I just returned from Las Vegas where I led a Digital Underground photography workshop with co-leader Jason Odell. We had a great group join us, including a couple from South Africa! We took our group to the downtown area, Fremont as shown in the zoomed photo above. We went to the strip which included the beautiful Bellagio fountains, a fantastic ghost town with lots to explore, plus the highlight of the trip, a private tour in the Neon Museum! We had dinner at the new Container Park, (oh my goodness, I had chocolate covered bacon) and we had our group picture taken at the Fabulous Las Vegas sign, what fun! I showed some of my students how to make videos, time lapse, and even cinemagraphs! We plan to repeat this trip next year with a few new ideas. Lots more photos to come, I will keep you posted on future workshops through my newsletter and website. You can also follow along with photos on Google+ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, hashtag #digitalunderground and #debafterdark.
During this trip I had the pleasure of using the new Induro carbon fiber Grand Turismo travel tripod. This is perfect for travel photography, light enough to carry everywhere, very compact when inverted and folded down. It’s a good fit for my style of photography, as I carry a tripod everywhere I go. To create zooms and long exposures like what you see here, a steady tripod is essential. I’m also trying out the Induro CT113 and BHD2 Ballhead. Hunts Photo and Video has created specials for these two items for my students, you can take advantage too until May 15. Induro Grand Turismo Kit 15% off, and the Induro BHD2 Ballhead 15% off.