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on Jan 25, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Apprehension

“Do you ever feel apprehensive?” Man, is that a loaded question! In this case, the emailer was asking about whether to buy the D5 of D500? The response for me was real simple, both. But when I first read the email, my mind wasn’t on gear, but photography. Gear to me is a slam dunk proposition, it’s a tool and like any tool, if it fits the job than I need it in my bag. But when it comes to a particular photograph, project or visual statement, I’m full of apprehension. I have it sometimes to the point to where I literally don’t sleep. And I think that if you value your craft, love being a storyteller and I hate to say it, want to stay in business, you’d best have apprehension. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I don’t like it but when you strive for the best from yourself, you’ve gotta ask yourself hard questions and some of those answers probably scare the crap out of you and...

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on Jan 25, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Mono Lake Weekend

The Sierras have received a healthy dose of snow so far this winter with much more predicted to fall. That along with other factors lead me to believe we’ll have a gorgeous fall in the Sierras. So we’ve been granted a permit to have a photographic workshop at South Tufa, Mono Lake this October and we’re very excited! The Forest Service is only permitting two groups at a time at South Tufa this year which means to us, we basically have the place to ourselves! Starting the evening of the Sept 30th, we’ll gather and talk about photography and get ready for the next day. Sunrise on 01 Oct, we’ll be on the shores of Mono Lake enjoying its beauty and celebrating it with our images. Then after breakfast, we’ll go through ALL the photos from the morning to learn from our efforts then head back out to explore the High Sierra. Then we’ll venture back to South Tufa for a gorgeous sunset shoot. And if that wasn’t enough,...

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on Jan 5, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Pre-order New Nikon Now!

Click on Links below to order now! Yep, you can pre-order the new Nikon gear introduced today. I’ve already contacted B&H Photo and ordered my D5 with the XQD option. Why that over the D5 – CF option? For me it’s real simple, XQD is so much FASTER and if you’re going to shoot that 12FPS with 200 frame buffer, speed is everything. I can’t wait for the first time I fill them Lexar XQD 128GB 2933x at that speed. My heart shutters just thinking about it! And what about the D500? Yep, went and ordered one of them too! Why did a I order a DX body you might be asking? Well, for a very specific new project where a small, light, super high quality video camera will be perfect. The D500 couldn’t come at a better time for me. And what about the new SB-5000 speedlight? Well of course, it has to go in the bag as well. Moving away from the infrared to a wireless signal...

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on Jan 5, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Just Love Their Spirit!

One of the great joys of our work is working with kids. It has always been a priority with Sharon and I because it always puts a smile in our heart. Sometimes it’s hands on, sometimes answering email questions for a class project, and at times, it’s is as simple as this. My name is Rachel and I volunteer at a youth center in Toronto with a activities program for kids where we are learning about wildlife photography this winter. The kids came across your website http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/category/photography/wildlife-photography/ while looking for information about wildlife photographers. We want to say thank you for the great information and beautiful photographs you have! Two of the girls, Kathleen and Stephanie, did some web searches at home together and found this page that they brought for me to see. It is a beginners guide to wildlife photography. hhttp://www.cctvcameraworld.com/beginners-guide-to-wildlife-photography.html I suggested that they share this with you because it is such a great guide for kids and other beginners! Additionally, I want to impress upon...

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