When All Else Fails… Time-lapse It

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.” ~ Ansel Adams Sometimes you get yourself out of bed at 4:30 AM and drive across town to… Continue reading

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Autumn Rules // Top 10 Reasons Why Photogs Agree

I love summer, but in my opinion, nothing compares to the Fall.  Here are my Top 10 Reasons why professional photographers are salivating over the return of Autumn… 10.  No Mosquitos… Okay, less mosquitos at least. Depending… Continue reading

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So, What’s In A Print?

It occurred to me recently that many “new” photographers are greatly undervaluing their prints. Now, it may be that the quality of materials and processes are lacking, or that they are selling open… Continue reading

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Forgetting The Bottom-Line

Being a small business owner, I am often all too aware of the bottom-line.  It makes sense. I am an artists and I love what I do, but I still have to feed… Continue reading

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The Dynamic Cityscape

Shooting cityscapes is not unlike photographing natural landscapes. The main difference is that your city landscape has light elements not seen in nature. This creates incredibly dynamic compositions.  But often, you must start… Continue reading

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Travel as Art

A man said Why, why does traveling in cars and in trains make him feel sad, a beautiful sadness. I’ve felt this before. It’s the people in the cities you’ll never know, it… Continue reading

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Finding Art in the Everyday

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson There is undoubtedly an artful rhythm to life.  And at times, we… Continue reading

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Silence, In Black and White

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.  When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”  ~ Ansel Adams     Storm and Colorado River, South Rim, Grand Canyon NP,… Continue reading

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Welcome To The New

I had a new design concept for my workshops and the new site last week… and on a wild hair, I completely redid my slatonworkshops.com website in just a few days.  And I absolutely… Continue reading

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Hurry Up And Wait

I remember this old adage being used frequently when I was an assistant to several commercial photographers in Dallas and Austin in my younger days. “Today will be a lot of ‘hurry up and… Continue reading

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What I learned from the Lunar Eclipse

I found myself in less than ideal conditions in the early morning hours of April 15, 2014.  In the city, and somewhat sleep deprived. Had I planned a little better, I could have… Continue reading

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SUMMER // INTERNSHIP

Are you a dreamer?  Do you know how to be more than a dreamer… someone who does?  Where do you want to be in 5 years? I have been a professional stills +… Continue reading

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Macro From Nothing

This technique can be used with most lenses, but please be careful not to scratch front element! It’s always better to give yourself more control with an actual macro, but if you get… Continue reading

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Daring to Begin

All glory comes from daring to begin. – Eugene Fitch Ware What does it take to be a “doer”? Let’s be honest, it doesn’t take much. Not a lot of brains or money, or… Continue reading

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Layering // Landscapes

If you’ve seen my work, you know that I love negative space.  And in landscapes, that often means lots of sky. It’s a more fine art look. Where the sky is an actor… Continue reading

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Big Bend // R+R

You can’t travel all the way to Marathon, TX for work and not at least spend a night or two under the stars in Big Bend. So after our interior shoot for the… Continue reading

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Ray Roberts // Night Lights

Elle and I were itching to sleep out beneath the stars, so we made a last minute trip up to Lake Ray Roberts State Park to do some weekend car camping.  Not a… Continue reading

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Into The Winds

If you were free to pursue your passions… what would you do?  Where would you go?  How would you share it? Get ready… Into The Winds is coming…. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________   all images and… Continue reading

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Gage Feature

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to shoot an iconic Texas hotel in Big Bend country, the historic Gage. It also happens to be one of mine and Elle’s favorite getaways… Continue reading

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Get Out There!

Happy Friday everyone!  Get outside this weekend and enjoy nature…. no matter where you live…     ___________________________________________________________________________________________________   If you are interested in learning more about photography, taking your art to a new… Continue reading

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The Great BIG Bend Giveaway

How would you like to join me on my new Big Bend Workshop in April…. FOR FREE?? Well, you could be the lucky one to win The Great BIG Bend Giveaway, and receive free tuition… Continue reading

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