Moose Peterson

Moose Peterson

Moose’s passion lies in photographing and bringing attention to endangered wildlife and preserving the role aviation has played in history. Along the way Moose has been honored for his photographic passion: a Nikon Ambassador USA, Lexar Elite Photographer, and recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award. He shares his knowledge through his writing, being published in over 143 magazines worldwide and author of 28 books.

The Personal Side of Moose Peterson

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In this Personal Side Interview, Kalebra dives deep with award-winning wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson. This in-depth sitdown will tug at your heartstrings as he opens up about his childhood, his family, and how he met his wife. For Moose, art and photography were always a part growing up, but it sparked a true passion for him to push going after it as a full-time career.  With every word, you can see the passion and drive he has for his craft, and it’s that zeal that keeps pushing him forward in everything he does.

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In this Personal Side Interview, Kalebra dives deep with award-winning wildlife and aviation photographer Moose Peterson. This in-depth sitdown will tug at your heartstrings as he opens up about his childhood, his family, and how he met his wife. For Moose, art and photography were always a part growing up, but it sparked a true passion for him to push going after it as a full-time career.  With every word, you can see the passion and drive he has for his craft, and it’s that zeal that keeps pushing him forward in everything he does.

Join Moose as he shares his hard earned tips, tricks, and techniques for creating super sharp photographs from the moment of capture through printing! The second thing a viewer’s eye locks onto when looking at a photo is sharpness, so it is critical that you get it right in camera, and maintain that sharpness through to output. In this class you’ll learn the importance of your camera settings, hand holding and long lens techniques, the danger of heat shimmer, how to use depth of focus to your advantage, what you can do during post processing, and Moose’s own secret recipe for sharp prints. Your photography is all about you and the story you want to tell, so learn how to create the sharpest photos you can to share with the world.

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Join Moose as he shares his hard earned tips, tricks, and techniques for creating super sharp photographs from the moment of capture through printing! The second thing a viewer’s eye locks onto when looking at a photo is sharpness, so it is critical that you get it right in camera, and maintain that sharpness through to output. In this class you’ll learn the importance of your camera settings, hand holding and long lens techniques, the danger of heat shimmer, how to use depth of focus to your advantage, what you can do during post processing, and Moose’s own secret recipe for sharp prints. Your photography is all about you and the story you want to tell, so learn how to create the sharpest photos you can to share with the world.

Wildlife photographer Moose Peterson walks through the key features, functions, and menu options of the Nikon D850. He also walks through how to master shooting movies and creating a time-lapse video. Learn to configure your camera to maximize it for the way you shoot and become a pro in no time. As an added bonus, he also includes a PDF download containing his recommended custom settings.

This class is perfect for someone who needs to set up their camera or compare features to another camera.

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Wildlife photographer Moose Peterson walks through the key features, functions, and menu options of the Nikon D850. He also walks through how to master shooting movies and creating a time-lapse video. Learn to configure your camera to maximize it for the way you shoot and become a pro in no time. As an added bonus, he also includes a PDF download containing his recommended custom settings.

This class is perfect for someone who needs to set up their camera or compare features to another camera.

Mastering Nikon Wireless Flash

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Learn how to master the new Nikon wireless flash system with Moose Peterson! Join Moose as he provides the foundation for how this system works, goes though the components involved, demonstrates how to pair the flash with your camera, and then takes you step-by-step through a variety of shooting scenarios, using single and multiple lights, in studio and in the field. Even though the Nikon wireless system is currently only compatible with a select number of Nikon bodies, you can get a glimpse of where this exciting technology is going, and learn how to get the most out of it now.

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Learn how to master the new Nikon wireless flash system with Moose Peterson! Join Moose as he provides the foundation for how this system works, goes though the components involved, demonstrates how to pair the flash with your camera, and then takes you step-by-step through a variety of shooting scenarios, using single and multiple lights, in studio and in the field. Even though the Nikon wireless system is currently only compatible with a select number of Nikon bodies, you can get a glimpse of where this exciting technology is going, and learn how to get the most out of it now.

It was a typical day in England, light wise that is. We’d spent the whole day on the historic Duxford Field with the Historic Aircraft Collection’s spectacular Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb and Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa. We’d had those stereotypical English gray skies most of the day. The field, aircraft, even the weather is exactly what the men and women of the British Royal Air Force saw during WWII as they launched these very aircraft to defend their nation. That’s a lot of history to shove in your viewfinder, even more when you share that final photograph! Then, when the sun worked its magi...

