Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more
Can't Access your Account?
New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
Been trying for ages to get a decent shot of the moon. This is the best so far!
I share your pain!
Carol, try the following:
I'm sure that you've taken this shot on a tripod.
Manual setting, as you've done.
1/320th & f5.6 or f6.3 This should under-expose nicely.
5 0r 10 second timer on, & use your remote control too.
Focus on the rim of the moon rather than any of the dark areas.
Shoot in RAW
Adjust Clarity 100%
Adjust Contrast to suit 50/60%
Adjust Black until you have the smallest ~black ring around the perimeter
Tweak Exposure if you wish to, but you can check that with the histo in jpg format.
I've just put one in the Gallery ~ 'On the Wane' Which is a pity. I did get one on the 'full' but it's not as good.
Using those sorts of settings, which seem to work quite nicely.
Have a look at Mosseyoak's (with an 800mm lens) if you want to see the 'dogs biscuits' of some moon shots.
Thanks for the advice. Will note it doen and give it a go!
I think I saw Mosseyoak's shot the other day and I agree it was the "dogs biscuits"!
Will have a look at your one too.
Good shot. I have been trying but no real success as yet!
It's not as easy as you think is it Margaret?
ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.
You must be a member to leave a comment
Get the latest photography news straight from ePHOTOzine in your email every month and win prizes!
1st November 2015 - 30th November 2015
Check out ePHOTOzine's inspirational photo month calendar! Each day click on a window to unveil new photography tips, treats and techniques.
View November's Photo Month Calendar