Custom Pictures of  Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Port Saint Lucie and the Treasure Coast of Florida 
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Custom Photography: Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie and the Treasure Coast of Florida

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Port St Lucie

Port St. Lucie, Florida points of Photographic interests for the photographer looking for great photography pictures.

Port St Lucie was voted one of the 15 best places to live in Florida by 'Destination Seeker'. To find out why Port St Lucie is worth a visit, you need to explore this page. If you take a photography workshop with me and want to see the sites if you have the time then I will be your guide.

Unlike Fort Pierce and Vero Beach, Port St lucie, Florida has no downtown area and is spead out from the Atlantic Ocean to past I95.  If you want a career in photography in Port St Lucie, you need to buy a car before you buy a camera.

"Port St. Lucie is a city in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States. The population of Port St. Lucie was 88,769 at the 2000 census but grew rapidly during the 2000s. In 2009 the State of Florida estimated the City's population at 155,251

The city is home to New York Mets spring training, the St. Lucie Mets Florida State League team and the Mets rookie level team in the Gulf Coast League. All three play at Digital Domain Field. The Treasure Coast Galleons, a semi-pro soccer team also calls Port St. Lucie its home. Florida Atlantic University has its Treasure Coast campus in the city. There is a golf complex, the PGA Village with 54 holes of golf, a learning center and a historical center

In 2006, CC, yet again, started development of its newest community, Tradition. The community, which sat west of the Interstate 95 intersection of Gatlin Blvd., was a large cattle ranch, before CC began to develop it. There they built around 13,000,000 square feet (1,200,000 m2) of commercial area, and room for over 18,000 residences. According to CC's website, Tradition is the largest fully entitled residential development area from the tip of Interstate 95 to the Canadian Border. It has been advertised as the town you grew up in, modeled after a 1950s-era town. According to its website, Tradition Square, the town center of the community, holds year long festivities. It was also chosen as the site of HGTV's Green Home 2009, and one of America's best 100 communities."
source: Wikipedia Port St Lucie page.

I mentioned Tradition because this is an exciting part of Port St. Lucie that has grown rapidly in the last several years.

Hemingway's must see in Port St Lucie, Florida.  Also included are two must see's in Stuart on South Hutchinson Island.
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 PH Preserve  Traditon Elliott Museum   Refuge Museum

PH Preserve

Paleo Hammock Preserve:  8551 Carlton Road Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 (772) 462-2526

 It consists of a single-lane  trail that is about 1.5 miles long. This is nature that hasn't been modified by man, except for that trail and an observation platform. I went because I was hoping to see a lot of butterflies together. Apparently, butterflies are loners because I didn't see more than two together. Great place for background type of shots, sorry I am not a landscape only photographer. If you go bring some water, bug repellant and a good hat that covers areas that bugs might be interested in.


 Traditon at west Port St Lucie 10489 SW Meeting Street Port St. Lucie, FL 34987 USA
Tel: 772-340-3500

   "The Town of Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida is a new master-planned, mixed-use community located in the heart of one of America’s fastest growing regions – Port St. Lucie, in St. Lucie County – along Florida’s Treasure Coast."   I can attest that their website is correct. They even have their own radio station, which broadcasts everywhere you walk. However, for the photographer, there are some lakes, plants, trees and a fountain that someone with design experience has created. The only thing missing is a nice local pub with some real not manufactured atmosphere. I was hoping to hook up with a 'Stepford Wife' but no luck. Maybe next time.

Elliott Museum

 Elliott Museum  825 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart Florida 34996  772  225-1961



 Elliott Museum is known for its vintage collection of cars and speed boats. They have a devise where a visitor can bring up a vehicle in front of a glass window and turn the vehicle so the visitor can see each side of the vehicle. Usually a volunteer expert of history of vehicles is present to answer questions. The museum also features a Baseball gallery with hundreds of signed baseball cards and a Maritime History section. Favorite 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award Martin County Tourist Attraction.

Refuge Museum

Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge Museum: 301 SE MacArthur Blvd, Hutchinson Island , Stuart Fl 34996


 Yes I know the museum is in Stuart not Port St Lucie. However the museum is near the southern tip of South Hutchinson Island and you need to pass St Lucie county to get to this place from Fort Pierce. When I arrived near sunset on a Saturday they were having a wedding reception(Incidentally it did give me an interesting picture) The museum has very little parking space so if you do visit, try a weekday. On one side you have the atlantic ocean and on the other side of the street you have the Stuart Inlet. Not a place to visit during a hurricane. Unfortunetly there wasn't a bar inside, after my epic journey of trying find the place, I could have used a cool beer.


