Hi. This year, someone asked me about what my New Year’s resolutions are. My response: ‘Nothing to report. I just wanna get this stuff done.’ Because year after year, if your resolutions are the same…just be honest with yourself. “I’m not gonna do it.”
Last year, I had the opportunity to attend AIGA’s Creatives Event that takes place once a month. Either something would come up or I’d be too tired, etc. I never went. This year, nothing was in the way and even if I was tired, I was going, anyway.
AIGA stands for “American Institute of Graphic Arts.” A professional organization for Creatives. Last night’s gathering was social, lots of networking, meeting professionals in the industry. I was blown away while moving from conversation to conversation. Learned a great deal.
Of course, my camera is a tag-a-long buddy, which I put to good use. I’ve only edited scenes from the Event. However, I also captured scenes along the Las Vegas Strip, which I’ll begin editing after I get some sleep.
First, I want to share with you all snippets from my night out. I know. I went out on a Tuesday night to The Chandelier Bar at The Cosmopolitan. I’ve never been further than the Lobby area in that place. Last night, I made my way to the second floor. Amazing. The place is just…wow.
When I recover, I’ll have to visit back. I’ve had to do so much walking the past few days… I’ll try not to do too much today outside of editing and sending out my portfolio. Ouch.
Technical note: It’s always tough shooting in low-light environments without a camera flash. As I’ve said before, I don’t like to use an external flash because the artificial and ambient don’t blend together well for me. Yuck. Plus, it disturbs everyone else who simply come to a place to relax.
So, I had to do some tweaking with my camera settings until I got something decent. This is my favorite shot of the night. I fixed the color tone and exposure when I got home. My shutter speed was slow; I had to sharpen certain scenes more than I usually would. Overall, I think they came out swell, but not perfect.
5:32am. I should have waited until morning to edit photography, but I’m always so excited to see how the scenes came out and share them, I end up staying awake. I don’t know how to feel about that right now. 🙂 😦 🙂 Here are the rest of the scenes…
Eric Christopher Jackson