Yellowstone Big Game Photography By Moose Peterson

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Yellowstone National Park in the fall is the best place to photograph big game. Join wildlife photographer Moose Peterson as he explores Yellowstone and captures amazing images from this national treasure

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Moose introduces himself and gives an overview of what he will be covering in the course
Have your camera gear ready to go when you reach location and be careful because theft can be an issue
Some of the best photography can be taken in the worst weather
When you are shooting big game, it is important to know the basic biology and to have the patience to wait for the shot
It takes a lot of forethought to be ready to combine all of the elements of a quality shot into one frame
Moose frames the subjects of his photos in the viewfinder and does not rely on photo editing tools
Moose talks through the process as he shoots a single bison that is moving closer and closer
It is important to know what kind of camera settings you want to use before shooting
Old superstitions comes into play when shooting an elusive animal like the wolf
Watching a herd of elk and anticipating the presence of larger predators
Backgrounds are an essential part of telling the story with your photograph
Photographing an infamous elk that has a reputation for aggression
Moose breaks down his camera bag and talks about what gear he likes to carry with him and why
Moose takes some classic shots of a herd of elk drinking from the river
Reviewing some of the basics that are very important when shooting nature photography
Method for multiple photographers to approach an animal without startling it
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Meet your instructor

Moose Peterson


A Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, published in over 130 magazines worldwide, author of 23 books, and lecturing across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers barely covers the work and go...

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  1. Profile photo of photo-dave photo-dave

    Having been photographing wildlife for a year or so, I really enjoyed this course. There are lots of tips included along the way so make sure that you listen closely to what Moose says. His experience and enthusiasm and love of the natural world really come across in the lessons. I hope that Moose makes some more like this in the future. Gold -dust!

  2. Profile photo of Philip Bach Philip Bach

    Moose as always a great lecture. Lots of practical tips with a few good warnings. Great photography and videography for the presentation. Thanks for producing this.

  3. Profile photo of tburling tburling

    Simply one of the best courses I’ve watched. Great to watch an expert at work, with a sense of humor and a commitment to the natural world. Really enjoyed it! —- Yes, please post my feedback

  4. Profile photo of David Vercruysse David Vercruysse

    Always fantastic advices, thanks so much to Mosse Peterson ! The leassons itselves are a stories ! —- Yes, please post my feedback

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