I am going to Las Vegas for the week of June 24. I just bought a Canon Digital Rebel XT with a Tamron len. I am a newbie so I am looking for picture taking tips from all the experts in this forum. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
LV is a nice place...not really for photography, but for the shows, casino, strip clubs etc. You might already considered going to Grand Canyon for a day or two, you can take some snaps there. If you're driving, I'd suggest Antelope Canyon further eastwards.
I'd use Tv mode...~3-8secs..depends on if you like like trails of light made by cars etc. sometimes >20secs is needed. Then ND filters might be needed. I've a few pictures of my travels to the area, www.perqjon.com/DV_Vegas_GC/index.html. Personally, the place is great of shows, casinos, strip clubs etc. Photography-wise, I'd prefer the national parks!
Check out those popular postcards of las vegas. That'll give u an idea which angle is best to shoot at. May be a "shot to death" kinda pic, but hey, at least its possible for stock photography. or one of those iconic pictures most people, if not everyone, knows is Las Vegas. For eg. that neon lighted cowboy 'Vegas Vic'. I think that'll be pretty cool.