Romancing the Landscape, Part 1, with Moose Peterson

Join landscape and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson as he gets his first chance to shoot the beauty of Monument Valley.

Join landscape and wildlife photographer Moose Peterson as he gets his first chance to shoot the beauty of Monument Valley. Moose talks about his preferences for camera gear and how he composes landscape shots. He shares some tips for predicting what the weather is going to do, and goes through the entire workflow for creating a time lapse video to share the experience of a changing landscape. Follow Moose as he photographs one of the most impressive landscapes in America.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Camera Gear (Duration 10:45)

It takes very little gear to be successful. The most important thing to bring on a shoot is passion

Lesson 2: Shooting Strategies (Duration 11:27)

Moose talks about composition, f-stops, depth of field, split filters, and whole lot more

Lesson 3: Digital Darkroom (Duration 27:09)

Choosing the best photos and making black and white conversions using Photomatix Pro and Photoshop

Lesson 4: Light Quality (Duration 17:35)

How to work with exposure to manipulate the feeling of the light

Lesson 5: Fatherly Advice (Duration 03:12)

Moose shares some trivia and tips that he learned from his dad

Lesson 6: Time Lapse Photography (Duration 12:41)

This is a cool way to present the movement of the landscape and share it with people

Lesson 7: Time Lapse Post Production (Duration 08:28)

Beginning in Bridge, moose picks the images he ants to use, then shows how he assembles the time lapse

Lesson 8: Native American Subject (Duration 09:13)

Moose meets up with a local man who agrees to pose for some photos in Monument Valley

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,…

8 Comments

  1. I am expanding from underwater photography to land and have found I like Moose's style and approach to photography. Look forward to seeing the rest of the series. Lots of great info to help me in my journey!

  2. Thank you for sharing your 30 years of experience with me. You have a knack for expressing feelings through photography. I feel I'm beginning to "get it" after this session. You are a master photographer and teacher.

  3. Watching these session on location with Moose is actually therapeutic. Try it next time you are stressed. If not being swept away by the location itself, you will find yourself melting in chuckles over Moose's antics. Keep these coming!

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