Fabric backdrops. Studio lighting. Posed photographs. That's not good enough for the pros at Epic Adventures Photography. Their photo backdrop of choice lies roughly 45 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, where breathtaking landscapes abound at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Here, photographers double as guides and take their subjects on hiking and kayaking adventures along the Colorado River, near the cliffs of the Mojave Desert, and in the waters of hot pools and waterfalls. Along the way, the guides document your journey with adventure portraits that would be right at home in an adventure magazine or might even be confused with stills from Lawrence of Arabia. And these shots are viewable back on the strip or at a location of your choice within Monstro: a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter turned into a mobile studio with editing bays, client lounge, refrigerator and 46" HD display.
Friends and family members perch on comfortable couches as a 4-year-old boy peers glances excitedly between two-flat panel monitors and a 100-foot screen, anxious to catch the first glimpse of his new brother or sister. The plush theater at Vegas Baby! 4D Ultrasound can accommodate up to 10 friends and family members along with the mommy-to-be, giving them all up-close introductions to the new baby in strikingly detailed 2-D, 3-D, and 4-D images gleaned using GE Voluson Ultrasound System technology. Their system's clear images reveal specifics such as gender, heart rate, or secret handshakes between fetal twins. The specially trained ultrasound technicians boast a 99.9% accuracy rate on gender identification, and they'll schedule a complimentary second appointment if they are not able to identify the gender at 14 weeks or later. They can also develop images into black-and-white or color prints, DVDs, and personalized jewelry.
A subsidiary of New Horizons Computer Learning Center, New Horizons of Las Vegas and its instructors maintain the same student-first mentality in their learning approach that has kept their classes in demand for more than 30 years. Courses aim to help students to function smoothly in word processing, accounting, presentation, and other software, including the Microsoft Office suite. Most classes are available both online and in the classroom, giving students the choice to learn essentials remotely. The Las Vegas branch also routinely hosts seminars that expound on developing tips and tricks, upcoming technologies, and niche software such as Adobe Photoshop.