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on Aug 8, 2016 in Moose's Camera Bag

Wrong Place, Wrong Time, Wrong Lens

Flatly stated, I missed the shot. The client wasn’t happy and I was instantly made aware of it! The business of photography does come down to simply one thing, the photograph. You don’t get it and no matter what excuse you might throw out, the bottom line is the job you’re being paid for was not completed. Cause you still don’t have that one photo. What was the shot I missed? I don’t have the aircraft smack dab in front of the glowing red ball of flame. Another photographer not part of our team was in the right place at the right time with the right lens and he got the image, and he got his image right to my client. It is a very cool shot and I congratulate him. And I didn’t have it. Is the mistake, the lost photograph, a recoverable business proposition? Given time, more than likely but faith has been lost and that hurts. What do you do in this kind of situation when...

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on Aug 5, 2016 in Aviation

BTS Howard 500

I posted this photo yesterday on my Instagram account and someone said they would like to know how it came about, the planning and the like. When I read that, I had to laugh. Why? Here’s the BTS of the photo so you can laugh too. It was our last night after 13 days of shooting on the road. There was little left of our crew, we were all totally wiped! So wiped, one shooter in our bunch just wanted to sit and watch the show and didn’t even shoot. Knowing there were going to be fireworks, while eating dinner I looked for an aircraft to be in the foreground. Parked there was the Howard 500 so I texted the owner and asked if the plane was sticking around. He said yes and have fun. So we ate our dinner, strolled over to the plane with our chairs, planted our butts down and when the show began, hit the shutter release. This shot was a 25sec exposure with the...

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on Aug 5, 2016 in Moose Adventures

Workshop Scorecard

We have a couple of openings in our upcoming workshops Sept 09-11 ’16 K&M AirAdventure ND 1 spot Sept 30 -Oct 02 ’16 Mono Lake Weekend, CA 2 spots Nov 01-06 ’16 TX Coastal Bird Photography FULL Mar 15-20 ’17 FL Bird Photography 2 spots April 03-07 ’17 Grouse & Chicken 1 spot 26-30 June ’17 Madera Cyn, AZ 1 spot Our workshops are limited to a small group to provide you one on one instruction as you shoot, while you shoot, in the vehicle (we call drive together), at meals and during breaks. One of the many challenges is knowing the question you want to ask to get the answer you need to help you. All this time together provides you the opportunity to get that answer and so much more. Come, join us for fun, learning and great shooting! Call Sharon today...

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on Aug 4, 2016 in Random Thoughts

B&H – Aerodrome – Moose Weekend!

Oh … this is going to be great! To get in, click here and do it fast as the dayshoot is very limited! Here are the details: Spend a day shooting vintage planes and an exciting air show with Moose Peterson at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. This is a special event brought to you B&H and Sponsored by Lexar. It is Lexar’s way of saying thank you for choosing their super fast professional media cards for your digital imaging needs. The entire event is covered by Lexar including transport, air show tickets, and lunch. Your day begins outside B&H Photo’s Super Store in Manhattan and boards the fun bus with Moose for a two hour ride up the Hudson River to the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, a true “living” museum of antique aviation located in the historic town of Rhinebeck, New York. After shooting the museum and grounds, have a picnic lunch (provided by B&H and Lexar) and then get ready to photograph the air show featuring World War I...

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on Aug 4, 2016 in Field Reports

D5 / D500 Dust – Be Gone?!

The D5 & D500 have the same SETUP MENU > Clean image sensor > Start as previous Nikon DSLR cameras. I’ve never given it a thought until my buddy said, “Did you know that you can only run it so many times and then it stops?” I ran it on my D5 and sure enough, after running it six times the option to use it again was gone. I then looked at the sensor and it was pretty darn clean. That got me to thinking. Ever since then when I’m going to be shooting with the lens closed down, f/16 or more, I run this cleaning until it is no longer available. Like when shooting propellor aircraft against a blue sky. And ever since doing that my dust problem has almost gone away. Been doing the same thing with the D500 and it’s working there too. Now I don’t know if I’m causing undo wear by doing this, wanting to see the dust gone or what, all I know...

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