes, world class festivals, great friends, and of course, the friendliest people on the planet.

I want to thank everyone here for the genuine kindness, hospitality, and for everything you've all done to help us put this tour together. Your friendship means a lot to us!

Naomi and I will be leading another tour to Bhutan during festival season next year as well. The dates will be set in a few days and the info can be found here:

http://dreamphototours.com/fall-bhutan-photo-tour/

I feel blessed to be able to visit this beautiful country and I'm looking forward to many more visits to come.

**This was shot and edited in... more »

The Moments Between || Endless Beauty

It's hard to believe that in a few days, our Dream Photo Tour to Bhutan will be coming to an end. The past two weeks have been an amazing experience, filled with epic landscapes, world class festivals, great friends, and of course, the friendliest people on the planet.

I want to thank everyone here for the genuine kindness, hospitality, and for everything you've all done to help us put this tour together. Your friendship means a lot to us!

Naomi and I will be leading another tour to Bhutan during festival season next year as well. The dates will be set in a few days and the info can be found here:

http://dreamphototours.com/fall-bhutan-photo-tour/

I feel blessed to be able to visit this beautiful country and I'm looking forward to many more visits to come.

**This was shot and edited in DNG (raw format) with my iPhone 6s+ and Adobe Lightroom Mobile - all while riding on a very bumpy country road.
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2016-10-12 13:17:00 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s; )Open 

While being in Bhutan has been awesome, I'm very excited to be flying back to NYC next week for the 2017 Photo Plus Expo! 😊

If you're in town and at the event, please swing by and say hello. I'll be speaking about how to "push the boundaries of photography and post-processing" on the Fujifilm stage, and I'll also be taking part in a panel discussion about the increasing potential of drone photography.

My schedule:

Fujifilm Stage: Thursday, October 20th at 11:15AM

Fujifilm Stage: Friday, October 21sh at 11:15AM

Room 1E13: Saturday, October 22nd at 10:15AM

For complete details about the talks, visit the link below. Hope to see you there! 

While being in Bhutan has been awesome, I'm very excited to be flying back to NYC next week for the 2017 Photo Plus Expo! 😊

If you're in town and at the event, please swing by and say hello. I'll be speaking about how to "push the boundaries of photography and post-processing" on the Fujifilm stage, and I'll also be taking part in a panel discussion about the increasing potential of drone photography.

My schedule:

Fujifilm Stage: Thursday, October 20th at 11:15AM

Fujifilm Stage: Friday, October 21sh at 11:15AM

Room 1E13: Saturday, October 22nd at 10:15AM

For complete details about the talks, visit the link below. Hope to see you there! ___

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2016-10-07 13:07:17 (21 comments; 9 reshares; 286 +1s; )Open 

The Moments Between || Bhutan Photo Tour

We definitely kicked off our Bhutan Dream Photo Tour with an awesome start by hiking up to the stunning Tigers Nest Monastery!

With swirling fog and soft light, the weather couldn't have been any better. On top of that, the Monastery was even decorated with gold flag trim for festival season. It made for a very unique and exciting shooting opportunity.

This was shot and edited in DNG (raw format) with my iPhone 6s+ and Adobe Lightroom Mobile - all while riding on a very bumpy mountain road. You gotta love the power of mobile technology! 😀

www.dreamphototours.com


The Moments Between || Bhutan Photo Tour

We definitely kicked off our Bhutan Dream Photo Tour with an awesome start by hiking up to the stunning Tigers Nest Monastery!

With swirling fog and soft light, the weather couldn't have been any better. On top of that, the Monastery was even decorated with gold flag trim for festival season. It made for a very unique and exciting shooting opportunity.

This was shot and edited in DNG (raw format) with my iPhone 6s+ and Adobe Lightroom Mobile - all while riding on a very bumpy mountain road. You gotta love the power of mobile technology! 😀

www.dreamphototours.com
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2016-10-03 13:07:07 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 79 +1s; )Open 

I'm excited to say that in a just a few hours, I'll be heading back to The Kingdom of Bhutan!

This visit is extra special because it’s our first official Dream Photo Tour to this phenomenal country, and I can’t wait to share my favorite locations with everyone who’s joining us.

If you’d like to follow along as we travel through Bhutan, I’ll be creating daily stories on Snapchat : https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

You can also find all the information for next year’s tour by following the link below.

