About 100 years ago, renowned American photographer Lewis Hine said, "If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug a camera."
In this day and age, it's a little easier to do both — and Elia Locardi has chosen to do just that.
Elia Locardi has been a full time travel and landscape photographer since 2010, and in March 2012, he sold nearly all of his possessions and became completely location independent. Throughout that time, Locardi and his wife have logged nearly 1 million miles, 35 countries, and over 100 cities, including Beijing, Dubai, Rome, and Sydney.
Despite the persistent jet lag, Locardi says “2012 has been the most incredible year of my life,” and his work speaks for itself. Locardi’s stunning photos — processed using a technique known as High Dynamic Range (HDR) — portray the world in bold, vivid color, and bring landscapes and moments to life in ways that immerse the viewer.
But photography isn't the end of the story. Locardi has written extensively about the journey on his website and cultivated a large social media following. (For example, a photo that he took in London in 2011 has seen over 32 million views.)
But as the quote from Lewis Hine illustrates, not all stories can be told in photos or words alone. Sometimes a workshop is needed!
On March 23, Locardi will make a brief stop in San Diego to deliver a talk about HDR imaging techniques and his travels abroad. In the workshop, Locardi will walk students through the HDR process, highlight new imaging technologies and techniques that allow artists to push boundaries. Locardi will also discuss how photographers leverage social media to take their careers to the next level.
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