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

Photography Workshop training with one on one hands on teaching.

Vero Beach, Florida points of Photographic interests for the photographer looking for great photography.

Vero Beach

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 for the best areas to take pictures as well as some interesting places for food and fun.

Compared to Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach. Florida is pretty upscale. Vero Beach is a nice comfortable beach side community.

 Vero Beach is a city in Indian River County, Florida, USA. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 data, the city had a population of 15,220. It is the county seat of Indian River County.

Vero Beach was voted one of the 15 best places to live in Florida by 'Destination Seeker'. To find out why Vero Beach is worth a visit, you need to explore this page.

Hemingway's must see in Vero Beach
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 McKee Gardens Royal PP Park  Disney Vero   Sebastian Park

McKee Gardens

 McKee Botanical Gardens in Vero 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962  772-794-0601

   Open all year but check the web site for future events. McKee is a good place to take background pictures, or if you have a model and McKee doesn't have many visitors(usually during the week, near closing time.) try to sneak in a model(no bikini or nude photos - please). Winner 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award Indian River Tourist Attraction.

Royal PP Park

 Royal Palm Pointe Park: 2 Royal Palm Pointe Vero Beach, FL 32960  Phone:772 567-2144



 Royal Palm Pointe is a little penisula that juts off of the mainland part of Vero Beach and ends in the Indian river where the park is located. Consists of a lot of high end business and a local bar that is worth a visit if you are in the area and thirsty. The main thing to know is if someone puts a 'e' on a name you know they are going charge you more money.

Disney Vero

 Disney Resort in Vero Beach9250 Island Grove Terrace Vero Beach FL 32963 United States of America  1-866-599-6674


Nice family resort and good place to take some pictures. Expect to spend some money. I ordered a bottle of Mic Ulta in their small upstairs bar and paid $7.23. That was the only bar open after 5pm. I guess this isn't one of those Disney resorts they show on their commercials where the adults ditch the kidees and party at some disco presumeable after 5pm. If you plan to visit you need either a GPS system or a detailed local map. If you are traveling from Vero Beach, you could easily pass the place, especially if you are looking ahead to the street light on state highway 510. Favorite 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award Indian River local weekend getaway.

Sebastian Park

 Sebastian Inlet State Park: 9700 South State rd. A1A Melboune Beach, Florida 32951 (321) 984-4951


The Sebastian Inlet State Park as you may have guessed is closer to Sebastian than it is to Vero. The city of Melbourne is located much further north of Sebastian and why the name is on the address is a mystery to me. It is located off of A1A and about a 10-minute drive north of the Disney Resort(Yes I drove past the Disney Resort and saw some picture taking opportunities.). The park features a beach and an inlet that leads to the ocean. Add in a hugh Pelican and you have a chance for some decent pictures.

Hemingway's choice(s) for good times and good food after sunset. Good times as defined as great bars and restaurants. 


 Blue 42  Filthy's  Riverside Cafe  Waldo's
 Costa D' Este  Costa D' Este  Bonefish Grill  

The Vero Beach city counsel recently(May/2014) passed a one year test bill to move the bars closing time back one hour to 2am. I would guess that some of the nite clubs/bars listed below gearing up for more business.

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 Beef's   782 S. US Hwy 1 Vero Beach, FL 32962 United States (772) 569-3336

     The offical name is 'Beef O Brady's but all the employees just call it 'Beef's'. Beef's is bascially a family sports bar with over 30 TV's. The serving and bar staff are both attractive and engaging. Currently one of my favorite places in Vero. Food is decent. John the manager does many things to get the customers to come back. During football season you can pick teams in various ways and if you are good and lucky enough you may get a gift certificate during or at the end of the season. No charge  to play. Beef's is in the same shopping strip as Blue 42 and several of their female employees like to hang out at Blue 42 after Beef's closes. 

