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Taking Flight

Taking Flight

Taking Flight – Your Start into Aviation Photography is the first book of its type. With more than 120pgs, 200 photographs, it also includes video and Photoshop Lessons! Being iPad based and an iBook, it is the first book that will be updated and you won’t have to buy the next edition!

Written and illustrated by Moose Peterson, Taking Flight is a book about your getting started in aviation photography. Whether you are brand new to the passion or a long time pro, you will find between its covers more information that you can imagine. The information is presented not just through text, but with innovative teaching only possible with the iPad. Slideshows, sliders, links, video and a whole lot more bring the text to life and set your shutter finger itchin to get shooting!


  • Optimized for the New iPad! Enjoy the highest resolution possible.
  • Compatible with all iPads (if using an original iPad, please be patient during use)
  • Hundreds of images, from best to worst, so you know exactly what works and what does not
  • Detailed captions. Know everything there is about the image you are looking for
  • Videos on key techniques like Adobe Camera Raw and Photoshop, with more to come. Go beyond words!

When you first open the iBook app, the app will automatically download the rest of the 1.5 gigabytes of the book. During this time, we strongly recommend using a high speed internet connection through a hotspot and leaving the app open. Download times can vary greatly upon using a cellular network, iPad, and/or by simply closing the app. After the download finishes and the book opens, a network connection is not required to view the book, but certain links in the book do require internet access.


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Taking Flight Love Notes from App Store Reviewers:
(Some of these are from reviewers all over the world, not visible in the U.S. App Store)

Everything you would ever want to know regarding aircraft photography! Moose Peterson has done it again, sharing his talent and experience in a truly fabulous learning experience. As a budding aircraft photographer, I had many questions from technique to equipment that I couldn’t find in one place. Until now. If shooting aircraft is your passion and you want to learn the correct way, then this is the information that you need! Lots of relevant info coupled with many shots of Moose’s tremendous photography all in one tide package.

This is a great book! As an experienced aviation photographer myself it was great to see how Moose “hey folks!” Peterson explained his post processing techniques with the aviation subject in mind. Even the basic adjustments are interesting since he approaches the process different than I was used to do. So very inspirational and eye opening to me. As for future chapters I would love to know how Moose edits the engines and the ever challenging full discs of prop blur like on the awesome cover shot. Well done Moose!

Moose and his son Brent have managed to write what I feel is surley going to be a definitive app for Aviation Photography. The information contained within this app is invaluable for someone who is beginning or to a seasoned vet of the genre. I am running this app on an iPad 2 and the photography is still stunning. The one recommendation that I would give is to have the ability to enlarge the print if needed. I have found that the font used in the app is difficult to read at times given its fixed size and having the ability to enlarge the print would be helpful. The video content is extremely well done and is immediately applicable to your aviation phtography. I would recommend this book / app to all interested in taking their aviation photography to the next level.

This is way more than a book. This is an adventure.

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