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It was a typical day in England, light wise that is. We’d spent the whole day on the historic Duxford Field with the Historic Aircraft Collection’s spectacular Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb and Hawker Hurricane Mk XIIa. We’d had those stereotypical English gray skies most of the day. The field, aircraft, even the weather is exactly what the men and women of the British Royal Air Force saw during WWII as they launched these very aircraft to defend their nation. That’s a lot of history to shove in your viewfinder, even more when you share that final photograph! Then, when the sun worked its magi...

Join Moose Peterson as he dives deep into his workflow for cleaning and maintaining his cameras and lenses. Whether your camera is the tool that helps you earn your living, or helps you enjoy your hobby, keeping it clean and maintained is an essential skill to master. In this class Moose puts your fears to rest and shows you the tools he uses, while demonstrating how to get the job done safely. From packing your travel cleaning kit to staging the room for cleaning to getting right down to cleaning your sensor, Moose covers everything you need to know to keep your gear looking like new for years to come.

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Join Moose Peterson as he dives deep into his workflow for cleaning and maintaining his cameras and lenses. Whether your camera is the tool that helps you earn your living, or helps you enjoy your hobby, keeping it clean and maintained is an essential skill to master. In this class Moose puts your fears to rest and shows you the tools he uses, while demonstrating how to get the job done safely. From packing your travel cleaning kit to staging the room for cleaning to getting right down to cleaning your sensor, Moose covers everything you need to know to keep your gear looking like new for years to come.

Follow the light! Join Moose Peterson for an inspiring look at how to use light as a means to tell a story with your photographs. In this class Moose draws on his 40 years of experience as a photographer to teach you how to see light, how to understand the way the human brain responds to photographs, and how to bring all of that information to bear to create more evocative and impactful photos. Chock full of examples, stories, and insight, you’ll end up with a deeper appreciation for the qualities of light that you can blend with your passion for image making.

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Follow the light! Join Moose Peterson for an inspiring look at how to use light as a means to tell a story with your photographs. In this class Moose draws on his 40 years of experience as a photographer to teach you how to see light, how to understand the way the human brain responds to photographs, and how to bring all of that information to bear to create more evocative and impactful photos. Chock full of examples, stories, and insight, you’ll end up with a deeper appreciation for the qualities of light that you can blend with your passion for image making.

Join Moose Peterson for an in-depth lesson in how to pack your camera bag for air travel. If you’ve ever had to get from point A to point B with your gear, been worried about what to bring, what gear to check, how to make it all fit, and how to do it safely, then this is the class for you. Moose talks through several different job specific gear load outs, and packs each lesson with hard earned tips learned from traveling thousands of miles each year. It’s not all about the gear though, you’ll learn the importance of planning ahead, how your attitude can make all the difference, and much much more.

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Join Moose Peterson for an in-depth lesson in how to pack your camera bag for air travel. If you’ve ever had to get from point A to point B with your gear, been worried about what to bring, what gear to check, how to make it all fit, and how to do it safely, then this is the class for you. Moose talks through several different job specific gear load outs, and packs each lesson with hard earned tips learned from traveling thousands of miles each year. It’s not all about the gear though, you’ll learn the importance of planning ahead, how your attitude can make all the difference, and much much more.

Finishing for the Heart

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We’re amazingly fortunate to wander our planet with our cameras in hand to bring back to others the wonders that we witness. It’s a very passionate affair, which greatly influences how we see and make our photographs. We all know the process we go through to bring back our stories in our photos, and we’ve all experienced the moment when showing our photos to others that we’ve said, “This doesn’t do the scene justice.” If we could share our photos from our memories, they’d always look perfect, but we have to rely on what I affectionately call “the cold-hearted bastard” (the camera) to do ...

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We’re amazingly fortunate to wander our planet with our cameras in hand to bring back to others the wonders that we witness. It’s a very passionate affair, which greatly influences how we see and make our photographs. We all know the process we go through to bring back our stories in our photos, and we’ve all experienced the moment when showing our photos to others that we’ve said, “This doesn’t do the scene justice.” If we could share our photos from our memories, they’d always look perfect, but we have to rely on what I affectionately call “the cold-hearted bastard” (the camera) to do ...

Join Moose Peterson as he takes you through his workflow for post-processing some of his favorite historical aircraft photos. Moose takes you through the basics of how he uses Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop to finish his aviation photographs, and then each subsequent lesson builds on those basics and shows you how to tackle increasingly more complicated situations. In all cases Moose starts with the vision he had in his mind and his heart when he took the photo, and teaches you how to use the software to finish telling the story and evoke emotion in the final image. There's no slider for romance, so it is all on you to bring your own passion and vision to each step of the process. From enhancing drama to making the subject come alive, Moose shares his tricks of the trade for creating the types of photographs that have been the key to his success.

