About CourseTo 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.
- Lesson 1: Introduction 02:09
- Lesson 2: Gear 14:21
- Lesson 3: Professionalism 06:23
- Lesson 4: Using Models to Prepare 09:19
- Lesson 5: Photo Platform 14:16
- Lesson 6: Strategies for Shooting 03:27
- Lesson 7: Communication with the Pilots 08:08
- Lesson 8: In the Air: Part 1 12:10
- Lesson 9: In the Air: Part 2 12:56
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Moose’s true passion has always been and remains photographing the life history of our endangered wildlife and wild places. Since 1981 he and his wife Sharon have dedicated their lives to this pursuit. Educating the public about our wild heritage is their hallmark. Moose’s aviation photography has the same goal of preserving our aviation heritage and the freedoms they protect, pictorial and oral for future generations. Along the way Moose has been honored for his photographic passion: a Nikon Ambassador USA, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, just to name a few. He was part of Epson’s Finish Strong ad campaign. Moose was the creative producer/photographer of his acclaimed film: Warbirds and The Men Who Flew Them. He shares his knowledge through his writing, being published in over 143 magazines worldwide, author of 28 books including his latest, Photographic FUNdamentals, Taking Flight and best seller Captured. He lectures across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers every year. One of the original Nikon shooters to receive the D1 in 1999, Moose embraced this new technology, becoming the only wildlife photographer in the world to shoot strictly digital in the early years. While a beta site for all the major hardware and software manufacturers, Moose continues being a creative innovator of new techniques both behind the camera and the computer, which is the driving force behind his photography and goals.