The Nelson Ghost Town is now one of the “hot spots” of photography workshops. The area was originally called Eldorado when gold was discovered here. It is located 50 miles south of Las Vegas and is a great place to stop, on your way to or from Las Vegas. Boulder City is only 25 miles away. Here is what you will see.
There are about twenty or so buildings; dozens of old cars and trucks; and a “plane crash site.” You will find many different types of photographers here. It is not quite landscape or nature photography, but closer to “street photography.” It is quite a popular location for “fashion shoots” and we saw many photographers with models. It is definitely like shooting the Bodie CA State Park (see our blog on Bodie).
Mary and I used both our color and infrared cameras. We were lucky to have great skies and it was not too crowded. Check in at the general store and pay $10 for a two hour visit.
Google “Nelson Ghost Town” to see numerous resources to help you plan your trip.
To see (and buy) our photo, please go to www.pamphotography.com.
Mary has corrected me. It is $20 each for a two hour session.
Hi Pam, can anyone give me an email address tocontact the owners, so that I can book a shoot there?
Hi Dee – sorry for the delay in responding. I don’t think they have an email. Here is the number I used to call to make a reservation: 702-291-0026. http://www.vegasphotographyblog.com/2010/08/nelson-nevada-ghost-town-at-eldorado-canyon/