Romancing the Landscape Part 3: Ready for Anything, with Moose Peterson

In the final installment of his three-part series, Moose explores the Valley of the Gods and shows you how to deal with whatever nature throws your way.

When it comes to landscape photography, chances are you won’t be able to control your environment. Unless you live in the area where you’re shooting and can pick the perfect day, the light and conditions you have are the light and conditions you have. In the final installment of his three-part series, Moose explores the Valley of the Gods and shows you how to deal with whatever nature throws your way. Plus, his extra-long post processing session in lesson 12 is practically a class in and of itself.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Welcome to the Valley of the Gods (Duration 03:22)

Moose introduces the third installment of his epic class by taking you a place he never would have discovered without opening up and talking to the locals and other visitors - advice he shares with you.

Lesson 2: Light at High Noon (Duration 10:07)

The light you have the day you visit is the light you have. Moose shows you how to deal with it using easy tools, such as a polarizer, to keep it simple.

Lesson 3: Post Production - Split Grad (Duration 08:58)

Moose makes tiny adjustments to the light and tonality of his pictures using his split grad technique covered in Romancing the Landscape Part 1.

Lesson 4: Selecting Photos to Process (Duration 16:37)

Moose shares a variety of photos he took of the exact same subject to show you some different perspectives and how he chooses the shots he'll then process in Photoshop.

Lesson 5: Where Do I Shoot? (Duration 10:28)

Back in Monument Valley, Moose answers an age-old question in a way that will help you capture a great landscape photo no matter where you are.

Lesson 6: Failure is Always an Option (Duration 05:05)

Some words of encouragement and advice to help you learn from your mistakes, make progress, and improve on your overall approach to photography.

Lesson 7: Couldn't Stand the Weather (Duration 06:50)

The weather is not always perfect, even in Kelby Training land. Moose shows how he deals with the weather. Plus, cleaning your gear in the field.

Lesson 8: Post Production - Subtlety (Duration 24:21)

Back in the studio, Moose shows you how subtle changes can make a big difference.

Lesson 9: Into the Great Wide Open (Duration 06:40)

The vast expanse inspires Moose to shoot with a wide angle/fisheye lens and discuss controlling the horizon line.

Lesson 10: Post Production - Fish Eye (Duration 14:59)

Editing the distorted photos to create dramatic wide-angle views.

Lesson 11: Chasing the Light (Duration 13:28)

As the weather and the light changes rapidly, Moose draws your focus to the textures conditions like this can present.

Lesson 12: Post Production - Marathon Session (Duration 43:32)

In a lesson that could be an entire class by itself, Moose takes you through his post-production process.

Lesson 13: Conclusion (Duration 01:33)

Moose ends his three-part series with some final advice: Be inspired. Inspire others. And thanks for watching!

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,…


  1. I thought it was a great course. Long of course but that helps give me the feel of how he does what he does. Moose spend a lot of time with this presentation. Well done. I appreciate it. Phil

  2. Even though I have been shooting landscapes for decades, I still learned a lot from this series. Moose's passion for great landscapes is evident and in addition to the technical encourages you to "see" more effectively. I was able to apply his single image HDR tip for flat lighting on the first day and it transformed a "whatever" shot into one I would (and did) print.

  3. Again me ! I think I did all Moose's tutorials !! All are excellent ! Thanks to Moose for those excellent wise advices ! All little things so precious to make the best photos !

  4. Moose, after watching all 3 courses, I must say you have provided the viewer with an abundance of information presented in an easy to understand way. I especially liked the Photoshop tips. I will be referring back to all 3 courses in the future. Thank you for sharing.

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