Top 5 Tips for Shooting the Las Vegas Strip

September 06, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

 

My TOP 5 Tips for shooting the STRIP!
 
 
Hello from Photoshop World Vegas 2012! 
I'm out here having a great time with the guys from Kelby Training. Last night I went out and walked the strip to get some sweet night shots. 
 
Here's the top 5 tips for shooting the strip:
 
1. Find a cool angle - for this photo I was up on the bridge to the Cosmopolitan Casino, this provided a cool view of the strip. It also allows me to keep my camera level so my buildings aren't leaning. 
 
2. Use a tripod - Make sure to bring a tripod and a cable release to shoot your photos, but be careful you aren't being a trip hazard!
 
3. Look for the traffic - Watch the traffic lights and begin your exposure just as the first car enters your shot, this will give you those long streaking lights you've always wanted! Remember, the brightness of the streaks is controlled by your aperture!
 
4. Use a low ISO - The cleanest looking image is going to be when you are taking your shot at a low ISO, this also goes along with bringing a tripod, without the combo, you'll just get a blurry image!
 
5. Take advantage of long shutter speeds - Use a long shutter speed to get the streaking tail lights of the vehicles and also motion in the people, it can really show how busy the strip is!
 
Happy shooting! See you next year in Vegas!

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