About Tone Garot:
For me, photography started as a means to chronicle and share my many and varied excursions including desert hiking, peak bagging, caving, and exploration of Mexico. For approximately a decade, I shot only point-and-shoot cameras, starting with film, then switching to digital. Although I did do some post-processing (cropping, auto-levels, sharpen edges), I never really took photography seriously until July 2010 when I bought my first DSLR.
Having a technical background, I rapidly learned the ins and outs of camera basics, lenses, exposure, tripods, etc. I also picked up post-processing quickly.
I spent a lot of time shooting and a lot of time post-processing, all the while experimenting and discovering a whole new world of possibilities. I soon realized that knowing how to use a camera isn't the same as knowing how to take a good photo. Many, if not most, of my best shots have an element of serendipity, even those taken in my home studio.
I am still learning and haven't chosen a particular adjective to describe what I do yet, i.e. I don't know if I want to be a travel photographer, product
photographer, wedding photographer, or what. For me, this is a
hobby, a pursuit, perhaps even a passion. I don't want to limit
myself yet with adjectives.
View My Photos:
My "portfolio" shots are on Tumblr. I post images
only sparingly, hoping to show only my favorites, or the best of my best.
Initially, I used Tumblr because it allowed larger images; however, the primitive
native feedback mechanism (even with the addition of Discus) are fairly meager.
I am re-thinking this site.
Adobe PDFs allow me to distribute several high quality images. With a PDF, I can create a
full gallery that explores a theme. This opens up artistic possibilities that a single
image does not have.
Lizards Are My Friends (8.60MB)
Savannah Georgia - A City Of Contrasts (13.5MB)
My most recent photos are posted to Facebook.
I find their photo viewer mostly usable: image sizes are now actually pretty good, although
sometimes you have to resize your browser or Download the image to see in full resolution,
you can tag people, and sometimes it's nice to get feedback through the comments. All these images are accessible to the public,
but feel free to Subscribe to see images as they are posted. Drop by, say hello,
and enjoy my photos in a relaxed environment.
Select Facebook Photo Albums
Shooting The Sheep
Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness
Lizards And Other Reptiles
Ding Darling Bird Shoot
Mojave National Preserve and Las Vegas
Key West 2012
I'm pretty willing to share what I know, so I built these rough PDFs to
answer questions I have received. I may not employ the same techniques
now as I did then.
Inexpensive Home Studio For Photography (3.76MB)
Photographing People Outdoors (4.08MB)
The Need For Editing (4.97MB)