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1/2 Moon Shot

DBR
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I got into DSLR photography a year ago to be a hobby for myself, since I'm going through a divorce.  I bought a year ago the EOS Rebel T5i, and I've been having fun playing around, and becoming a better nature photographer.  Most recently, I've been taking night photographs of the Moon. I just took these tonight here in Philadelphia, I'd love to know what your thoughts are.

 

I took the photos with my Rebel T5i, Canon Zoom Lense EF 75-300mm, ISO 600, Fr 5.6 Shutter 1/250.

 

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SamanthaW
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Hello! 

 

We are loving the crisp detail you captured in that out of this world moon shot. We look forward to seeing more of your photography, keep up the great work!

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@DBR wrote:

Thanks for the infor on the Looey 11 Rule. I'm going to take this info, and put it in use for the next 1/2 & 1/4 moon shots I do.


You can read more about it at the following link.  Do a web search for more links on how to photograph the Moon.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_11_rule

 

Remember, those exposure settings are a starting point for a full moon.  They are not law. 

 

Here are some tips.  Use a sturdy tripod and tripod head.  Use the shutter delay timer, so as to minimuze the amount of camera shake caused by your hand.  If your camera has mirror lockup, then use that, too.

 

I would suggest switch your lens to MF, manual focusing, mode.  I use Live View to focus, and then magnify the image so that i can get see the details.  This is where having a strong and robust tripod head and tripod legs becomes critical.  Because turning the focus ring can look like a major earthquake is taking place.

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DBR,

Thank you.

 

pris796

 

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