Artist Research – Moose Peterson

Moose Peterson is a photographer who has a passion for photographing the life history of endangered wildlife and wild places, a subject that also interests myself. Moose shares his knowledge through his writing and has been published in over 133 magazines worldwide as well as publishing 28 books including his best seller “Captured”. He is also a lecturer and an ambassador for Nikon.

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon © Moose Peterson

 Image used by kind permission of Moose Peterson, All rights reserved

There were 2 images that caught my attention, especially the colour image of Bryce Canyon. Because of its curvature along the horizon, it reminded me of the “small planets’ that I am currently working on. The reason for the curvature in the image is due to the fact that it has been shot with a wide-angle lens, the same type of lens that I myself am using to create my images.

These images demonstrate that landscape photography, when taking from a different vantage point, can produce interesting and wonderful images. I imagine that a lot of hard work (if not some danger) was involved to capture these images, as they were shot from a precipice.

The research into these images and the way that Moose obtains his images has made me think about the different ways that I could try and find different vantage points to shoot from and incorporate these into my own images so as to make them even more interesting.

References

Nikon, (n.d.). Bryce Canyon National Park. [image] Available at: http://cdn-7.nikon-cdn.com/en_INC/IMG/Images/Learn-Explore/Photography-Techniques/2014/Moose-Peterson-Wide-Angle-on-Edge/Media/Moose-Peterson-Wide-Angle-Bryce.jpg [Accessed 11 Jun. 2014].

Nikon, (n.d.). Yosemite National Park. [image] Available at: http://cdn-7.nikon-cdn.com/en_INC/IMG/Images/Learn-Explore/Photography-Techniques/2014/Moose-Peterson-Wide-Angle-on-Edge/Media/Moose-Peterson-Wide-angle-Yosemite.jpg [Accessed 11 Jun. 2014].

Nikonusa.com, (2014). Nikon Ambassador | Moose Peterson from Nikon. [online] Available at: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/hilvlxxx/moose-peterson.html [Accessed 11 Jun. 2014].

2 thoughts on “Artist Research – Moose Peterson

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