A Palace for Photography

December 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

During my recent trip to Las Vegas, I hoped to photography some of the impressive hotel interiors. One of those interior spaces is the lobby at Caesar's Palace. I assumed that I would have only a few minutes of shooting before security put the kibosh to it. I started with this image:

Three Sisters fountainThree Sisters fountainThe Three Sisters fountain in the lobby of Caesar's Palace at 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 21, 2016 To read more about how I eliminated all of the people from the frame, please click here.

Since I didn't encounter any resistance, I proceeded to move closer to the registration desk:

Caesar's Palace LobbyCaesar's Palace LobbyRegistration desk in lobby of Caesar's Palace at 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 21, 2016 Eventually, a security guard approached me and asked to see my credentials. Of course, I didn't have any credentials. I explained that I was on a photography road trip and found Caesar's Palace to be an interesting subject. To my surprise, he started giving me ideas of other things to shoot inside the facility!

So, I worked my way to the Forum Shops:

Forum ShopsForum ShopsThe Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace at 3500 S Las Vegas Blvd in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 20, 2016 Once again, a security guard approached me. I explained that I already received "permission" to shoot. He immediately got on his phone to check this out. Within a few minutes, he confirmed my permission to shoot and apologized for bothering me. My experience at Caesar's Palace is not the norm. Later in the trip, I would be told many times (and even while standing on sidewalks outside of buildings) that photography is not permitted.

Caesar's truly was a palace for photographers that day!


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