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Fun with Flash August 11, 2020

Fun with Flash August 11, 2020

• Basic Off-Camera Flash in manual.
• How to use manual triggers
• How to use more than one flash at the same time
• Slow shutter speed and flash

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Best Photo Spots in Naples Florida- CREW Bird Rookery

Best Photo Spots in Naples Florida- CREW Bird Rookery

The Bird Rookery Swamp Trail offer 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, including a 1500-ft. boardwalk with wheelchair accessibility. You will be stepping over and around alligators at times so it’s a little scary. But for a wildlife photographer, it’s worth it! This trail has only been open since 2011 and is not well travelled. There is an abundance of wildlife and exotic birds.

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Photography Classes online and in Naples, Florida, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Chicago for beginners to advanced photographers.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

The Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park is a swamp forest about 20 miles long by five miles wide. The Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk is a 1.2-mile boardwalk into the forest. You won’t have much chance for landscape photography in this heavily wooded area. However, you are sure to see alligators, wading birds, snakes, turtles and maybe even deer, wild turkeys and black bears.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Everglades City

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Everglades City

Everglades City takes you back in time. Once the county seat of Collier County, the town itself is adorable, with a few historic buildings to photograph. Take a peek inside the Rod and Gun Club to see this historic fishing club that has been open since the late 1800s. You can eat lunch here, but only if you have cash. Credit cards are not accepted.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Collier-Seminole State Park

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Collier-Seminole State Park

Collier-Seminole State Park is a 7,271-acre park within one of the largest mangrove swamps in the world. There are several hiking trails, or you can rent a canoe to float along the Blackwater River, where you will be sure to see alligators, raptors, wading birds and possibly manatees.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Everglades, Collier County

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Everglades, Collier County

Smallwood Store opened in 1906 and is now a perfectly restored museum. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the early days of Collier County and a fun place to photograph. There isn’t much in Chokoloskee, but you can charter a boat to take you around Chokoloskee Bay to see mangrove islands, spoonbills, dolphins, eagles and pelicans. On your way back, have lunch at the Havana Cafe then walk around the side to see an old gravesite.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Eagle Lakes Community Park

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Eagle Lakes Community Park

When you pull into Eagle Lakes Park, you may think there is nothing here for you as a photographer. It’s a busy recreational center with tennis courts, soccer and baseball fields, and a community center. Walk back into the park for an entirely different experience! There are a couple of small lakes along the 2.5 mile nature trail, all boasting many different species of wading birds, raptors and songbirds. There is not much shade; so be sure to wear a hat and bring sunscreen. Eagle Lakes Park is part of the Florida Birding Trail.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Tin City

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Tin City

Tin City is a shopping and dining mall, which doesn’t sound all that photogenic, but it really is. The colorful buildings have an old fashioned charm and are right on the water. The best time to photograph Tin City is after they close at 9 p.m.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Naples Pier

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Naples Pier

The Naples Pier is the most photographed spot in Naples. It’s a beautiful pier, and at sunset, it’s amazing! The original pier was built in 1889. Hurricanes have caused the pier to be rebuilt partially or fully five different times over the years. It is Naples’ iconic landmark.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- 5th Avenue South

Best Photo Spots in Florida- 5th Avenue South

5th Avenue South is the happening place in Naples with shopping, dining, theater, art galleries and little parks. Come photograph one of the many festivals such as Cars on 5th in February or just come for street photography.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Bayfront Naples

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Bayfront Naples

Bayfront is a four-story, mixed-use complex right on the Gordon River. The buildings have many beautiful columns, textured walls and color that make for really nice portrait backgrounds. There are fountains and balustrades overlooking the water and mangroves.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- 3rd Street South

Best Photo Spots in Florida- 3rd Street South

When Naples was developed in 1889, everything centered around this area. Julius (Junkie) Fleischmann of Fleischmann’s Yeast Fame was the primary developer who turned 3rd Street South into a shopping and dining hub. It’s now filled with restaurants, art galleries and high end shopping, as well as the few historical buildings that Naples has left.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is located about 30 miles east of Naples and is truly heaven on earth for a nature photographer. There is a 2.5 mile boardwalk through a variety of different terrains, with gorgeous spots all along the way to photograph. Check out their website for the occasional “Corkscrew After Dark” nights to practice your night photography.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Cape Romano

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Cape Romano

The Dome Home was built in 1981 by an engineer who wanted to get away from it all. It’s now decaying and sinking into the sea. It’s only accessible by boat. We recommend Dreamlander Tours out of Goodland, Florida to bring you to the Cape Romano Dome home and beach. But you’d better hurry. Who knows how long it will be before this beautiful structure is overtaken by the sea?

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Bird Gardens of Naples

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Bird Gardens of Naples

Bird Gardens of Naples is not a great spot for photography unless you need some close-ups of parrots. Parrots are all in cages. You’ll get a guided tour and be allowed to go inside one of the cages with many different types of parrots. It’s a wonderful charity so please be sure to give a good donation if you go. It’s right on the road to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary; so it might be a great place to stop on your way there.

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Wiggins Pass

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Wiggins Pass

You can order a full copy of our book, Florida Photo Spots; Naples and Collier County as an ebook for only $4.99 or as a softcover book.See sidebar for link. Name of Place: Wiggins Pass (official name: Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park) Location: 11135 Gulfshore Drive,...

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Best Photo Spots in Florida- Clam Pass Park

Best Photo Spots in Florida- Clam Pass Park

Clam Pass is a beautiful beach for nature lovers. You can take the tram or walk the ¾ mile boardwalk through the mangroves. The boardwalk is a lovely place for portrait photography, but be aware it can be quite busy at times. There is lots of shade. Once you hit the beach, turn right (north) and walk another ¾ of a mile to the inlet. You’ll see lots of shorebirds and probably osprey, hawks and eagles.

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