St. 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 earlier issue of the St. John Sun Times has done some of that work for you, assisted by Bob Schlesinger of Tropical Focus.
In the article you'll learn when to shoot. Generally, the best time to take great photos is just before around 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.
- Bob Schlesinger's Web site is www.tropicalfocus.com.
- Download a PDF of the Photo feature by clicking here.
4 thoughts on “How to bring home a great shot from St. John”
I love the picture at the beginning of this article. I’m assuming Bob Schlesinger took that shot. He photographed my family a couple of years ago and we love the pictures! Glad to see his business is flourishing. We love everything about St. John and are looking forward to our next trip in June.
I’d really love to know where the article picture was taken. I found out the sun sets right in Cruz Bay in May… Its really spectacular and makes really good orange-water-glow pictures.
Thanks for the tips be there in two weeks whoo hooo!!!!:)
Thanks for the such nice tips. I am in St. John for vacation with my friends. We have visited so many places, and clicked so many lovely pictures….