The Weekend Lens

I spent this past weekend in Vegas with many of the design team members and designers who create products for Designer Digitals. It was a chance for us to come together and share laughter and stories and meet in person.

As you can imagine there were many cameras on hand and lots of talk about ISO, aperture, macro, night-shooting, photoshop, etc. It was awesome to see Vegas through the lens of each person's camera.

Here's a look at some of the things I captured over the weekend:

On Friday night a big group of us embarked on a photo-walk. It was cool to just walk around the strip with the intent of seeing it through the lens of my camera.

For me there was lots of looking up.

One of the highlights for me was getting a chance to get to know Jessica Hunt. She lives here locally and we've just not had the chance in the past to make time to get together.

I'm pretty sure this weekend sealed a new friendship.

I arrived home last night safe and sound, excited to be back with my family again.

49 thoughts

  1. Lyndee

    2011-01-17 11:25:39 -0500

    I used to think I was a pretty good photographer. Since becoming a blogger, I've realized there's just so much more I want to find out and....I'm not quite at the level I'd like to be at.

  2. sarah

    2011-01-17 11:53:40 -0500

    so colorful! sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  3. Lori

    2011-01-17 13:50:44 -0500

    Wow! I live here and have never thought of doing anything like that. Makes this city and it's surroundings look very cool!

  4. nerdgrl

    2011-01-17 14:15:47 -0500

    Great photos. You're always an inspiration with your particular "eye". Love it.

  5. Pattie

    2011-01-17 14:37:37 -0500 nice to relive our weekend through your eyes Ali. Almost as enjoyable as actually spending time with you ... but not quite! I'm still hearing your voice in my head and usually laughing at what it's saying! :)

  6. susan garner

    2011-01-17 14:53:30 -0500

    Las Vegas is my town.Glad you had fun here.

  7. Anne S

    2011-01-17 15:36:40 -0500

    Awesome pix! My hubby and I are heading to Vegas next weekend for a long overdue anniversary weekend alone. After all your stunning pix, I am even more excited to go!

  8. Carrie

    2011-01-17 15:40:23 -0500

    Ah, so that's where you were! When I was in Vegas, I enjoyed "looking up" so much that I started a whole series on instagram of photos of all the beautiful chandeliers in the hotels and casinos. It's always interesting to me how different the perspective can be when you look up. :)

  9. Tammy B

    2011-01-17 15:52:35 -0500

    Is that a winter coat you are wearing?! Next time I'm in Vegas I'm going to try and get some photos like yours. The first time, it was all about seeing everything but I'd love to get some really nice extreme close-ups!!

  10. Chrystie DeSmet

    2011-01-17 17:22:33 -0500

    Love these close ups! Nice job! Thanks for sharring! :)

  11. Rosa

    2011-01-17 17:38:02 -0500

    Loved your photos and am enjoying your blog.
    I have always wanted to visit Las Vegas.

  12. Amy

    2011-01-17 19:38:00 -0500

    Great photos! I think I need a trip to warm Vegas about right now!

  13. lynne moore

    2011-01-17 20:07:55 -0500

    awesome look at vegas. We did the same when my inlaws visted, only we just took in the new City Center and Aria hotel. and it was my daughter and i taking the pictures mostly...

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  15. anna r.

    2011-01-17 22:14:47 -0500

    hi ali,
    i love your photos, can i just say i love your perspective?! i've been following your blog, and i really do love all of what you have here... your photos are breathtaking! would you mind sharing some of the tips how you did those shots? i've been dabbling with my camera but nothing comes close with your shots! yours are just awesome! i would love to play with night shots and lights as well... good thing you have vegas there... but us here in asia, particularly in the philippines, there are just a few places to visit. thanks for sharing your passion ali... you are an inspiration!

  16. cinback

    2011-01-17 22:16:42 -0500

    What a beautiful perspective...

  17. lindsey

    2011-01-17 23:07:16 -0500

    darn cute shoes, did they take the beatin' with all of that walking?

  18. 5Star Digital Scrapbooking

    2011-01-18 07:15:36 -0500

    sounds like a fantastic weekend i'm envious of you ladies but it was well deserved i'm sure! any big winners???

  19. Anna Aspnes

    2011-01-18 11:10:29 -0500

    Cool to catch up Ali!

  20. Yolanda S

    2011-01-18 11:48:47 -0500

    Great pics! Sounds like you all had a fabulous weekend...and that picture of those yummy-looking glasses is making me thirsty! ;-)

  21. Janaina Oliveira

    2011-01-18 12:33:15 -0500

    Nice night shots could you give us some tips?

  22. Rachel Greig

    2011-01-18 15:38:24 -0500

    Awesome photos Ali!

  23. Nancy Wyatt

    2011-01-19 13:07:30 -0500

    Amazing photos! I really do hope that one day my photos will be that great! hugs from conroe, tx!

  24. Marsaille

    2011-01-19 23:59:48 -0500

    Is it any surprise to you that you had a retreat weekend in a city known for it LIGHTs? You got a new friend out of it too. Glad you had a great time!

  25. sheri

    2011-01-22 16:42:52 -0500

    cute red jacket and jeans, Ali. would you be able to share where they came from?


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