WELCOME TO THE FABULOUS LAS VEGAS NEVADA
This location is one of the most popular and famous spots of the great and fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. If you haven't been to the 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign on one of your visits to the city, you are surely missing out! This is one of the top FREE things to do in the area for tourists, but don't you dare think locals don't take a stroll over there too! Any time of day or night you will find a herd of people around this sign, so it is not hard to miss. In the images above you can slightly see the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which is located on the west side of Las Vegas Blvd. (aka 'The Strip'). The WELCOME sign is located just south of that hotel. There is a parking area in the median, but it is the ONLY parking and is only accessible from the west side of the road. If you come from the other side of the road you will have to make a Famous Las Vegas U-Turn. (They make you take U-Turns EVERYWHERE here.) Keep in mind there are always photographers at this location trying to get you to buy their services. Some of these guys are really pushy and will try pressuring you into letting them take your photos for you. Others are very friendly and provide excellent services, only requesting a 'tip' for their service. From my image comparison up above you can see the difference in quality resulting from hiring a professional photographer over just taking a photo yourself. The top image was taken from a basic camera on AUTO mode. Then the bottom is our professional image. The Las Vegas neon lights can be hard to photograph at night, so if you are looking to get your photos taken at night there definitely know what you're doing. Otherwise it might be worth $5-$20 to have one of the solicitors take your professional photographs for you!
You can really tell a lot about your work when you compare it to others. I dare say getting feedback, both good and bad, can really help improve your photography skills. So don't be afraid to put your work out there and let it be critiqued honestly, by professionals you respect. It will only be an experience to help you grow. It is also really important to compare your older work, from the beginning of your photography adventure to the images you take currently. This is a way to measure your progression and pat yourself on the back for growing and improving your photography skills.