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Photos 4 The Memories

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Shot By Adam wrote:
Usually all you find there is crap of the crappiest kind. Once in a while though it's good for shopping for odd props. I've gotten some cool roman pedestals there once, some antique soda and beer bottles, and much more. I actually think I got my 6-packs of Billy Beer, MASH Beer, and Rock & Roll Beer there too.

What day do you normally go?
Edit: Do I win anything I just noticed I did the 10,000 post. LOL

Sep 14 12 10:09 pm Link

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-JAY-

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Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:

What day do you normally go?
Edit: Do I win anything I just noticed I did the 10,000 post. LOL

Sat (IMO) is best. yeah there's shit... but I can usually find something... if not. I just drink awesome beer with chile and lime.

Sep 14 12 10:37 pm Link

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Photos 4 The Memories

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Has anybody eaten at these places?
Ali Baba
http://www.alibabalasvegas.com/

Sin Citys Burger and More
http://www.restaurant.com/sincity-burge … 25&page=1&

Buzz BBQ
http://buzzbbq.com/

Sep 17 12 08:03 pm Link

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A M Johnson

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:
Has anybody eaten at these places?
Ali Baba
http://www.alibabalasvegas.com/

Sin Citys Burger and More
http://www.restaurant.com/sincity-burge … 25&page=1&

Buzz BBQ
http://buzzbbq.com/

Tres negatory. Sincity Burgers is by my house too.

Sep 17 12 08:05 pm Link

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Shot By Adam

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Photos 4 The Memories  wrote:
Has anybody eaten at these places?
Ali Baba
http://www.alibabalasvegas.com/

Sin Citys Burger and More
http://www.restaurant.com/sincity-burge … 25&page=1&

Buzz BBQ
http://buzzbbq.com/

Sin City Burgers is OK.

Ali Baba, I've never heard of.

Buzz BBQ I have not personally tried but I know two friends who said that they wouldn't feed their food to their dogs.

Sep 17 12 09:07 pm Link

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-JAY-

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Sin City Burgers is OK.

Ali Baba, Is one of my favorite restaurants. However, I've been to Lebanon, love the culture, speak Lebanese dialect, it's quite authentic - good Kebab

Buzz BBQ - One of those "what the fuck was I thinking?" places.

Sep 17 12 09:16 pm Link

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Photos 4 The Memories

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Thanks for the replies. I think I will cross Buzz and Sin off the list and put Ali on the need to check out later.

Sep 18 12 10:29 pm Link

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-JAY-

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So, fellow hotelroom shooters. My boudoir season is starting... I'd like input for some versatility. I have made agreements with a few hotels (boudoir doesn't get published, so they care less about shooting there... I can somewhat "guarantee" half a dozen booked rooms per season per hotel) so it's kinda win-win... just wondering if there's anyone I should add to the list.

I like to offer a few options. I charge "$X + room" so they can get awesome images in a nice room, or awesome in a better room... most opt for midrange

Sub $100 I tend to like Plaza a LOT... since they stole the decor from Fontaine Bleu, it's fantastic. Other similar downtown after their facelifts look nice, TheD, etc

$150 - Rumor deluxe

$250 - Scarlet Suite at Golden Nugget is amazing.

Above that I have a few choice places at the big names, like Bellagio and such, but the specialty suites at smaller places tend to be more awesome, like the Spa Suite at GN.



So.... anywhere I should look into for christmas/VDay rush? I've got a meeting with Circus Circus this week (their new decorated tower might be a nice addition to my budget option.)

Sep 23 12 07:56 pm Link

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-The Dave-

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I would like to see something in the trailer park in NLV on north Lamb. That would be awesome and budget minded.

Sep 23 12 08:17 pm Link

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-The Dave- wrote:
I would like to see something in the trailer park in NLV on north Lamb. That would be awesome and budget minded.

Oh dear god... I was in that area last week with a tracheostomy patient of mine... Walnut and Cheyenne (the neighborhood I grew up in)

I don't want to add: "is your Hobo-Stab insurance up to date?" to my contracts.

Sep 23 12 08:24 pm Link

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So I guess I need to do a legit casting for a video project. Damn people not following simple instructions.

So... I should be renting out a studio, lecture hall, event center... Something with enough room for this... Then I though why not see if we can make it more lively?

I'll book the place... If anyone else needs space for something like this... Casting or some such, or even just a get together, we can get some wings, chips, kinda like Roxy's get togethers, but more "do what the hell you want" bring lights and shoot, drink too much if your name starts with an A.. Or a J... tongue

would anyone else be up for it? I'd supply the venue, someone else can bring chips.