Now, it's time to get a few hours of sleep before our very early flight. I'm pre-brewing a few shots of espresso as we speak. ;)

#bhutan #phototour #photography #travel

I'm excited to say that in a just a few hours, I'll be heading back to The Kingdom of Bhutan!

This visit is extra special because it’s our first official Dream Photo Tour to this phenomenal country, and I can’t wait to share my favorite locations with everyone who’s joining us.

If you’d like to follow along as we travel through Bhutan, I’ll be creating daily stories on Snapchat : https://www.snapchat.com/add/elialocardi

You can also find all the information for next year’s tour by following the link below.

Now, it's time to get a few hours of sleep before our very early flight. I'm pre-brewing a few shots of espresso as we speak. ;)

#bhutan #phototour #photography #travel___

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2016-09-29 13:15:59 (18 comments; 17 reshares; 335 +1s; )Open 

Starlight || New Zealand

This is a photo I captured while we were filming our Photographing The World Video Tutorial Series, when we camped out near Mt. Cook in New Zealand. It was a beautiful night and as the moon set on the left side of the frame, millions of stars became visible in the clear sky.

Because of the bright moon, there was also plenty of light to illuminate the iconic shape of Mt. Cook in the distance. It made for a very interesting shooting experience and a very unique shot.

While out there for the night, we also found out that Patrick Hall from Fstoppers has an irrational fear of possums. ;)

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

#NewZealand #MtCook #Stars #landscapephotography

Starlight || New Zealand

This is a photo I captured while we were filming our Photographing The World Video Tutorial Series, when we camped out near Mt. Cook in New Zealand. It was a beautiful night and as the moon set on the left side of the frame, millions of stars became visible in the clear sky.

Because of the bright moon, there was also plenty of light to illuminate the iconic shape of Mt. Cook in the distance. It made for a very interesting shooting experience and a very unique shot.

While out there for the night, we also found out that Patrick Hall from Fstoppers has an irrational fear of possums. ;)

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

#NewZealand #MtCook #Stars #landscapephotography___

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2016-09-24 13:26:45 (15 comments; 4 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

A huge thanks to everyone who came to see me speak on the Fujifilm Stage over the past few days. I’m truly humbled by the amount of support and it was wonderful to finally get to meet so many of you in person! I think we counted over 200 in the audience on Friday and today was more likely near 300! :)

My final presentation will be tomorrow at 12:20pm, again on the Fujifilm Stage. So you you’re still around Photokina, definitely swing by to say hello.

There’s also an Official Fujifilm Photowalk tonight that Naomi and I will be attending. It begins at 6:00PM in front of the Cologne Cathedral.

I hope to see you guys there!

#photokina #fujifilm #photowalk #photography #elialocardi

A huge thanks to everyone who came to see me speak on the Fujifilm Stage over the past few days. I’m truly humbled by the amount of support and it was wonderful to finally get to meet so many of you in person! I think we counted over 200 in the audience on Friday and today was more likely near 300! :)

My final presentation will be tomorrow at 12:20pm, again on the Fujifilm Stage. So you you’re still around Photokina, definitely swing by to say hello.

There’s also an Official Fujifilm Photowalk tonight that Naomi and I will be attending. It begins at 6:00PM in front of the Cologne Cathedral.

I hope to see you guys there!

#photokina #fujifilm #photowalk #photography #elialocardi___

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2016-09-22 17:33:05 (12 comments; 1 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

So far Photokina has been awesome and I’ve had a great time speaking for Adobe and DJI!

If you’re around this weekend, swing by and say hello! I’ll be speaking on the Fujifilm Stage Friday - Sunday.

Friday @ 2:20pm
Saturday @ 1:20pm
Sunday @ 12:20pm

Hope to see you there! :D

#photokina #2016 #adobe #dji #fujifilm

So far Photokina has been awesome and I’ve had a great time speaking for Adobe and DJI!

If you’re around this weekend, swing by and say hello! I’ll be speaking on the Fujifilm Stage Friday - Sunday.

Friday @ 2:20pm
Saturday @ 1:20pm
Sunday @ 12:20pm

Hope to see you there! :D

#photokina #2016 #adobe #dji #fujifilm___

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2016-09-20 13:05:03 (24 comments; 1 reshares; 207 +1s; )Open 

I received a nice gift from Fujifilm at Photokina today. The newly announced GFX 50S Medium Format Camera! 😀

Just kidding, of course. While I was only able to have a few minutes of hands on experience with it, I can definitely say that it's going to be one of the biggest game changers in the photography world.

