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The Art of Air to Air
Moose Peterson
with Moose Peterson
lessons: 9 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 23min
published: 2015
watched: 683 Member Views
The Art of Air to Air
with Moose Peterson
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. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)
Join Moose as he introduces the class and explains what will be covered in the chapters that follow.
2min, 9sec
lesson 2: Gear
Moose goes through the gear he uses and why each piece is so important for this type of photography.
14min, 21sec
lesson 3: Professionalism
You, as the photographer, will be one among many other photographers taking photos during an airshow. Your professionalism can be the edge that sets you apart from the rest.
6min, 23sec
lesson 4: Using Models to Prepare
Having models of the planes you want to photograph can be hugely helpful for visualizing the way the light falls on the aircraft as you go through the air to air photo mission.
9min, 19sec
lesson 5: Photo Platform
The Cessna is most likely the plane that you’ll start off in photographing air to air. Moose shares some tips to help you make the most out of that experience, which you will use to build up to other aircraft.
14min, 16sec
lesson 6: Strategies for Shooting
You need to have a plan in place before you get in the aircraft so that you can be shooting effectively at each phase of the process, so that in the end of the day you have the shots you came there to get.
3min, 27sec
lesson 7: Communication with the Pilots
Clear communication with your pilots while you are still on the ground is critical to ensuring everyone knows what to expect when you are in the air, so that everyone knows the shots you are trying to get, and so that movements can be coordinated.
8min, 8sec
lesson 8: In the Air: Part 1
All your preparations are done and now it is time to get in the air and photograph the aircraft in its natural environment.
12min, 10sec
lesson 9: In the Air: Part 2
Moose wraps up the class with a second air to air mission photographing a different aircraft.
12min, 56sec
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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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