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PHO136B Las Vegas Document

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We will explore Las Vegas through the lens of your camera. We will go on group shoots to iconic locations of Vegas. You will also create, maintain and update your own personal Blog and class Blog weekly over the semester. We will also be exploring current online presentation options.

Please do not ask me if you can bring friends, family  children, boyfriends, girlfriends on shoots. In this is a class you have a responsibility to shoot and explore. Bringing along non-photographers you will lose your focus and will do poorly when shooting. Never go off on your own, always photograph with someone from the class. We will break off and shoot in small groups. Everyone will have my mobile #, you must come to the first class to get the mobile #.

week 1: January 21, 2016
Meet in the classroom -

Who Are You: Due NOW
In the Message tell me
•What class you are taking now (in the subject line)
•What classes you have taken.
•Who your favorite photographer is, or what your favorite website is.

File Prep info page and More

Semester project: blog or book - Send me an email by next week telling me what you want to work on for the semester,

week 2: January 28, 2016 B&W
Fremont Street
10am Meet at Main and Fremont in front on the Golden Gate Casino, the oldest casino in Las Vegas. This is a great place to start the semester, your goal is to document the area, buildings, people, neon, what does Fremont represent to you, what is the story of this piece of Las Vegas? Never go off on your own always photograph with someone. mapquest map of area

•Food: A class tradition is meeting for a meal or snack before class begins, I will be having some bacon and coffee at Dupar’s inside the Golden Gate at 8:50am Let me know if you are coming and get there on time they will not seat us without everyone there.

week 3: Feb 4, 2016 B&W - diptychs

Fremont Street East 
-Meet at 10am -707 Carson St. (at 7th)
•explore B&W images this week
what is a diptych  http://.../pho136_diptych.pdf
•Capture the old and new architecture
•Look at the layering of space - Foreground, Middleground, background, how do you stack and make a complex image using these elements.
•Food: Eat 8:50am
707 Carson St. (at 7th)

week 4: Feb 11, 2016  B&W

•Fremont Street -What have you been exploring and seeing? Explore this area in greater depth. You can continue with the exploration of this area as you shoot it once, then again and again, new things will emerge, keep looking and pushing your eye! What inspires you? What repels you? What worked? What failed? What is a failure.
10am Meet outside of the New City Hall, 495 S. Main St. This is located on Main street between Bonneville and Clark avenues.
•This week is Valentines Day you could explore Love in Las Vegas
You might want to look for wedding chapels, strippers, couples, roadside stands, you guys always have a great shoot with this one, can’t wait to see what you come up with… or Public Displays of…
•Food: MTO 9:00am
500 S. Main Street Las Vegas, NV 89101

week 5: Feb 18, 2016   COLOR - ONE PLACE

Strip - Planet Hollywood - Bellagio - Paris
•People - This is a great area for snapping people.
•Architecture - interesting variety of.
•Water - Where else can you explore water in Vegas?  Reflections?

Meet at 10am outside of Planet Hollywood by Urban Outfitters.

•Food:  8:45am, Planet Dailies in the Casino

week 6: Feb 25, 2016   COLOR  - diptychs

Strip - Stratosphere, we are going up - Las Vegas Up High
10am Meet at the Ticket Box for the Tower Tickets
•How High can you get in Vegas, After the Stratosphere find other areas around town where you can look down?
Or find an interpretation of this concept.
Stratosphere. No tripods or monopods. Pack light they get cranky with tons of gear. You will go through security to go up and bags will be checked.
Nevada Resident – $12.00
•Food: Roxys 8:50am In the Stratosphere

week 7: March 3, 2016       COLOR  - 

Downtown with the HS kids

week 8: March 10, 2016    -

Strip  - High Roller - Link - SLS
10am Meet on the Strip under the Link/Quad sign
•Up high revisited
What do you see here?
•Food: 8:45am  Guy Fieri
The Quad Las Vegas Resort & Casino
3535 S Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109
WPPI Expo Dates:
Mon. March 7, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue. March 8, 2016 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed. March 9, 2016 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Extra credit for attending lectures or expos. Photograph any lecture or the expo floor and email me the images at by March 23rd for credit.
For even more extra credit write a review of the event or interview a photographer or a sales rep. Type up your interview and email it to me, you could even make a short video interview. Be creative have fun!

Spring Break March 13-20, 2016   - Make a minimalist image of your break

week 9: March 24, 2016   -LAS VEGAS DECONSTRUCTED

Arts District - Las Vegas BLVD
10am Meet at White Cross Drug
-park away from the business entrance.
1700 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89104
•Food: 9am
Breakfast Food: Vicki's Diner

1:30pm Book Review samples - Q&A, Blurb, LULU, Mag Cloud. Meet back at Vickys

week 10: March 31, 2016  TOY CAMERA/LENSBABY/PINHOLE

 - Arts District
I have some Polaroid cameras I can loan out (you need to purchase your own film) - Download an app for your phone, free-
Lets go shoot. make a pinhole cap for your digital camera - toy lens options for digital.
10am Meet outside Artifice behind the arts factory
1025 S 1st St #100, Las Vegas, NV 89101
•Food: 8:20 Omelet House, 2160 West Charleston (at Rancho)

week 11: April 7, 2016

Strip - Circus Circus.    -Focus one color or shape
Some interesting streets, small businesses and apt. buildings within walking distance. shop owners have been receptive to us in the past.
10am Meet at the Peppermill
•Food: 8:30pm, The Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge
2985 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

week 12: April 14, 2016

FotoFest Shoot, Fremont Street. Meet at Emergency Arts. 
Shoot for the Sigma contest. Shoot the Sigma lenses and submit an image for a chance to win a sigma lens. Perfect your .JPG setting all images submitted must be shot as .jpg.   Remember set your camera up to shoot RAW and jpg so you have options for the class work from the week.

Breakfast at EL Cortez  -Siegel’s 1941 meet at 8:40.

week 13: April 21, 2016

Arts District - Main Street - Commerce
10AM Meet outside Makers and Finders
•Food: Makers & Finders

week 14: April 28, 2016

Strip -  South Strip - MGM - NYNY - Tropicana - down to the Welcome to Las Vegas Sign
Meet 10am -Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant parking lot
169 E Tropicana Rd
This is an interesting part of town, old and new.
You could choose to explore Tropicana instead of the strip - east and west
•Food: Coco’s Bakery & Restaurant 8:30pm
169 E Tropicana Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Neighborhood: Southeast

week 15: May 5, 2016

Fremont Street - Revisited

•Food: PublicUS 8:45AM
1126 Fremont St
Las Vegas, NV 89101


Final Project Critique, May 12, 2016

10am Meet in the classroom to show off final images posted on your blog!
Hand in a Flashdrive with your final 10-25 images -3000pixels longest side, 240ppi
and a contact sheet including image titles.
Final Portfolio Guidelines
•Food: 8:50, Maverick Truck Stop
3225 Las Vegas Blvd N

Las Vegas, NV 89115  (behind the Wendy’s)
awesome dive!