Shooting the Moon

Shooting the Moon

Recently there was a partial lunar eclipse visible from our location, after being informed by a friend, i searched for a few minutes and found the moon visible from our cute little balcony!

Out came the 55-200mm zoom lens. Now it is mandatory to have a long/longer lens to have a great detailed shot of the moon, unless until the moon is near the horizon when it does look big!

Now for the camera settings 1/200th of a second on the shutter speed will eliminate any movements that might cause a blur.

Oh forgot to mention please put your camera on a tripod, is that necessary? not always, if you have a good sturdy spot to mount your camera then go for it! Just don’t shoot handheld!!!

Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse

Aperture: f11-16 range works great to keep the whole moon in focus.
ISO: Start off with a humble 200, keep increasing if image is too dark! I had to set mine to 500.

After all this, click away..

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