Sep 27 12 01:28 pm Link

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-The Dave-

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I might be interested in setting up a single station for taking some "odd" type images if you send me your models after you are done with them.  big_smile

Sep 27 12 02:36 pm Link

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-JAY-

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-The Dave- wrote:
I might be interested in setting up a single station for taking some "odd" type images if you send me your models after you are done with them.  big_smile

yeah. Mix and mingle... Have a set-up (that isn't $50 for 30 min :p)

Need to find a spot, though.

Sep 27 12 02:55 pm Link

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-The Dave-

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My bucket list: 4 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 2 mashed potatoes with gravy, and 2 biscuits. Extra crispy… to go

Sep 27 12 03:03 pm Link

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Shot By Adam

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-JAY- wrote:
So I guess I need to do a legit casting for a video project. Damn people not following simple instructions.

So... I should be renting out a studio, lecture hall, event center... Something with enough room for this... Then I though why not see if we can make it more lively?

I'll book the place... If anyone else needs space for something like this... Casting or some such, or even just a get together, we can get some wings, chips, kinda like Roxy's get togethers, but more "do what the hell you want" bring lights and shoot, drink too much if your name starts with an A.. Or a J... tongue

would anyone else be up for it? I'd supply the venue, someone else can bring chips.

What day are you looking to do this?

Sep 27 12 04:18 pm Link

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D M E C K E R T

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

i'm game for bringing chips. and my latest cameras. sounds like a hoot. i could  even make some salsa. big_smile

completely unrelated...

nikon shooters...has anyone used/bought/played with the d800 and found it really uncomfortable? i fiddled with one at best buy this afternoon, and it made me yearn for the previous generation ergonomics. (my d700 is long sold, and my d300 is in dire need of repair for the false low battery issue). something about the grip, or the width, or something, but my fingers don't seem to fit right. the d600 was actually a hair better, i thought. not sure what i want to do. too many options. too many personal standards to keep up. ayayay.

Sep 27 12 05:10 pm Link

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Shot By Adam

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D M E C K E R T wrote:
i'm game for bringing chips. and my latest cameras. sounds like a hoot. i could  even make some salsa. big_smile

completely unrelated...

nikon shooters...has anyone used/bought/played with the d800 and found it really uncomfortable? i fiddled with one at best buy this afternoon, and it made me yearn for the previous generation ergonomics. (my d700 is long sold, and my d300 is in dire need of repair for the false low battery issue). something about the grip, or the width, or something, but my fingers don't seem to fit right. the d600 was actually a hair better, i thought. not sure what i want to do. too many options. too many personal standards to keep up. ayayay.

It's interesting you say that. I borrowed my friend's D800 for a shoot and I even remember thinking to myself that it felt a little odd. Not really uncomfortable, but certainly a bit off. I guess you just have to get used to it.

Sep 27 12 06:19 pm Link

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Photos 4 The Memories

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin, US

-The Dave- wrote:
My bucket list: 4 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 2 mashed potatoes with gravy, and 2 biscuits. Extra crispy… to go

Popeyes?

Sep 27 12 07:05 pm Link

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-JAY-

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Shot By Adam wrote:

What day are you looking to do this?

Either mid-week or Sunday... I'd love a Fri/Sat - but know those are super busy days for so many people.

Sep 27 12 07:13 pm Link

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D M E C K E R T

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Shot By Adam wrote:

It's interesting you say that. I borrowed my friend's D800 for a shoot and I even remember thinking to myself that it felt a little odd. Not really uncomfortable, but certainly a bit off. I guess you just have to get used to it.

i'm sure you're right, and it's just a matter of acclimating.

it certainly didn't make my decision any easier. i was hoping the d800 would feel leaps and bounds better. and i'd have an excuse to go for it instead. lol

Sep 27 12 09:09 pm Link

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H B P

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Hmmm... I'm down to bring some spam musubi and cheese whiz.

Sep 28 12 05:39 am Link

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-The Dave-

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-JAY- wrote:

Either mid-week or Sunday... I'd love a Fri/Sat - but know those are super busy days for so many people.

This works for me.

Sep 28 12 01:00 pm Link

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A M Johnson

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

I'm down for Sundays.

EDIT: or any time, who am I kidding?

Sep 28 12 03:34 pm Link

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A M Johnson

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I shot a model with John Gotti's Jag today. The guy hanging out watching over the car was a riot!

Sep 29 12 03:43 pm Link

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-The Dave-

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A M Johnson wrote:
I shot a model with John Gotti's Jag today. The guy hanging out watching over the car was a riot!

What calibur did you use?

Sep 29 12 04:17 pm Link

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A M Johnson

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-The Dave- wrote:

What calibur did you use?

40D Cannon.







Nyuk nyuk nyuk

Sep 29 12 04:19 pm Link

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D M E C K E R T

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

A M Johnson wrote:
I shot a model with John Gotti's Jag today. The guy hanging out watching over the car was a riot!

