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Taking Pics In SXM (Maho Beach), Any Tips?  
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2578 posts, RR: 29
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4751 times:

Hey guys,

Just as the topic says... any pics regarding spotting at SXM? I'm going to St. Marteen on September 7th as part of a cruise I'm taking. I plan on spending the whole day at Maho Beach spotting. What's the best place to shoot from? Best Camera settings? I'll be using a simple Sony CyberShot P-73 (4.1 megapixels, 3X optical zoom).

Thanks a lot for your help,

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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

Don't stand on a ladder. Big grin

User currently offlineKLGAviation From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 243 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

My suggestion... shoot from as far away as possible in order to capture the entire scene. A lot of people get caught up in being close to the action, but in reality, what has more effect? A close picture of the bottom of a plan or a picture showing the sand AND the plane?


There is a fine line between a picture and a photo. The latter seems to be disappearing.
User currently offlineTommy Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 912 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4704 times:


Wear a lot of sun protection lotion, order a cold Carib beer at the bar and enjoy the action.  bigthumbsup 

Watch the photos in the db, look at them and think of the shots you like.
Try to capture that while you're there.

And remember, always try to get a new angle. Try to shoot something new.
Be different.

but most importantly.... Enjoy your visit!

Tommy Mogren

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