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Ryan Whitlock
 

advice for shooting in Jamaica


Hello. I am headinf to Jamaica for a week long trip and really wanna get out there and capture whats outside the resorts. I have a Nikon N75 with Tamron 28-80mm and Tamron 70 - 300mm lenses. I have UV and polarizers for both. I was just kinda wondering about the best film to really bring out the lushness of the landscape out....should I look into a filter for the green to really pop? What kind of film should I use in such conditions? Any info on shooting in a tropical location would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Ryan


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3/24/2006 12:41:21 PM

 
Steve Warren
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Hey Ryan,

My advice would be to go to Negril. it's a lot more laid-back with a more Jamaican "feel" to it than the main resort, Montego Bay.

Unfortunately, negril is fast becoing a"hot spot" so you'll have avoid the horror of seeing a Burger King there, but there are still enough authentic "Mom and Pop type places to get some good shots.

If you go, try to get to the "West End. This is an area that overlooks the ocean from a rocky cliff that'll be sure to give you more photo ops than a tourity beach.

From what I hear, Treasure Beach is now what Negril used to be 10 years ago when it was more a hangout for hippies and rastas than an emerging tourist hotspot.

I've never been, but I would check it out as I hear it's great.

Post the pics when you get back!

Steve


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3/25/2006 6:37:07 PM

 
Steve Warren
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Hey Ryan,

My advice would be to go to Negril. it's a lot more laid-back with a more Jamaican "feel" to it than the main resort, Montego Bay.

Unfortunately, negril is fast becoing a"hot spot" so you'll have avoid the horror of seeing a Burger King there, but there are still enough authentic "Mom and Pop type places to get some good shots.

If you go, try to get to the "West End. This is an area that overlooks the ocean from a rocky cliff that'll be sure to give you more photo ops than a tourity beach.

From what I hear, Treasure Beach is now what Negril used to be 10 years ago when it was more a hangout for hippies and rastas than an emerging tourist hotspot.

I've never been, but I would check it out as I hear it's great.

Post the pics when you get back!

Steve


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3/25/2006 6:37:19 PM

 
Steve Warren
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Hey Ryan,

My advice would be to go to Negril. it's a lot more laid-back with a more Jamaican "feel" to it than the main resort, Montego Bay.

Unfortunately, negril is fast becoing a"hot spot" so you'll have avoid the horror of seeing a Burger King there, but there are still enough authentic "Mom and Pop type places to get some good shots.

If you go, try to get to the "West End. This is an area that overlooks the ocean from a rocky cliff that'll be sure to give you more photo ops than a tourity beach.

From what I hear, Treasure Beach is now what Negril used to be 10 years ago when it was more a hangout for hippies and rastas than an emerging tourist hotspot.

I've never been, but I would check it out as I hear it's great.

Post the pics when you get back!

Steve


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3/25/2006 6:37:57 PM

 
Steve Warren
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  Jamaican Sunset
Jamaican Sunset
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Sorry for the triple responses, my system froze.

I was going to add that if you can rent a vehicle to get around on your own, do it.

Also, bring vivid color films like Fuji slide, and a polarizer is a must.


I've been there many times, but only recently has my photography come to a point where I feel I could capture it, so I actually have very few shots that are worth much.


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3/25/2006 6:43:02 PM

 

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  Hi Steve;

Let me just say that Jamaican Sunset is awesome, but Running out of gas reminds me too much of the Piper Seneca II That I watched use a storage facility for a runway earlier this month,

Have fun and keep shooting,
Mark H.


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3/27/2006 6:08:33 AM

 
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