Well, the weather in Las Vegas was a little wetter than usual for our shoot. We could’ve been rained out this week, but Garrett and I forged on, continuing the tradition of our Wednesday Night Shoot in Vegas series.
We grabbed a quick bite to eat and planned our attack.
Our target: The Venetian!
So, since it was raining we opted to skip the outdoor shooting and headed inside to see what we could see.
We also gave ourselves a challenge.
One camera and one lens each – and it wasn’t the 24-70mm that we often used. Garrett selected his Nikon D3, with his 14-24mm f2.8 lens. I went with my 5D Mark II equipped with one of my favorites: the 50mm f1.2! We both had great lenses but the each offered their own set of limitations. Garrett was pretty much forced to shoot wide all night, where as I was stuck with one focal length (zoom with your legs!).
Shoot with the Lens You’ve Got
At first I was looking at the cool shots Garret was getting with his wide angle lens. I tried to get similar shots until I just realized that our gear’s focal lengths were just too different. At that point it was obvious to me… just shoot with the lens you’ve got. From that point it was all about the 50mm for me. Most of the shots below were shot wide open at 1.2. This was a fun night!
These shots of mine are just fun. No real wall art here (except for the paintings of John Lennon and Derek Jeter). Just the kind of thing you’ll see from a couple of photographers out for a night of shooting whatever.
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Again, don’t forget to check in on Garret at BrooksAvenueStudio.com.