Las Vegas – So Much to See (and Photograph!)

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.

Photo from my hotel room

If you like to photograph flowers, the Bellagio flower garden is a must. It changes periodically, so you never know what you’ll find.

Peacocks made from flowers in the Bellagio flower garden

The flower garden is a perfect place if you enjoy macro photography.

Flowers in the Bellagio flower garden

The Bellagio is also great for the massive water display out front and the Chihuly ceiling in the lobby.

The lobby of the Bellagio with the Chihuly glass ceiling

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.

Red Rock Canyon just outside of Las Vegas

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

Twitter = @megangalope                                                                                                          

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