Episode 10: Moose Peterson

A Nikon Legend Behind The Lens on Wildlife and Aviation Photography

“I've always determined my own path. I’ve always gone after the subject that intrigued me”

An activist for endangered species, Moose, has dedicated his life to educating and protecting America’s wildlife through his award-winning photography. Through his imagery, Moose also documents and helps preserve the legacy of America’s aviation heritage with an aim to showcase the freedoms they protect. Moose is the author of 29 books, including ‘Takeoff: The Alpha to Zulu of Aviation Photography (Voices That Matter)’  a one-of-a-kind book that teaches readers how to start taking beautiful, intriguing photographs of aircraft, and a best-seller ‘Captured: Lessons from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer (Voices That Matter)’the ultimate guide to wildlife photography. In 1999, he was one of the original Nikon shooters to receive the D1; embracing new technology. Moose became one of the first wildlife photographers in the world to shoot strictly digital.

In this episode, Richard and Moose discuss a passion for wildlife and the power of using the camera for storytelling. They reflect on the cataclysmic effect of the changes humans have had on our planet over the last 10 years. As a result, the sad reality is that Moose has photographed 7 extinct species, that now just sit as part of his archive library. Moose talks about his experience where one of his single photographs saved an endangered species from extinction. Consequently, this is why photography is vital for preserving moments in time, which is also why Moose has a particular interest in documenting America’s aviation heritage. 

Discover inside photography tips on how to work with an art director and photo editor. Along with the importance of passion and patience over forcing “a good photo”. 

Created & produced by: Podcast Partners
Published: Jul 1, 2022

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