About Elia Locardi:

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, writer, experienced public speaker and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet, Wacom, SmugMug Films, Adobe, Fujifilm and Fstoppers, Elia began working full-time in the photography industry in 2009, and since then he has visited more than 65 countries, flown nearly 2 million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, NGOs, and tourism agencies on nearly every continent. Due to the years of dedication and genuine openness with his colleagues and audience, he has become one of the most followed photographers in the industry, while building and maintaining  a highly engaged social media following across all major networks.

Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing and time blending 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. As a result, many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications including National Geographic and displayed in fine art galleries, expositions, and photography events worldwide.

With extensive on-camera, public speaking, and teaching experience, Elia has established himself as one of the most respected and articulate photography educators and speakers in the industry. He has a unique ability to simplify even the most complex topics while communicating in a clear, friendly, and highly engaging way. He has been invited to speak at some of the largest photography events and stages in the world including, Photokina, Gulf Photo Plus, Photo Plus Expo, Inter BEE, National Geographic Aveiro Festival, and Instagram Illuminate.

In collaboration with Fstoppers, Elia has become well known for developing the most in depth and complete Landscape Photography and Post-processing tutorials available. With dozens of lessons that span over 50 hours of educational content, the Photographing The World series has grown to include 4 complete seasons and has been filmed in North and South America, Italy, Iceland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Cambodia, New Zealand, and Dubai. Specializing in Landscape, Cityscape, and Astrophotography, in this incredibly immersive series of lessons, Elia teaches his entire photography and post-processing workflow from start to finish, both on location in-the-field and in post-processing.


About Location Independence:

From 2012 to 2017, Elia and his wife, Naomi, gained much notoriety for selling nearly all of their possessions, becoming location independent (Digital Nomads), and living a 100% mobile lifestyle. For five solid years, they worked in the Photography Industry as they moved perpetually, traveling from country to country, and continuously circling the globe while never having a home base. This exciting, albeit complex and challenging lifestyle allowed them to maximize their time working in each destination, while simultaneously making each individual location their base of operations.

In recent years, that lifestyle has evolved to keep up with the demands of running multiple companies and collaborating with major market clients and projects worldwide. While still on the road for the majority of the year, The Locardi’s one again call Florida’s Space Coast their home.


Public Speaking, Presentations, and Workshops

Elia has given keynotes, presentations, lectures, and workshops during some of the largest photographic events in the world, including Photokina, Photo Plus Expo, InterBee Japan, PNE Beijing, Gulf Photo Plus Dubai, National Geographic Aveiro Festival Portugal, and Xposure International Photography Festival in Sharjah. Having completed multiple speaking tours throughout North America, Europe, SE Asia, and the Middle East, he’s regarded internationally as a very talented, articulate, and inspirational speaker and has presented in more than 200 venues, spanning more than 30 different countries, while focusing on a variety of topics.

Contact Elia if you want to learn more about what type of presentations and workshops he has to offer and how to book him for an event.

A Journey of a Million Miles. Live on-stage during Photokina 2018.

Here is a recording of Elia’s 2018 keynote presentation on the Fujifilm Stage during Photokina in Cologne Germany. This talk focuses on how Elia developed his unique style of photography while traveling the world without a home base. He dives into the creation of his images and how he utilizes both in-camera and post-processing methods to achieve a totally immersive and colorful end result.  

Getting the most out of raw file post-processing using Adobe Lightroom. Live on-stage during Photokina 2018.

Workshops can be designed to run for a few hours, or a few days. In regards to Post-processing, Elia has the unique ability to build comprehensive educational presentations fitting smaller time formats as well. During Photokina in 2018, Fujifilm recorded one of his 35 minute post-processing workshops that focuses on how to get the most out of Camera Raw technology.


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Interested in Working with Elia Locardi

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Elia frequently collaborates with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism departments all over the world to produce beautiful photos and videos as well as engaging online content. As an ambassador and partner for major brands, Elia understands how to carefully craft and target content with many different audiences in mind. No matter the scope or scale, each project can be custom tailored to suit the individual needs and objectives of the client.