So, this year I arrived a day early, along with a friend and colleague of mine, with the express purpose of spending the day at the Neon Sign Museum in LV.
You'd think I'd never heard about the Internet, because I foolishly didn't read up on the venue in any great detail until I arrived in Las Vegas. Tourist tours (and photographer tours) are a max of one hour, and they are guided tours.You have to be in sight of the tour guide at all times (for insurance and safety reasons). We also misread the photography limitations, and thought we couldn't bring a DSLR. So, we packed light, as in, our smart phones (my friend also had a Go-Pro with him). We got to the location, only to discover that we could have brought a single DSLR and single attached lens.
Well, we were there and we'd paid our admission in advance (and cab fair was going to be another $30 each way), so we decided to make lemonade out of our own manufactured lemons, and did the tour. Despite the fact I was only sporting an iPhone 5s (I haven't upgraded to the 6 . . . yet), I was very pleased with many of the images I made. Limiting yourself to a subset of your gear can be somewhat freeing; you make the best of what you have. And I did. I think so, anyway.
What you see below is also a subset of the photo shoot. This group of images are the ones I posted to Instagram over my stay in Las Vegas. I received a lot of positive feedback, and even got followed by the Las Vegas Boneyard Museum! So, I thought I'd share this limited collection. I am working on a secondary project which will showcase a larger number of images, not processed through Instagram. Keep an eye out for them! And please, enjoy this sampling.