Getting the Picture Perfect Shot

Artwork 5.23.13St. John has lots of opportunities for snapshots.  But if you want more than a snap, you’re going to have to do a little work.  Thankfully, an issue of the did some of it, assisted by Bob Schlesinger of Tropical Focus.

In the article you’ll learn when and where to shoot. Generally, the best time to take great photos is just before sunset, between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  That’s when the light has a soft and buttery feel.

Don’t be afraid to use props in your scenes, either. Palm trees offer texture and scale; beach balls offer color, and boat docks give you depth.

Most important is where to snap the shutter? There are so many vistas and locations from which to choose, having on-island experts point out some of the best is great.  At the top of the list is Francis Bay, followed by Bordeaux Mountain Overlook, Salomon Beach, and Trunk Bay

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