 Hemingway's choice(s) for good times and good food after sunset. Good times as defined as interesting bars and restaurants. Also included are two must see's in Jensen Beach on South Hutchinson Island.

Duffy's S Bar   Good Times W  Vine Barley V's Twn Tavern 
 Bonefish Mac's  Shuckers  Chillin the Most  

Duffy's S Bar


 Duffy's Sports Bar  PORT ST. LUCIE (WEST) @ SUPERPLAY USA 1608 N.W. Courtyard Cir, Port St Lucie, FL, 34986 (772) 924-3565

  This is my favorite Duffy's location and my all-time favoured sports bar. Duffy's is pretty large but if you are a regular customer, the managers and most of the staff get to know you. The food is pretty good, and my favorite is the rodeo burger. Whatever is about sports you will find on one of their TVs. Duffy's is connected to SuperPlay which hosts a bowling alley and several other things that young people find amusing.

Good Times W

   Good Times West  2096 NW Courtyard Circle Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34986 (772) 878-8844

   Lively nightime spot, nice looking bar and entertainment on the weekends. Looks like 'ladies night' is on a Wednesday.

Vine Barley

   Vine and Barley  1680 SW St Lucie West Blvd Port St. Lucie, Fl 34986 Tel: 772-446-7550

  Good selection of wines and craft beer. Nice friendly atmosphere. Self-service  on getting your wine(s). All the bottles are upside down and hooked up to a dispensing machine. "Vine & Barley is a smoke-free environment with ‘jazzy-blues’ background music, soft lighting, and a flat-screen TV to ‘catch the game’." Says it all. Favorite 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award St. Lucie Vineyard and Vinery.  Best night is Tuesday when they have bingo.

V's Twn Tavern

 V's Town Tavern 790 SW St. Lucie West Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34986 (772) 800-3239

   Used to be a Duffy's Sports bar franchise. Visited on a sunday afternoon and observed a good crowd at the bar. Looked like most of them were regulars. Place has been opened for a couple of months.  Food is served and they play live music on the weekends.

Bonefish Mac's

 Bonefish Mac's  Port St. Lucie 662 SE Becker Rd.

 Pond and little waterfalls in front of this restaurant/ sports bar. They also feature one of the largest menus I have ever seen. Two of my friends eat here on a regular basis, and they like the food.


 Shuckers: At Island Beach Resort 9800 South Ocean dr. Jensen Beach, Florida 34957 772-229-3006

Yes again, I know but same excuse as above. The place is on south hutchinson island, and you need to pass by St Lucie's county to get here from Fort Pierce. I visited this place before the 2004 hurricanes and I wasn't impressed. After the hurricane, extensive renovations took place and the new place looks a lot nicer. When I arrived around six pm, the place was packed, still I didn't have a wait for service, and the food arrived promptly. I had pork chops, and they were pretty good. In addition to the inside bar, they also had an outside bar that was close to the ocean and twice as big as the inside bar.

Chillin the Most

 Chillin the Most 4304 NE Ocean Blvd Jensen Beach, Fl 34957  772 232-6483



 Chillin the Most has a good size bar and entertainment on the weekends. On Sundays they play music for older photographers. Upstairs they have a Tiki Bar with balcony and a good view of the parking lot. I bet this is a lively place on Fridays and Saturdays. "On our menu you will find an eclectic mix of delicious, well thought out items and on our 24 taps you will find rotating craft beers." Sounds pretty good but remember what Reagan said: "Trust but verify"


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Learn new ways to create pictures and, photograph some of the best scenery on the Treasure Coast, including Fort Pierce, Vero Beach and Port Saint Lucie or even a lively photo session with a model. Finish the night celebrating at one of the many Tiki bars and restaurants in the area.

What I am offering is different then most photography workshops or training classes in that it is hands-on and covers the full process of taking a picture(s) and crafting your picture(s) using the right software. No slide shows from some expert: with my help you will craft some interesting pictures that you can proudly display wherever you want. If you opt for some extra workshop time I will show you how to make a video show or put your pictures on a web site.

And when you are finished at day's end, I will show you the interesting places in Fort Pierce or Vero Beach or Port St Lucie. Think of me as your guide to good food and better drinks.


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