And yes, of course I tried to sneak it into my bag. I didn't make it very far. 😉

I received a nice gift from Fujifilm at Photokina today. The newly announced GFX 50S Medium Format Camera! 😀

Just kidding, of course. While I was only able to have a few minutes of hands on experience with it, I can definitely say that it's going to be one of the biggest game changers in the photography world.

And yes, of course I tried to sneak it into my bag. I didn't make it very far. 😉___

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2016-09-08 13:10:41 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 209 +1s; )Open 

A huge thanks to Bruised Passports for the awesome review of my Photographing the World Tutorial Series. It's great to hear things from the perspective of such seasoned travelers.

Reading this while enjoying a freshly brewed espresso really made for an excellent morning. Maybe I'll have a second espresso and read through it once more. ;)

#photography #landscape #tutorial #editing #photoshop


A huge thanks to Bruised Passports for the awesome review of my Photographing the World Tutorial Series. It's great to hear things from the perspective of such seasoned travelers.

Reading this while enjoying a freshly brewed espresso really made for an excellent morning. Maybe I'll have a second espresso and read through it once more. ;)

#photography #landscape #tutorial #editing #photoshop
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2016-09-07 13:00:58 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 42 +1s; )Open 

Photokina 2016 || My Complete Speaking Schedule

I’ve been looking forward to Photokina ever since my first visit back in 2014, and this year I’m speaking for Adobe, DJI, and Fujifilm. Below is my exact schedule. You can find more specific details about the show, what to expect, and why I suggest visiting the post linked below.

-- 20 September - Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adobe Stage: “Creative Cloud Photography - Unleashed Creativity”

-- 20 September - Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Adobe Area - Video Broadcast: “Adobe - Live From Photokina Daily Show”

-- 21 September - Wednesday 2:00pm - 2:30pm
DJI Stage: “The Art of Aerial Photography and Videography”

-- 22 September - Thursday 2:00pm - 2:30pm
DJI Stage: “The Art of Aerial Photography and Videography”

-- 23 September - Friday 2:20pm - 3:00pmFujifilm Stage: “... more »

Photokina 2016 || My Complete Speaking Schedule

I’ve been looking forward to Photokina ever since my first visit back in 2014, and this year I’m speaking for Adobe, DJI, and Fujifilm. Below is my exact schedule. You can find more specific details about the show, what to expect, and why I suggest visiting the post linked below.

-- 20 September - Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Adobe Stage: “Creative Cloud Photography - Unleashed Creativity”

-- 20 September - Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Adobe Area - Video Broadcast: “Adobe - Live From Photokina Daily Show”

-- 21 September - Wednesday 2:00pm - 2:30pm
DJI Stage: “The Art of Aerial Photography and Videography”

-- 22 September - Thursday 2:00pm - 2:30pm
DJI Stage: “The Art of Aerial Photography and Videography”

-- 23 September - Friday 2:20pm - 3:00pm
Fujifilm Stage: “Pushing the Boundaries of Travel Photography and Post-Processing”

-- 24 September - Saturday 1:20pm - 2:00pm
Fujifilm Stage: “Pushing the Boundaries of Travel Photography and Post-Processing”

-- 25 September - Sunday 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Fujifilm Stage: “Pushing the Boundaries of Travel Photography and Post-Processing”

Let me know if you’re going to be at the show. I may put together a little meet up event for casual conversation and of course, German beer. :)

#photokina #cologne #gernmany #speaking #workshop #schedule #elialocardi___

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2016-09-04 13:03:29 (7 comments; 10 reshares; 122 +1s; )Open 

A Drone in Stockholm

I had a lot of extra drone footage from the recent tutorial I released about my Adobe Lightroom raw editing workflow. So much so that I decided to cut together a short video of all the best clips. Even though I only flew for 15 minutes, I was able to capture some very stunning angles of Stockholm Sweden. It truly is a beautiful city from above!

This was shot entirely with the DJI Inspire Pro & X5 Camera and was edited and color corrected in Adobe Premiere.

#drone #stockholm #sweden #photography #video

A Drone in Stockholm

I had a lot of extra drone footage from the recent tutorial I released about my Adobe Lightroom raw editing workflow. So much so that I decided to cut together a short video of all the best clips. Even though I only flew for 15 minutes, I was able to capture some very stunning angles of Stockholm Sweden. It truly is a beautiful city from above!

