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Bring a powerful camera and camera phone
Photo Equipment: as everyone know, I shoot tons of pictures and videos of all of my travels around so my suggestion if you are a prolific camera shooter and video shooter like me is to bring a really good camera with powerful optical zoom lens with image stabilizer since most cameras nowadays have powerful zoom lens like the Canon Powershot SX 15 (35x optical Zoom). You don't need to bring DLSR cameras as they are so bulky that you cannot shoot that many. Point and shoot cameras are still the best for mobility and for portability. Also bring a good camera phone to shoot really good pictures especially at night, that is why my favorite camera phone is a Nokia. also bring large SD or mini SD cards since 32 gigabyte SD and Mini SD cards are now available. bring extra batteries too!
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Pack extra batteries and chips for your camera
Luggage and bags: Make sure to pack enough light shorts and t-shirts during the summer. It gets really, really hot!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Have comfortable shoes because there's a lot of walking. At night during the fall, make sure to bring jackets.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: It's a great idea to bring sunscreen.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Make sure to bring an umbrella stroller if you have children...And, bring hats, caps or anything that covers your children.
Miscellaneous: Make sure to bring bottled water when you drove to LV! Bring at least one while you are walking the Strip! It gets really, really hot!
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Photographer's Bare Essentials
Luggage and bags: First off, travel as light as possible. Even the backpack bags get heavy quick! If you only have your large gear bag, I suggest the Tamrac Expedition 3 camera backpack. Lightweight, small in size and holds 2 lenses, body, flash unit and several rolls of film and filters.
Photo Equipment: I was completely equipped using only my 28-105mm IF lens. Everything in Vegas is so large, you would only be in need of a zoom or macro lens to take pics of the large cockroaches.
Definitely bring a polarizer if you intend on daytime shots, or time lapsed fountain photos. You could also get some great creative uses out of star filters and soft focus/diffusers.
At all costs BRING A MONOPOD. It will be nearly impossible to find a place to set up a tripod and expect to get anywhere. People are constantly bumping into you, and infront of your camera. One bump, and BYE camera as the tripod hits the ground.
You may not want to bother with a large flash unit if your SLR has one built in, most of the photography in Vegas will be time lapse evening, or very bright sunlight!
I used 800 film for the photos on this site. I am planning to take 1600 in July. I handheld the camera with fast film as opposed to lugging around my tripod. If you do choose to use slow film see monopod tip above ;)
Miscellaneous: Remember to bring an extra set of batteries incase of emergency and your lens cleaning kit incase of sand storm!
Essentials for Vegas Tourism
Luggage and bags: Pack as light as possible. Most airlines only allow one carry on and 2 checked pieces less than 50lbs total. Be sure to have your luggage tagged both outside AND inside incase of problems. Any books or publications should be spread out ontop of your clothing in the suitcase for easy, non-invasive security.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable sandals or walking shoes. It is very very hot, shorts and tanks should work for summer, light jacket and jeans for winter.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen!!!!
Photo Equipment: Wide angle lens and lots of film. Everything in Vegas is HUGE, so a zoom lens probably won't be needed for most tourism. Remember, no photography in the gaming area!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bathing suit
Miscellaneous: Bring a water bottle, and be sure to keep yourself hydrated. In 100 degree plus heat, it is easy to become overheated.
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What you ought to bring with you to Vegas
Luggage and bags: I wouldn't bother with luggage, unless you are coming from a far away state or country. It will be a lot easier to carry big bags with a good strap. You will have to first wait in line to get your room, then you will have to haul your stuff, probably clear across the casino / hotel to the elevator. Then once you get to your floor, pray that your room is not at the end, which sometimes is very far.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It doesn't rain that much in Vegas, but check the weather stats online.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Remember, all hotels stock your room with tissues, toilet paper, and towels. All the main hotels on the strip will also give you soap, shampoo & conditioner, and a shower cap. The fancies one will give you a mending kit and some Q-Tips.
Photo Equipment: You won't need to take that thousand dollar Canon with you, but a nice $50 camera will do just fine and if you are like me, about 3 rolls of film.
Miscellaneous: If you have them, bring a pair of binoculars. They will be great to use from your hotel room and to see some of the shows. Also, if you are traveling with friends, bring walkie-talkies.
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Luggage and bags: whatever you normally bring! but i reccomend a day pack!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: good shoes whether walking shoes running shoes just make sure they are good! most of the time the weather here is predictable HOT!!!!!!! but if you visit during the winter you will need a jacket and sweaters! summer time you need as little clothing as possible!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bring all of this from home....
do bring some ibeprophen or asprin...
Photo Equipment: film on the strip is equal to gold prices!!!
so bring it from home...
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: look at my off the beaten path section!
Miscellaneous: sun tan lotion, sunglasses, a will and desire to party 24 hours a day!
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Las Vegas is a place to walk around. Be prepared, you will do a lot of walking. And it gets very hot in summer.
Photo Equipment: Take plenty of film for the camera, we found film to be very expensive. It is a very photogenic place.
Miscellaneous: Our main problem was STATIC ELECTRICITY. Every time we were near to anybody or touched metal we got a kick. If anyone knows how to avoid it please tell me.
Luggage and bags: Take a small carryon bag if you are flying, just in case your lougage gets lost. Have your meds and one change of clothes in it.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack light weight clothes. Temperatures are anywhere from hot in the summer to just right the rest of the year. It does get cold at night after October.
Photo Equipment: If you take a dispoable camera, make sure it has 400 film in it. I didn't and my night pictures did'nt turn out.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Have both warm and cold weather clothes if you go during (October-April). The desert can get cold at night! I was there in April and the temperature was in the low fifties and raining!
Photo Equipment: Bring lots of film for it is very expensive to buy in Las Vegas.
Luggage and bags: Unless your staying for a very long period, pack light, most all the hotels have either laundry service or have the facilitys available near by.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Its very casual here, during the warmer months (shorts,short sleave shirts) in other words dress comfortable, if you have to be out during the day (I suggest play at night and sleep during the heat of the day)carry lots of water with you.
Photo Equipment: You'll want to bring lots of film with you, vegas is beautiful at night....be sure to catch the light show at the Fremont Street Experience down town.
Luggage and bags: Any will do as long as you can get it on the plane
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: your hotel will have anything you forgot but you will pay.
Photo Equipment: Film is expensive- bring plenty of it. You can't take photos in the casinos themselves so forget the flash
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Adventure Travel
Photo Equipment: Yes please bring your camera and lots of spare films.
Miscellaneous: Look your in Las Vegas, bring some cash and have some fun in the casino's.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Resort
Photo Equipment: I have said this so many times before and I will say it again . BRING YOUR CAMERAS FOLKS ! ! !
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