An American photographer with Italian roots, Elia Locardi has worked as a “location independent” travel photographer, instructor and speaker since 2012.

The incredible stairs that lead through the center of the Earth.

Locardi is known for dramatic landscapes, unique post-processing, stunning drone footage and his dynamic speaking & teaching style.

He and his wife Naomi live a “100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe,” according to his website. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, Locardi has visited more than 55 countries and collaborates with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world. He and Naomi also teach drone photography workshops internationally: http://store.elialocardi.com/aerial-dji-drone-photography-workshops/

As someone who made the transition to full time travel following a period of financial crisis brought on by the trappings of a typical American lifestyle, Locardi enjoys sharing his journey and the decisions that made it possible for him to see the world while pursuing his passions. See a brief video about Elia and Naomi’s journey HERE.

A wild perspective on some very colorful and densely populated apartment buildings in Hong Kong Quarry Bay.

Beautiful Cherry Blossoms cradle the extraordinary shape of Mt. Fuji and the Chureito Pagoda in Japan

During presentations on drone photography and post-processing at the FujiLove Live in New York City in February 2017, Locardi talked about getting the perfect travel shots and emphasized the most important elements, which also happen to be the simplest: patience and time.

Great shots – authentic shots – come from understanding a place, from light to culture to geography. And true understanding of a place, he says, can only come from spending time in it.

The stars dance above the extraordinary Mt Bromo Indonesia as the morning fog rolls through the caldera.

An increadible view of the Marina Bay laser show from the 46th floor.

About The Author

Elia Locardi

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

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