Category Archive: workshop

THE MAGIC OF BIG BEND

I feel very fortunate to have been to Big Bend National Park a lot. I really mean it. A whole lot. I’ve been to Big Bend at least 2-3 times every year since… Continue reading

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10 Comp Tips For Better Photos

As photographers, there is much that is out of our control; weather, wildlife, seasonal changes, road/ trail conditions, etc. But one thing that we always have ultimate control over is our compositions. Just… Continue reading

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LIGHTROOM // BASIC WORKFLOW

Are you brand new to LightRoom Classic CC? Do you need some tips on how to create a more efficient workflow? Are you overwhelmed by your massive backlog of images? Whether you are… Continue reading

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PARK PEEK // CONGAREE

We are quickly approaching 30 National Parks visited since we began our quest in June 2016. And this year, we’ve had the pleasure of visiting a few for the first time. All 59… Continue reading

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PARK PEEK // CAPITOL REEF

We had the pleasure of visiting a few new National Parks this year, and one in particular stood out to me as one of the most photogenic and interesting; Capitol Reef National Park… Continue reading

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Totality // 5 Things I Learned Photographing An Eclipse

There was quite a bit of fervor leading up to the “Great American Eclipse” a few weeks ago, to say the least. The little town of 2,000 we call home in the summer… Continue reading

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10 Reasons To Love The Everglades

Often, people are surprised when I tell them one of my favorite places is south Florida’s Everglades. I immediately fell in love the first time I visited, over 15 years ago. And every… Continue reading

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The First 10,000 Miles (part 3)

What I Learned From Life On The Road (Part 3) Well I was born a rambler friends, and I intend to die that way.” — Townes Van Zandt Sorry it’s been so long, folks.… Continue reading

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Remastering An Old Favorite // Lightroom Tutorial

I’d like to think my style has changed… become more refined over the years.  So I wanted to show how I process my images now. And what better way than working with an… 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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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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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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big bend // revisited… part 2

Once again, I woke up before the sun… And witnessed a spectacular sunrise over the Chihuahuan Desert, with both Texas and Mexico in view. Everything in the desert seems to want to hurt… Continue reading

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big bend // revisited

It didn’t take long to get back into the rhythm of Big Bend. After all, it had only been 18 or so months. But this lesser-known National Park, in the middle-of-freaking-nowehere on the… Continue reading

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canon 17-40 f/4L // review

Okay, so I’m going to embark on a journey through territory that is quite new to this blog… reviewing gear. I’ve been asked by a few folks to give my thoughts on new… Continue reading

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brazos bend | where the wild things are

If you’ve visited this blog more than once, you probably know that I love Brazos Bend State Park.  And I LOVE alligators.  Strange, I know. But an interesting new development from this last… Continue reading

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