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Postby Ryan on 05 Sep 2008 13:42

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pod wrote:There's enough of a market for both out there.


And THAT is one of the big lessons about Vegas. Something for everybody.

Last week I walked from dinner at the Wynn, down to Circus Circus, and then back to the Wynn. Seeing the difference in demographics between the Wynn and what Circus Circus has become was a real eye-opener. The two extremes.

Same thing with nightlife, I walked from Tao down the street one night and ended up at Diablo's Cantina. Now that place was a blast. Open format blaring out open windows, random street energy, loved it. It was the polar opposite compared to the football-field-sized mass of people with frowns on their faces standing in line like cattle waiting to get into Tao.

While we were at Diablo's watching the US win mens' basketball gold, the DJ tried to play a dance track. The dance floor cleared out IMMEDIATELY and everybody used that moment as their opportunity to check their text messages and go to the bathroom. It was pretty funny and very immediate.
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Postby PlatinumPassportsInc on 05 Sep 2008 13:58

Re: Las Vegas

Ryan wrote:
pod wrote:There's enough of a market for both out there.


And THAT is one of the big lessons about Vegas. Something for everybody.

Last week I walked from dinner at the Wynn, down to Circus Circus, and then back to the Wynn. Seeing the difference in demographics between the Wynn and what Circus Circus has become was a real eye-opener. The two extremes.

Same thing with nightlife, I walked from Tao down the street one night and ended up at Diablo's Cantina. Now that place was a blast. Open format blaring out open windows, random street energy, loved it. It was the polar opposite compared to the football-field-sized mass of people with frowns on their faces standing in line like cattle waiting to get into Tao.

While we were at Diablo's watching the US win mens' basketball gold, the DJ tried to play a dance track. The dance floor cleared out IMMEDIATELY and everybody used that moment as their opportunity to check their text messages and go to the bathroom. It was pretty funny and very immediate.


u been to the hip hop room at drais.. ??? opens at 3am and spins until like noon.. one of vegas best spots for sure..
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Postby Ryan on 05 Sep 2008 14:06

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Pod is one of the people who runs around handing out cards like these at places like Drai's:

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He would have come back with better photos if that had been one of his shots though. I mean jeese, the photographer accidentally clipped that woman's entire head off!
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Postby PlatinumPassportsInc on 05 Sep 2008 14:12

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Ryan wrote:Pod is one of the people who runs around handing out cards like these at places like Drai's:

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He would have come back with better photos if that had been one of his shots though. I mean jeese, the photographer accidentally clipped that woman's entire head off!



haha i love this.. this is vegASS
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Postby pod on 05 Sep 2008 16:34

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Almost all nightlife websites don't pay enough to attract quality photographic talent.

And if they manage to land someone good, they usually lose them since the person wises up and realizes they're working for shit, or they're getting fucked by 'work-for-hire'.
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Postby PlatinumPassportsInc on 05 Sep 2008 16:48

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pod wrote:Almost all nightlife websites don't pay enough to attract quality photographic talent.

And if they manage to land someone good, they usually lose them since the person wises up and realizes they're working for shit, or they're getting fucked by 'work-for-hire'.


ture i guess but they are just taking pictures at the clubs.. not hard..
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Postby pod on 05 Sep 2008 17:00

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It's that kind of attitude about the profession that makes those of us who put real effort into it cringe.

Thing is, a lot of these people run around and consider themselves real photographers and really start screwing around with the perceptions that the general public has of social and event photography. Sadly, a lot of clubs and clients are considering $100/night machine-gun bullshit to be acceptable quality. If I ran a venue I'd totally have a shoot-out and only let shooters in who made my venue look good, not like some sack-of-shit Girls Gone Wild knockoff.

You spend millions getting your club ready, then some walking hardon from eyeson2nightsinspyplanet dot com comes in and makes it look like ass.

To quote Alan T, "Next!".

The damage isn't done yet, because then the photographers themselves are fooled into thinking "work-for-hire" is an acceptable business model. It's a sad state of affairs all around in social photography these days.

By your yardstick, I could send some jackass out with a cameraphone and flashlight and accomplish the same thing.

But wait, weren't we talking about DJs?
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Postby PlatinumPassportsInc on 05 Sep 2008 17:06

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yes.. check out this Las vegASS dj.. !!!

http://www.myspace.com/direct215
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Postby pod on 05 Sep 2008 17:08

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Yeah, I've heard of that guy.

He should swap his background, it clashes with the text.
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Postby PlatinumPassportsInc on 05 Sep 2008 17:11

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really kool guy.. vegas is like miami.. small click.. :geek:
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