Doug Slater received his BA from Brooks Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences. His career began in Los Angeles with work as a Cameraman and Video Technician for Cedar Sinai Medical Center and Global Photo Association. In Lake Tahoe Doug managed his wedding photography business while working as the Chief Photographer for the The Tahoe World Newspaper. During that time he was honored by the Nevada Press Association with several awards for his photojournalism including: Best Feature Photo, Best Sports Photo and Best Multiple Feature Photos. In San Francisco Doug worked as a Photographic Assistant with Rico Schwartzberg, Paul Cruz and Cheryl Maeder specializing in fashion photography. Currently he is a freelance event, wedding, headshot and portrait photographer, based in Pacifica.