So wait...the car had an escort? Lol

Sep 29 12 09:07 pm Link

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A M Johnson

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D M E C K E R T wrote:

So wait...the car had an escort? Lol

The car had armed security!

Sep 30 12 02:10 pm Link

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-The Dave-

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Duck it!

http://www.daplv.com/vcg/23930005.jpg

Oct 01 12 12:13 am Link

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A M Johnson

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They modeled for me before. The middle one brought an escort.

Oct 01 12 09:57 am Link

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Brian Hillburn

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Guys and Gals:
I may need to hire an addiction counselor to help me get through this next week or so. I just left B&C Camera and they had 5 D800 cameras in stock. I held it in my hands and played with it a good ten minutes. I was so close to pulling my credit card out and going into 6 months of debt and interest. It's only been a few minutes since coming home but I can't stop thinking about it. I know I won't sleep well now because I was so close to having it. I need a friend and counselor. I know I don't need the camera and my D700 is really plenty for me. Someone please tell me how the camera won't make me any happier and how my images won't improve at all. I feel like such an equipment whore at the moment...argh sad

Oct 01 12 03:23 pm Link

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A M Johnson

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Brian Hillburn wrote:
Guys and Gals:
I may need to hire an addiction counselor to help me get through this next week or so. I just left B&C Camera and they had 5 D800 cameras in stock. I held it in my hands and played with it a good ten minutes. I was so close to pulling my credit card out and going into 6 months of debt and interest. It's only been a few minutes since coming home but I can't stop thinking about it. I know I won't sleep well now because I was so close to having it. I need a friend and counselor. I know I don't need the camera and my D700 is really plenty for me. Someone please tell me how the camera won't make me any happier and how my images won't improve at all. I feel like such an equipment whore at the moment...argh sad

Buy a 5DIII and you will experience nirvana. You are aiming too low. big_smile

Oct 01 12 03:46 pm Link

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Brian Hillburn

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A M Johnson wrote:

Buy a 5DIII and you will experience nirvana. You are aiming too low. big_smile

I'm a Nikon man. Fuji S2Pro-D200-D300-D700
Going Canon would be like leaving Camaro and joining Mustang...ewwww smile

Oct 01 12 03:56 pm Link

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-The Dave-

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

You want it, Buy it. It's only money...

Plus you will then have an excuse to upgrade your computer too. smile

Oct 01 12 04:42 pm Link

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A M Johnson

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Brian Hillburn wrote:

I'm a Nikon man. Fuji S2Pro-D200-D300-D700
Going Canon would be like leaving Camaro and joining Mustang...ewwww smile

Ah but Ken Rockwell hisself says if you buy the 5DIII you will shit butterflies, your arm pits will smell like roses and every picture will make you rich Rich RICH!!!

Oct 01 12 05:15 pm Link

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D M E C K E R T

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Las Vegas, Nevada, US

one lens sold. two cameras that need to go. and then i can haz new camruh!! big_smile

Oct 01 12 10:23 pm Link

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Brian Hillburn

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D M E C K E R T wrote:
one lens sold. two cameras that need to go. and then i can haz new camruh!! big_smile

I'm in same boat with the D300 and 17-55. Don't think I could bring myself to sell it as low as market value is though. And no way do I see myself selling D700. There would be times I wouldn't want the huge files from the D800. Either way, I don't need it. It's only lust...

Oct 02 12 03:10 am Link

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D M E C K E R T

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Brian Hillburn wrote:
I'm in same boat with the D300 and 17-55. Don't think I could bring myself to sell it as low as market value is though. And no way do I see myself selling D700. There would be times I wouldn't want the huge files from the D800. Either way, I don't need it. It's only lust...

mine needs a little trip to nikon...i'm basically selling it for $400. and yet...no bites.

i'm trying not to spend $30 or whatever to renew at fred miranda...but it seems increasingly worthwhile to do so. it would probably be gone in a few days.

i'm pretty set on a d600 at this point ii think. i don't really love the ergonomics of the d800. i don't really need 36mp. and the difference in my tax rebate would only be a couple hundred max. and a little less weight than the d300/d700 is welcome.

Oct 02 12 08:18 pm Link

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-The Dave-

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Today my Dad sent me the camera I shot 35 years ago when I was a yearbook photographer back in High School. Naturally I had to take it with me on today's shoot at Red Rock loaded with Porta 400...

http://www.daplv.com/MM/DP3_0712.jpg

Oct 03 12 09:47 pm Link

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Photos 4 The Memories

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What is the price at the pump in Vegas now? Last time I was there it was pretty close to what it was in WI. Right now its about $3.79 here.

Oct 03 12 11:47 pm Link