*Important: Moose strongly recommends that registered participants for this Workshop attend his Thursday, April 23 evening talk at Adorama. There is no additional charge or need to register separately for the Thursday event (just email us to let us know that you will be attending on Thursday evening) and you’ll receive a $25.00 coupon at the talk, which can be used on purchases either in Adorama’s retail store or at www.adorama.com for 30 days.
Lunch is included in the price of the Friday Special Workshop, and this is a rain or shine event. Registered participants will receive Meeting Place details and other pertinent information by email on April 20, 2009.
Join renowned wildlife photographer Moose Peterson for his first photographic exploration of New York City’s fabled Central Park. With its 843 acres of woodlands, lawns, wildlife, and bodies of water, there is so much to photograph, from ultra-wide panos to flower petals, and people to rocks, Moose says, “Basically everything in the park is fair game!”
You will spend the day walking throughout this legendary urban park, in its full spring bloom of cherry trees, azaleas and tulips, making stops at spots such as the wildlife habitat at Turtle Pond by Belvedere Castle, the Great Lawn, Boat Basin, Bethesda Fountain, and the Sheep Meadow, to name but a few.
And you’ll be accompanied by representatives of Adorama and Nikon, who will be available for tech support, and will have some Nikon equipment for you to borrow and shoot with during the day.
“This is my first time to photograph all of this, it is all new for me,” says Moose, “So even if you’re a ‘regular’ to the park, traveling with a shooter who is new to the place, you are bound to find, see, and experience some things you haven’t before.”
Don’t miss this special opportunity to attend a Workshop with Moose Peterson in New York City; we’ve limited the group to 20 participants.
Notes from Moose:
We will be walking all day, so come prepared to carry your carry gear, roller packs are not recommended for the terrain.
I would recommend bringing an assortment of gear from camera, to ultra wide/wide angles, macro to 200mm lens. You can have this in primes, zooms or combo, whatever works best for your photography.
And I would also suggest bringing a flash with off camera cable, and a tripod if you want. You can get an idea of what I'm going to bring by heading here, to the WRP’s MP-5 Photopack: www.moosepeterson.com/gear/index.html. Keep in mind that whatever you bring, you will have to carry all day. Less is more.
Moose’s true passion is wildlife photography and he considers himself incredibly fortunate to be amongst North America’s critters and to be able to tell their stories with his camera. Along the way, Moose has been fortunate to be recognized for his passion: a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens, Lexar Elite Photographer, recipient of the John Muir Conservation Award, Research Associate with the Endangered Species Recovery Program, to name just a few. He shares his knowledge through his writing, having been published in over 131 magazines worldwide, author of 23 books, and lecturing across the country to thousands upon thousands of photographers. 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 his main goal of photographing the life history of North America’s endangered wildlife and wildplaces. Being a creative innovator of new techniques both behind the camera and the computer is the driving force behind his photography and goals.
Schedule:Friday, April 24, 2009 8:30AM - 6:00PM
Location: This Workshop meets promptly at 8:30AM; registered participants will receive Meeting Place details by email
on April 20, 2009.