Moose Peterson's Website http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog Where the world of photography is explored and shared! Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:44:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Family Affair http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/18/a-family-affair/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/18/a-family-affair/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:30:21 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37246 Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 6.09.28 PM

So love what Brent does with my images!

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D810 / D750 Firmware Updates http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/17/d810-d750-firmware-updates/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/17/d810-d750-firmware-updates/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:30:06 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37241 Nikon Firmware update
D810 C:1.02 / D750 C:1.01 firmware updates

D810 C:1.02
*When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved.
*When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved.
*Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other than Off has been reduced.

D750 C:1.01
*When shooting with an optional Speedlight and auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting menu, images were sometimes over-exposed. This issue has been resolved. (Enabling auto FP high-speed sync: Select 1/200 s (Auto FP) or 1/250 s (Auto FP) for Custom Setting e1: Flash sync speed)
*When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved.
*Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other than Off has been reduced.

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My Grand Mobile Experiment http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/16/my-grand-mobile-experiment/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/16/my-grand-mobile-experiment/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:30:42 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37229

My normal method of posting a blog is to use 15.4″ MacBook Retina and an Action to prep images and post using WordPress and wireless internet. In this day and age of wireless image delivery to a mobile device, I wanted to see if shooting with the Nikon V3, Nikon WMU app, iPad and PS Express (to finish images), if I could shoot, process, and post while on the plane. Why?

One, because I love a challenge. Two, God forbid, but in this world of ours, I might have to do it someday really fast. Lastly, I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I don’t know why these ideas come in my head, but I do know that if I don’t follow them, at some point I’ll regret it. It was a gorgeous flight and even though I’m shooting out the plane window, I proved to myself that with just these tools I could get the story out. The hardest thing was putting in all the links because of how the iPad copies, but it’s all very doable. For an old film guy, that’s just darn cool!

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As Big As Your Heart http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/15/as-big-as-your-heart/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/15/as-big-as-your-heart/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:30:24 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37215 _DSC3317

How big of a camera do you need? How big of a lens should you have in your bag? How big should the pixel count be that you work with? These questions find there way to my inbox it seems hourly with fews of my answers pleasing those asking. This simple click from a Nikon 1 V3 is of as big a subject as they come but has big impact only because its as big as your heart!

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Panning is Art http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/15/panning-is-art/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/15/panning-is-art/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:30:43 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37209

Panning in its most basic form, is moving the film plane in sync with a moving subject. This synchronization nullifies the movement of the subject as far as the camera is concerned so we have effectively, frozen a moving subject. This is a very old technique and for it to be effective, as far as rendering a sharp, frozen moving subject, it must be practiced on a continual basis. I’m talking about a minimum of once a week in order to make it a took in your arsenal that will serve you whenever you need it. This is basic, human, muscle memory training which is what panning boils down to in its most simplest terms.

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But just capturing a sharp image cannot be an in point to our photograph. Panning is a technical tool is reduced to this and what the world needs is not more technically perfect photographs, what it needs are more with passion. We must push our craft past that to panning becomes a means to art. These photographs of a MiG 15 are an example of what I’m talking about. Shot on a gorgeous day at the Wings Over Houston, is was gorgeous for three reasons. The sky was a great blue and it had great clouds all being brought to life with gorgeous light. Shooting handheld with a D4s / 200-400, the shots are no accident. I put myself in position so when the MiG made its pass, the gesture of the MiG was set against that sky, the color making the clouds pop out with the light bringing it all to life. Yes, panning is why the MiG is sharp but moving past the technique and to the art, panning is what brought all those elements to life in the photo. Push your technique so it is the building block to your art and then your photography will take life. Panning is more than a technique, panning is art.

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Following The Light http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/14/following-the-light/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/14/following-the-light/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:33:00 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37194 _BMP5188

Still in New Mexico at Bosque del Apache and this morning was one for the books! Lots to say, lots to post and now time. This was just a happy second in a morning of splendor. Oh, and the lighting … the shadows are created by all the photographers lined up shooting and the crack between them, the shaft of light lighting the Snow Goose.

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Bosque 25yrs Later http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/12/bosque-25yrs-later/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/12/bosque-25yrs-later/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:23:01 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37188 _BMP8979

It’s been twenty-five years since my first visit to Bosque del Apache and it’s just as magical now as it was then. It’s not the same but it is as magical! For those who have never been here, it’s the winter resort for Sandhill Cranes (mostly Greaters) and Snow Geese (with some Ross’). The count is 60k Snow Geese and 12K Cranes on the refuge right now. This morning was like every morning on the refuge, gorgeous as the sun slowly rose and kissed the birds sleeping on the ponds. This is a sample from the morning shot with D4s / 800mm as the crane shook off the night and ready itself for the day. Seen some good old friends, both two legged and feathered so I’m looking forward to a grand weekend in the sanctuary of Mother Nature!

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Warbird Calendar – Christmas Present? http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/11/warbird-calendar-christmas-present/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/11/warbird-calendar-christmas-present/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:30:25 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37181

“70 years ago they were fighting for our freedom and today their roll is to cause people to remember that.”

We still have some in stock but coming to the end of the last print run! There is still time to get them ordered and in hand to get them under the tree. We are very proud to release this commemorative calendar and your orders tells us it will be hanging on hundreds of walls around the globe!. Featuring the planes of the Texas Flying Legends, this calendar for 2015 also includes history on every page. Help us remember by ordering one today.


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Image Quality – A Thought http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/10/image-quality-a-thought/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/10/image-quality-a-thought/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:30:49 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37171

I wanted to answer some common questions like, “Why do I shoot with the D4s?” or “How do I get the image quality I do?” What’s here is what works for me and rely on day in and day out. Hope it helps you.

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My Nikon Life http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/10/my-nikon-life/ http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/2014/12/10/my-nikon-life/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:30:11 +0000 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/?p=37175 NikonAus

Nikon Australia has been putting out their excellent magazine, My Nikon Life out for the iPad. I just found this out and am enjoying getting caught up on the issues. It’s FREE and you will enjoy it as well I’m sure.

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