About CourseTake a flight to North Dakota and learn how to make pilot portraits! Join Moose at the Minot Aero Center where he takes to the tarmac to photograph pilots and their aircraft. Moose takes you through all the gear he will use, and the different situations that each kit is designed to handle. From there you'll learn how to approach pilots at air shows to make introductions and request permission to make their portraits as well as start the process of developing relationships that can lead to more opportunities down the road. You'll get to see first hand various ways Moose uses the sun and strobes to create portraits on the tarmac, in the hangar, and on the field, and all along the way Moose shares valuable tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your limited time working with these pilots.
- Lesson 1: Introduction 00:36
- Lesson 2: Gear Talk 09:29
- Lesson 3: Lighting Setups 11:50
- Lesson 4: Seeing From the Pilot's Perspective 10:02
- Lesson 5: Using the Sun 03:34
- Lesson 6: Inside the Hangar 02:45
- Lesson 7: Bringing in a Simple Lighting Setup 10:39
- Lesson 8: Thinking About Light 07:04
- Lesson 9: Attention to Details 08:02
- Lesson 10: Executive Jet Scene 04:52
- Lesson 11: Executive Jet Portrait Wrap Up 05:14
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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.