Tag Archive: nature

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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Top 10 Photography Gadgets

Your camera and lenses are the most important tools in your bag.  Hands down.  But there are so many more helpful instruments out there, that sometimes choosing what to pack and what to leave… Continue reading

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Buy Local // BUY ART

The “buy local” movement has gained considerable momentum in the last few years.  And there are many great reasons to support your local economy. But I’d like to see a movement in the… Continue reading

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Telluride Photo Fest // Preview

I have had the pleasure of spending much time in the incomparably beautiful Telluride, Colorado.  But never in the Fall.  So the fact that I’ll be attending the 2014 Telluride Photography Festival in… 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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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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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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5D MK III // Field Review / Everglades

Before the Canon 5D MK III came out, I remember talking shop with a few other photographers about whether the change would be significant enough to justify purchasing a new camera body.  I… Continue reading

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everglades // non-traditional fall colors

Color!  This time of year I start to think in terms of reds, oranges, and yellows.  But unfortunately, I will not be spending my autumn in the mountains in 2013. However, it was… Continue reading

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Friday Flora

The Everglades ecosystem is about as diverse as they come. And the plant-life is a large part of that diversity. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite flora related photographs… Continue reading

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One Shot Monday // A Primal Fear

If I had just one shot today to hold your attention, would this do it? This image can illicit a great deal of fear for a great many people.  The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake… Continue reading

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A Dusk at the Beach

Near the end of my trip, I needed a little beach time. I found Bonita Beach in Bonita Springs, and it was perfect… just what I needed. I spent the afternoon and evening… Continue reading

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the river of grass

They call the Everglades “the river of grass”, and a few weeks ago, I witnessed why. Now just to clarify, the Everglades is not just limited to Everglades National Park.  The area is… Continue reading

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PINS selects

Elle and I traveled to Padre Island National Seashore this weekend to enjoy the ocean. Beach camping proved a bit more difficult than our usual locations… but it was great prep for the… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // equipped

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” Ansel Adams   Equipment It cannot be said enough… the equipment is only as good as the photographer using… Continue reading

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flashback | everglades

It was thirteen years ago…. I sat at a crappy, college-student computer, playing around on a new website called “Priceline”. Back then, all you could do was bid on flights. And so it… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // the plan

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” Leonard Bernstein Once I’ve made a decision on the destination, the real planning begins… I chose my route… Continue reading

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planning an epic road trip // the destination

“One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” Henry Miller  The first thing, and sometimes one of the toughest to determine when planning a road trip… Continue reading

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