ABCs of Las Vegas

Last week found me in a sea of more than 13,000 photographers from all over the world, descending on sin city for learning, tradeshow shopping, fun and adventure. I think it is safe to say we accomplished all those things, from amazing, inspirational talks and workshop sessions to nightclub parties and shopping sprees.

During our busy week we made time to work on a fun project—a photographic alphabet hunt, inspired by photographer and educator Kevin Kubota.  Fellow traveler and photographer Melissa and I teamed up to uncover the entire alphabet within the confines of the MGM Grand conference center and hotel. We found each and every letter–see our results below! Besides being an exercise in creativity and seeing differently, it’s a contest, too–one lucky photographer receives $1000 in prizes from Kevin’s line of software and tools for photographers. If you’d like to see all the alphabet postings and vote on your favorite (voters choose the winner!) Kevin will have them posted here on his blog.

And in honor of the prize, I used Kevin’s keyline border actions on the letters below.


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21 Responses to “ABCs of Las Vegas”

  1. stephstevensphoto Says:

    Those are excellent. What a great exercise!!

  2. lucinda Wesson Says:

    Unbelievable!!! Can I use it on Monday Typefaces?!!!

  3. Kate Says:

    WHat a great idea!

  4. Maria Says:

    That’s GREAT!

  5. Nicki Says:

    Fantastic! I have my photo students at Thayer shoot their names using the same concept. Fun fun fun!

  6. elizabeth Says:

    Very cool, Anna!! I love it!!

  7. B. Says:

    Got my vote!

  8. Sarah Says:

    VERY cool.

  9. Holly Says:

    Anna – you rock…very impressed!

  10. Christina Says:

    Wow, your head must be spinning after WPPI! You rocked this…what an awesome alphabet! very creative.

  11. becky Says:

    I love them! I have always thought about doing the alphabet as a side project but have never committed!

  12. Anne Says:

    Awesome! Great job gals!

  13. Erin Says:

    Amazing! You truly never cease to amaze me with your great eye & talent!

  14. Lorraine Says:

    Your artist’s eye amazes me. This assignment must have been so much fun…and the challenge of it all…WOW! I’m already looking out of my kitchen window to view any ABC possibilities!!! Thanks, as always, for sharing.

  15. Sandy Coleman Says:


    These are excellent! What an imaginative project.

  16. Sara Code-Kroll Says:

    Love it, Anna! My fave is “R”!

  17. katherine Says:

    So, which letter was toughest to find??

  18. Maya Laurent Says:

    Still can’t believe we never found time to meet up!!! Makes me sad! 😦

  19. Melissa Says:

    Oh how those pictures bring me back to the mile long walk between our room and the conference center where we found most of these. My challenge as I went through your gorgeous photos was to remember the items they came off. You’d never guess that “L” came off a trash can in the MGM lobby! There’s no such thing as an unadorned trash can in Vegas! Going to vote now!

  20. Time to vote! ABCs of Las Vegas « Hank & Willie Says:

    […] to vote! ABCs of Las Vegas By Anna I’m pleased to share that my ABCs of Las Vegas, along with 19 others, are posted over at Kevin Kubota’s blog, with full instructions on how […]

  21. Bob Says:

    Great, clever and artistic
    You have my vote

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