St Croix September 29 - October 6, 2013 Only $2395.00 for the entire week. Includes pick up from the airport, hotel, admission to most activities and some meals.
Please call Peggy Farren to register or email for more info: Naplesportraits@gmail.com or 239-263-7001.
Join instructors Peggy Farren, Cathy Nocera and local Cruzan Sid Kalmans for a week of incredible photography and fun. St Croix is very unique for a Caribbean island!
Cathy Nocera has been awarded the honor of One of the Top 10 Professional Photographers in Florida this year by the Florida Professional Photographers for her third time! Sid Kalmans has owned a popular hotel in St Croix for 30 years and has helped us plan an awe inspiring trip. And Peggy Farren is there to make sure everything runs smoothly and that all instruction is simple and easy to understand! Peggy is famous for her easy to understand explanations of the technical side of photography.
Beautiful beaches are a given, and St Croix also boasts many incredible ruins, an old Danish city, rain forest, reef and more!
Improve your artistic editing and shooting skills while experiencing the time of your life in an exotic setting!
Schedule: Sunday: 5:30 P.M. Rum Punch Welcome Party
Monday 9:30 a.m. Basic flash on and off camera workshop at Hotel Caravelle Meeting Room Lunch on your own 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 Photowalk Christiansted with Historic overview and model shoot. Meet in hotel lobby at 1:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Early dinner (included). Meet at Rumrunners right in the Hotel Caravelle. 7:00 p.m. Photo share and critique in the Hotel Caravelle meeting room.
Tuesday 9:30 am to 11:00 a.m Underwater model shoot in the hotel pool
Lunch on your own 1:00 -3:30 pm Process pictures and Photoshop/Elements class Early dinner on your own 5:30 pm HDR and night photography. Meet in the hotel meeting room. Sunset is 6:07 pm 7:00 pm Processing HDR photos. Meeting room
Wednesday Buck Island - full day including lunch Landscape photography, driftwood, beach and macro photography
Thursday Free day – we'll offer optional classes at the hotel
Fun options for your free day! Because our local connection with Sid Kalmans, we are able to negotiate special prices on Buck Island snorkeling trips, island tours, off road jeep tours, and a guided tour of the east end for up to 4 people
Friday Mount Victory Eco Rain Forest Full day includes lunch
Sunset shoot and early dinner at the beach bar.
Saturday Botanical Gardens and Whimm plantation
Sunday Rum Runners Sunday brunch - extra fee
How to get there: The St. Croix airport code is STX. Flights to St. Croix (STX) are direct from Miami (MIA) on American Airlines, or from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) on Jet Blue via San Juan. You may be able to find another airline.
We will pick you up from the airport in St Croix.
What to bring: Clothing - bring comfortable shoes, shorts & beach wear, sun block, mosquito repellant, a hat, etc. If you have them, water shoes would be nice. Most beaches are sandy but some are a bit rocky. You won't need any formal or dressy clothes.
Equipment - Your camera Lenses - we will be doing a wide variety of photography so bring what you have. You can leave the equipment in the hotel safe when you are not using it. A waterproof camera or underwater housing. Olympus or Pentax get good ratings for underwater point and shoot cameras. Or you can buy an underwater disposable camera from Walmart for about $10. Be safe and buy a few! Lightweight tripod.
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