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07/30/2007 08:22:45 PM · #1
So I'm really happy to be visiting Las Vegas, 17th (Friday)and 18th (Saturday) August. I will have 1 1/2 days there after travelling up from San Diego next month, going through Joshua Tree and Mojave NPs (really looking forward to this!).

However, I've been let down by my friend who was going to go with me. So now I'm travelling by myself and was wondering if there is anyone in Vegas who would like to go take a few shots with me? I'm planning on spending most time on the Strip, but would have no problem on moving on from there after 1 walk past, if you have any suggestions to go somewhere else.
07/30/2007 08:31:20 PM · #2
PM 21.gif Blackbox, he's located in LV!
07/30/2007 10:21:16 PM · #3
I go there 2 to 3 times a year. There is so much to see and if you are going to spend most of you time on the strip, you will not run out of things to photograph. Hope you find a local to go with. I would help you if I was there. Have fun!
07/30/2007 10:50:12 PM · #4
red rock canyon... 20 minutes from the strip. its beautiful in the early morning light. and make sure you stop at Jumbo Rocks in Joshua Tree... its my favorite part of the park. (oooooooh, mid august.... bring lots of water!)
07/30/2007 10:55:46 PM · #5
That's where I'm from. If you get a chance, try to check out the sign graveyard where they have all the old Vegas signs. I have never been there, but I know a lot of photographers find that place like heaven. You should be able to find a phone # on the internet. Also, if you're into "street" photography try going to some of the lesser known places on the "strip" down by Freemont street during the day. That's where the courthouses are along with some lower-end but classic casinos. People often forget that part of "old Las Vegas" It can get kind of sketchy, but with the right eye and a bit of luck you can get some really amazing edgy shots. Have fun - I love Vegas!!
07/31/2007 12:15:03 AM · #6
Thanks for all the tips. I really can't express how much I'm looking forward to this trip! I'll check out the Jumbo Rocks, but I'm limited to how far I will go on a trail (I like hiking, but not hiking alone in a desert I've never been to!)
07/31/2007 12:19:24 AM · #7
it's been 11 or 12 years since I've been there, it'd be cool but i just don't have any extra money. Hope you find somebody!
07/31/2007 12:22:28 AM · #8
ugh! Joshua Tree is amazing! Be sure to get to the wonderland of rocks! Its like a field day there! I did not find the strip as inspiring but I'm not that into architecture and I'm not brazen enough to shoot random fold easily.

The insides to me are more interesting than the outsides but be weary... they aren't too keen on you photographing the casinos. I got "warned" about "some people not wanting to be photographed here". LOL!

Old Vegas is cool, as has been mentioned! I didn't get to spend much time there.
07/31/2007 01:30:09 AM · #9
Originally posted by suiteness:

red rock canyon... 20 minutes from the strip. its beautiful in the early morning light.

It's pretty even during mid-day. (polarizer muchly needed)
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07/31/2007 01:30:59 AM · #10
Originally posted by davidx76:

Thanks for all the tips. I really can't express how much I'm looking forward to this trip! I'll check out the Jumbo Rocks, but I'm limited to how far I will go on a trail (I like hiking, but not hiking alone in a desert I've never been to!)


You'll be more limited by the weather rather than your knowledge of the location.
08/04/2007 05:52:25 PM · #11
Weekend bump
08/04/2007 05:57:48 PM · #12
I'll be in Vegas Sept 12-17 for a conference, will be free the whole day on the 13th and the evenings only the other days. Anyone wanna GTG for shooting some pretty pitchers?
08/04/2007 06:01:27 PM · #13
Originally posted by TechnoShroom:

You'll be more limited by the weather rather than your knowledge of the location.

LOL...how true
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