About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, writer, public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.


As featured by Professional Photographer MagazineCNet Australia,, Wacom USA, and Fstoppers, Elia has built an engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across FacebookGoogle+TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat. Due to the years of dedication and genuine openness with his audience, he has become one of the most followed photographers in the world.


Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.


Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography that has become well known around the world. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth and emotion. Many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications in the world including National Geographic.


Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on many different websites including his popular blog, blamethemonkey.com, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours.

PhotoPlus Expo 2016 – My Complete Speaking Schedule

Join me in NYC at PhotoPlus Expo this October as I present on the Fujifilm Stage, and also join a panel discussion about the evolution of drone photography

Photokina 2016 – My Complete Speaking and Events Schedule

I’ve been looking forward to Photokina ever since my first visit back in 2014, and if you’re not familiar with this incredible photography convention in Cologne Germany, you should definitely check it out. If I had to explain Photokina in one word, it would be “MASSIVE,” And yes, I’d use all caps. 😉 Seriously though, […]

A Drone in Stockholm Sweden

I had so much fun shooting with my DJI Inspire Pro & X5 Camera in Stockholm Sweden, that I decided to edit together a short video of the best clips.

Video Tutorial – Shooting and Raw Processing Workflow with Adobe Lightroom Mobile

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

Adobe announces full raw photo editing in Lightroom Mobile for iOS devices!

Welcome to one of the biggest game changers in mobile photography history as Adobe announces fully integrated raw photo editing in Lightroom for iOS!

The Fujifilm X-T2 – First Look and Hands On Review

Fujifilm just announced the new X-T2 Camera. Get all the details, read my in-depth complete review, and see the beautiful photos I captured in Greece.