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Red River Pros: Andrew Slaton

Andrew Slaton at Red River Paper Pro Corner

Commercial photographer

Andrew Slaton is an award-winning nature and landscape photographer who, in his 15 years as a pro, has traveled the world and done assignments for newspapers, magazines and books. His commercial clients have included Major League Baseball, Taco Bell, Nordstrom, Ambler, Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch, Omni Hotels and The University of Notre Dame. Based in Dallas, he is currently traveling throughout the U.S. doing personal projects to refresh both his creative spirit and his portfolio. From time to time, his dispatches and images will appear at the Red River Paper Blog.

© Andrew Slaton

The Client

prAna and stock photography.

The Assignment

Pacific Northwest road trip.

The Execution

“This image was a daytime long exposure. I used a Canon 5D MK III with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS fitted with a circular polarizer and a Singh Ray 2-stop reverse ND filter to balance the exposure of the sunset. The biggest problem to overcome was the wind, and sea spray. A lens cloth became my best friend on this trip. I’m used to photographing in the mountains, not the coasts, so learning to work in the sand, salt, and humidity was difficult. This exposure was only a second-and-a-half, but it was just enough to achieve milky seas without losing the waves.”

Post Production

“I don’t rely a ton on post production and often simply need to bump the contrast and color a bit to achieve what I saw– which was the case with this image.”

The Output

“I absolutely love Red River matte papers for most of my projects, mostly the 88lb. Polar Matte, but for this particular image, the color really pops and textures look silky smooth when printed on Red River’s 75lb. Arctic Polar Luster.”

Contact

Andrew's website is at: www.andrewslatonphoto.com. He may be contacted at: andrew@andrewslatonphoto.com .

Favorite Papers

UltraPro Satin

UltraPro Satin looks and feels just like traditional photo lab paper and features a medium depth luster finish.

Favorite Of: Jim DiVitale & Peter Randall


River Linen

River Linen adds a special dimension to your printed image with its premium quality linen surface paper.

Favorite Of: JVS & Helene Glassman


Aurora Art

Made using fine 100% cotton rag content, Aurora Art White and Aurora Art Natural offers the look and feel of fine art paper.

Favorite of: Marilyn Sholin, Matt Hoyle, Susan McCartney, & Kaitlin Walsh


Arctic Polar Satin

With its crisp blue white shade, Arctic Polar Satin ensures your images will project more brilliance. Its state of the art microporous coating will enhance details and color saturation.

Favorite of: Al Francekevich & Susan McCartney