Painting and Photography Workshops Starting Soon

One of Steve Simonsen's beautiful images.
One of Steve Simonsen’s beautiful images.

Looking to capture all of the beauty the island has to offer, but unsure of how to use that camera of yours? Want to create one of those beautiful hand-painted shirts you’ve seen on so many people across the island? Well you’re in luck as two of the island’s most talented residents have released their upcoming workshop schedules.

Renowned photographer Steve Simonsen will teach the basics of photography while artist Sloop Jones will teach painting techniques in which participants can leave with their own wearable piece of art.

Steve Simonsen

Steve’s photography workshops kick off this week. Here are the descriptions of what he has to offer:

Tropical Light Photography: 

With the advent of digital cameras, photography has never been easier or more exciting. This workshop covers the principles of photography, lighting, focus and composition and explains in an easy to understand hands on fashion, most of the buttons, dials and menus found on today’s sophisticated point and shoot cameras.

No previous knowledge or experience required. Bring camera, manual, batteries, space on your memory card and water.

Beyond the Basics:

If you own an advanced digital camera that has manual settings and/or a digital SLR with interchangeable lenses, this class is for you. This workshop goes more in depth into the functions, features and menu options and helps push your photography to the next level to better acquaint you with the sophisticated features found in today’s high end digital cameras. This course will help sharpen any photographer’s skill and acquaintance with their camera system helping to unleash more of your creative vision.

For the intermediate to advanced digital camera owner.

Snorkel Photography: 

An introduction to underwater photography for the point and shoot waterproof camera, or a point and shoot in a watertight housing. This course introduces the principles of underwater photography including available light, artificial light, custom white balance, color absorption, improving sharpness, color saturation and creative camera angles.

For the snorkeler who owns their own underwater camera, this course will help you get sharper and more colorful images from your camera system.

Underwater Photography:

More comprehensive look at the principles of underwater photography including the use of digital SLR’s in underwater housings with underwater flashes. This course is for certified scuba divers. Covers, macro, wide angle, available light, flash photography and close focus wide angle.

Better suited to those photographers that already use external underwater flashes.

If you are interested in attending any of these workshops or if you would like more information on pricing and schedules, call Steve or his wife Janet at  (340) 775-4485 or (340) 690-8986. You can also email Janet at [email protected].

Click here to learn more about Steve and to see some of his stunning photography.

Sloop Jones

sloop jones

Beginning October 22 and continuing through Aug. 5, 2014, Sloop will offer workshops on Tuesday and Friday mornings. (Fridays will be reserved for groups of four or more.) Guests will learn that blue and yellow doesn’t always make green, according to Sloop, and they will leave with a beautiful shirt of art. Workshops are three hours long and begin at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per painter and space is limited.

Click here to learn more about Sloop Jones and to sign up for one of these incredible workshops.



2 thoughts on “Painting and Photography Workshops Starting Soon”

  1. What a superb opportunity–these workshops, really Master Classes, with Steve Simonsen whose photography I so admire. As a journalist I’ve worked with the great Alfred Eisenstadt as well as Arnold Newman and Harry Benson, and I consider Simonsen in the same category. Patricia Burstein

  2. We had the joy of painting shirts with Sloop when we were on St. John last Feb. and it was so much fun. We’ve received so many compliments on our shirts – this is a great opportunity to work with Sloop, have fun morning and walk away with a piece of artwork that you can wear!

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