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The Top Places to Take Pictures in Las Vegas

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If you’re looking for where to take pictures in Las Vegas, you’ve come to the right place!

As a photographer, I’m always looking for the best places to take some pictures. I was a bit concerned about if I’d be able to get some great pictures in Las Vegas, but it turns out there was no need to worry.

Las Vegas is a very interesting city and is a lot of fun to photograph with it’s bright lights, eccentric people and wild colours.

I wanted to share with you the places on the strip that I found the most fun and interesting to photograph for the few days that I was there. So if you’re wondering where to take pictures in Las Vegas the next time you’re there, check out these fun Las Vegas photo shoot locations, including the best place to photograph the Las Vegas Skyline of the Strip and Las Vegas street photography.

Taking pictures in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Strip

Just walking down the Strip in Vegas is sure to give you inspiration, and Instagram worthy shots. There are so many architecturally interesting buildings, and iconic hotel facades as well.  Since I’m from Canada I was fascinated just by the palm trees alone! I visited around Christmas too, so it was fun seeing some of them be decorated for the season.

Palm tree in Las Vegas
Palm trees on the Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip
Las Vegas Strip

Vegas And The Strip From Above

My friend and I were lucky enough to get a great deal and upgrade at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on the Strip, and the views were unbeatable! Not only did we get the best view of the Strip and Bellagio fountains, we also had a breathtaking view of the mountains in the distance. I never thought about the nature part of Vegas until I went there, so seeing mountains was surprising and so exciting to see! Since our balcony overlooked all of the action, we had many opportunities to photograph the scenes in different lighting conditions which was amazing! We also never missed a Bellagio fountain show.

Views over Las Vegas
Views over Las Vegas
Bellagio Fountains and Paris Hotel Las Vegas
Bellagio fountains and the Las Vegas Strip
Bellagio Fountains Las Vegas Strip At Night

The Bellagio Fountains

Not only is photographing the Bellagio Fountains from above amazing, but seeing them just on street level is equally beautiful. They have shows at different times through the day, so you’re sure to be able to catch at least one show if you look for it. It’s the most impressive fountain I’ve seen to date, and is a pleasure to photograph. Seriously… It’s fun to photograph!

Bellagio hotel and fountains
Bellagio hotel and fountains
Bellagio fountains and Paris Hotel
Bellagio fountains and Paris Hotel

Hotels On The Strip

You have to see the hotels on the Strip! They all have so much character. They’re all so theme oriented, so it’s like going into a whole other world when you go into them. Nothing in Vegas really feels like real life as it is, but the hotels are crazy in the best way. Since they’re all so different, it makes them all so much fun to photograph. Again, since I went around Christmas, there were Christmas decorations everywhere. Since this is Las Vegas, they were obviously completely over the top! If you’re visiting Las Vegas around Christmas, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the beautiful decorations at the Bellagio Hotel!

Other hotels I loved taking pictures of were the Venetian (a replica of Venice Italy) and the Wynn hotel which has a carousel made from live flowers! It’s something you really need to see in person to fully appreciate!

Bellagio hotel
Bellagio Hotel At Christmas
Bellagio Hotel Ceiling
Caesars Palace Hotel at Christmas
Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
Traffic Las Vegas Strip

If you’re looking for the best places to take pictures in Las Vegas, I hope this list was helpful to in getting you started. There are so many amazing things to take pictures of in Vegas, so this is obviously just a small sample from my quick trip, but if you have the time I would suggest also exploring off of the Strip to see other gems that you can photograph that are slightly off of the tourist path!

In case you’re interested, these photos were taken in 2015 on the Nikon D600 with the 16-35mm lens which I swear by! I plan to switch back to Canon in the future, and they now carry this lens too, so I will be repurchasing for sure!

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