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.
prAna and stock photography.
Pacific Northwest road trip.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”