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Photographing Florida Birds
Moose Peterson
with Moose Peterson
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Photographing Florida Birds
lessons: 15 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 2min
published: 2008
watched: 1257 Member Views
Photographing Florida Birds
with Moose Peterson
Join famed wildlife photographer Moose Peterson as he goes out in search of some magnificent Florida bird shots. BUY COURSE
Our Courses Are all Broken Down Into Small Lessons Creating Easy Breaks and Stopping Points
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lesson 1: Be Prepared (free course preview)

Bring your longest lens, your teleconverter, GPS, extra flash cards, and your tripod and lets go shooting!

2min, 21sec
lesson 2: Talking About Strategy

Make sure your tripod is fully extended and secure, that your back is to the sunlight and to the wind, and that you are capturing the eyes of your subjects

4min, 41sec
lesson 3: Approaching the Birds

Keep the tripod in front of you and keep your camera controls loose

8min, 36sec
lesson 4: Depth of Field

Always be mindful of the balance you must strike between shutter speed and aperture

6min, 28sec
lesson 5: Focal Length

The 400-800mm range is where I like to be for bird photography

1min, 26sec
lesson 6: What Am I Looking For?

A good shot is the right combination of gear, approach, technique as well as the right subject

1min, 22sec
lesson 7: Important Points

We've reached the halfway point of the course. Let's review some of the things we've covered so far

3min, 44sec
lesson 8: Flock in Flight

Look for the best individual bird in the flock and stay focused on it

1min, 53sec
lesson 9: Camera Gear and Settings

This is how I work. These are suggestions, not hard and fast rules

7min, 23sec
lesson 10: Proper Long Lens Technique

Remember to always steady the lens, push your eye to the viewfinder and roll your finger onto the shutter release

3min, 27sec
lesson 11: The Flash

The flash is a very important part of bird photography

6min, 38sec
lesson 12: Continuing with the Flash

This is a rigid system that I use for flash in these situations. Remember, it takes practice

4min, 34sec
lesson 13: Tripod Head

In my opinion, there is none better than the Wimberley head

2min, 25sec
lesson 14: Teleconverter

Develop a routine for taking it on and off so that you never have to take your eyes of the subject

1min, 45sec
lesson 15: Shooting Osprey

I brought a friend along to join me and we patiently wait for the Osprey to present us with an opportunity

5min, 25sec
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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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