This was shot entirely with the DJI Inspire Pro & X5 Camera and was edited and color corrected in Adobe Premiere.

#drone #stockholm #sweden #photography #video___

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2016-08-31 12:57:40 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 67 +1s; )Open 

Complete Raw Processing workflow with Lightroom Mobile!

This video tutorial covers everything you need to know about Lightroom Mobile, all the way from shooting images in the field, transferring raw files to your mobile device, editing them in Lightroom Mobile, and syncing them to your desktop over the cloud. Not only that, this tutorial also takes things further by showing some of the Photoshop editing techniques I used to create one of my most famous photos from Stockholm, “Belly of the Beast.”

And the best part about it? It’s absolutely free!

#tutorial #video #Adobe #Lightroom #Mobile #photography

Complete Raw Processing workflow with Lightroom Mobile!

This video tutorial covers everything you need to know about Lightroom Mobile, all the way from shooting images in the field, transferring raw files to your mobile device, editing them in Lightroom Mobile, and syncing them to your desktop over the cloud. Not only that, this tutorial also takes things further by showing some of the Photoshop editing techniques I used to create one of my most famous photos from Stockholm, “Belly of the Beast.”

And the best part about it? It’s absolutely free!

#tutorial #video #Adobe #Lightroom #Mobile #photography___

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2016-08-26 13:23:38 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 129 +1s; )Open 

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

As I post this, my heart goes out to the victims of the recent earthquake in central Italy. In the wake of this horrible tragedy, please know that you're in our thoughts and that we're sending you our love.

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

As I post this, my heart goes out to the victims of the recent earthquake in central Italy. In the wake of this horrible tragedy, please know that you're in our thoughts and that we're sending you our love.___

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2016-08-24 13:03:52 (12 comments; 20 reshares; 377 +1s; )Open 

Ios Sleeps || Cyclades, Greece

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

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

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

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

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Ios Sleeps || Cyclades, Greece

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

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

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

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

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

#Ios #greece #cyclades #island #sunset___

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2016-08-18 13:24:00 (12 comments; 17 reshares; 216 +1s; )Open 

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Iceland? Epic waterfalls, extraordinary landscapes, and a chance to see the incredible Northern Lights all await.

Join me on tour this October as we explore and photograph some of the most beautiful areas of Iceland. :)

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Iceland? Epic waterfalls, extraordinary landscapes, and a chance to see the incredible Northern Lights all await.

Join me on tour this October as we explore and photograph some of the most beautiful areas of Iceland. :)___

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2016-08-17 13:06:26 (16 comments; 31 reshares; 619 +1s; )Open 

Jewel of the Cyclades

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

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

#santorini #greece #oia #cyclades #travelphotography

Jewel of the Cyclades

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

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

#santorini #greece #oia #cyclades #travelphotography___

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2016-08-05 13:02:29 (46 comments; 104 reshares; 823 +1s; )Open 

Clarity || Hong Kong

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

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

Sunrises like this are extremely rare, and in 2014, I invested 5 earlymorning... more »

Clarity || Hong Kong

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

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

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

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

#hongkong #tutorial #sunrise #victoriapeak #blending___

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2016-08-03 12:55:17 (16 comments; 34 reshares; 431 +1s; )Open 

Dreams of Meteora || Greece

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

#greece #meteora #sunset

www.elialocardi.com 

Dreams of Meteora || Greece

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

#greece #meteora #sunset

www.elialocardi.com ___

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2016-07-26 12:57:49 (3 comments; 9 reshares; 144 +1s; )Open 

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

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

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

“Throughout my reign I will never rule you as a King. I will protect you as a parent, care for you as a brother and serve you as a son. I shall give you everything and keep nothing; I shall live such a life as a good human being that you may find it worthy to serve as an example foryour childr... more »

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

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

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

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

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

#bhutan #phototour #travelphotography ___

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2016-07-23 12:56:59 (6 comments; 16 reshares; 100 +1s; )Open 

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

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

#landscapephotography #tutorail #camera #processing #photoshop #video #iceland

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

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

#landscapephotography #tutorail #camera #processing #photoshop #video #iceland___

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2016-07-21 12:55:26 (12 comments; 28 reshares; 519 +1s; )Open 

Melody of the Cyclades || Santorini

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

In truth, this was a bonus shot because the sky was so overcast, dull, and boring that we knew we’d get some good footage for our Adobe video project but we had no idea that the sky would explode with color and light. That was just an added bit of luck on our last day of shooting on Santorini.
Shot with t... more »

Melody of the Cyclades || Santorini

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

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

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

#greece #oia #santorini #cyclades #travelphotography

www.blamethemonkey.com
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2016-07-19 13:02:56 (3 comments; 8 reshares; 119 +1s; )Open 

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

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

Thanks to Adobe for helping me do what I love. 

