St Croix Photography Workshop October 2-9, 2016

Peggy Farren 2016-05-08
Explore beautiful St Croix, US Virgin Islands while expanding your photography skills!
Peggy Farren has been going to St Croix for many years because of her association with Sid Kalmans, an avid photographer who just happens to own the fabulous Hotel Caravelle right in St Croix!

Peggy and Sid have teamed up again to put together a photo trip that will blow your mind!
Here are some of the photography activities planned:
  • Historic walking tour of the 16th century Danish town of Christiansted.
  • Photographing historic sugar mill ruins. Best settings for Landscape photography.
  • Model shoot at an eco lodge and ruins where we will learn about posing, on and off camera flash.
  • Photography fire dancers at night. How to light, night settings, fun with shutter speed.
  • Photograph a horse and rider on the beach. The keys to a good silhouette, on and off camera flash.
  • Whimm Plantation – Beautifully restored 18th century sugar plantation on 12 acres.
  • St George Village Botanical Garden - The botanical collections, including over 1500 native and exotic species and varieties, are established in and around the restored buildings and stabilized ruins of a 19th century Danish sugar cane plantation and partially overlap an Amerindian settlement which dates back almost 2,000 years.
  • Night sky photography at the eastern most point of the US - Point Udall (depending on conditions)
  • Learn about astrophotography. Make the sky a deep blue, stars “pop” and star trails.
  • Silky water at the beach. St Croix boasts the most beautiful beaches with palm trees.
  • One free day to do as you please. Because of Sid’s connections, you’ll get discounted rates on many activities.
  • And of course, we won't miss the beer drinking pigs!

This trip is for any level of photographer since it is limited to just five participants. That being said, we highly recommend you take our “Four Weeks to Proficiency in Photography” live and interactive online course if you are not comfortable shooting in the manual setting. You’ll get much more out of this trip if you have the basics down. Remember, We Simplify the Technical.

Register on our Meetup site:

Or call us at (239) 263-7001

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St Croix Photo Workshop – Stuff You Want to Know

Where will we be staying?

We stay at the newly renovated Hotel Caravelle, right on the bay in the heart of Christiansted.

The hotel is convenient to our various shooting locations. It's right in the heart of Christiansted so that we can walk to many conveniences and shopping. Our first day begins on Sunday with a Rum Punch party at the hotel.

How will we get around?
You will be expected to provide your own transportation to St Croix. We will pick you up from the airport. We will provide transportation for the duration of the trip.
** Please do not make airline reservations until you get the okay from Peggy. We need a minimum of three photographers to make this happen.

What is the cost?
$2895 double occupancy early registration through July 31, 2016.
$3195 double occupancy August 1 and on.
Single supplement $525.

What's included?
7 nights lodging at the Hotel Caravelle, double occupancy.
All Transportation on St Croix including we will pick you up from the airport.
Breakfasts and some lunches.
Admission fees to all events.
Tips for all models and drivers.
Photography Instruction

What's not included?
Dinners and some lunches
Free day activities

What will we be photographing?
This Photo Adventure encompasses architecture, cityscapes, street life, lots of nature.

What skill level is required?
This photo adventure is geared to photographers of all skill levels. Our proven leader, 5 to 1 photographer/mentor ratio allows every adventurer from beginner to advanced to proceed at her own pace. We start this photo retreat with a basic exposure class – a refresher for some and a beginner class for others.

Who is the instructor? Peggy Farren has been a full-time professional photographer for over 18 years. She started teaching and offering photo trips over 6 years ago. Our motto at Understand Photography is "We Simplify the Technical". Please check our reviews on our Meetup site and/or TripAdvisor.

What equipment should I bring?
This Photography Workshop encompasses a wide range of subject matter.
We will email you a list of suggested equipment at registration or by request.

What is the payment and refund policy?
50% deposit, full payment by August 1, 2016.
Full refund if the trip is cancelled.
Please note there are no refunds after August 2, 2016. For this reason, we highly recommend you take out travel insurance in case of emergency.

Questions? Please email Peggy at
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Register on our Meetup site:

Or call us at (239) 263-7001

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