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Join Moose Peterson as he takes you through his workflow for post-processing some of his favorite historical aircraft photos. Moose takes you through the basics of how he uses Bridge, Camera Raw, and Photoshop to finish his aviation photographs, and then each subsequent lesson builds on those basics and shows you how to tackle increasingly more complicated situations. In all cases Moose starts with the vision he had in his mind and his heart when he took the photo, and teaches you how to use the software to finish telling the story and evoke emotion in the final image. There's no slider for romance, so it is all on you to bring your own passion and vision to each step of the process. From enhancing drama to making the subject come alive, Moose shares his tricks of the trade for creating the types of photographs that have been the key to his success.

Learn how to harness your software to process your landscape photos the way you felt in your heart when you took the photo. Join Moose Peterson as he shares his favorite techniques, tips, and ways of thinking, to help you get the most out of your post processing workflow. Using primarily Photoshop and Camera Raw, with the occasional trip through Nik plug-ins, Moose helps you understand the connection between your camera, your software, and light, so that you are in control from the moment the shutter clicks to when you move software sliders later on. From bringing out the best in dramatic skies to making black and white photos with impact, Moose focuses on both the technical and the inspirational components you need to address to not only make your photos look great, but to infuse them with passion and romance. By the end of the class you'll be thinking more about how you capture photos with your post processing workflow in mind.

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Learn how to harness your software to process your landscape photos the way you felt in your heart when you took the photo. Join Moose Peterson as he shares his favorite techniques, tips, and ways of thinking, to help you get the most out of your post processing workflow. Using primarily Photoshop and Camera Raw, with the occasional trip through Nik plug-ins, Moose helps you understand the connection between your camera, your software, and light, so that you are in control from the moment the shutter clicks to when you move software sliders later on. From bringing out the best in dramatic skies to making black and white photos with impact, Moose focuses on both the technical and the inspirational components you need to address to not only make your photos look great, but to infuse them with passion and romance. By the end of the class you'll be thinking more about how you capture photos with your post processing workflow in mind.

The Art of Air to Air

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To reach the sky you need to start on the ground. Join Moose Peterson at the Minot Aero Center in North Dakota where he teaches you how to how to enter into the exciting world of air to air photography. From building up your gear kit to the importance of establishing yourself as a true professional, Moose shows you what you need to know to start making connections with pilots, building those relationships, and then learning how to prepare for a shoot on the ground long before you head up into the sky. In the end it is all about telling a story with your photographs, but to get the most out of the limited time you are in the air you need to understand the ins and outs of the photo platforms you are likely to encounter, how to visualize the light falling on the aircraft during the different stages of the photo mission, how to communicate with your pilots, and so much more. Join Moose for the inside scoop so that you'll be ready to get started with confidence.

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To reach the sky you need to start on the ground. Join Moose Peterson at the Minot Aero Center in North Dakota where he teaches you how to how to enter into the exciting world of air to air photography. From building up your gear kit to the importance of establishing yourself as a true professional, Moose shows you what you need to know to start making connections with pilots, building those relationships, and then learning how to prepare for a shoot on the ground long before you head up into the sky. In the end it is all about telling a story with your photographs, but to get the most out of the limited time you are in the air you need to understand the ins and outs of the photo platforms you are likely to encounter, how to visualize the light falling on the aircraft during the different stages of the photo mission, how to communicate with your pilots, and so much more. Join Moose for the inside scoop so that you'll be ready to get started with confidence.

Pilot Portraits

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Take a flight to North Dakota and learn how to make pilot portraits! Join Moose at the Minot Aero Center where he takes to the tarmac to photograph pilots and their aircraft. Moose takes you through all the gear he will use, and the different situations that each kit is designed to handle. From there you'll learn how to approach pilots at air shows to make introductions and request permission to make their portraits as well as start the process of developing relationships that can lead to more opportunities down the road. You'll get to see first hand various ways Moose uses the sun and strobes to create portraits on the tarmac, in the hangar, and on the field, and all along the way Moose shares valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your limited time working with these pilots.

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Take a flight to North Dakota and learn how to make pilot portraits! Join Moose at the Minot Aero Center where he takes to the tarmac to photograph pilots and their aircraft. Moose takes you through all the gear he will use, and the different situations that each kit is designed to handle. From there you'll learn how to approach pilots at air shows to make introductions and request permission to make their portraits as well as start the process of developing relationships that can lead to more opportunities down the road. You'll get to see first hand various ways Moose uses the sun and strobes to create portraits on the tarmac, in the hangar, and on the field, and all along the way Moose shares valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your limited time working with these pilots.

