Thread: How I shoot the moon..
08-29-2009, 03:38 AM #11
Nice tut and amazing images - love the second one, the detail is great.
08-30-2009, 02:34 AM #12I'm new here!
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Thanks for the good advice, Arlon! I've had semi-decent photos of the full moon, before, but haven't gotten out for anything smaller yet. I will definitely try your technique next time the sky is clear enough. Here's my last full attempt with a 300mm lens, tripod, and remote control:
Camera: Olympus E-520
Shutter: 1/640 sec
I went back and re-edited the original with your contrast tips, and it worked really well!
08-30-2009, 02:52 AM #13dPS Forum Member
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08-30-2009, 11:03 PM #14
08-31-2009, 05:27 AM #15
Great tips on shooting the moon. Those are some nice photos too. Curiously though in the last picture you added the moon. Is there a way to do shots like that without adding two pictures together? Everytime that I have tried it I either get detail in the moon and everything on the ground is dark or I have a blown out moon.
08-31-2009, 05:59 PM #16
Merging with two photos is the only way I've done it. I've never been able to catch the moon at a time of day/night where it's exposure matched what I was shooting. The church shot was just a cloned in moon shot.
A comment on the day photo above.. Great idea but you might also try a few of them slightly out of focus to make more of an "as shot" illusion. I'll be looking for for some good blue sky/moon backgrounds.. (-:}
08-31-2009, 06:48 PM #17
Excellent tips - thank you. I'll definitely follow them next time the moon is in the right place. I am shooting with a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ18. Although I can't change the lens as with DSLR the zoom on it isn't too bad. Below is my best attempt to date but I am sure I can improve with your suggestions...
08-31-2009, 07:02 PM #18
My father tried some with a point and shoot a long time ago, taking a picture of what you would see if you put your eye up to my telescope. They turned out pretty well, can't wait to see what I can do with a DSLR now.. just need to get a t-mount or something lol.
08-31-2009, 10:01 PM #19
That's a great shot...the larger one. I haven't tried the underexposure...will try it tonight. Wish I could find a 2x that works with my Nikkor 80-400 though. Any suggestions?
Keep up the great work!
09-01-2009, 01:37 AM #20