Saturday, October 6th, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Where We Will Meet
To be announced within the Palazzo Hotel
Where The Walk Will End
To be announced within the Palazzo Hotel
About This Walk
Hello! And welcome to the “Cameraderie on The Strip” Photowalk 2018! I’m your leader Garrett Winslow, and I’m proud to state I’ve led this walk for the past six years. This walk has also been the only “sold out” walk in Vegas for the past five years. Can we do that for year number six too? That would be sooo cool!
I am a Professional Photographer here in Las Vegas and have resided here for over forty years. This gives me a unique insight into who. what, where, and how I’ll be leading this walk along with the fact I have many established contacts that can assist us. I’m currently early in my planning process for this years walk, so stay tuned for updates. Sign up now to reserve your spot though! FYI… If I sell out again I have systems in place to make sure that nobody gets left out. So if this fills up definitely get on the waiting list! I will have a way for all to get involved. However if you’re not signed up here either as a walker or waiting on the list, I can not assist you.
I can guarantee a few, very cool things though… as with all of my events, my sponsors make sure I have plenty of door prizes! Yes… prizes in addition to what the Kelby organization offers! Pretty cool! Last year I gave away a Canon PhotoPrinter as the the Grand Door Prize. Also I’m all about having a blast and getting some really cool shots! This year I have plans to facilitate that even more, so get onboard. Ya never know what little tid bits of surprises I come up with… and yes I do that on purpose!
This year I chose this location because it affords access to some of the coolest places in the entire world, it’s easy to get to, and FREE PARKING!
Sooo, once again, Welcome! Now get ready to have a blast on October 6th! I look forward to seeing you!
Our Meeting Spot!October 4th, 2018
Hey guys! Thanks for signing up! Because this is on a Saturday Night I’m trying to make this VERY easy to find. Rather than meet inside the hotel, the easiest place I can think of to meet is on the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. (the Strip) and Sands Dr. in front of the Palazzo Hotel. FYI… Sands Dr. is also known as Twain further to the east, and Spring Mtn. further to the west. If you are standing in this spot looking towards the FashionShow Mall (across the street), to your Right and across the street will be the Wynn Hotel, to your Left and across the street is the CVS and The Treasure Island. Behind you will be the Palazzo, and left and on the same side of the street will be the Venetian. From this spot we can go just about anywhere close by.
Parking is easily accessed (And it’s FREE) in the Palazzo Underground Garage coming from West to East on Spring Mtn. Road, then across the Strip to the first right into the underground Garage. I usually park on Level 3. There is an Elevator right there that brings you up close to the front desk of the hotel and close to the doors leading you outside to the strip.
I would recommend “Traveling Light” but it’s your life. lol… By light I mean one camera and one lens and MAYBE a light weight tripod. Be advised… Tripods are NEVER allowed to be set up inside casinos, and in some cases you would have difficulty outside the hotels too. It really depends upon the security guards you might run into. Also be advised… when inside the Hotels you are on private property. It’s their way or the highway. Let me tell you though that I have, on many occasions taken images inside even the most sensitive locations of the security staff, using covert methods. I will explain this more in person when we meet.
The best set up to use is wide fast glass. Something in the 14 to 70 range as fast as you own. Like a 24-70 f/2.8 works. or a 14-24 f/2.8 or if I had my druthers I wish someone would come out with a 14-105 f/2.0! Or at least a 14-85 f/2.0… Wouldn’t THAT be awesome?!?
If you show up with two cameras on Rapid straps, slung by your side, like a gunslinger? You will become prime “security bait.” A full backpack with a huge tripod? More prime “security bait” and you could be considered a Professional Photographer and subject to all kinds of harassment. However, like I said, it’s your life. These are merely my suggestions. It’s bad enough that we’ll be a gathering of Photographers all in one spot, so I usually split up into smaller less “obvious groups” and meet up later. All door prizes will be awarded at the end of our festivities.
This is the first time in 6 years this walk has not filled up, so if you have friends who wish to come along bring them! If they wish some of the Kelby Sponsored things it would be best if they signed up prior to our start time Saturday. Don’t worry about bringing “too many” peeps… every year prior to this one, my walk was full but not everybody shows up. It’s the nature of free events.
Dress for the Weather. There’s plenty of spots to get drinks.. but money is involved…
I look forward to seeing all of you! Some of you I’ve meet and have not seen in a while, so thanks! Main thing here is I have a blast every year doing this gig, and so does everyone who joins! So! I’m looking forward to seeing all of you Saturday!!
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