Photographers are passionate about their subjects -- and none more than aviation photographers. Moose Peterson's Take-Off: The Alpha to Zulu of Aviation Photography takes you into that world, inspiring you as he teaches the basics of shooting planes, and illuminates the key differences between "shooting static" and in-the-air photography. Peterson's breathtaking full-color guide shares all the practical knowledge you'll need to capture the romance and thrill of flight: challenges, techniques, equipment, settings, output, and more. You'll learn how to photograph any aircraft from the ground, from ground to air, and from plane to plane; how to powerfully communicate movement in still images; and how to capture the pilots as well as you capture the machines they're flying.
Moose Peterson became hooked on aviation photography within the first minute of his first air-to-air and hasn't stopped since, with more than 100 photo missions in the logbook since. Moose was the creative producer and photographer of his acclaimed film, Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them. He shares his knowledge through his writing, which has been published in more than 143 magazines worldwide. He's also the author of 28 books, including his latest, Photography FUNdamentals, and the best-seller Captured. Moose has been honored by being named a Nikon USA Ambassador and a Lexar Elite Photographer. He is a sought-after presenter and speaker at photography events across the country, and teaches thousands of photographers each year through his workshops, lectures, and guest appearances. For more info on Moose, visit his blog at www.moosepeterson.com.
Introduction: The Sky's the Limit 1. Where We Prime the Engines 2. It's Still Photography, Just with Wings 3. We Start on the Ground 4. Putting Movement in the Still 5. Romance in the Air 6. The Men at the Stick 7. Putting the Spit Shine on it All