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An Insider's Guide with Julie Corsetti: For the Love of Outdoor Photography

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JC! YOU'VE BEEN IN CAYMAN FOREVER! TELL THE READERS ABOUT YOU! WHERE YOU'RE FROM, HOW DID YOU LAND IN PARADISE?

I’m From New York. I came to the island first with my family on a cruise ship in 1987. I returned as a tourist in 1993 and got a job offer as an underwater Photographer/Videographer at Bob Sotos.

THAT’S AWESOME! SO WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT CAYMAN?

The clear water. The beautiful light at sunrise. Stingray City. Palm trees and no winters!

YOU’RE A WELL KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER ON ISLAND, TELL US A BIT ABOUT IT!

I’m outside and underwater daily. I do love capturing the Over/Unders with my housing. I Strive to think different and to create images  I have not seen before. I absolutely love what I do. Also, I’m a Mom to a 15 year old daughter and a dog Mom to 2 pups. I Enjoy traveling and shooting landscapes as I explore! My gallery is online and available for print at https://www.juliecorsettiphotography.com/gallery/wall-art/

I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOUR TALENT FOR YEARS! TELL US WHERE YOU PULL YOUR INSPIRATION TO GET SOME OF THE BEST IMAGES ON ISLAND?

Stingray City or any remote beach is all the inspo! Don’t want to give away my secret spots as there aren’t many left.

COME ON! YOU MUST SHARE AT LEAST ONE SECRET! WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BEST SPOTS TO GET THAT PERFECT SHOT?

South Sound is my favourite. A bit more off the beaten path too. I love the sunsets there. Golden with empty beaches and rugged ironshore. 

HARD WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES US DULL PEOPLE. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPOT TO GRAB A HAPPY HOUR BEV FOR SUNSET DRINKS?

I am really enjoying the new Tillie’s. It’s the old Hemingway’s at Beach Suites but they have done an excellent job with their renovations!

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CAYMAN IS BOOMING WITH NEW SPOTS TO PLAY! WHAT'S THE BIGGEST CHANGE YOU NOTICE SINCE YOU'VE FIRST MOVED HERE?

I love Camana Bay, and what it has to offer. Nice restaurants, good bars, shopping and the picturesque tiny island. Nice to throw on a pair of jeans and enjoy some wine tasting :) Not loving all the High Rises. When I arrived in 1993 to work, the highest building allowed was 3 stories. 

HELP THE TOURISTS, JULIE - GIVE US YOUR TOP 3 SPOTS FOR THE BEST DINNER

Definitely Deckers, Brasserie and The Marriott

WE CAN'T FORGET ABOUT DESSERT AND COFFEE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO FOR A SWEET TREAT OR A CUPPA?

Love me a good cuppa. Although you can’t beat PG Tips at home with some digestive biscuits. Coffee…I am a sucker for a good Frappe at Cafe Del Sol.

ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE LOOKING TO RELOCATE TO A TINY ISLAND?

You need to enjoy the sun, enjoy outside activities, for sure learn to dive and have a sense of humour.