The Moon has been an object complicated to capture, for me anyway. It always came out as a pin dot or a big blob of light.
Until Manual Mode, Oh how I like thee! It has taken me years I always gave up, Auto Mode just couldn’t do it. Last night it was clear and I couldn’t wait to get home and try out my new mad skills in manual mode!
After a few frustrating attempts, I finally found it, the sweet ratio that brought out the best detail. It was at 1/30, F22, ISO Lo0.7, 200mm.
I am sure I could have done some more fine tuning, but I got it… a moon shot, with visible moon surface detail!!! I was so excited I told my hubby several times out of the blue, I got a picture of the moon! Annoying I am sure but, I after years of frustration finally captured the Moon!!
I did do some post processing by enlarging it and then cropping it. I also adjusted the brightness and contrast to bring out some of that awesome moon surface detail!!!!
Wahoo… I got a picture of the moon!!!
- Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos (digital-photography-school.com)