Hislop is a graduate of the world-renowned Brooks Photography Institute and he has earned numerous awards for his work. He also won the Fuji Best Illustrative Award and The President's Award, Best Of Show and has been featured in Professional Photographers of American loan collection. In 1996 Hislop was one of four southern California Photographers chosen by Kodak for their Professional Imaging Slide Show. The loan collection is published annually in a book which presents the preeminent work of members of the PPA. The Professional Photographers of American Association has over 8,000 photo entries submitted each year for inclusion in their loan collection. Only a few are chosen for the loan collection.