|Calico Ghost Town
P. O. Box 638
Yermo, CA 92398
Directions: I-15 South to Ghost Town Road. (Approximately 160 miles)
Hours: 7 AM to dusk
Admission Fee: yes
|Eldorado Canyon – Nelson
Directions: US 95 to State Route 165 (South of Las Vegas 42 miles)
Directions: I-15 south to Jean then state route 161 (37 miles south of Las Vegas)
Directions: Go Northwest out of Las Vegas to just south of State Route 160 (50 miles)
Chamber of Commerce
Oatman, AZ 86433
Population: approximately 150
Directions: South till 30 miles north of Laughlin on old
US Route 66.
Chamber of Commerce
Directions: I-15 to US 93 north till you are 25 miles past Caliente.
Directions: I-15 south to US 160 west (25 miles from Las Vegas)
Directions: US 95 north to Beatty then 4 miles west on State Route 374 (114 miles northwest from Las Vegas)
|Sandy & Sandy Valley
Directions: I-15 south to Jean on US 161 (36 miles from Las Vegas)
Directions: US 95 south (57 miles south of Las Vegas)
Jean Dry lake bed
1. Park extending from south near Student Union, all the way north to Engineering and music halls, rose garden, benches, trees, grass, hallways, walls, stairs, staircases.
Why: Graffiti, shops, grungy backdrops.
The Neon Boneyard
Why: Colors, colors, and colors. Note: session fee of $200/hr.
Why: Unlike Neon Boneyard, no fee. Lots of neon lights and old style signs. Feels like “old Las Vegas”
Why: City Center, Casino exhibits.
The Springs Preserve
Why: Colors, rich in plant/flower backdrops, nature galore, some concrete wall backdrops also to mix in for completely different session.
Nelson Ghost Town
Why:It is about an hour from town and the charge is $10 per hour to shoot there. It has so many amazing things that are sure to make your photos amazing.
The dry lake bed
Why: Lake bed being light in color provides good reflection and fill of light, can remove a lot of harsh shadows, and provides for easier fill/lighting.
Lake Las Vegas
Why: Lots of colorful backdrops with retail stores, lake, mountains, golf course.
Spring Mountain ranch
Why: 15 miles west of Las Vegas, via Blue Diamond Rd., in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Check for entry fee.
Why: Trees. nature, mountain. Seasonal appeal with possibility of snow.
Why: Walkway provides railing bokeh shots, greenery in the backdrops, sitting and laying poses in grass with rock backdrops, colorful backgrounds, shaded areas.
Why:Colorful amazing backdrops with amazing landscape scenery.
Floyd Lamb park
Why: 680 acre Floyd Lamb Park is a welcome oasis in the desert of northwest Las Vegas. With its wildlife, lush vegetation, lakes and views of the Sheep and Spring Mountain Ranges, Floyd Lamb is a natural park unique to the typical Las Vegas urban experience.
Why: Trails, water, greenery, animals(wildlife)
Google Image Examples: HERE
Why:is a great spot for modern urban backgrounds. One of my favorites.
Why: on boulder highway has some really cool retro buildings and trains which are great for photos.
Green Valley Ranch – Henderson. Courtyard, landscaping, double staircase
Calico Basin – near Red Rock. wild flowers, long gvrass, mountain backgrounds.
Monte Carlo – old style fountains, classy
New York New York Hotel – architecture backdrops