Naples Sunset. I went to the West Coast of Florida this past weekend to shoot the sunset. Naples to be exact. I haven’t been to Naples for a hot minute, and like always it never disappoints. The sunset is always epic over there, its rare when you get a bad one. I’m not sure if its the geographical location, but the sunsets are almost always epic.
I shot this with a 150-600 mm lens so I could get some compression. Meaning bring the sun forward making it look massive as much as I could. Sometimes I wish I had a 2x converter. Maybe is time to get one. If you are ever in South Florida, take a day to check out a Naples sunset. You will not be dissapointed.
Boca Chica Key Florida Sunsets. Boca Chica Key Florida is only accessible by boat. If you are a really good swimmer, you can also give it a shot! JK, it’s not that close, however, it is a must if you are in Miami and know someone with a boat. This is a tiny island with this beautiful lighthouse. The sunsets right behind it giving you a chance to take a great shot.
I wanted to get something different so I used this anchor point as my main focal point with the lighthouse behind it. I think it came out really cool and different than how most people shoot it. If you ever get the chance to go, you should however bring plenty of mosquito repellent. You will get eaten alive once the sun starts to set. But hey just look at this photo, it’s all well worth it.
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Miami Storm. What happens when there is a storm coming into Miami? Well, I grab my camera and head out to shoot! Not only do storms make the absolute best sunsets, but they make the most insane cloud formations.
I love Florida for that reason, the stormy skies. One second the sky is clear and the sun is out and the next, everything is dark and moody. I love drama in the skies, it makes much better photos. I know clear skies are a bummer, so if you are looking for amazing skies, check out my sky collections.
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South Pointe Park Miami. Here is a shot from South Pointe Park Miami. I shot whit my drone. I love these kinds of drone shots. When you shoot straight down and the lighting is just right, it makes everything look incredible. Of course, this kind of shot does not work for every kind of image, however, I think for this particular one, it works well. I edited this shot with my aerial presets.
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There are 2 times a year when you can expect an incredible fireworks show in Miami. One is on the Fourth of July and the other one is the last day of the year. I have created this post so you know exactly where to go when looking for the best Miami fireworks photography spots.
Keep in mind this is for photography, if you want to go watch them, there are a lot of places you can go, but to photograph them this is the best possible spot from a photographers perspective.
Best Miami Fireworks Photography Spots
This is the best possible spot to photograph the fireworks. From here you get an entire view of the Miami Skyline and it looks absolutely incredible. I shot the photo you see below the last new years. It is was amazing because they usually have fireworks on the side. This time however they had them right in front of the buildings, making it extra special.
The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon D850 with Nikon 24-85mm. A MeFOTO tripod. I highly recommend using a 24-70mm or anything in that range. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.
Get there early as it will get packed. Make sure you get there by 8 PM at the latest. This will allow enough time to find a spot you like and set up. Tons of people will show up so if you get there earlier even better.
There is paid parking at the Miami Children’s Museum. Park there and walk over to the bridge and walk up the bridge. Bring something to drink and a snack as you will be there for a few hours.
Where are the best places to photograph in Jupiter Florida? When it comes to Jupiter Florida there is one place I frequent. It is a large place that you have a lot of freedom to get very interesting photos. That is the Nature Conservatory Blowing Rocks.
Blowing Rocks is a great place to visit any time of the year. The best time to come is at sunrise since its facing east. Try to come during the weekday because during the weekends this place gets really busy.
Parking can be a bit of a pain. The parking lot is closed during sunrise hours, however, there is street parking about a mile down south. I usually park there then walk down to the beach and take the nice walk up the cost. You will know when you get there as you start to see the rock formations.
There are 2 things about visiting blowing rocks you need to know. Number one visits during low tide. This will allow you to get into the rocks and get some interesting perspectives. Number two is to come during high tide. This is when you will actually get the effect of “Blowing Rocks”. I prefer low tide.
I have explored many places in Jupiter, however, if you are there only for the photography, Blowing Rocks is your best bet.