Monday, December 19, 2011

Ballet Behind the Scenes

Having photographed Nevada Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker" many times before, I decided to take a different approach this year. After the first act and the photos of Holly Madison, who did a guest cameo, were out of the way, I wandered backstage for the rest of the opening matinee production. As I wrote in the copy block for today's photo page in the Sun, the controlled chaos backstage at the ballet is a photographer's dream. Cute kids and ballerinas backstage, how can you go wrong with that?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Cocktail Mania

I love, love, love to shoot cocktails! And holiday cocktails are extra fancy and therefore extra fun to shoot. The Chandelier Bar at Cosmopolitan is a great backdrop for shooting because the ambiance is beautiful and there are varied backdrops and nice tabletops to choose from. Also, everything looks sparkly, twinkly and holiday-ish because of all the chandelier glitter. Here are four holiday cocktails you can get there if you want to get drunk in style. See Las Vegas Weekly's reviews of more holiday cocktails here.

Accidental Awesome

I'm not sure what I did to make this photo happen. I was taking a long exposure of a local holiday lights contest winner in Henderson (check out the published photos here). I must have accidentally kicked the tripod or something. I didn't notice it until I was editing later. I love this photo. I'm having it printed really big and hanging it on my wall! Accidents can be amazing.