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Hands-On Shooting Experience: Touching the Sky with Nikon's Moose Peterson

It’s a foggy morning — it always seems to be at Spanhoe Field in Northhamptonshire, England — as the crews are driven to their aircraft. The men of the 315th had done this before but it never seems routine. As the crews warmed up their Dakotas, the reality of the day’s mission pressed on them just moments before the tires of their warplanes left the Earth. At this historic reenactment it really feels like 1944. If you worked your magic and skill with your camera, that story you tell in your 2021 photograph takes the viewer back in time with the same power!

Who doesn’t look up when they hear the sound of a plane? There is something about flight that grabs our imagination. Aviation photography is the most adrenaline-rich and action-packed thrill ride to ever expose a pixel! The speed, sounds and smells are intoxicating and when combined with that image in your camera, you are hooked! Here starts the challenge of sharing this experience with others through your photography.

Join Precision Camera and Nikon for a special two-day lecture and shooting experience with legendary photographer and Nikon Ambassador Moose Peterson. We’ll host a Friday evening lecture in the Precision Camera classroom and then take an exclusive group of photographers to the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing’s hangar in San Marcos for a unique shooting experience the following Saturday morning.

Photography is all about writing with light and this process takes on a whole new level of difficulty with aircraft. Getting in the air to photograph aircraft is the ultimate goal, and getting there is easier than you think! 

Join Precision Camera, Nikon and Moose Peterson as we take you into the skies and brief you on all you need to know for your aviation photography to take off.

Lecture at Precision Camera

We will also host a low-cost lecture at Precision Camera on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. for $29. More info HERE.

Structure and Format

This is a hands-on shooting experience with Moose Peterson at the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing hangar in San Marcos. We will shoot from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hangar with models dressed in WWII period costumes. 

Location details:
The San Marcos Regional Airport
1841 Airport Dr Blding. 2249, San Marcos, TX 78666

Required Equipment:
Please bring any gear you would like to use including: your camera, fully charged batteries, memory cards

Nikon will have loaner gear available FREE to attendees including the Z Series mirrorless cameras. If nothing else, bring an SD memory card so that you can take your images home with you. 

Concepts Covered

The essentials — history, camera gear, autofocus settings and exposure — that we’ll cover are a must. But then we get into aircraft, working with static buildings, ground to air images and finally the air to air experience. This all leads us to bringing motion to our still images, romance to pieces of steal and telling a story the grabs the attention of our viewers.

• Working with your equipment - lens choice and camer settings
• Working with flash
• Storytelling and working with actors

About the Instructor

Moose’s lifelong passion is photographing the life history of our endangered wildlife and wild places. Since 1981, he and his wife, Sharon, have dedicated their lives to this pursuit. Educating the public about our wild heritage is their hallmark. Moose added to this in 2008 aviation photography with the same goal of preserving our aviation heritage and the freedoms they protect — pictorial and oral — for future generations. Along the way, Moose has been honored for his photographic passion: a Nikon Ambassador, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, just to name a few. He was part of Epson’s Finish Strong ad campaign. Moose was the creative producer/photographer of his acclaimed film Warbirds and The Men Who Flew Them. He shares his knowledge through his writing and has been published in over 143 magazines worldwide and authored 29 books including his latest, Takeoff and best seller Captured. He lectures across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers every year. 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. While a beta site for all the major hardware and software manufacturers, Moose continues being a creative innovator of new techniques both behind the camera and the computer, which is the driving force behind his photography and goals.

See more of his work HERE

This is a one-time class. Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class Cancellations

Tier 2: Special Events and One-Time Classes
You have up until seven days before a scheduled Mock Wedding, Flash Fest, Portraits in Depth Series, Photo Campouts (including Spring and Fall Photo Camping Extravaganza), special events and one-time classes to cancel and receive a full refund or to reschedule. If you do not show up for a tier 2 class your registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. Cancellations made within 7 days of the class will receive a 50% refund.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored.


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