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on Jul 25, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Madera Cyn June ’17

We are very excited to announce a Madera Cyn, AZ bird trip 26-30 June, 2017 based out of the famous Santa Rita Lodge. This is south of Tucson, AZ and has been a hot bed for birders for decades. This is the Costa Rica of the US with over 20 Hummingbird species alone to see and photograph! You have options of lodging from rooms to cabins and Santa Rita Lodge, all with feeders literally right our your window chuck full of great birds. The birds come right to the camera. This is an old haunt of ours we’ve not visited for a decade and we’re very excited to be going back! This is a long lens, short lens, flash, ambient intense workshop working with birds, lots of birds! We only have room for 5 shooters with only 2 spots remaining. Price is $2600 which includes instruction and all the sun tea you can drink (transportation to and from Tucson airport as well). If you’d like to join us, give...

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on Jul 15, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Moose Podcast #7

Click to listen to Episode 7 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Podcast7.mp3 and iTunes   Thanks to all you loyal followers. Do me a favor and Tweet or Facebook these podcasts. Thanks! And to send in your question for the podcast: Moose Podcast (emails sent to this address will get no direct response)     People, Companies, Products Mentioned during Podcast: B&H Photo Nikon D5 MacBook Retina Moose Photopacks Photoshop World EAA AirVenture Texas Flying Legends Museum Photography Guide     Gear Used to Create Podcast Adobe Audition Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Mic Array 2 Broadcast Arm Rode PSM1 Podcaster Shockmount Sure Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Seal Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones Preconuns Studio One 3-Pro iZotope RX Plug-in...

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on Jul 1, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Moose Podcast #6

Click to listen to Episode 6 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Podcast06.mp3 and iTunes Thanks to all you loyal followers. Do me a favor and Tweet or Facebook these podcasts. Thanks! And to send in your question for the podcast: Moose Podcast (emails sent to this address will get no direct response)     People, Companies, Products Mentioned during Podcast: B&H Photo Nikon D5 MacBook Retina Photo Mechanic Buffalo Thunderbolt SuperDuper IoSafe 1515+       Gear Used to Create Podcast Adobe Audition Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Mic Array 2 Broadcast Arm Rode PSM1 Podcaster Shockmount Sure Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Mic Seal Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones Preconuns Studio One 3-Pro iZotope RX Plug-in...

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on Feb 23, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

“Passion, Anything Else?”

“…and in reading many of your posts, it would seem techniques like exposing to the right, resolutions charts, concerns over noise and chromatic aberrations, even composition don’t even enter your photographic process. It didn’t take me long to see you’re concerned with only one thing, passion, anything else?” The emailer in my opinion had done a great job distilling all my thousands of pages on the website down to the one thing I think is the most important aspect in photography, whatever the genre … passion. I firmly feel and have felt for more than thirty years, what the world needs are not more technically correct photographs but one filled with passion. Is it just that easy? Photography must remain fun or we’ll leave it in the closet. This means that if it’s the technical side of photography that brings you happiness, then that’s what you need to focus on. And if you want just passion to rule your photography, there are some very important technical aspects of photography...

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on Feb 3, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

OK, So it Sucks

It reminded me of a drug deal. Standing behind a booth at an annual trade show, I handed him the dvds and he gave me cash. This is how for years I delivered and was paid for articles for a European magazine (this was long ago when the images were film based and scanned for delivery). After doing this for a couple of year, I got a call one day from the editor, “what does suck mean?” (with in a very heavy Slavic accent), he was editing my text I’d given him. I said, “Sucks mean that its so bad it has no redeeming value, indescribably bad, not worthy of showing, really bad, stinks and should have never been taken in the first place. It sucks.” After a long pause he said, “sucks … it says a lot!” OK, so your photo sucks … so what? If you’re being paid a lot of money to create it, you might have an issue but otherwise, really, so what? For a...

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