It’s time to let your Photo Booth cameras out of their cages! Join us on this social photowalk spiked with a little photography learning.
Our special guest leader this year is Robert Trawick, the most experienced wedding photographer in Oklahoma and lighting connoisseur. He loves to laugh, tell jokes and drink coffee along with demonstrating an easy to understand approach of lighting on location. The Las Vegas strip is a cornucopia of humanity so you can be positive to have some interesting characters to shoot. Then again, maybe we can bring a model or two for practice!
We will start our adventure in the Key Seminar Room 1 for a quick intro before heading out on the monorail. Our first stop will be “Bally’s & Paris Station” and a short walk to the Eiffel Tower and the iconic Fountains of Bellagio. This will be a great time with play with an extreme wide-angle lens for the views and a medium telephoto for environmental portraits. We will talk about “dragging the shutter” technique with flash for background and motion.
We will head back to the “Bally’s & Paris Station” for a short monorail trip to “MGM Grand” and a block away from the crossover bridge to New York - New York. On the bridge over Las Vegas Blvd, we have an excellent view of the strip and cityscape. It will time to get creative creating backdrop images using hyper-focus distance and bokeh with long focal length lenses. Of course, adding a splash of flash never hurts either with people photos overlooking the bustling traffic below.
The last stop will be the wonderful Statue of Liberty and time to answer all your questions from the trip or review any demo techniques. We are aiming to end around 8pm and you can take advantage of the crosswalk system to head over to the Tropicana to enjoy the Mobile Beat Show.
Bring your favorite camera, lenses, flash and tripod. Please dress according to your needs for the local conditions. Some people are happy in shorts and t-shirt at 50 degrees, while others need an arctic jumper suit to stay war. Don’t forget your comfortable walking shoes, but choosing to wear “fashionable” heeled boots or 6” stilettos will garner extra praise and attention. When in doubt, be sure to contact Robert directly with questions and/or creative images of the heels.