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This photo composition of the famous Welcome to Las Vegas neon sign is a straight-on shot taken directly from a negative exposed in a 35mm film camera with a zoom lens technique. Absolutely no digital alterations have been made to this photograph – not even cropping. Also see No. 15 for a similar image, but with a reverse zoom lens technique and slightly different perspective.


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PhotoRaconteur: one who shares stories through the visual composition of photographs, each worth a unique set of one thousand words.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Las Vegas-based photographer Benjamin Padgett captures classic & modern architecture, majestic landscapes and beautiful cityscapes, along with other inspiring visuals found between Hawaii and Ireland.

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