How to get great moon shots
So it was the perigee moon last night so I headed out, like many others, to catch a glimpse and get some photos.
It’s not exactly a rarity but it certainly was quite spectacular. I find getting good moon shots to be dependent on these things:
1. Use a tripod and the self timer to get a dead-steady shot.
2. Use a very long telephoto (zoom) lens – this shot was taken at 250mm (crop sensor, so more like 400mm).
3. Underexpose the shot – the moon is much brighter than you think, especially when it’s beaming into your lens.
4. Try to catch it as it first rises or sets, and make sure you get something in the foreground to give it scale – the long zoom amplifies the size illusion.