Sunday, February 26, 2012

Back and Inspired from Photographer's Conference in Vegas!

    Ariel and I have returned from a wonderful trip back from Las Vegas after going to the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) convention held at the MGM Grand.  It was awesome to share tips with other professionals and make connections with new vendors.  It was a photo geek's paradise.  I came home with about 14 rolls of 35mm and 120mm film from Kodak - and can't wait to take some pictures.

     We just had to capture the glitz and excitement of the city with our cameras.  Above is a photo of a beautiful woman dressed in a white wedding gown that we ran into near the Bellagio.  Her sporty white jacket softened with white fur lining, paired with her sexy above-the-knee white skirt, is sooooo appropriate for Las Vegas!

    We stayed at The Orleans to enjoy the Mardi Gras celebrations on Tuesday, but of course at this casino every day is Mardi Gras.

   Here is a photo capturing the angles and geometry of Las Vegas by day, with a building designed by Roberto Baciochi that housed several stores including Prada, jutting into the sky on the right.  An airplane slices the sky and a helicopter hovers below, adding a sense of movement and dynamism to the photo.

    It's almost been a year since we stopped in Paris on our honeymoon.  *Sigh*

    Ariel fixes her hair in the window at our hotel, which overlooked the Las Vegas casinos.  The feel of Las Vegas nights are captured in the lights - whether the bright marquee signs of the casinos or the flashing slots inside them - I love how this photo captures that night spirit.

    We're excited to be back home, and with more frequent access to a computer again, shall get back to our regular blogging schedule!  Ahhh... we have so many ideas to try out from WPPI, having met other wonderful artists, and can't wait to try different techniques for painting with light and capturing the beautiful spirit of the people we meet.

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