Heading into a Weekend with Moose

My buddy Moose Peterson sent me his latest book as a holiday gift and while I have no aspirations (or skills) of becoming a wildlife photographer Moose's work has always inspired me. Moose is not only one of the best Wildlife photographers out there, he's also a fantastic Landscape shooter. My primary interest in photography is People, however I do enjoy a good landscape shoot every now and then too. I had the honor of shooting alongside Moose in the Fall of 2009 and it was an experience I'll always remember. That's the great thing about photography in general. I can learn something from just about every good photographer even if they're shooting a subject that I'm not primarily interested in. Not only do I enjoy learning from Moose, he's a great human being and friend too.


Captured: Lessons from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer

That's a heck of a title to live up to! The good thing about the title of this book is that Moose does live up to it. He's been at this for over 30 years and has paid his dues. Rather than just keeping his knowledge and experience to himself, Moose enjoys teaching others. I've witnessed it first hand.


First off, this book is beautifully illustrated. I could spend a couple of hours just looking at the photography without reading a single word. If I did though, I'd be missing out on the great stories Moose tells about how he got started and more importantly how he captures the amazing shots that the does. While I definitely learn from step-by-step techniques I also learn from someone telling me their thoughts and stories that went into a particular shot and how the went on to capture it. That's what this book is all about. I can't wait to dive in deeper over the weekend and the weeks to come. This is the kind of book that I want to digest over time. 

Whether you're a Wildlife photographer or not, if you're looking for some inspiration, this is your book!  If there is anyone more passionate about photography, I haven't met them yet. You can get Captured: Lessons from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer on sale here for $34.64. If you want it on Kindle it's available here as well (please enjoy this book in color or you will be missing out!)


P.S. Moose if you're reading this (you are aren't you?), yes you always tempt me with big glass 🙂

11 Replies to “Heading into a Weekend with Moose”

  1. Terry,
    I received this book for Christmas and you are correct. This book is amazing and very inspirational. Heck, the introduction alone is good reading. I love wildlife and nature photography and this book makes you want to go out and start taking pictures. Photography is just a huge hobby for me but I have learned so much from yourself, Scott and Moose. Keep up the good work.


  2. Terry,

    I am currently reading his book and the pictures are unbelievable. More to the point, Moose loves to share what he has learned and is passionate about it. He probably has forgotten more about photography than I will ever know. Moose is one of a kind!

  3. I’ll continue the praise. I shoot mostly sports but fell in love with the images and information in this book. Moose’s passion is contagious and his stories are insightful and entertaining. Never thought I would enjoy a photography book so much!

  4. Terry my friend, gotta get you behind a 600mm, that’s all there is to it. I’ve always marveled at your talent but seeing you’re reading my book upside down, I’m now in ah of your talent!
    Happy Shooting!

  5. Terry,

    I can wait no longer…book has been ordered. This book looks…in a word ‘awesome’; Moose has done such a great job!

    Even though I’m primarily a portrait photographer something in me pushes me to take time out and go shoot ‘in the field’ literally and shoot wildlife; if not just for a bit of escapism from the ‘rat race’.

    I can think of no better way to get the best out of it than to get hold of Moose’s book so thanks for the impetus to go click ‘Buy Now’ 🙂

    Cheers and all the best to you and yours,

    ps> What a great gift!

  6. Hi Terry. I got to shoot with both of you in Michigan. Hard to believe that was back in 2009. It was great to meet and shoot with you both.

    It is a good book. The story of how he and Sharon got started is the most interresting part for me.

  7. Hi Terry,

    I really love the picture you took of Moose and the “Pro” Photographer that he is helping. My wife got a kick out of seeing me on your blog.

    I need to get that book.

    I’ll say it again, it was a pleasure meeting you at DLWS in TC.

    Best regards,


  8. Terry, you review of Moose’s Captured is so accurate. The color px are fantastic! And his narrative is very involving. Moose seems to have learned his craft and practices it with a passion!

    Starting my second read.


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