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Yellowstone Big Game Photography
Moose Peterson
with Moose Peterson
lessons: 16 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 26min
published: 2009
watched: 1319 Member Views
Yellowstone Big Game Photography
with Moose Peterson
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. <br> <br> This class is perfect for a beginner or intermediate looking to capture wildlife images. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Welcome (free course preview)

Moose introduces himself and gives an overview of what he will be covering in the course

1min, 42sec
lesson 2: Practical Tips

Have your camera gear ready to go when you reach location and be careful because theft can be an issue

6min, 37sec
lesson 3: Do Not Be Afraid of Bad Weather

Some of the best photography can be taken in the worst weather

2min, 51sec
lesson 4: Time is Everything

When you are shooting big game, it is important to know the basic biology and to have the patience to wait for the shot

6min, 56sec
lesson 5: Creating the Photo

It takes a lot of forethought to be ready to combine all of the elements of a quality shot into one frame

3min, 58sec
lesson 6: Composing the Scene

Moose frames the subjects of his photos in the viewfinder and does not rely on photo editing tools

3min, 46sec
lesson 7: Lone Bison

Moose talks through the process as he shoots a single bison that is moving closer and closer

12min, 48sec
lesson 8: Bull Elk, Testing, and Teleconverter

It is important to know what kind of camera settings you want to use before shooting

11min, 23sec
lesson 9: Break the Jinx

Old superstitions comes into play when shooting an elusive animal like the wolf

3min, 38sec
lesson 10: Scouting After Dark

Watching a herd of elk and anticipating the presence of larger predators

1min, 29sec
lesson 11: Working the Background

Backgrounds are an essential part of telling the story with your photograph

7min, 4sec
lesson 12: Bad Boy Number 6

Photographing an infamous elk that has a reputation for aggression

6min, 4sec
lesson 13: Camera Bag

Moose breaks down his camera bag and talks about what gear he likes to carry with him and why

3min, 41sec
lesson 14: Classic Shots

Moose takes some classic shots of a herd of elk drinking from the river

3min, 7sec
lesson 15: Hand Holding and Panning Techniques

Reviewing some of the basics that are very important when shooting nature photography

4min, 23sec
lesson 16: Hop Scotch

Method for multiple photographers to approach an animal without startling it

7min, 20sec
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Moose Peterson
meet  Moose Peterson
Wildlife Photographer, Author, & Nikon Ambassador
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.
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