Moose offers a lot of different workshops from big, grand adventures to personalized one on one tutoring, from big game to the smallest rock. Our goal is pretty simple, help you make the most of YOUR photography. To learn about all the workshops we offer, here’s a quick description, click on link for the whole enchilada! Look forward to shooting with you! The openings we have are listed after each workshop.
Be sure to check out our K&M Adventures too!
K&M Adventures continues in 2017 with unique photographic adventures set to do one thing, have fun behind the camera! Along with my best bud and shooting companion for the last three decades, Kevin Dobler, we will take you to places are at times very common and others no one has ventured to before to explore with your camera. The goal of K&M is to inspire you to never leave your home without your camera, make the most of every click and not be afraid of Photoshop. We’re going to wear you out, make your sides hurt and probably bring home a click or two you will always treasure as your best!
We want YOU to become involved and your passions set free in the fastest growing genre of photography today, aviation! In 2017 we are uping our game and increasing your opportunities and learning possibilities ten fold. It starts by putting you in front of gorgeous, historic, rare, common, sexy, funny lookin aircraft. Ya, there are all sorts and we explore them all on the ground and in the air. We start on the ramp before the sun’s glow is on the horizon and finish long after it sets! Just some of what is covered at the K&M AirAdventure:
*Over 6 hours of ground school covering:
ground to air
air to air
working with pilots (and keep working with pilots)
gear for static and air to air
planning your air to air mission
executing your air to air mission
photo finishing (including printing)
*The business of aviation photography and how to get published
*hangar presentation and plane instruction
*Over 12hours of instruction a day
*ground to air shooting
*air to air shooting (if you elect to)
You’re learning in small, intimate groups from photographers and pilots with years of magazine covers and thousands of hours of flight! And do our students get published, just check out Michael McAuliffe piece in Smithsonian’s Air and Space! And Eric Mitch will be in the upcoming Flypast from his air to air mission with a Spitfire!
There are many of you who aren’t sure that aviation photography is your type of photography. In 2017 we want to help answer that question by providing two levels of opportunities. The cadet pricing puts everything in your wheel house except the air to air opportunity. You will be in all the classes, shooting everything except the air to air mission. The airmen level has it all including the air to air photo mission. And there is so much more! Sign up, join us and we’d love to share it all with you!
2017 locales & dates TBA – stay tuned or … sign up for our emails!
(all scheduled aircraft are not guaranteed as aircraft do break down)
FL Bird Photography!
Dates opened up on my schedule for 2017 so back to FL Birds I go! It’s been a couple of years so I’m doin it up big. Heading to the beach for shorebirds, heading to Corkscrew Swamp for it’s cool birds (where the Red-shouldered Hawk was shot) and even going after Burrowing Owls once more. Yep, it’s a birding trip and I can’t wait. I’ve so enjoyed having folks joining me, I’m opening this up to those who want to hit the sun and photograph birds. The dates are 15-20 March, 2017 (fly in the 15th and flyout 20th). You’re going to fly in and out of Tampa, FL and we’ll base south of there around Ft Myers.
We’re there when birds are coming into their breeding plumage and routine. Shorebirds looking their best before they start back up north and resident nesting birds are setting up shop. It’s a great time to be a bird photographer! The group size is limited to 4-5 folks, the price is $1750 which covers instruction (which includes packet prior to departure), transportation from touch down in Tampa to take off and lots of fun (sun block too). If you’re interested, give Sharon a call 661.204.1506. I didn’t see this coming so I’m excited, hope you can join us!
Greater Prairie Chicken & Sharp-tailed Grouse
Winter is giving way to spring, the grasslands of the midwest have an erie and haunting sound floating over them as the sun rises. You can see in the faint light little bundles floating over the landscape, every so often colliding and bursting into the sky and then landing again. A right of spring that’s as old as the grasslands celebrating the longer hours in the day. A dance so celebrating new life it was imitated by Native Americans. K&M Adventures is heading to Nebraska next April 3-7 2017 to photograph Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse on their leks.
This very unique Adventure is all about birds. Besides the Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed Grouse, we work the Sandhill Cranes on the Platt and many other bird species of Nebraska. We might even stop for some amazing landscape scenes you’ll find nowhere else. The Adventure is limited to JUST 6 shooters (sorry, no spouses) for this four day adventure. The price is $2695 which includes lodging, breakfast and dinner, transportation during the entire time once in NE, access to the leks and blinds as well as guide and photographic instruction. This is an incredible shoot, can’t wait to go back! To reserve your spot, give Sharon a call 661.204.1506 today!
Dates: 25-26 March, 2017
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Westin Resort, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Limit to 20 participants
What to bring: Camera gear, computer, images and passion
Registration: Sharon Peterson 661.204.1506
*2 nights stay at Westin required for this price.
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 Sharon a call 661.204.1506!
We’re happy to announce our 18-23 Sept 2017 Palouse Landscape & Wildlife Adventure (fly in the 18th, out the 23rd). Because of fan demand, I put up to landscape adventures for late 2017 and demand is huge for another. Because of information related to me by two crop dusters, I’m under the belief because of plantings, the Palouse will be gorgeous this fall.
The Palouse is the Northeast region of Washington. It’s rolling hills have generated some of the world’s great photographs. It’s always had a draw to me but I’ve never gone as I didn’t have “inside” info for the timing. I now feel I do so we’re heading up. The Elk in the region are massive, can be a little shy but in this landscape, stunning. The birds like Bald Eagles and Ospreys are more in the raptor family than small dickie birds.
You’ll fly in and out of Spokane, WA and we will more than likely base out of Pullman, WA (TBD). We’re taking six shooters who want to do landscapes and wildlife. The price is $1700 which covers transportation to and from the airport, instruction and this trip, ice cream! If you’d like to join us, give Sharon a call today 661.204.1506.
And to you all … thanks for a GREAT 2016, you made our year very special to which we can’t thank you enough.
Master Light Program – Moose Peterson and WRP over a decade ago launched MLP, an opportunity for the serious wildlife photographers to take their photography to a whole new level. Moose Peterson’s Master Light Program is a three month intensive shooting, teaching and learning experience for those who want only the very best from their wildlife photography. The normal process is sending in a written proposal to be accepted into the program. Because of his schedule, we are not accepting any proposals and don’t expect to until 2018.