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Captured: Lessons from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer (Voices That Matter)by Moose Peterson
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Captured: Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer is an inspiring and riveting narrative combined with the how-to nuts and bolts of legendary wilderness photographer Moose Peterson's personal photographic approach and process.
Moose describes his love affair with the wilderness and the camera like any other--it took time for it to grow and become what is is today. Photography must be more than f/stops and shutter speeds, yet that's where one must begin. Yet, it's hard to think of those technical aspects while right in front of you is a Grizzly Bear with cubs. Or when you turn a corner in Yellowstone and there in front of you is a pack of Wolves going about their business, ignoring your existence. Or when you simply look out the window of your own home and smile at the simple delights the birds in your feeder bring. This is the romantic side of photography that Moose explores and will instill in you while reading this book. When it's coupled with the camera techniques and basic biology you'll also learn in the book, your images will capture and grab the heartstrings of anyone viewing them.
Pull up a comfy chair, pour your favorite beverage and put your feet up--Moose is taking you deep into the wilderness and if he's lucky, you'll want to stay there even after you've finished the book.
Book News Annotation:
Among his other honors, wildlife photographer Peterson (yes, "Moose" is his legal name) has been named a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens and a winner of the John Muir Conservation Award. As an early adopter of digital photography for this genre, he shares his "experience is the best teacher" philosophy for capturing animals in his backyard as well as endangered species in the wild. Photographs featured specify camera and film used. Appendices include the contents of his camera bag and cleaning kit, and D3 settings, and a "teddy bear" exercise for understanding exposure compensation. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Captured: Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer is more than just a photography book—it's a chronicle of more than 30 years' worth of unbelievable moments that only nature can reveal.
And Moose Peterson is more than just a wildlife photographer—he's a storyteller in both prose and pictures.
If you're looking for the ultimate guide to wildlife photography from a man who has devoted his entire career to capturing nature's finest and most rare moments, you'll find it here in Captured.
If you're looking to be transported into the wild to confront a grizzly bear and her cubs, stumble upon a pack of wolves, or capture an owl in flight, you'll find it here, as well. You'll also find a healthy dose of inspiration as the stories behind the photos are revealed as only Moose can tell them.
In the end, you'll come away with invaluable photographic techniques gained through a lifetime of experience and a new appreciation for the passion of wildlife photography. You'll gain knowledge that you can put to use on your next excursion into the wild, your local or state park, or even your own backyard.
About the Author
A Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, published in over 130 magazines worldwide, author of 23 books and lecturing across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers barely covers the work and goals of wildlife photographer Moose Peterson. One of the original Nikon shooters to receive the D1 in 1999, Moose embraced this new technology becoming the only wildlife photographer in the world to shoot strictly digital in the early years. A beta site for all the major hardware and software manufacturers, Moose continues his main goal of photographing the life history of North America ’s endangered wildlife and wildplaces using the latest tools. A creative innovator of new techniques both behind the camera and the computer is the driving force behind his photography and goals.
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