By Megan P Galope
Most people I talk to either love or hate Las Vegas. Many dread having to go there on business, with all of the people and noise. But Vegas is a great place for photography, with so many different options for subjects. Do you like to take photos of people? There’s no better people watching than Vegas. Is night photography your thing? You can’t beat all the lights on the strip. If you’re lucky and have a good view from your hotel room, you can even take photos from there.
If you like to photograph flowers, the Bellagio flower garden is a must. It changes periodically, so you never know what you’ll find.
The flower garden is a perfect place if you enjoy macro photography.
The Bellagio is also great for the massive water display out front and the Chihuly ceiling in the lobby.
Once you’ve had enough of all the lights and noise, Red Rock Canyon is just a short drive away. It’s a beautiful area with many hiking trails, or you can just drive through and look around.
So the next time you go to Vegas, be sure to bring along a camera. You’ll be surprised with all of the photographic opportunities!
Megan Galope is a Volunteer Photo Guide with Arizona Highways PhotoScapes
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