No, Vegas did not kidnap me. Yes, I am back in the studio. Yes, still have a few things left to blog as part of the Nikon + Me at WPPI series, so here we go!
Night shooting. It’s amazing how the landscape changes and things come to life when the sun goes down, especially in Vegas. On Tuesday night, the Nikon crew piled into one large Escalade (you can rent them just like cabs!) and were whisked away toward Old Las Vegas, a part of the city made famous by it’s neon lights, yard-long drinks, and crazy light shows. In my bag was the D300s, the new 50mm 1.4G, SB900, and the new 70-200mm ED VRII.
It was so bright under the walkway that many of these images were shot at ISO 200-400, with a few up to 1600. Not too shabby, my little Nikon D300s. Not too shabby!
Vegas’s own Indiana Jones! Who doesn’t love a random dude singing along to a live show full of scantily clad ladies, especially if this dude is dressed head to toe in leather and chains?? I sure do.
I was obsessed with letters in Vegas. There were letters everywhere, and I finally got smart and started focusing in on just the M’s. Someday I’ll have enough to make a montage for my wall of JUST M’s found in Vegas.
Somewhere out there is a video of me shooting Nikon-pro Lindsay and contributing editor and Photo.net photographer Hannah. Frightening thought, taking into consideration my “photo taking face.” Let’s just say it’s not pretty and I’ve been told it’s somewhat creepy.
This Binion sign looks a lot different than the other one we shot at last year’s post-wedding fashion session, eh?
I have to give a little shout out to our friends at Lowepro: they kindly sent us on our way with some GREAT pro backpacks to run around with, and this one was the Pro Runner AW. It has loads of room for lenses and accessories, and I have to say, was really comfortable to wear. It even has a rain cover that slips over, great for those Spring shoots in the NW when it’s bound to rain at SOME point during your session. I’m wearing it in the picture below.
Aaaaand then there was the Photobomber!!! Thanks Nikon-pro Steve, for ruining my self portrait. Okay, fine, I guess you MAY have made it better. This is me shooting into a window at the Golden Nugget, with that Lowepro backpack. On a related note, I have to apologize to any other fellow WPPI’ers out there on behalf of myself and Barbie. We may have also…”made your pictures better…”
Above is the new, more classy marble sign in use on the side of the Golden Nugget Casino. I kinda like the old one that lives at the Neon Boneyard Museum better!
Til we meet again, Old LV!