Moose goes on safari! With a career studying and photographing wildlife for over three decades, Moose has his first African safari and you've got a front row seat. Join Moose as he encounters the wide array of wildlife that calls the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa home. Moose shares his take on the gear he brought along with his tips and techniques for capturing images that help tell the story of your trip.

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Moose goes on safari! With a career studying and photographing wildlife for over three decades, Moose has his first African safari and you've got a front row seat. Join Moose as he encounters the wide array of wildlife that calls the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa home. Moose shares his take on the gear he brought along with his tips and techniques for capturing images that help tell the story of your trip.

These photographs are a way to help preserve history and honor the victories and sacrifices made by the men who flew them and the crews who kept them flying.

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These photographs are a way to help preserve history and honor the victories and sacrifices made by the men who flew them and the crews who kept them flying.

Bad weather makes great photographs! Pull on your big coat and join Moose Peterson on the stormy Oregon coast for inspiration and new ideas on how to create your own black and white masterpieces. Moose has a long history and a strong passion for black and white photography, and he shares his wisdom as he walks you through the steps he takes, from planning to pre-visualization and from capture to post-processing. You're sure to leave the class itching to get outside in any kind of weather to practice what you've learned.

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Bad weather makes great photographs! Pull on your big coat and join Moose Peterson on the stormy Oregon coast for inspiration and new ideas on how to create your own black and white masterpieces. Moose has a long history and a strong passion for black and white photography, and he shares his wisdom as he walks you through the steps he takes, from planning to pre-visualization and from capture to post-processing. You're sure to leave the class itching to get outside in any kind of weather to practice what you've learned.

Join professional photographer Moose Peterson in this Beginner’s Guide to Wildlife Photography. Moose walks through the gear you’ll need and offers tips and techniques to put it all together to get the shots you want, right in your own backyard. By starting out in your own backyard, you have the greatest access to your subjects, the best opportunity to influence your environment, and the most amount of time to put your knowledge into practice. The skills and techniques you develop in your own personal wildlife studio can be applied to any other destination you choose in pursuit of all types of wildlife.

This class is perfect for a beginner interested in wildlife photography.

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Join professional photographer Moose Peterson in this Beginner’s Guide to Wildlife Photography. Moose walks through the gear you’ll need and offers tips and techniques to put it all together to get the shots you want, right in your own backyard. By starting out in your own backyard, you have the greatest access to your subjects, the best opportunity to influence your environment, and the most amount of time to put your knowledge into practice. The skills and techniques you develop in your own personal wildlife studio can be applied to any other destination you choose in pursuit of all types of wildlife.

This class is perfect for a beginner interested in wildlife photography.

Shooting Fall Landscapes

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It's all about color! Join Moose Peterson, wildlife photographer, out in the Eastern Sierras surrounded by blue skies and beautiful fall colors. Moose takes you to some of his most favorite locations and gives you the scoop on everything from gear to camera settings and shooting strategies to post-processing tips. By the end of the class you'll be chomping at the bit to head out to capture your own stunning fall landscape photos armed with the tips and tricks from a true professional.

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It's all about color! Join Moose Peterson, wildlife photographer, out in the Eastern Sierras surrounded by blue skies and beautiful fall colors. Moose takes you to some of his most favorite locations and gives you the scoop on everything from gear to camera settings and shooting strategies to post-processing tips. By the end of the class you'll be chomping at the bit to head out to capture your own stunning fall landscape photos armed with the tips and tricks from a true professional.

Aviation Photography

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Moose Peterson is well-known for his wildlife and landscape photography, but few have known about his passion for aviation - until now. Join Moose on location at the Florida International Air Show as he teaches you the finer points of "static" and "ground-to-air" photography, as well as portraiture and panning shots. Even if you don't share Moose's passion for flight, this photography course covers techniques, equipment, and camera settings that can be used in multiple situations - especially when trying to convey motion. In the post-processing phase, Moose shows you how to take what he taught you to shoot right in the field and get it through the digital darkroom quickly so you can get back to shooting. In Memory of Jimmy Leeward, Sept 2011.

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Moose Peterson is well-known for his wildlife and landscape photography, but few have known about his passion for aviation - until now. Join Moose on location at the Florida International Air Show as he teaches you the finer points of "static" and "ground-to-air" photography, as well as portraiture and panning shots. Even if you don't share Moose's passion for flight, this photography course covers techniques, equipment, and camera settings that can be used in multiple situations - especially when trying to convey motion. In the post-processing phase, Moose shows you how to take what he taught you to shoot right in the field and get it through the digital darkroom quickly so you can get back to shooting. In Memory of Jimmy Leeward, Sept 2011.