Blue 42


 Blue 42 Sports Bar and Grill: 710 South US Hwy 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962, (772) 584-3746

 Formerly JR's and YNot. They also feature a Tiki type bar for smokers and plenty of TV's.   Except for the restaurant, this is a place for young people in their 20's to 40's. If you are a young photographer, Saturday night is the time to visit. I visited the place on a quiet Sunday. I ordered a cheesburger and to my surpise it was hand crafted and not overcooked.Two weeks later I ordered a cheeseburger and it was grossly overcooked.


 Filthy's Fine Cocktails + Beer:  238 16th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960  /  Ph. 772-794-9512

Why someone would want to name a bar Filthy's and expect people to visit the place is beyond my comprehension. The place used to be called 'Filthy's McNasty's', and I visited the place two or three years ago. Let's just say that the place lived up to its name. Recently(May 2014) I revisted the place and was please to see that someone(new owner?) spent a lot of money renovating the place, even the bathroom looked pretty good. Looks like they are trying to be a night club. Nice size stage with built in stage lighting/speakers. Update: They got rid of the stage and put in a small bar. Pretty lively place especially after 10pm when they give their drink specials. On Sunday, they have Bloody Mary specials where you can order up to a pictures worth of them with over 40 things to mix in your blood mary's including White Castle cheeseburgers and meatball(no kidding, they put them on a wooden stick)

Riverside Cafe

 Riverside Cafe in Vero The Riverside Café, 1 Beachland Blvd. Vero Beach, Florida 32963 (772) 234-5550

   If you are in Vero Beach and want to photograph some great sunsets, then head to the Riverside Cafe or next to the cafe and under the north Vero bridge at twilight. This place has the second best sunset after 'On the Edge' on the Treasure Coast. Afterwards, party at the best fun bar in the area: good food and some of the finest entertainment that you have never heard of. Beers are a little pricey, but it's a  lively place on Friday and Saturday nights. My favorite sandwich is their Reuben sandwich, plenty of Corn Beef and the french fries are decent. Best night for younger photographers is Friday, which features a DJ and plenty of young hotties. For us, older photographer's Saturday features a band and more mature females. In any case Riverside Cafe is known as a 'Meat Place'.


 Waldo's, 3150 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, Fl 32963 772 231-7521

Small restaurant and more importanly a small bar. However the bar overlooks a pool and there is a small boardwalk to view the Atlantic ocean. Music is played on Friday and other selected nights. Waldo's is located inside the historic Driftwood Inn and is a major spot to visit during your visit to Vero beach.   Favorite  2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award local weekend getaway.  Winner 2014 Treasure Coast Reader's Choice Award Indian River Waterfront Restaurant.

Costa D' Este

  Costa D' Este Beach Resort, 3244 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32863  772-562-9919

Hotel and resort complex. Includes cuban inspired restaurant and bar. They also have an outside bar that ovelooks the ocean. I'm told they have entertainment on the weekends. Located right next to the Driftwood Inn. Gloria & Emilio Estefan Bring Miami's Chic Style and Sophistication to Vero Beach, Florida.(Everything but the Miami Soundmachine.)

Kelley's Pub

 Kelley's Irish Pub  484 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960-6038 772-567-3838

   Kelley's Irish Pub is the closest look of an Irish Pub that you can find on the Treasure Coast. The place is small but has plenty of Irish atmosphere and customers. My favorite is the Reuben sandwich which is cheaper than Riverside's Reuben. It's not fancy, but it all comes together pretty good.

Bonefish Grill

 Bonefish Grill 2075 Indian River Blvd, Vero Beach, Fl 32960, 772 562-6956

  Good size franchise restaurant. Prices not overly expensive, decor elegant. I had pork chops with potatoes au-gratin, and that was the best pork chop meal that I ever tasted. Need to get to this restaurant before 5:30pm because it is packed after that time.

With my camera in hand I have traveled to many places in the area and hopefully you can see that Vero Beach offers some interesting picture taking opportunities for the photographer to take some interesting photographs and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of this part of the Treasure Coast.


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  Some links the photographer coming to Vero Beach can use for further information.

Vero home page: Plenty of festivals and their version of Friday fest.     


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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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