Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

New Years Eve 2012 - Las Vegas StripHappy New Year!!!  =)   To start my first post of the year off with a bang… here is a short time-lapse video of the fireworks over the Las Vegas Strip from my 14th floor studio:

Thank you for following my photography this past year.  It’s been a fun one, full of diverse and fascinating shoots.  I’ve never felt more lucky to do what I love to do for a living!

Last January started off great with conclusion of the post-work and release of the   Luxor national advertising campaign.  Shortly afterwards, I found myself on German prime-time TV photographing the finalists of a reality game show, shooting promos for 6Pool Gaming and Evil Dead the Musical.

One of the more unique shoots was for a series of postcards, where I had to play scavenger hunt for the locations and angles in a series of historic photos of Las Vegas landmarks from 50-100 years ago.

Another focus of the year was 3D photography.  I used a state-of-the-art beam-splitter mirror rig with two Nikon D700′s with matched prime lenses to freeze staged action scenes in true-stereo:  Fire Dancers, Celebrity Impersonators, Breakdancers, Welders, Fire-Eating Bartenders and even a blackjack scene at the Sahara Casino.  It’s been an intense process refining the technique and adapting the video rig for dSLRs.

The year hasn’t all been just creating photos.  I’ve also had the pleasure of capturing some of the more unusual sporting events like Monster Jam, Supercross,  Lingerie Bowl, Major League [Video] Gaming, and the otherworldly Kaiju Big Batel Monster Wrestling.

It’s been a slow year for travel with only shoots in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Arizona, Dallas and San Fransisco, but 2012 is about to kick off with 2 weeks in Thailand!  Now that my social media and blog are fully functional, expect TONS of updates throughout the coming year!!