When it comes to landscape photography, chances are you won't be able to control your environment. Unless you live in the area where you're shooting and can pick the perfect day, the light and conditions you have are the light and conditions you have. In the final installment of his three-part series, Moose explores the Valley of the Gods and shows you how to deal with whatever nature throws your way. Plus, his extra-long post processing session in lesson 12 is practically a class in and of itself.

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When it comes to landscape photography, chances are you won't be able to control your environment. Unless you live in the area where you're shooting and can pick the perfect day, the light and conditions you have are the light and conditions you have. In the final installment of his three-part series, Moose explores the Valley of the Gods and shows you how to deal with whatever nature throws your way. Plus, his extra-long post processing session in lesson 12 is practically a class in and of itself.

In the second part of his landscape photography course, Moose Peterson continues his tour of the southwest United States, taking shots of the beautiful buttes, spires, and mesas in Monument Valley. Join Moose in the outdoors as he takes his shots and then follow Moose at his computer, processing the images in Photoshop and Camera Raw. Along the way, Moose talks about finding your own style, one-image HDR techniques, ultra wide panoramas, his choices for gear and gadgets, black and white processing, and image processing. Let Moose teach you how to bring home the big vistas so that people at home can enjoy them through your images.

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In the second part of his landscape photography course, Moose Peterson continues his tour of the southwest United States, taking shots of the beautiful buttes, spires, and mesas in Monument Valley. Join Moose in the outdoors as he takes his shots and then follow Moose at his computer, processing the images in Photoshop and Camera Raw. Along the way, Moose talks about finding your own style, one-image HDR techniques, ultra wide panoramas, his choices for gear and gadgets, black and white processing, and image processing. Let Moose teach you how to bring home the big vistas so that people at home can enjoy them through your images.

Explore along with professional photographer Moose Peterson during his first visit to Monument Valley. Moose walks through his camera gear and shooting strategies to set up for a successful shot. He walks through post-production for editing images and the entire workflow of setting up a time-lapse video. Follow Moose as he photographs one of the most impressive landscapes in America.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in editing landscape photography and learning time-lapse.

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Explore along with professional photographer Moose Peterson during his first visit to Monument Valley. Moose walks through his camera gear and shooting strategies to set up for a successful shot. He walks through post-production for editing images and the entire workflow of setting up a time-lapse video. Follow Moose as he photographs one of the most impressive landscapes in America.

This class is perfect for anyone interested in editing landscape photography and learning time-lapse.

Wildlife photographer Moose Peterson takes viewers on an excursion onto the shores of Florida, right along the water's edge to capture images of the beautiful winter plumage of shorebirds.

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Wildlife photographer Moose Peterson takes viewers on an excursion onto the shores of Florida, right along the water's edge to capture images of the beautiful winter plumage of shorebirds.

The Nikon D3S Power Session

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Professional photographer Moose Peterson introduces new features of the Nikon D3S and talks through how to customize your settings to get the photos you want.

This class is perfect for someone who needs to set up their camera or compare features to another camera.

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Professional photographer Moose Peterson introduces new features of the Nikon D3S and talks through how to customize your settings to get the photos you want.

This class is perfect for someone who needs to set up their camera or compare features to another camera.

Join wildlife photographer Moose Peterson in Yellowstone National Park as he captures amazing images of big game and offers planning, camera, and safety tips when working right in the action.

This class is perfect for a beginner or intermediate looking to capture wildlife images.

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Join wildlife photographer Moose Peterson in Yellowstone National Park as he captures amazing images of big game and offers planning, camera, and safety tips when working right in the action.

This class is perfect for a beginner or intermediate looking to capture wildlife images.

Photographing Florida Birds

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Join famed wildlife photographer Moose Peterson as he goes out in search of some magnificent Florida bird shots.

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Join famed wildlife photographer Moose Peterson as he goes out in search of some magnificent Florida bird shots.

Landscape Photography, Part 2

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Using knowledge of light and sharpness, we compose by throwing out conventional wisdom and taking our landscape photography to a new level.

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Using knowledge of light and sharpness, we compose by throwing out conventional wisdom and taking our landscape photography to a new level.

Taking the wonder our eyes see and mind and heart records and translating that to a single click of the shutter requires a lot more than just being there.

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Taking the wonder our eyes see and mind and heart records and translating that to a single click of the shutter requires a lot more than just being there.