Silverton Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas

travelwaystravelways Candid GrinnerOttawa, CanadaPosts: 7,809Registered Users Major grins

I like to take pictures of people and have many, but I'm not sure they qualify for this Documentary thread...

Here are some from Silverton hotel/casino in Las Vegas

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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,809Registered Users Major grins

    Two more with the gablers:

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    Playing cards

    7.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 1,392Registered Users Major grins

    Hi Tatiana, I like the very first and the last shots but for me what's missing from most of these is a specific point of interest - is there a story are you trying to tell or are these just random scenes? I know it must be difficult to shoot in a room with so many flashing lights and that really loud carpet. Perhaps a bit of cropping or a b&w conversion would help bring out the points of interest in the pictures. What about next time considering a shallower depth of field so that you could set a subject away from the background.

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,809Registered Users Major grins

    Hi Sara, thank you for taking your time to comment.

    These shots are just simple, strict documentary (in my understanding of the term) photos, intended to be used in my Vegas website. BTW, the page on Silverton hotel is still waiting to be written.
    So, no, they are not intended to tell a sequence story, neither to be artistic. I wanted to show the environment exactly as it was, regardless the too ugly carpet...
    Some have been taken a little in rush, because in these casinos you never know when somebody will come and tell you that you cannot take photos there (I was in these situations)... I wish I had a smaller camera or a phone to be be incognito, but I didn't.

    Yeah, probably I shouldn't have posted them here, but I thought to give it a try...

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  • MitchellMitchell Major grins Posts: 3,479Registered Users Major grins

    I'm surprised they let you take photos inside the casino. My understanding has always been the photography inside the gaming area is forbidden.

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,809Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2017

    @Mitchell said:
    I'm surprised they let you take photos inside the casino. My understanding has always been the photography inside the gaming area is forbidden.

    I was surprised too, because I knew from years ago that this was forbidden. In some casinos they were either too busy to see me, or they didn't care... I generally ask if there is somebody around that looks like a decision making person, but sometimes I just go incognito :)

    In this casino and some others I was not allowed to take pictures of the roulette. Here however I explained that I'll use them in a website (I gave the URL) that's actually promoting them and they can be a good advertising..., so at the end they accepted :)

    In a smaller casino I was not allowed to take pictures of people (their clients) - perfectly understandable - so I had to delete them.

    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
    TravelwaysPhotos.com ...... Facebook
    VegasGreatAttractions.com
    Travelways.com
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Washington DCPosts: 2,751Registered Users Major grins

    I agree with Sara's comments. I like the last one #7, because you can make up a story. Is she lonely?, in debt?...

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