Saturday, October 07, 2006

Shooting the (Harvest) Moon

Harvest moon,
originally uploaded by billspaced.
Taking photographs of the moon can be challenging, if you don't know how. However, once you know how, it's super-easy. You'll get great results if you follow these simple rules:

1. Set your camera to full Manual mode
2. Set your shutter to 1/250
3. Set your aperature to f/11
4. Shoot on a tripod
5. Use a shutter release or your timer to minimize shake
6. Zoom in as close as you can get (a 200mm to 300mm telephoto lens works well)
7. Set ISO to lowest possible value (generally, ISO 100 or on some cameras ISO 50)

That's about it. Your image most likely will need some touch up in Photoshop, but it shouldn't require a lot of modification. If it does, shoot again!

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