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on Sep 19, 2017 in Landscape Photography

The Long Landscape

The Palouse continues to be a spectacular tapestry providing amazing patterns and textures at every turn! There are said to be over 3k square miles of this rolling hills and I plan on seeing as much of it as I can. Now the challenge is how to bring what I’m seeing and feeling back in my photographs to share with you! As I mentioned in my Podcast51, the Long landscape is just one way I plan on doing this. It’s in principle really simple using the D850 & 80-400VRII as the cornerstone. It all starts by seeing the pattern, texture, alure of the Palouse with your imagination. Next is to pull out the tools which include camera gear, proper long lens technique and Digital Darkroom knowledge to frame up that photograph in the viewfinder. Now, why is digital darkroom in this equation? Because some finishing is required to bring out some drama in the clouds and you need to know that before you go click to help with the...

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on Jan 15, 2016 in

Moose’s Podcasts

Podcast #01 & Blog Post 04.23.16 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Podcast1F.mp3 In this episode: B&H Photo, D5, Image Wizards, Gear to create Podcast, Lynn Area Presentation Podcast #02 & Blog Post 05.02.16 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Podcast2F.mp3 In this episode: B&H Photo, Lynn Area Presentation, Nikon D5, Nikon D500, DK-19 Rubber Eyecup, DK-27 Eyepiece Adapter for D5, Tempest Tours Podcast #03 & Blog Post 05.13.16 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Podcast3F.mp3 In this episode: B&H Photo, KelbyOne Landscape Finishing Class, Nikon D5, Nikon D500, SB-5000 AF Speedlight, WR-R10/WR-T10/WR-A10 Wireless Remote Adapter Set, Zenelli Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head (name I couldn’t remember) Podcast #04 & Blog Post 06.03.16 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Podcast04.mp3 In this episode: Birds, Mammals, Planes, D5, SB-5000, wireless flash, Profoto B1 Podcast #05 & Blog Post 06.16.16 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Podcast05.mp3 In this episode: Sensor Cleaning, Sensor Dust, Digital Loop, D500 Podcast #06 & Blog Post 07.01.16 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Podcast06.mp3 In this episode: B&H, D5, D500, Workflow, Photo Mechanic, Buffalo Thunderbolt Podcast #07 & Blog Post 07.15.16 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Podcast7.mp3 In this episode: B&H, Moose PhotoPacks, Photoshop World, EAA AirVenture, Workshops Podcast #08 & Blog Post 08.10.16 http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Podcast08.mp3 In this...

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on Aug 7, 2017 in Random Thoughts

Moose’s Podcast #46

Click to listen to Episode 46 In this episode Head in the Clouds? https://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Podcast46.mp3 and iTunes     Howdy and welcome to the Moose Podcast! It’s great you visited the page and take the time to listen and read! If you would be so kind and Tweet and/or Facebook these podcasts, that would be huge! Want to hear about a particular topic, send in the suggestion … send them to Moose Podcast. THANKS! (emails sent to this address will get no direct response). And be sure to come back next week for the next Moose Podcast!     People, Companies, Products Mentioned during Podcast: B&H Photo KelbyOne Community KelbyOne Classes UK Fun Photo Bi$ 401 Workshop Palouse Workshop     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 Aug 1, 2017 in WRP Ed Zone

Shooting the new Nikon 8-15Fish

The new Nikon 8-15Fish is really a fun, gorgeous lens that as many have commented, can be over used. There’s no doubt that when you first get it you want to get up really close to your dog, make their nose look ~really~ big and never stop shooting. There is definitely a time and a place for the 8mm end of the 8-15Fish and getting past the “fad” of the new look too serious shooting takes some conscious thought. Let me give you just one thought to get you started. Here are two examples of the one thought I want to leave with you. You need a defined subject that everything else in the frame is based upon. In the top photo is the open door and prop that comes really darn close to that open door. In the bottom photo, it’s the rag showing what a workhorse this aircraft truly is. The different between the two is the top is shot with the lens at f/8 and the...

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on Jul 11, 2017 in Landscape Photography

“Are Those Clouds Real?”

This question came in not once, but twice over the weekend in response to an Instagram photo I posted. I take that as a great compliment! There is a reason my bud McNally calls me “Dances with Clouds” and that’s because I can’t pass up a good cloud. And that’s where it all starts the challenge for many, determining if it’s a good cloud or not. There are a couple of key elements in my approach to a romantic cloud photograph and that does it have character and will finishing bring out that character? What’s cloud character? In my mind that comes from the shape(s) in and about the cloud that shades of blacks, whites, and grays create (foreground earth is key here as well). The way the light plays on the shape and texture in the cloud is key! To see this I think you need to have a vivid imagination which I have. I’m not talking about seeing a face or critter in the clouds but rather,...

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