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

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

Thanks to Adobe for helping me do what I love. ___

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2016-07-15 12:59:07 (94 comments; 119 reshares; 1,149 +1s; )Open 

Bedtime Stories || Meteora

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

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

Greece is such a phenomenal country and Meteora was one of the very first locations I traveled to when I was building up my photography portfolio, so it has an extra special place in my heart. At the time, I couldn’t afford a camera and with our very minimal finances,we could ... more »

Bedtime Stories || Meteora

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

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

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

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

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

#greece #meteora #kalambaka #kastraki #travelphotography

www.blamethemonkey.com
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2016-07-13 15:04:56 (17 comments; 4 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

It’s my birthday today, and as the ultimate gift, Adobe just announced fully integrated raw photo editing in Lightroom Mobile on iOS! :D

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

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

Check out my detailed post for a behind the scenes look at all the features, as well as a bunch of before and after comparison images I worked on during the project. And, as always, if you don’t feel like reading, there are a ton of cool photos to browse through instead! 

It’s my birthday today, and as the ultimate gift, Adobe just announced fully integrated raw photo editing in Lightroom Mobile on iOS! :D

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

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

Check out my detailed post for a behind the scenes look at all the features, as well as a bunch of before and after comparison images I worked on during the project. And, as always, if you don’t feel like reading, there are a ton of cool photos to browse through instead! ___

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2016-07-07 13:27:17 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 60 +1s; )Open 

I’m very excited to say that today, the Fujifilm X-T2 has officially been announced!

I’m proud to be one of the few photographers in the world that has had the opportunity to field test the X-T2, and over the past few months, I’ve traveled from Japan, to Italy, Greece, and Singapore, to put this camera through its paces, report my findings, and see what shots I could capture along the way.

Here’s my detailed review of the new features as I also dive into just how far we can push the new 24MP raw files in post-processing.

And just like all of my reviews, if you don’t feel like reading, you can just enjoy all the nice photos. :)

#fujifilm #X-T2 #XT2 #travelphotography #review #camera

I’m very excited to say that today, the Fujifilm X-T2 has officially been announced!

I’m proud to be one of the few photographers in the world that has had the opportunity to field test the X-T2, and over the past few months, I’ve traveled from Japan, to Italy, Greece, and Singapore, to put this camera through its paces, report my findings, and see what shots I could capture along the way.

Here’s my detailed review of the new features as I also dive into just how far we can push the new 24MP raw files in post-processing.

And just like all of my reviews, if you don’t feel like reading, you can just enjoy all the nice photos. :)

#fujifilm #X-T2 #XT2 #travelphotography #review #camera___

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2016-06-29 13:27:24 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 96 +1s; )Open 

How I became Involved with Pro Aerial Photography

It’s amazing to think that in just a few short years, drone and UAV technology has evolved into such outstanding heights. And all throughout this time as these little marvels of personal aircraft have continued to get more powerful and user friendly, I’ve been able to seamlessly incorporate them not only into my professional photography and videography, but my 100% location independent lifestyle as well.

This article also includes a candid video where Lee Morris from Fstoppers and I discuss how we used a DJI Phantom in 7 different countries to get some of the most epic footage of the entire Photographing The World Video Series.

#drone #photography #videography #DJI #aerial

How I became Involved with Pro Aerial Photography

It’s amazing to think that in just a few short years, drone and UAV technology has evolved into such outstanding heights. And all throughout this time as these little marvels of personal aircraft have continued to get more powerful and user friendly, I’ve been able to seamlessly incorporate them not only into my professional photography and videography, but my 100% location independent lifestyle as well.

This article also includes a candid video where Lee Morris from Fstoppers and I discuss how we used a DJI Phantom in 7 different countries to get some of the most epic footage of the entire Photographing The World Video Series.

#drone #photography #videography #DJI #aerial___

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