It's the first full moon of the new year tonight, anyone planning on shooting it
Tips on shooting the moon
The settings I give will allow for you to hand hold wit hout using a tripod, but if you have one
Grab your lens with the longest zoom.
If you have a UV filter on your lens, you will want to take this off.
Set your ISO to 100
Set your Aperature to F/8
Set Shutter speed to 1/125
Zoom in to your longest focal length, focus on the moon
Your cameras light meter is going to be jumping around telling you your photo is not properly exposed. Ignore it and Shoot.
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Thread: Shooting the Moon
01-09-2012, 02:08 PM #1
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01-09-2012, 02:59 PM #2Digital Scrapper Extraordinaire!
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Good info! I've never had success in shooting the moon. It has been brilliant the last few nights as the skies are clear.Ruth
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01-11-2012, 06:46 PM #3
Connie, I'll have to try using your settings. My husband bought a cheap telescope a few years ago and he's giving my 14 year old astronomy lessons! It'll be fun to try to photograph the night sky.
Ruth, the sky has been beautiful the last few nights in Louisiana too.
01-11-2012, 08:02 PM #4
I tried. Used the settings Connie gave, but only got a very dark picture with a little dot. I was using my tripod even, but still wasn't able to get a good picture. Probably makes a difference I'm in the city rather than out aways from so many lights. It was too cold to stay out very long, but I tried!! Someday I'll figure it out I guess._________________________________________
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01-11-2012, 08:12 PM #5Supreme Digital Scrapper
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I got my shot of the moon thanks to you. Good thing I was able to get it Monday night because it was warm and clear, now we have SNOW can't even see the moon!
Welcome to Missouri I guess
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